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
- 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 member.sage-au.org.au. 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 http://vimeo.com/groups/sysadmin/videos
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.
SAGE-AU meetings are intended as professional development for our members. If you are not a SAGE-AU member, you are welcome to attend several meetings before we will ask you to join. Please consider the benefits of becoming a member: http://www.sage-au.org.au/membership