Network and Listen to Talks about Security, Puppet and Testing.

Reserve the evening of October 24th for the next meeting. The schedule is currently tentative. The event is free, but you have to RSVP BEFORE MONDAY 09.00 to attend.

We will however record the all the talks and publish them, keep an eye on this page for the URL.


18:00 Registration

18:20 Welcome

18:30 Security Loves DevOps - James Turnbull

19:15 Break (Food & Stuff...)

19:45 PuppetLabs, State of the Nation - James Turnbull

20:15 Test Automation at Spotify - Kristian Karl, Spotify

21:00 End


Security Loves DevOps

- James Turnbull, Puppetlabs

A lot of Dev and Ops people look at their security teams with disdain. "Those guys are just blockers... All they do is throw obstacles in my way and say no. They'll never be DevOps or even Agile." In return many security people see the emergence of DevOps as creating a wilder, less managed environment in which they would face more risk and greater security challenges.

So who is right? Can DevOps and security co-exist? Can they learn from one another? We will take a deeper look into:

  • What DevOps means for a Security professional
  • How DevOps can be sold to Security
  • How Security practice can enhance DevOps
  • How DevOps can influence Risk decisions and help manage risk appetite
  • Let’s see if DevOps and Security can have a long and prosperous relationship.

Puppet Labs: The State of the Nation

- James Turnbull, Puppetlabs

This presentation will cover the current state of the Puppet ecosystem, especially the recent Puppet 3.0 release, Hiera, MCollective, PuppetDB and our plans for Puppet Dashboard. I'll also discuss our future plans, the state of the community, and give you the opportunity to ask questions about what we're planning and what's on the roadmap.

Test Automation at Spotify

- Kristian Karl, Spotify

In a world of agile development, it is a challenging task for QA to handle testing of both new features and regressions. At Spotify we try to automate as much as possible of the regression testing. Test automation in itself is however both challenging and daunting…

In this talk Kristian shows how the use of Model Based Testing simplifies the QA process in an agile team. One important aspect of Model Based Testing is the separation of test design from test code and Kristian will explain how this works and demonstrate some of the open source tools used by Spotify.

Tip: checkout before Kristian's talk.

About the Speakers

James Turnbull

James is an author and open source geek. James authored the two books about Puppet (Pro Puppet and the earlier book about Puppet. He is also the author of three other books including Pro Linux System Administration, Pro Nagios 2.0, and Hardening Linux. For a real job, James is VP of Tech Ops for Puppet Labs. He likes food, wine, books, photography and cats. He is not overly keen on long walks on the beach and holding hands.

Kristian Karl

Kristian works as Test Manager at Spotify since 2010. Before that he worked with verifying radio base stations at Ericsson and as a consultant in the test automation and performance testing field. Kristian is passionate about agile methods, and model based testing and he founded in 2005.

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  • Ramon van A.

    There will be a video recording of the event published. Expect an URL for that early next week.

    1 · October 26, 2012

  • Lars H.

    Can you please make the presentation slides available as well. Thanks for a great meetup event!

    October 26, 2012

  • Joe

    Is there a video recording from last night talks available?

    October 25, 2012

    • Henrik L.

      As soon as it has been edited/cut video from the talks will be available. There will be a URL to the videos posted when ready - guess mid next week. (Sorry about the delay).

      1 · October 25, 2012

  • Henrik L.

    Thanks everyone that helped make this is successful event!

    3 · October 25, 2012

  • Magnus S.

    Nice meeting really inspiring to listen to testing at Spotify Thanks

    October 24, 2012

  • Vladimir B.

    Is it still OK to RVSP? I am want to attend, =)

    October 23, 2012

    • Henrik L.

      8 spots are now open - hurry to grab one

      October 23, 2012

    • Justin P.

      I thought that I had RSVPd twice... but I don't see any confirmation. If my RSVP didn't take, can I still show up and skip the food if that's the limiting factor?

      October 24, 2012

  • Adnan

    Interesting topic indeed

    October 18, 2012

  • Henrik L.

    Hi, looks like we have some T-shirts to give away. Important to show up in time for the event, will probably hand them out in first come first served order...

    October 18, 2012

  • Avinash S.

    Firstly, the topics are very interesting :)

    Also, I have seen no mention of the cost, can anyone confirm if there is a cost associated and if yes, what would that be..

    October 14, 2012

    • Henrik L.

      No cost. The event is free. Just RSVP (to let us know if you are going to attend).

      October 14, 2012

  • Henrik L.

    Someone asked about language - the talks are in English.

    October 9, 2012

  • Henrik L.

    I am waiting on abstracts from the speakers. James is most likely going to talk on the subject "continuos delivery" as well as presenting a shorter puppet related talk.
    There is also a talk about testing puppet logic.

    October 9, 2012

  • Gunnar A.

    any updates on the schedule?

    October 9, 2012

  • Lowe S.

    Avi, i guess most speakers can adapt if needed

    October 9, 2012

  • Lowe S.

    Kul att det händer saker! :)

    October 4, 2012

  • Morten N.

    aj aj, dåligt datum för min del men bra initiativ!

    October 4, 2012

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