Discussion of the Phoenix Project was really fantastic. I was inspired to "re-read" (listen really) to The Goal.
After the discussion we there was a large group who gathered around the idea of workflows. Paul Czarkowski is at EA and has been looking at Docker. Docker is alot of things but it is getting a great deal of traction right now as Linux container engine. Think of a VM but smaller with no startup time. Paul is going to demonstrate some of his current thinking and use for Docker.
Others were interested in the more traditional Vagrant. So, I will do a 20 minute demo on setting up Vagrant to develop cookbooks in the Berkshelf way. The majority of the focus will be on Vagrant itself not Chef.
If there is anyone about who is using Vagrant or Docker with Puppet I would like to slot you in as well. Please contact me.
We should be done with presentations about 8:15 when I hope to move the discussion from the tools we are showing how they might be applied in the context of The Phoenix Project and our own various work environments.