SOURCE: Puppet Labs

June 16, 2015 11:00 ET

Puppet Labs Reveals PuppetConf Speaker Lineup Designed to Help IT Operations Teams Advance to the Next Level

PuppetConf 2015 to Feature Leaders From Amazon Web Services, Atlassian, AT&T, Docker, Google, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, Spotify, Wells Fargo and More

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Jun 16, 2015) - Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software, today announces the speaker lineup and schedule for its fifth annual user conference, PuppetConf 2015 (Portland, OR, October 5-9). The theme for this year's PuppetConf is "Elevate," and the conference sessions have been selected to help attendees and their teams -- both those new to Puppet and advanced users -- take their skills to the next level personally and professionally. New session topics include career development and people-related topics such as team building, management and more. This year's speakers will leverage their experience and best practices to empower attendees with the know-how they need to move DevOps from a concept to a reality. And throughout the conference, Puppet Labs will share its vision for taking the company to the next level with its product vision and strategy.

Attendees who register by June 30th can save 35 percent on tickets to PuppetConf 2015.

PuppetConf 2015 will give attendees the tools they need to elevate their careers through five days of training, keynotes, track sessions, demos and networking events. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced user of Puppet technologies, this year's PuppetConf has something for you. Sessions will cover the topics IT professionals care about most: DevOps, continuous integration and continuous delivery, cloud management, application delivery, software defined networking, career and personal development, and more.

Sessions this year will include:

  • Atlassian - Peter Leschev, Team Lead, Build and Deploy Engineering: "How Atlassian's Build Engineering Team has Scaled to 150k Builds per Month & Beyond"
  • DigitalOcean - Sam Kottler, Platform Engineer: "Vendor Abstraction in the Age of Commoditization"
  • Elastic (the company behind Elasticsearch) - Richard Pijnenburg, Software Engineer: "Are You Sure this Works? Test Your Modules for PE and Puppet using Beaker, Docker and More"
  • HashiCorp - Paul Hinze, Infrastructure Engineer: "The Primitives of High Availability"
  • Microsoft - Jeffrey Snover, Distinguished Engineer: "Managing Windows Components Using PowerShell"
  • Open Invention Network, Deb Nicholson, Director of Community Outreach: "Say 'No' Like a Boss!"
  • Wells Fargo - Eric Anderson, Application Systems Engineer: "Directed Convergence: Orchestrating Complex Multi-Tier Application Deployments with Puppet Enterprise"

PuppetConf 2015 will also feature:

  • Training (October 5-7) - Beginning two days before the Oct. 7 party that kicks off PuppetConf, this year's training sessions range from introductory to advanced, and include a free ticket to PuppetConf.
  • Contributor Summit (October 7) - A community hack day ideal for Puppet contributors, module authors, advanced users, and anyone (beginners included) who wants to get involved and start contributing.
  • IT Leader Breakout (October 8) - A set of customer presentations designed for IT leaders who want to learn more about successfully driving cultural and technological change in their organizations.
  • Portland Culture - Portland, Oregon, is home to Puppet Labs' headquarters. The city is ranked a top culinary, craft beer, cycling and outdoors destination. Attendees can expect to taste and experience the best the city has to offer at the PuppetConf party on Thursday, October 8.

Puppet Labs will be joined at PuppetConf by its sponsors including: calm.io, CloudBolt Software, Cumulus Networks, Embotics, LogicMonitor, Martin Alfke, Net Builder, NETWAYS GmbH, Opsmatic, PagerDuty, Perforce Software, The Register, VictorOps and more.

To see the full PuppetConf 2015 agenda, visit http://2015.puppetconf.com/schedule

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About Puppet Labs
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, NYSE, Salesforce.com and WebEx. Based in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs employs more than 360 people. The company is backed by investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures, VMware, Cisco, True Ventures, Radar Partners, and Triangle Peak Partners. To learn more, please visit PuppetLabs.com.

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