We’re pleased to announce that registration is now open for the third annual PuppetConf, where the best minds in IT meet to discuss the latest trends in operations, IT automation and DevOps. We’re still in the early stages of planning the event, but here’s what we’ve locked down:
What: PuppetConf 2013
Where: Historic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco (Yes, we’re coming back!)
When: August 22-23, 2013
Registration Details: Click here to register. The first 150 tickets sold will be available at a 35% discount — hurry and register today!
Want to get involved with the event? Visit the newly updated PuppetConf website for information on how to submit your speaker proposal and/or become a sponsor. Be sure to check back soon for the event schedule, pre-conf activities, and more. You can also register online now and secure your tickets at a discounted rate – the first 150 to register get the Early Adopter Special.
Don’t know anything about PuppetConf? Here’s a quick run down. Last year, we put on a killer two-day conference in San Francisco where we saw 3,000 virtual and on-site attendees, 30+ sponsors, and 60+ speakers from companies like CERN, EMC, PayPal, Splunk, VMware, Pinterest, and many more. The conference brought together the IT community for action-packed days of keynotes and presentations, focusing on best practices, technical how-tos, and hands-on labs to help system administrators use Puppet to deliver business results faster with higher quality and more efficiency. To get a taste of last year’s PuppetConf, check out the below recaps:
We plan to make this year’s PuppetConf bigger and better than ever. Can’t wait to see you in San Francisco later this year!
Heading to SCALE 11x next week? We’ll be there to soak up some much-needed sun and Linux love. If you haven’t booked a hotel yet, take advantage of our discounted rate of $112/night at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport. Call 310-410-4000 or book a room online.
- Puppet Fundamentals Training, February 19 – 21 – Want to learn Puppet? Join us for our popular Puppet Fundamentals Training. There are only 8 seats left so register now!
- Puppet Camp LA, February 22 – Register for SCALE 11x with promo code PUP11 and get 50% off your conference admission, which brings the price down to $35.
- SCALE 11x, February 23 – 24 – Stop by booth 44 to get our new Puppet Labs t-shirts and stickers! Nigel Kersten, Chris Barker and Phill Shaffer will be on hand to answer all of your Puppet questions.
Also, we’ll be hosting drinks on Friday night after Puppet Camp. Folluw us on Twitter to get the details. We look forward to seeing you in LA!
We have so many Puppet-related activities happening in and around FOSDEM that I decided to do a blog post to make sure that people know about all of them!
On January 31 and February 1, we are hosting Puppet Camp Ghent, which is only a short, 30 minute train ride from FOSDEM. Puppet Camp Ghent has 2 full days of presentations on a wide variety of Puppet topics along with space for ad hoc, unconference sessions both afternoons. We have presentations from several Puppet Labs employees, including Eric Sorenson (Puppet product owner), R.I.Pienaar (developer and author of MCollective), Ralph Luchs (Director of Education), and me (Puppet Community Lead). It is also co-located with Build A Cloud Day on February 1. We will wrap up with plenty of time to take the train to Brussels for the FOSDEM Friday Beer Event.
On Saturday at FOSDEM, we encourage you to attend the Configuration / Systems Management DevRoom. It kicks off with an introduction to various configuration management tools, including Puppet, with Eric Sorenson as one of the presenters. In the Testing and Automation DevRoom, Andy Parker and Jeff Weiss have a talk about Metaphor and BDD, using the ideas for an ENC that they have been prototyping as an example, which is open sourced and available on GitHub. I will also be presenting on Saturday in the Community DevRoom on the topic of Open Source Community Metrics.
Throughout FOSDEM, there will also be a Puppet Community Stand organized by Walter Heck. They are still looking for a few more volunteers to hang out at the booth and demo Puppet or answer questions.
After FOSDEM on February 4 and 5, Kris Buytaert is organizing the #monitoringlove hack sessions in Antwerp, Belgium (again, a short train ride from Brussels). Eric Sorenson, Andy Parker, R.I.Pienaar, and possibly others from Puppet Labs will be there to hack on some monitoring code.
If that isn’t enough, we also have Puppet Camp Stockholm on February 7, Puppet Camp Oslo on February 13, and about a dozen more upcoming Puppet Camps over the next couple of months.
Even though these events are coming up soon, it isn’t too late to attend! We hope to see many of you in Belgium from January 31 through February 5!
LISA holds a special place in Puppet Labs lore. Our CEO, Luke Kanies, has described LISA as the place where many of his ideas for Puppet were formed. Heated hallway discussions and frustration over the state of existing configuration management tools shaped the declarative, model-based foundation of Puppet. We’ve come a long way since then, but one thing remains constant: there’s no better time than the present to make the future of IT better.
LISA 2012 kicks off this week and we’ll be there to answer all of your IT automation questions.
CloudStack Collab Conference 2012 kicks off today, but all the Puppet action is on Saturday, with back-to-back sessions featuring Puppet + CloudStack.
At 10:10am in RM605, our Puppet Labs Integration Specialist, Dan Bode, will give an overview of Puppet and CloudStack and demonstrate how Puppet enables automated provisioning with CloudStack’s APIs.
At 11:10am, Jason Hancock will give an overview of how he “used Puppet and Cloudstack to provision instances on demand without human intervention.” This talk assumes familiarity with Puppet and Cloudstack so be sure to check out Dan’s talk if you’re new to either.
If you can’t make it, check out Jason Hancock’s awesome PuppetCamp LA video, Running Puppet on CloudStack Instances.
You can follow the Twitter action @CloudStack or #ccc12.
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We’re proud to present the 67 recorded presentations from PuppetConf 2012, along with the official photos on our Flickr account. There’s something for everyone in the PuppetConf talks, with speakers from EMC, PayPal, Splunk, VMware, Pinterest, and many others. Not ready to choose? We’ve picked out a few for you to start off with:
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“I’m going to go out on a limb and call #puppetconf the best sysadmin conference around” – @jaqpants
That quote perfectly sums up how we felt about PuppetConf 2012. With over 750 in-person attendees, 75 sessions, and 71 speakers, and so much great content centered around making IT better through automation, we only had one complaint—and we heard it over and over again:
“The problem with #puppetconf is that there are way too many great talks” – @ndietsch
It’s tough to pick out highlights, particularly given that I didn’t get to see all the sessions I wanted to see. We did record nearly all rooms, so you can sign up to be the first to know when the videos are available, and catch up on any sessions you missed.
“Puppetconf underway!! #puppetconf – @stahnma
Bell: “When you contrib to Puppet/PuppetForge, you’re helping to find the 96% of universe that we’re missing” (Applause) #puppetconf – @RealGeneKim
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John Willis from Enstratus
Puppet Labs: Do you mind telling me a little bit about yourself and your technical background?
John Willis: I’ve been in IT infrastructure as an Ops guy for almost 35 years now. I started back in the big old mainframes and for many years I worked around the IBM ecosystem of systems management operational infrastructure. I had a consulting company for about 10 years that focused on Tivoli, one of IBM’s brands, doing configuration management and monitoring event management. I sold my business about six or seven years ago and started working around open source alternatives, blogging about open source alternatives to the big fat Tivoli portfolio products and other proprietary ones. It led me into getting involved with the cloud community, and I eventually became a cloud evangelist at Canonical and worked as a VP of Services for Opscode. Now I’m working with a cloud management vendor called Enstratus.
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