Deploy with Devopracy Event Cloud!

Long Form


This is a hands on workshop where you can bring your laptop and learn how to deploy an application to the event cloud. Bring your own app, or deploy an open source civic engagement application from a supported collection. The tooling is Packer, Terraform, and Chef Zero with a CLI in Ruby. If you know the steps to get your code running on a server, we'll show you how to go to cloud with bootscripts and custom resources available.


Devopracy Event Cloud is a portable, disposable cloud made of entirely open source code. In this workshop, we’ll show you how to spin up the networks and teach you the basics of automated deployments on a pipeline built with Packer, Terraform, and Chef Zero. The cloud is being designed to support civic events, with tshirt sizes so that civic entrepreneurs can bid on contracts or do consulting work with clear investment and secure infrastructure. A bit of Ruby is useful, and a bit of Bash, but if you’re a raw beginner we’ll walk you through it. Bring your own app, or deploy one we support. At the end, we’ll have a civic circus and visit each other’s sites in a browser.


democracy, devops, politics, Activism, infrastructure

Speaking experience

I've spoken twice at OSBridge on topics around electronic democracy, and done talks on automation and deployment for several other groups.


  • Ele Mooney



    Ele Mooney (alias Munjeli) has a computer science degree from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. While there, she did undergraduate research supervised by Doug Schuler in Software Engineering for Online Deliberation, a field of applications which aspire to provide tooling for Electronic Democracy efforts. She is a member of the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation, specifically working to map offline practices to online communities. She was a speaker for NARPA 2014 on the topic of online activism for mental health advocates, and a presenter at OS Bridge 2013. Currently she works as a DevOps engineer automating all the things in a scalable, high availability infrastructure for Socrata, the world leader in cloud solutions for open data and data driven governments.

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