Do you want to attend PuppetConf 22/23 August in San Francisco for free? The Puppet Labs folks were so kind to provide me with 2 registration codes, if you want to attend their conference in San Francisco this year just drop a comment with why you love Puppet and I will randomly pick two winners.
I hoped I would be able to attend myself but unfortunately it clashes with another conference for me. I believe they will have over 70 sessions and they have labs. So a great way to get to learn about Puppet and meet like minded people! More info can be found on PuppetConf.com. Anyway, if you like to go but haven’t secured your ticket yet, drop a comment here and maybe you will win one of the two tickets I have available. Good luck.
For those who aren’t lucky enough to win a ticket… I have a discount code which gives you $ 200,- off, just use “DuncanEpping” when you register!
Deadline: July 25th 2013
Anthony Chow says
I would love to attend this conference. I am in the process of getting in the the private cloud and Puppet is popular for automating the provision of VMs and other related resource.
Two words: desired state
Joe Arauzo says
Too many CHEFs in the IT kitchen. We need more PUPPET masters. IT automation is awesome! Would love to attend PuppetConf. Thanks for the offer!
David Espejo says
I love the way Puppet relieves me from repetitive, prone-to-human-error tasks and the abundant possibilities I have to increase policy compliance in virtualized and highly automated environments. Puppet is one of the top priorities for me to learn and master. Thanks
Patrick Guinard says
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Two words: desired state
Sean Sullivan says
We are looking to implement IaaS capabilities in our company. We have looked at a number of products like, CFEngine, Chef, Ansible, and others, and Puppet is far and away the configuration management solution leader. We have just built a POC install of open-source puppet and are very excited with all the ways we can leverage Puppet. Things like automation, change management, reporting for audits, standardization enforcement are just to name a few. I would LOVE to go talk to experts and users/customers like myself to learn everything I can about Puppet and what other people’s recommendations for best practices are. We see Puppet as the beginning of our next generation IT initiative. Thank you!!
I want to learn how to integrate Puppet with VMware so I can champion this as a solution for our company.
I love puppet because of desired state!
I work in a fully platform-agnostic development environment. The constant churn of machines through different hands, different areas of work and different clustering makes it nearly impossible to do anything by hand without a team of people.
Puppet has allowed one IT person (now two) to handle 18 maxed out 42u racks with a mix of Windows, Unix, Solaris, Redhat, FreeBSD, and Fedora systems for a development team of about 60. We constantly shuffle machines, add new hardware, add new vendors, and reconfigure networks. Though there’s a great deal of hands on still involved in what we do, Puppet has essentially freed us of a great amount of tedious and time-consuming work.
All in all…I love Puppet because Puppet allows me to spend my time improving infrastructure instead of spending it on minutiae.
Thank you so much for this opportunity. PuppetConf for bust.
Jay Weinshenker says
I’m sending one of my Linux Admins / DBAs to PuppetConf and I would love to go too so I can better understand how to use it in our Oracle / Linux / VMware environment.
I love me some “desired state” and need to learn enough to implement a demo for management.
Adam Patterson says
Would love to attend PuppetConf and talk to some like-minded engineers on automation… plus I work for a non-profit so every dollar counts! Thanks for all your hard work giving back to the community Duncan.
Nate Olson says
Desired State is awesome, but I like the fact that it forces sysadmins to really think about all the moving parts that make their systems do what they’re supposed to do. You have to really know how your service should be configured, and what your service depends on (and vice versa), to write a good puppet manifest.
Jon Harris says
Working on a private cloud solution at wprk around vCAC. Heard rumblings about vCAC amd puppet itegration along with the fact that it is used in the vCHS solution. Planning on it a larger piece of the puzzle around the automation of application deployment to VMs. This would be a great opportunity to submerge myslef and learn lots about the it.
I’d love too go 😉
sarabjeet singh says
Would love to attend. Thanks Duncan.
Tom Shim says
Just started diving into PL. Would love to attend the PuppetConf and get deeper in automation. May the odds be ever in my favor.
Mark Miller says
Would love to attend
One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with Puppet.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints.
Other times there were one set of footprints.
This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life
When I was suffering from anguish, sorrow, or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.
So I said to Puppet, “You promised me, Puppet,
That if I followed you, you would walk with me always.
But I noticed that during the most trying periods of my life
There have only been one set of prints in the sand.
Why, When I have needed you most, you have not been there for me?”
“The times when you have seen only one set of footprints
Is when I carried you.”
Greg Greenlee says
I would like to attend the Puppet Conference in order to use the information I gain not only for my job but to add to my tech blog http://www.bitdigest.net . It’s a technology blog featuring articles written by black tech professionals and experts. It’s an attempt to increase the visibility and change the perception of underrepresented people in the tech community. I would love to spread the word about Puppet to a more diverse audience and share the great knowledge so that there are even more up and coming sys admins/engineers willing to use this wonderful tool. This would also be a great segue way into an article I’m writing about why more minorities should attend the highly technical conferences held around the country.