SOURCE: Puppet Labs

March 16, 2015 11:00 ET

Drive Change: Submit a Talk for PuppetConf 2015, the IT Automation Event of the Year

Fifth Annual PuppetConf to Feature Expanded Programming to Help Attendees Make Transformational Changes to Their Business

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Mar 16, 2015) - Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software, today announced the PuppetConf 2015 call for papers is now open through May 17, 2015. This year PuppetConf will feature expanded programming with new IT leadership tracks and additional content for people new to Puppet, making PuppetConf the definitive IT operations event for everyone from sysadmins to IT managers and more. Hosted by Puppet Labs this year in its hometown of Portland, Oregon, PuppetConf 2015 (October 5-9) will provide attendees with the tools and know-how they need to deploy great software faster, increase productivity and quickly adapt to rapidly-changing business needs.

PuppetConf 2015 will include five value-packed days of training, keynotes, track sessions, demos and networking events. Since its inception in 2011, this industry-leading conference has grown from 300 attendees to nearly 2,000 in 2014, with 6,000 more tuning into the livestream.

Puppet Labs encourages submissions that share best practices and knowledge gained from the hands-on experience of thousands of community members who will gather at PuppetConf 2015. This year's sessions will cover a wide range of topics, such as:

  • How-to's on Puppet and Puppet-related tools for beginners and experts alike.
  • Best practices and training on using Puppet for application release automation, change control, continuous delivery and release management.
  • Sessions on how Puppet addresses industry trends such as cloud management (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, and hybrid), DevOps and software defined networking (SDN).
  • IT leadership tracks on budgeting, change management, IT transformation and team building.
  • Cool tools: technology the community should know more about, and how it's being used by industry leaders.

Puppet Labs passionately supports increasing diversity in tech, and is offering a limited number of travel scholarships for women and people of color whose proposals for PuppetConf talks are accepted, and who need assistance with travel expenses. All speakers receive a free conference pass to PuppetConf.

To submit a talk fill out the speaker proposal form today through May 17, 2015: https://puppet.wufoo.com/forms/mqsfhz81fk6gaz/

Planning to attend? Register for PuppetConf now to save $349 on your conference pass.

*Separate registration required for Puppet training classes and Contributor Summit

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Puppet Labs, Inc. is the leader in IT automation. Puppet Labs software provides system administrators the operational agility, efficiency and insight they need to proactively manage dynamic infrastructure, scaling from tens of servers to thousands, both on-premise and in the cloud. Thousands of the world's leading organizations use Puppet Labs software to configure and manage their IT infrastructure, including Bank of America, Cisco, Citrix, eBay, NYSE, PayPal, Salesforce.com and WebEx. Based in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs employs more than 340 people. The company is backed by investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures, VMware, Cisco, True Ventures, Radar Partners, and Emerson Street Partners. To learn more, please visit PuppetLabs.com.

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