BBQ, Bats and Longhorns: Puppet Labs in Austin

We spent several days in Austin last week attending Puppet Camp Austin and DevOpsDays. A big thank you to MomentumSI and Geek Austin for sponsoring Puppet Camp, and thanks to the crew at DevOpsDays for a great event!

We kicked off the week at Puppet Camp Austin on Monday with Andy Parker giving the State of Puppet presentation. He talked about the overall state of IT automation and how Puppet fits into the ecosystem, along with updates about our many projects and initiatives.

Andy Parker delivers the State of Puppet

We had quite a few great presentations including:

We wrapped up the day with Jeremy Adams, who led us in a round of push ups while we waiting for some issues with the projector to be fixed before transitioning into the demos. He showed off some of the features of Puppet Enterprise, support for administering Windows and much more.

Problems with the projector made a good opportunity for pushups!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Puppet Camp Austin! If you missed it, you can get links to the presentations or view materials from other past Puppet Camps by visiting the Previous Puppet Camps section of the Puppet Camp page.

We spent Tuesday and Wednesday at DevOpsDays Austin. We had a great time at the Puppet Labs table where we gave away t-shirts, stickers, copies of the 2013 DevOps Report and more! The best part of being there was talking to people, answering questions about Puppet Enterprise and doing demos.

Lauren and Briann at DevOps Days Austin

There were so many great sessions at DevOpsDays Austin, but I had a few favorites!

Since we're not an all work and no play kind of shop, we also found time after DevOpsDays to visit the Congress Bridge, where over a million bats come streaming out almost every evening at dusk:

Puppet, DevOps and millions of bats in Austin!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our table or tracked us down at the event to talk about Puppet!

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Byron Miller

Byron Miller

Had fun meeting everyone from PuppetLabs at the camp! DevopsDays following thereafter was a great experience too! Hope to have more future camps in Austin and be able to present some stuff myself :)

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