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A Pinch of Salt: Configuration Management & Automated Deployment Tools @ Google

  • Aug 7, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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NYC Python (@nycpython), Google (g), and SaltStack ( are proud to present a night of talks on "configuration management & automated deployment" on Thursday, August 7th.

Doors open at 6:30 and the talks will begin at 7:00.


Miles Ward Kubernetes 

James Sweeny Puppet 

Sean OMeara Chef

Ehtesh Choudhury Ansible

Joseph Hall Salt

Abstract for Joseph Hall and Miles Ward's talk:

They don't build data centers like they used to...and this is probably a good thing. Today's compute requirements need more scale, security, stability, flexibility, and open standards. Engineers from Google and SaltStack will share the latest in building and managing data center infrastructure fit for the job at hand. These talks will also share how open source automation software, like Salt and Kubernetes, and container technologies, like Docker, have exploded in popularity as essential building blocks for the new data center, going well beyond a foundation of configuration management.

Follow us on Twitter @NYCPython for more information leading up to the event!

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  • Alim S. G.

    Insightful. Delightful.

    August 9, 2014

  • Anne M.

    +1 PyGotham ! Everyone interested in this event should note that the -author- of SaltStack is speaking at PyGotham , in addition to Matt Wright's talk on Docker, and my very own lightning talk on personal machine provisioning with BattleSchool / Ansible / Docker. Thank you to @BigApplePi for making all our amazing events happen!!!

    1 · August 6, 2014

    • Anne M.

      @James & @Paul & @Andy, will PyGotham be videotaped? I'm already nail biting about having FOUR simultaneous sessions, which to choose??! :)
      @Paul yes I will! I have to be sure to get every possible hint to my audience gets the best talk from me :). I will look forward to chatting about Mongo with you.

      August 6, 2014

    • Paul T.

      Thanks for our chat yesterday. Let's continue at PyGotham. And do you run Docker on your local computer? Mac or PC?

      August 8, 2014

  • Ian A.

    Glad I got to give a lightning talk. Here is the link as promised:

    2 · August 7, 2014

    • Manuel G

      Nice! Lets see how it works with my foreign accent!

      August 8, 2014

  • Daniel K.

    Great talks! Looking forward to PyGotham.

    August 7, 2014

  • David J.

    Please record this. It is the final battle between Python and Ruby.

    August 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it possible to get off the waitlist in some way?

    August 7, 2014

  • Ken R.

    According to the Saltstack web site (, the meeting will take place on the second floor of the Chelsea Market Building at 75 9th Avenue.

    1 · August 6, 2014

    • Ken R.

      The second floor of the Chelsea Market building is Google space.

      August 7, 2014

    • Adrian C.

      Well, good thing I checked meetup messages... now I know where to go! Thanks!

      August 7, 2014

  • Celeste B.

    Hey everyone, we are thrilled over the interest for our upcoming talk with your group tomorrow night! You will be in the company of two of our greatest engineers from SaltStack. Oh, and there will be a giveaway you don't want to miss! :) Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. Thanks!

    Celeste Bueno, SaltStack

    2 · August 6, 2014

  • Andrew E.

    Will there be a video for this event by any chance?

    1 · August 5, 2014

  • James P.

    This is going to be a HUGE event! And only a little over a week before the biggest event this year: PyGotham (

    They said we were nuts. I said: "We aren't nuts enough!"

    2 · August 5, 2014

  • James P.

    Paul, do you think we might be able to give away some PyGotham ( tickets to any folks at this event?

    4 · August 4, 2014

    • Paul L.

      Definitely, we have two tickets that are going to go to the first two lightning talk speakers.

      2 · August 5, 2014

    • James P.

      Awesome! Boy, I sure am looking forward to PyGotham next week!

      3 · August 5, 2014

  • ravi n.

    Sys admin and python developer at very large financial institution.

    August 2, 2014

  • Dave K.

    It would be great if you could switch over to having a wait-list instead of just a notification when spots open up. Thanks!

    3 · August 2, 2014

  • Irfan B.

    Amusingly, clicking on the map links above doesn't show you where Google HQ is, on the map ;)

    August 1, 2014

    • Jacob S.

      I'm assuming it's 111 8th Ave. Chelsea, but I'm not sure.

      August 1, 2014

    • Paul L.

      :) Thank you Irfan.

      August 1, 2014

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