I'm on the Puppet bandwagon. It sounds awesome, and I see others using it to do cool stuff. However, while I have a good set of experienced people to learn from, they've all been at this for a while and may have forgotten some of the trials and tribulations of being new to Puppet. I will be performing my first Puppet Master install between now and the Meetup, and then presenting a short how-to, along with examples of where I, as a new user, stumbled, failed, backtracked, and/or otherwise misinterpreted the install documentation. Hopefully, others who are interested in getting started with Puppet can learn from my mistakes, and more experienced Puppeteers can get a refresher on common mistakes to point out to those looking to them for advice.
Meet/Greet at 6:30pm. Presentation at 7pm. Questions/answers/discussion after presentation.