Puppet Q&A

Accepted Session
Scheduled: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 from 7:00 – 8:30pm in Burnside


Ask the main Puppet developers about the state of the software, its roadmap, or anything else you're interested in.


This is an informal Q&A session with two of the primary authors of Puppet. Ask any question you have about Puppet or its ecosystem. It’s a great experience even for those without questions, as they’ll have an opportunity to go deep on many aspects of Puppet.

Speaking experience


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    Luke Kanies

    Reductive Labs


    Luke has been publishing and speaking on his work in Unix administration since 1997. He has focused on tool development since 2001, developing and publishing multiple simple sysadmin tools and contributing to established products like Cfengine. He founded Reductive Labs in 2005 as a response to the stagnation in sysadmin tools, to be a vehicle for changing the way we interact with and manage our computers. He founded and is the project lead for Puppet, an open-source automation framework written in Ruby, and he is always researching and developing new ways to make it easier to talk to computers on your terms. He has presented on Puppet and other tools around the world, including at OSCON, LISA, Linux.Conf.au, and FOSS.in.


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    James Turnbull

    Puppet Labs


    James is an author and open source geek. James authored the first (and thus far only) book about Puppet. He is also the author of three other books including Pro Linux System Administration, Pro Nagios 2.0, and Hardening Linux.

    For a real job, James is Director of Operations for Puppet Labs. He likes food, wine, books, photography and cats. He is not overly keen on long walks on the beach and holding hands.