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Scalable Automation: Talks by the creator of Puppet and another special guest

Scalable Automation: Talks by the creator of Puppet and another special guest

Luke Kanies: Creator of Puppet

Enter Puppet, stage left.

Our other special guest, Matthew Hooker, is an expert Infrastructure Engineer with some thought provoking and controversial ideas about cloud automation.

We're expecting a very lively discussion period after the talks.

About Luke Kanies

Luke founded Puppet and Puppet Labs in 2005 out of fear and desperation, with the goal of producing better operations tools and changing how we manage systems. He has been publishing and speaking on his work in system administration since 1997, focusing on development since 2001. He has developed and published multiple simple sysadmin tools and contributed to established products like Cfengine, and has presented on Puppet and other tools around the world, including at OSCON, LISA,, and His work with Puppet has been an important part of DevOps and delivering on the promise of cloud computing. He serves as a board member for the Software Association of Oregon.

• 6:00PM Doors are open, feel free to mingle
• 6:15 Presentations start
• 8:00 Off to a nearby watering hole (Cascade Room?) for a pint, food, and/or breakout discussions

Getting There

By transit there a number of high frequency buses (check Google Maps or the Translink site for your particular case) that will get you there. For the drivers, there is a fair bit of street parking (free and pay) in the area, especially after 6.

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  • Tavis R.

    Here's a great follow-up read from our little tangent about fixed versions vs 'latest' for dependencies: He's talking about application builds but the same should apply to system image builds. If you want repeatability, you *must* fix the versions.

    1 · October 3, 2013

    • Vincent J.

      There's also tools like rspec-system for validation, post image build.

      October 3, 2013

  • David D.

    A thought provoking event, to say the least. Big thanks to the speakers, organizers and enlighted audience :-)

    1 · October 2, 2013

  • Chris M.

    Out of town. Nuts.

    September 20, 2013

  • John B.


    September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Puppet user

    September 18, 2013

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