Past Meetup

March Meetup - Puppet!

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Title: Puppet! The Who, What and Why.

Presenter: Brett Gray is currently PuppetLabs' only Australian based employee, he's spent over a decade with the RAN, followed by stints at DFAT, the AFP and brews beer on the side as time permits.

Abstract: Brett will be giving us a run down of Puppet, the awesome infrastructure automation software, and why you'd want to use it. He'll cover how to program Puppet to live-manage your Linux/Unix and Windows systems, it's inbuilt reporting components, node classification via Hiera and PuppetDB.

We'll also have a demonstration and the traditional lively Q&A session afterwards.

Food and drinks are provided courtesy of Google Australia, our generous host for this meeting. Please be on time to assist the smooth running of this event.


18:00 Pre-meeting drinks and food in Google's Corroboree Tech Talk room

18:30 Meeting commences promptly - don't be late!
- Introductions and any general business
- Presentation
- Q & A and topical debate

20:00 (approx) Close - optionally adjourn to nearby pub for anyone keen to continue discussion.

RSVP: Please RSVP before noon on the day, here or by email to william.shipway at Google's security requirements mean we must know who's attending. See "How to find us" above if you're late.

Archive: Previous presentation recordings are posted at

Distribution: Please feel free to redistribute this notice to anyone who may be interested.

Purpose: SAGE-AU is the peak member-focused organisation for IT professionals who are looking to build and grow their careers, as well as connect with other like-minded individuals. Our meetings bring together systems and network administrators, developers, infosec people, and other ICT professionals.

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