Travis-CI and Rex


We are very pleased to have join us in person special guest Doug Bell (preaction ( for a night of two talks.

One talk is about using Travis-CI, a free continuous integration testing service (, for Perl projects, and maximizing Travis's effectiveness. This talk introduces Graham Knop ('s Perl Travis Helpers (, gets you started using Travis-CI, and shows how to configure Travis to cover edge cases like very old Perls and missing optional modules/features (using Devel::Hide (

The other talk is an introduction to Rex, a Perl-based server configuration management system ( This talk introduces Rex, goes through simple configuration and tasks, and touches on some of the more powerful features of Rex such as the CMDB (Configuration Management Database).

As usual we will gather around 6:30pm and then have pizza around 6:45. Drinks will be drunk as well.