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Friday
Feb 27, 2009
Puppet PDX Meetup: Config Management, Cloud Computing, and Beer!
Paddy's Bar & Grill

Come join us on Friday, Feb 27, at Paddy's Bar and Grill (SW 1st/Yamhill) from 6-8 pm for Puppet PDX, an opportunity to get together and talk about all things related to configuration management, tools, best practices, and generally how to get to the pub by 4 o'clock.

This is the first meetup. Hopefully we can get organized, get to know each other, and decide on what the goals of the group should be.

So if you are interested in automation, configuration management, cloud computing, and large scale computing environments, come join us for a few drinks and some lively chatter.

Please RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] so that we can get a bigger room if needed.

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Monday
Mar 1, 2010
Portland Puppet Users Group
Puppet Labs [OLD LOCATION, NO LONGER IN USE]

Local users of Puppet and anyone interested in configuration management are invited to the downtown Portland Reductive Labs offices for food, drink, and a demonstration of the Puppet Dashboard.

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Monday
Apr 5, 2010
Portland Puppet Users Group
Puppet Labs [OLD LOCATION, NO LONGER IN USE]

This time around Cody Herriges, the Lead Unix Administrator from Portland State University's Computer Action Team which provides computer infrastructure for the Maseeh College of Computer Engineering and Computer Science will be presenting their puppet implementation. An ever growing and re-factored monstrosity of genius. If you have ever thought about implementing Puppet but wanted to see real use cases before biting the bullet you will get it here.

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Tuesday
Jun 8, 2010
Portland Puppet Users Group
Puppet Labs [OLD LOCATION, NO LONGER IN USE]

Trying out a new day this month. This time around we are going to talk and explore the newly released Puppet Dashboard.

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Tuesday
Jul 13, 2010
Portland Puppet Users Group
Puppet Labs [OLD LOCATION, NO LONGER IN USE]

Couldn't come up with a concrete topic this month. Grab me in #puppet if you have something specific you want to talk about. IRC username is odyi.

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Monday
Aug 16, 2010
pdxdevops: First meeting of the Portland DevOps user group
Puppet Labs [OLD LOCATION, NO LONGER IN USE]

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing.

The plan for this meeting is: * Short talks (1 to 15 minutes each) by attendees discussing their devops projects, experiences and challenges * Discuss how we should define "devops" and its scope for this group * Discuss what we'd like to talk about at future meetings * Discuss how we'd like to manage the group * Discuss time/dates we'd like to meet in the future

Venue, food and drinks are all sponsored by Puppet Labs.

Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Sep 20, 2010
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs, 2nd floor meeting room [OLD LOCATION, NO LONGER IN USE]

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

Igal Koshevoy will present "Devops case study: Open Source Bridge", describing his work on creating and maintaining reliable, vendor-neutral infrastructure for a regional open source conference running many custom apps. He'll discuss architecture, provisioning, automation, development, deployment, monitoring, migrations and disaster recovery. He will also give a walkthrough the AutomateIt recipes that setup and manage the servers (available as open source at http://github.com/igal/osbp_automateit), with more of a focus on explaining how these are structured rather than on the tool, so you can more easily reuse the ideas with your favorite automation tool.

Other presentations, lightning talks and discussion topics will also be covered.

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Monday
Oct 18, 2010
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs, 2nd floor meeting room [OLD LOCATION, NO LONGER IN USE]

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Nov 15, 2010
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs, 2nd floor meeting room [OLD LOCATION, NO LONGER IN USE]

TOPICS: * "Top 10 Things To Setup On Your New Or Existing Servers" presentation by Igal Koshevoy, followed by group discussion * "What do you wish you could automate?" question and answer discussion * Open discussions

GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

VENUE: Enter the building at 122 NW 3rd Avenue (picture at http://bit.ly/9BKLDs), there will be a "pdxdevops" sign on the door, and go up to the 2nd floor conference room. You can arrive as early as 6:30pm to get a head start on eating, drinking and socializing.

SPONSOR: The venue, food and drink are kindly provided by Puppet Labs, creators of the Puppet open source data center automation and configuration management framework.

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Monday
Dec 20, 2010
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

PRESENTATIONS: * Cody Herriges: "Introduction to Puppet Types and Providers" -- A talk about the conceptual design, gotchas and best-practices for creating these important automation building blocks. * Igal Koshevoy: "Puppet Enterprise" -- A talk about the new Puppet Enterprise product and some lessons from building it.

GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Jan 17, 2011
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Wednesday
Jan 26, 2011
Puppet Labs Open House
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

Puppet Labs recently moved offices and is now located in the Pearl District. Our new office occupies nearly 10,000 square feet—the entire top floor—of the General Automotive Building. Two walls of floor to ceiling windows offer beautiful views of the Portland skyline and the Park Blocks. Reclaimed wood trim and solid maple desks are warm and inviting, and industrial lighting fills the penthouse space with the bright future of open source in Portland.

We hope you'll join us for a night of celebration!

Space is limited, so please RSVP

Puppet Labs is proud to offer the following services by local Portland restaurants, bars and entertainment:

Limited open bar by the Teardrop Lounge Catered Snacks by Toast Live music by the Scott Pemberton Trio

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Monday
Mar 21, 2011
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Apr 18, 2011
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
May 16, 2011
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

Presentations: * Corey Osman will give a presentation on OpenNMS and other SNMP management tools. * Igal Koshevoy will give an introduction to the Chef configuration management tool; how to use its resources, third-party cookbooks, and the chef-solo toolset; how to write cookbooks, definitions, lightweight resources/providers, and roles. He's been building out a comprehensive multi-site configuration and plans to open source most of the code and tools soon, and thus has plenty of real code he can show.

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Jun 13, 2011
DevOps Workshop (FREE)
Portland Marriott (Downtown)

YOU MUST RSVP AT THE WEBSITE ABOVE.

The workshop will explore: * Introduction to devops * Devops culture * Devops automation * Devops management * Devops sharing

The workshop is led by John Willis aka 'botchagalupe' of DTO Solutions at a venue provide by USENIX Federated Event Week.

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Monday
Jun 20, 2011
pdxdevops [Cancelled this month, go to the Open Source Bridge birds-of-a-feather session instead]
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

UPDATE: We're not meeting this month. Instead, please join us at the Open Source Bridge birds-of-a-feather session. The schedule hasn't been finalized yet, but it'll be sometime on June 21-24.

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Tuesday
Jun 21, 2011
DevOps, Cloud, Automation and more! birds-of-a-feather session at Open Source Bridge
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Join us at Open Source Bridge for lightning talks and discussions on exciting topics in devops best practices, cloud infrastructures (e.g. VMware Cloud Foundry, Rackspace Cloud, Amazon Web Services, openstack, etc), and tools (e.g. Puppet, Chef, etc).

This BoF will be a great way to meet fellow practitioners and experts building the tools and platforms of the future. You’ll be able to find out what cool things others are doing and share your ideas.

If you’d like to give a short talk, 3-15 minutes, please prepare and mention it at the beginning of the meeting so we can add you to the agenda. We’ll spend the rest of the time in open discussions, which will be awesome.

Expect to meet engineers from Puppet Labs, VMware, RackSpace Cloud, openstack and other organizations in this industry. There will also be swag, like books and t-shirts.

The Portland DevOps User Group and the Portland AWS User Group meet regularly to discuss these sorts of topics, see http://pdxdevops.org/ and http://pawsug.janrain.com/ for details.

IMPORTANT: If you don’t already have a ticket for the Open Source Bridge conference, you’ll need to either buy one or register for a free “Community Pass” that will let you into the Friday unconference, Hacker Lounge and the evening BoFs: http://osbridge.eventbrite.com/

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Monday
Jul 18, 2011
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps -- Virtualized dev environments with Vagrant, and more
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

TOPICS: * Igal Koshevoy will talk about using Vagrant to manage virtualized development environments. Using this open source tool, you'll be able to give developers fully configured virtual machines containing all the services, libraries and dependencies they need to get started immediately. These virtual machines are provisioned using Chef, Puppet or shell, letting you give devs the same stack as the one you're using for your production environment.

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Tuesday
Jul 26, 2011
ScaleOut Camp PDX (CloudCamp) [new date and venue]
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

IMPORTANT: PLEASE RSVP AT THE URL ABOVE, IT'S FREE!

ALSO: The date has changed to Tuesday.

ScaleOutCamp PDX (CloudCamp) is an unconference where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas. With the rapid change occurring in the industry, we need a place where we can meet to share our experiences, challenges and solutions. At ScaleOutCamp, you are encouraged to share your thoughts in several open discussions, as we strive for the advancement of Cloud Computing. End users, IT professionals and vendors are all encouraged to participate.

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Monday
Aug 15, 2011
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Sep 19, 2011
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Thursday
Sep 22, 2011
PuppetConf
through Portland Center for the Performing Arts

PuppetConf is an Operations conference in PDX! Topics include Cloud and Devops tracks as well as 2 tracks dedicated to Puppet.

Local participants can save 30% on registration by using the discount code "calagator" during registration.

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Monday
Oct 17, 2011
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

PRESENTATIONS:

Corey Osman will present his experiences with SSDs (Solid-State Drives), fast memory-based storage:

  • types of SSD
  • how much it cost
  • how it differs from traditional storage
  • filesystem bottlenecks
  • latency
  • SSD vendors
  • usage with oracle
  • benchmarking
  • life expectancy
  • raid and SSD
  • how to persuade your boss into buying one
  • enterprise vs consumer grade
  • power usage

Jacob Helwig will talk about his recent experiences with Puppet, Ubuntu CloudInit and AWS to provision groups of servers.

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Nov 21, 2011
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Dec 19, 2011
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Jan 16, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Feb 20, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

Jonathan "Duke" Leto will be talking about Cloud Foundry http://cloudfoundry.com

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Mar 19, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Apr 16, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
May 21, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

TOPICS:

  • Igal Koshevoy: Including system migrations inside configuration management recipes, e.g. rearranging directories. Pros and cons for whether this should even be done and tips to reduce headaches later. There will also be group discussion since it's a common enough need, there are many ways to do this, and it'd be good to hear how others deal with this.

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Jun 18, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting: To package or not to package?
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

PRESENTATIONS:

Michael Stahnke of Puppet Labs will give a presentation on "Packaging". He'll talk about the correct way to create custom packages of software and incorporate them into your devops workflow so you can more effectively isolate changes and improve the repeatability of your configurations.

Igal Koshevoy will present "A Barbarian's Guide to Avoiding Packaging", a short talk on abusing your configuration system. Although not "correct", this approach can save time, simplify workflow, and minimize infrastructure needed compared to building custom packages in certain cases.

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Jul 16, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

Welcome OSCON attendees!

We'll focus this month's meeting on lightning talks and discussions, allowing us to cover many interesting devops topics in a conversational way -- we're very good at this sort of thing, e.g. see notes from a similar meeting. If you have a talk, please get in touch on the mailing list or in person at the beginning of the meeting.

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Aug 20, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

PRESENTATIONS:

  • William Van Hevelingen and Spencer will talk about automating their Samba DFS root servers as discrete resources using Puppet and Hiera.
  • Corey Osman will talk about his IPMI library for Ruby and accompanying Puppet module. IPMI is an interface for managing computers, e.g. changing BIOS, rebooting, etc.
  • Adam Gandelman of Canonical's OpenStack team will talk about using Jenkins/Hudson continuous integration to do pre-commit and post-commit tests, and seek out advice on doing this better.

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Saturday
Sep 8, 2012
MFNW+PDX Music Hack Day
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

Join the Spotify, Rumblefish, Twilio, MapQuest, Mozilla and your fellow hackers at Puppet Labs for a day of visualizations, data analysis, and general hacking via a number of awesome APIs.

Open to the public, the MusicFestNW (MFNW) and Portland Digital eXperience (PDX) Music Hack Day is designed to celebrate the confluence of music and technology by bringing the community together for a little hacking around music.

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Monday
Sep 17, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Oct 15, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Nov 19, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Dec 17, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting (NEW VENUE)
Elemental Technologies

Come by as early as 6:30pm to get a head start on socializing and eating.

PRESENTATIONS:

  • "Where to keep configuration data?" Talk discussing the various ways to store the data used as parameters for your configurations and their pros/cons. Sample code will be for Chef, but Puppet equivalents of most of these alternatives will be mentioned.
  • ...and a lot more!

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations. The group meets regularly to share practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation, configuration management, and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: The venue, food and refreshments are provided by Elemental Technologies, a Portland, Oregon software company that specializes in massively parallel processing solutions for video encoding, decoding and transcoding of video over IP networks. For more information, visit http://www.elementaltechnologies.com/

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Monday
Jan 21, 2013
[Canceled] pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
TBD - Portland

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Feb 11, 2013
Portland WordPress-Dev Meetup: Vagrant, Your New Best Friend
Lincoln Building

Jeremy Felt will be talking about Vagrant at our next meetup:

Development environments are not often one size fits all. While having a LAMP stack available on your local machine is great, having access to the many variants in the wild is better. Working with many variants and being able to sandbox them away from your operating system is the best.

In this session, we'll show you how to replace common development environments like MAMP or XAMPP with the much more versatile Vagrant. You'll gain access to a world of various development options while simultaneously keeping your computer clean. When you walk out the door, you'll have a wonderful local WordPress development environment running nginx, mysql, php-fpm and memcached -- or anything else you want -- so that you can better develop for the technology in use on the web today.

And don't worry, this session is operating system agnostic - Mac OS X, Windows and Linux can all be friends with Vagrant.

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Monday
Feb 18, 2013
[RESCHEDULED to 2/25] pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
TBD - Portland

NOTE: This meeting has been rescheduled to 2/25!

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Feb 25, 2013
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Elemental Technologies

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Mar 18, 2013
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Elemental Technologies

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Apr 15, 2013
[POSTPONED to 4-22] pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Elemental Technologies Website
Tuesday
Apr 16, 2013
OpenStack Summit Party
Puppet

OpenStack Summit Party

Puppet Labs

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)

Portland, OR

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Monday
Apr 22, 2013
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

This meeting was rescheduled from 4-15.

Currently lined up to speak are:

  • Aaron Bento: Using AWS Cloudformation & Chef
  • Spencer Krum: Zero to Root
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Monday
May 6, 2013
PDX Puppet User Group
Puppet

The first meeting of what will be a monthly PDX Puppet User Group.

Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

Details:

  • When: May 6 from 6:30 - 8:30
  • Where: Puppet Labs 926 NW 13th Ave #210, Portland, OR
  • Who: Puppet users and people interested in learning more about Puppet.

Agenda:

  • 6:30 - 7:00: Eat pizza
  • 7:00 - 8:00: Puppet Overview / Q&A with Luke Kanies (Founder of Puppet)
  • 8:00 - 8:30: Operating System Support in Puppet with Mike Stahnke

If you have an idea for what you would like to see on a future agenda or if you want to volunteer to present a talk, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group

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Monday
May 20, 2013
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Elemental Technologies

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Jun 3, 2013
PDX Puppet User Group
Puppet

The monthly PDX Puppet User Group.

Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

Who should attend? Puppet users and people interested in learning more about Puppet.

We'll also be holding a raffle at 8:30pm where you can enter to win a free ticket to PuppetConf on August 22-23!

Agenda:

  • 6:30 - 7:00: Eat pizza and talk to other Puppet users
  • 7:00 - 7:45: Intro to PuppetDB - Nick Lewis
  • 7:45 - 8:30: Exported Resources - Spencer and William
  • 8:30: Decide if we should meet on July 1 (scheduled), push to July 8 or cancel July
  • 8:30: Raffle for a free PuppetConf ticket!

If you have an idea for what you would like to see or if you want to volunteer to present a talk, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group

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Monday
Jul 1, 2013
PDX Puppet User Group
Puppet

The monthly PDX Puppet User Group.

Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

Who should attend? Puppet users and people interested in learning more about Puppet.

We'll also be holding a raffle at 8:30pm where you can enter to win a free ticket to PuppetConf on August 22-23!

Agenda:

  • 6:30 - 7:00: Eat pizza and talk to other Puppet users
  • 7:00 - 7:45: Intro to Systems Orchestration with MCollective - Devon Peters
  • 7:45 - 8:30: Open discussion and general Q&A
  • 8:30: Raffle for a free PuppetConf ticket!

If you have an idea for what you would like to see or if you want to volunteer to present a talk, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group

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Saturday
Jul 13, 2013
Puppet Triage-a-Thon 2013
Puppet

Interested in contributing to Puppet? Want to come hang out with fun people and do geeky things all day? Come to our Triage-A-Thon on Saturday, July 13!

Anyone can participate. Our goal is to review all the open tickets in the Puppet and Module projects. We’ll assign blocks of tickets to every participant, explain what you need to do, and provide people on the ground to answer questions and help you make decisions.

We’ll also provide bagels, a delicious lunch (from Nicholas), snacks and space in our Portland, OR offices. Virtually we’ll provide an IRC channel (#puppethack), IM, and rewards for people who triage tickets and get involved.

The first 200 people who help for at least 2 hours will be sent a special edition Puppet Triage-a-Thon 2013 t-shirt, and we'll have additional prizes for top participants!

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Monday
Jul 22, 2013
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Elemental Technologies

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Aug 5, 2013
PDX Puppet User Group
Puppet

The monthly PDX Puppet User Group.

Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

Who should attend? Puppet users and people interested in learning more about Puppet.

Agenda:

  • 6:30 - 7:00: Eat pizza and talk to other Puppet users
  • 7:00 - 7:45: Intro to the Puppet Forge - Ryan Coleman
  • 7:45 - 8:30: Panel: Module Best Practices - Ryan Coleman

If you have an idea for what you would like to see or if you want to volunteer to present a talk, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group

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Monday
Aug 19, 2013
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Cloudability

This meeting will take a look at Ansible and make some comparisons to the Puppet, Chef and Salt.

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Sep 9, 2013
PDX Puppet User Group
Puppet

The monthly PDX Puppet User Group.

Important note: This group meets on the 1st Monday of every month. Because of the Labor Day holiday, we have decided to move the September meeting to the 2nd Monday. We will return to our regular 1st Monday schedule in October.

Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

Who should attend? Puppet users and people interested in learning more about Puppet.

Agenda for September 9

  • 6:30 - 7:00: Eat pizza and talk to other Puppet users
  • 7:00 - 7:45: Ben Kero: Vee: A holistic approach to Puppet CI
  • 7:45 - 8:30: Joe Wagner: Introducing Puppet Enterprise’s Event Inspector

If you have an idea for what you would like to see or if you want to volunteer to present a talk, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group

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Monday
Sep 16, 2013
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Cloudability

This meeting will be an open discussion about getting started with devops, best practices, tricks, tips and pitfalls. We'll cover everything from early stage devops (bash scripts) through automated automation (tag-driven provisioning) and (container|zone|root-jail)-oriented deployments. Bring your anecdotes and war stories.

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Wednesday
Oct 2, 2013
Fall Puppet Triage-a-Thon
Puppet

Interested in contributing to Puppet? Want to come hang out with fun people and do geeky things all day? Come to our Triage-A-Thon on Wednesday, October 2nd! You can participate virtually from anywhere in the world, or join us in person in our office in Portland, OR.

If you plan to attend, please register to help us plan for food and space!

Our goal is to review all the open tickets in the Puppet and Module projects to: - Update and confirm that issues are still relevant - Ensure tickets are in the right status and all the right information is present to fix the problem - Close any invalid or no longer relevant tickets

We’ll assign blocks of tickets to every participant, explain what you need to do, and provide people on the ground to answer questions and help you make decisions. If you want a few more details about how you can help, you should read about the process we use to triage bugs.

Participate online worldwide: Virtually we’ll provide an IRC channel (#puppethack), IM, and rewards for people who triage tickets and get involved. The Triage-a-Thon will be happening online from 1am-5pm PDT so that our friends and employees outside the US can also participate, so drop in any time that works for you.

In Portland: Join us in person at our office in the Pearl! We'll provide breakfast, coffee, a delicious lunch, snacks and space in our office. Please bring a laptop computer with you. The in-office portion of the Triage-a-Thon starts at 9am, and runs all day, so you're welcome to drop in at any point.

The first 200 people who help for at least 2 hours will be sent a special edition Puppet Triage-a-Thon 2013 t-shirt, and we'll have additional prizes for top participants!

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Monday
Oct 7, 2013
PDX Puppet User Group
Puppet

The monthly PDX Puppet User Group, which meets on the 1st Monday of every month.

Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

Who should attend? Puppet users and people interested in learning more about Puppet.

Agenda for October 7

  • 6:30 - 7:00: Eat pizza / salads and talk to other Puppet users
  • 7:00 - 7:45: Getting started with Puppet: Mike Stahnke
  • 7:45 - 8:15: New free online learning for Puppet: Brad Hamilton
  • 8:15 - 8:30: Brainstorm topics for upcoming meetings

If you have an idea for what you would like to see or if you want to volunteer to present a talk, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group

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Monday
Oct 21, 2013
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Jama Software

Please join us on October 21 at Jama Software for a talk about Docker by CPUsage CTO and co-founder, Matt Wallington.

Docker has been a hot topic in devops circles recent months and Matt will be imparting his experiences using it as well as some demonstrations of the tool itself. I look forward to seeing everyone there!

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Nov 4, 2013
Devopsdays Portland
through Ellyn Bye Studio at the Armory

DevopsDays Portland is a two day event with a combination of presentations and open spaces designed to bring development and operations together at one conference.

Register to attend ($100 registration fee): http://devopsdays.org/events/2013-portland/registration/

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Monday
Nov 18, 2013
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Tonkon Torp LLP

Please join us on November 18 for a talk about Vagrant & Packer by Sean Kane.

Vagrant is a tool for building complete development environments using virtual machines. Packer is a tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration.

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Dec 2, 2013
PDX Puppet User Group
Puppet

The monthly PDX Puppet User Group, which meets on the 1st Monday of every month.

Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

Who should attend? Puppet users and people interested in learning more about Puppet.

Agenda for December 2

  • 6:30 - 7:00: Eat pizza / salads and talk to other Puppet users
  • 7:00 - 7:30: Monitoring and Puppet Setup at Puppet Labs: Derrick Dymock
  • 7:30 - 8:00: Puppet patterns: Spencer Krum
  • 8:00 - 8:30: Geppetto: Ryan Coleman

If you have an idea for what you would like to see or if you want to volunteer to present a talk, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group

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Monday
Dec 16, 2013
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Jama South

Please join us on December 16 at Jama Software to discuss Go for System Administration with Kelsey Hightower.

Created just 4 years ago, Go has been gaining traction in many areas from core system services like DNS and CDN, devops applications like Packer and Docker, and continues to stretch further into web applications and general processing utilities. Kelsey will be discussing the benefits he has realized by using Go as an admin's tool. I look forward to seeing everyone there!

Kelsey is the Director of Software Engineering at Monsoon Commerce, co-editor of the Golang Newsletter and recently gained committer status to Packer.

This month our meeting is sponsored by Volt Workforce Solutions. Many thanks to Volt for supplying the pizza and to Jama for hosting the event!

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Jan 6, 2014
PDX Puppet User Group
Puppet

The monthly PDX Puppet User Group, which meets on the 1st Monday of every month.

Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

Who should attend? Puppet users and people interested in learning more about Puppet.

Agenda for January 6

  • 6:30 - 7:00: Eat pizza / salads and talk to other Puppet users
  • 7:00 - 7:45: Puppet and Windows - Josh Cooper
  • 7:45 - 8:25: Puppet Enterprise and Puppet Open Source: Similarities and differences from a technical perspective - Eric Sorenson
  • 8:25 - 8:30: Plan next agenda

If you have an idea for what you would like to see or if you want to volunteer to present a talk, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group

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Saturday
Jan 11, 2014
Puppet Triage-a-Thon
Puppet

Interested in contributing to Puppet? Want to come hang out with fun people and do geeky things all day? Come to our Triage-A-Thon on Saturday, January 11th! You can participate virtually from anywhere in the world, or join us in person in our office in Portland, OR.

Our goal is to review all the open tickets in several of our projects to: - Update and confirm that issues are still relevant - Ensure tickets are in the right status and all the right information is present to fix the problem - Close any invalid or no longer relevant tickets

We’ll assign blocks of tickets to every participant, explain what you need to do, and provide people on the ground to answer questions and help you make decisions. If you want a few more details about how you can help, you should read about the process we use to triage bugs: http://docs.puppetlabs.com/community/puppet_projects_workflow.html

If you want a t-shirt, you MUST register and you must provide a shipping address and phone number (for international shipping). Thanks!

If you live in Portland, Oregon: Join us in person at our office in the Pearl! We'll provide breakfast, coffee, a delicious lunch, snacks and space in our office. Please bring a laptop computer with you. You're welcome to drop in at any point - we're starting at 7am online to include those in other time zones, but we don't expect to see you that early :)

The first 200 people who help for at least 2 hours will be sent a special edition Puppet Triage-a-Thon t-shirt, and we'll have additional prizes for top participants!

Register at http://triagepuppetjan2014.eventbrite.com

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Tuesday
Jan 14, 2014
Puppet Camp Portland
McMenamins Mission Theater & Pub

Please note that you MUST register to attend this free event!

We will be accepting talk proposals until December 2, so if you want to talk, please submit! We will be announcing the agenda in mid-December.

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Monday
Jan 20, 2014
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Jama South

Please join us on January 20th at Jama South for an exciting night of devops!

  • Presentation: Vagrant 101 with Jama's own Rich Howard.
  • Lightning Talk 1: Provisioning LXC Containers using Packer with Kelsey Hightower.

About the Speakers

A seasoned veteran of devops, Rich will lead an introduction into the magical realm of Vagrant including networking, multi-VM setup and provisioning. I look forward to seeing everyone there!

Kelsey is the Director of Engineering at Monsoon Commerce with over 10 years of experience in making IT problems disappear using the power of unix, programming, and empathy.

Spencer is a Linux and application administrator with UTI Worldwide. He has been using Linux and Puppet for years. Spencer is co-authored (with William Van Hevelingen and Ben Kero) the second edition of Pro Puppet by James Turnbull and Jeff McCune.

About the Tech

Vagrant is free and open-source software for creating and configuring virtual development environments. Although it started as a wrapper around VirtualBox with configuration management integration with Chef and Puppet, later versions have come to support AWS and VMWare as well as various means of provisioning and configuring the boxes including Ansible and Salt.

Packer is a tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration.

This month our meeting is sponsored by Volt Workforce Solutions. Many thanks to Volt for supplying the pizza and to Jama for hosting the event!!


ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Feb 3, 2014
PDX Puppet User Group
Puppet

The monthly PDX Puppet User Group, which meets on the 1st Monday of every month.

Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

Who should attend? Puppet users and people interested in learning more about Puppet.

Agenda for February 3

  • 6:30 - 7:00: Eat pizza / salads and talk to other Puppet users
  • 7:00 - 8:25: Show and tell. Bring your projects. Adrien Thebo (aka finch) will be available with demos of Oscar, r10k and more awesome stuff he's been working on.
  • 8:25 - 8:30: Plan next agenda

If you have an idea for what you would like to see or if you want to volunteer to present a talk, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group

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Monday
Feb 24, 2014
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Jama South

Please join us on February 24th at Jama South for an exciting night of devops!

  • CoreOS and etcd with Brandon Philips (CTO, CoreOS)

This month our meeting is sponsored by Volt Workforce Solutions. Many thanks to Volt for supplying the pizza and to Jama for hosting the event!!


ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Mar 3, 2014
PDX Puppet User Group
Puppet

The monthly PDX Puppet User Group, which meets on the 1st Monday of every month.

Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

Who should attend? Puppet users and people interested in learning more about Puppet.

Agenda for March 3

  • 6:30 - 7:00: Eat pizza / salads and talk to other Puppet users
  • 7:00 - 7:45: Issue Prevention: When turning it off and on again fails you - Jay Wallace
  • 7:45 - 8:15: Demo: Use Envpuppet To Test with Multiple Puppet Versions - Charlie Sharpsteen
  • 8:15 - 8:30: Open time for show & tell

If you have an idea for what you would like to see or if you want to volunteer to present a talk, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group

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Monday
Mar 17, 2014
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Jama South

Please join us on February 24th at Jama South for an exciting night of devops!

  • Graphite demo with William Van Hevelingen
  • Managing ZFS via ReST with Spencer Krum.

This month our meeting is sponsored by Volt Workforce Solutions. Many thanks to Volt for supplying the pizza and to Jama for hosting the event!!


ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Apr 7, 2014
PDX Puppet User Group
Puppet

The monthly PDX Puppet User Group, which meets on the 1st Monday of every month.

Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

Who should attend? Puppet users and people interested in learning more about Puppet.

Agenda for April 7

  • 6:30 - 7:00: Eat pizza / salads and talk to other Puppet users
  • 7:00 - 7:45: Beaker 101: acceptance testing and more - Alice Nodelman
  • 7:45 - 8:25: Module testing with Beaker - Hunter Haugen
  • 8:25 - 8:30: Brainstorm next agenda

If you have an idea for what you would like to see or if you want to volunteer to present a talk, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group

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Monday
Apr 21, 2014
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Jama South

Please join us on April 14th at Jama South for an exciting night of devops!

  • ZenOSS with Michael Whities

This month our meeting is sponsored by Volt Workforce Solutions. Many thanks to Volt for supplying the pizza and to Jama for hosting the event!!


ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Wednesday
Apr 30, 2014
Animation with 3D Printers
PCC Cascade Moriarty Arts Building Auditorium

Rob Ducey will present the digital design and puppet fabrication process used for Laika’s first three film productions, with many images and examples from ParaNorman. A 3D stop-motion animated comedy horror family film, ParaNorman is the first stop-motion film to use a 3D color printer to create character faces, and the second stop motion film to be shot in 3D! It received nominations for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film.

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Monday
May 5, 2014
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet

The monthly PDX Puppet User Group, which meets on the 1st Monday of every month.

Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

Who should attend? Puppet users and anyone interested in learning more about Puppet. Beginners welcome.

Agenda for May 5

  • 6:30 - 7:00: Eat pizza / salads and socialize
  • 7:00 - 7:45: Talk on "Future Parser" - Joshua Parlow
  • 7:45 - 8:15: "Trusted Facts and Policy-Based Autosigning" -Thomas Linkin
  • 8:15 - 8:25: June Triage-a-Thon info and update
  • 8:25 - 8:30: Brainstorm next agenda

If you have an idea for what you would like to hear a talk about, or if you want to volunteer to present a talk, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group!

This user group is governed by the Puppet Labs event code of conduct.

More information:

Joshua Parlow, Software Engineer at Puppet Labs, will be talking about the future parser.

He'll answer:

  • what is it?
  • how do you turn it on?
  • what new features does it have?
  • how does it differ from the current parser?

Come with more questions! If you want to read up on the future parser ahead of time, you can do so here: http://docs.puppetlabs.com/puppet/latest/reference/experiments_future.html

The Portland Puppet User Group is for those who are using Puppet, want to learn more about Puppet, or are interested in configuration management, IT, or DevOps. We meet at Puppet Labs on the first Monday of each month. To learn more about Puppet, you can visit PuppetLabs.com.

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Monday
May 19, 2014
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Jama South

Please join us at Jama South for an exciting night of devops!

  • Nick Chappel from NetXPosure will take us for a ride through installing and configuring logstash.
  • Rakesh Komulwad from HCL operations will show how to use logstash to track latency in an application.
  • Following presentations, we'll have a review of Monitorama and discuss the state of monitoring.

This month our meeting is sponsored by Volt Workforce Solutions. Many thanks to Volt for supplying the pizza and to Jama for hosting the event!!


ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Jun 2, 2014
Triage-a-Thon
Puppet

Interested in contributing to Puppet? Want to come hang out with fun people and do geeky things all day?

You're invited to join Puppet community members and employees for our June Triage-a-Thon! You can participate virtually from anywhere in the world, or join us in person in our office in Portland, OR.

If you've been to previous Triage-a-Thon's where we've focused on reviewing and closing tickets, you'll find that this one will be different! Our goal for this Triage-a-Thon is to focus on running tickets through to completion and fixing bugs.

This Triage-a-Thon is recommended for Puppet developers and intermediate to advanced Puppet Users who are comfortable fixing bugs and contributing code. For those who want to learn more about Puppet, but aren't comfortable triaging tickets yet, we've added a special session of the Portland Puppet User Group at Puppet Labs after the Triage-a-Thon, and livestreamed online, focused on Beginning Puppet.

If you live in Portland, Oregon: Join us in person at our office in the Pearl! We'll provide breakfast, coffee, a delicious lunch, snacks and space in our office plus a social hour with tasty beverages between the Triage-A-Thon and Puppet User Group sessions.

Please bring a laptop computer with you. You're welcome to drop in at any point - we're starting at 7am online to include those in other time zones, but we don't expect to see you that early :)

The first 200 people who help for at least 2 hours will be sent a special edition Puppet Triage-a-Thon t-shirt, and we'll have additional prizes for top participants!

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PDX Puppet User Group - Beginner Session & social!
Puppet

Watch the live stream!

What this is: The monthly PDX Puppet User Group, which meets on the 1st Monday of every month, for Puppet users and people interested in learning more about Puppet.

This month: We're hosting a special Puppet for Beginners session! On June 2nd, invite yourself, and friends & co-workers who've been asking "What IS that Puppet thing, anyway?" to come to our office for a special mixer and three introductory talks on Puppet.

Agenda for June 2:

  • 4:00 - 6:30pm: Drinks and social [dinner and drinks provided]
  • 6:30 - 7:15pm: "Beginning Puppet" - Michael Stahnke
  • 7:15 - 8:00pm: "Writing and Publishing Puppet Modules" - Colleen Murphy
  • 8:00 - 8:30pm: "An Introduction to Contributing" - Eric Sorenson

For more details on the Triage-a-Thon, an event for intermediate-advanced Puppet users happening earlier in the day, see: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/puppet-triage-a-thon-june-2014-tickets-11147351027

Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

If you have an idea for what you would like to see or if you want to volunteer to present a talk, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group.

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Monday
Jul 7, 2014
PDX Puppet User Group
Puppet

The monthly PDX Puppet User Group, which meets on the 1st Monday of every month.

Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

Who should attend? Puppet users and people interested in learning more about Puppet.

Agenda for July 7

Next Monday is our next PDX Puppet User Group meeting! Melissa Stone, Release Engineer at Puppet Labs, will be talking about using Puppet to Package Software, and Kylo Ginsberg will be giving you a glipse of the future as he discusses Puppet 4!

  • 6:30 - 7:00: Eat pizza / salads and talk to other Puppet users
  • 7:00 - 7:45: "Using Puppet to Package Software" (Beginner/Intermediate) - Melissa Stone
  • 7:45 - 8:10: "What's New in Puppet 4" - Kylo Ginsberg
  • 8:10 - 8:15: Plan next agenda

We're still looking for a second talk, so get in touch with kara @ puppetlabs.com if you're interested in talking (even briefly!) about how you're using Puppet. Also, let us know if you'd like to be on the schedule next month! You don't need to be an expert to speak - we love to hear about what folks are doing with Puppet.

If you have an idea for what you would like to see presented, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group

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Monday
Aug 4, 2014
PDX Puppet User Group: "Standardized Debugging Environments"
Puppet

The monthly PDX Puppet User Group, which meets on the 1st Monday of every month.

Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

Who should attend? Puppet users and people interested in learning more about Puppet.

Agenda for August 4th

Charlie Sharpsteen, Open Source Support Engineer at Puppet Labs, will be talking about "Standardized Debugging Environments: Taking the Friction Out of Ticket Investigation".

In his talk, Charlie will cover the journey Puppet Labs has taken towards automating the setup of virtual sandboxes for exploration and ticket investigation.

  • 6:30 - 7:00: Eat pizza / salads and talk to other Puppet users
  • 7:00 - 7:45: "Standardized Debugging Environments: Taking the Friction Out of Ticket Investigation" - Charlie Sharpsteen
  • 7:45 - 8:10: Talk TBA or Breakout Sessions
  • 8:10 - 8:15: Plan next agenda

We're still looking for a second talk, so get in touch with kara @ puppetlabs.com if you're interested in talking (even briefly!) about how you're using Puppet. Also, let us know if you'd like to be on the schedule next month! You don't need to be an expert to speak - we love to hear about what folks are doing with Puppet.

If you have an idea for what you would like to see presented, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group

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Monday
Sep 8, 2014
PDX Puppet User Group
Puppet

The monthly PDX Puppet User Group, which meets on the 1st Monday of every month - except this month, since that's Labor Day! Instead, we're meeting Sept. 8th.

Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

Who should attend? Puppet users and people interested in learning more about Puppet.

Agenda for September 8th

  • 6:00 - 6:30: Eat pizza / salads, talk to other Puppet users, take the IT Puppet personality quiz :)
  • 6:30 - 7:00 "Continuously Testing Infrastructure" - Gareth Rushgrove, Puppet Labs
  • 7:00 - 7:15 "The Life and Times of Puppet at Portland State University" - Elliot Schlegelmilch, PSU
  • 7:15 - 7:30 Spencer Krum demos a new experimental tool, "Puppet Analytics"
  • 7:30 - 8:00: Plan next agenda & chat

At this month's meeting, we'll have a fun addition from the folks on our User Experience team: Want to know more about your IT personality? Take our "Which Puppet are you" quiz debuting at this month's PUG.

We're still looking for a short third talk, so get in touch with kara @ puppetlabs.com if you're interested in talking (even briefly!) about how you're using Puppet. Also, let us know if you'd like to be on the schedule next month! You don't need to be an expert to speak - we love to hear about what folks are doing with Puppet.

If you have an idea for what you would like to see presented, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group

Meat, veggie, gluten-free, and vegan pizza will be available. The office is wheelchair accessible, and has an elevator. There is bike parking inside the office, so bring your bikes in! Parking is available in the garage across the street.

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Monday
Oct 6, 2014
PDX Puppet User Group
Puppet

The monthly PDX Puppet User Group, which meets on the 1st Monday of every month .

Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

Who should attend? Puppet users and people interested in learning more about Puppet.

This month at the Portland Puppet User Group, Spencer Krum, Cloud Engineer at HP, will be premiering a new talk on different kinds of modules for different uses, titled "The Module Spectrum". Eric Zounes, a technical operations engineer at Puppet Labs, will talk about "Deploying and Managing Elasticsearch with Puppet." Should be an excellent meeting!

Agenda for October 6th:

  • 6:00 - 6:30: Eat pizza / salads and talk to other Puppet users

  • 6:30 - 7:10: "Deploying and Managing Elasticsearch with Puppet" - Eric Zounes

  • 7:10 - 7:55: "The Module Spectrum" - Spencer Krum

  • 7:55 - 8:15: Chat and Plan next agenda

Get in touch with kara @ puppetlabs.com if you're interested in talking (even briefly!) about how you're using Puppet. Also, let us know if you'd like to be on the schedule next month! You don't need to be an expert to speak - we love to hear about what folks are doing with Puppet.

If you have an idea for what you would like to see presented, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group

Meat, veggie, gluten-free, and vegan pizza will be available. The office is wheelchair accessible, and has an elevator. There is bike parking inside the office, so bring your bikes in! Parking is available in the garage across the street.

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Monday
Dec 8, 2014
PDX Puppet User Group
Puppet

The monthly PDX Puppet User Group.

Important note: This group meets on the 1st Monday of every month. Because of Thanksgiving, we pushed this meeting out an extra week.

Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

Who should attend? Puppet users and people interested in learning more about Puppet.

Agenda for December 8

  • 6:00 - 6:30: Eat pizza / salads, talk to other Puppet users
  • 6:30 - 7:15 "The Module Spectrum" - Spencer Krum, HP
  • 7:15 - 7:40 "Proof-of-concept on a lightweight approach to Puppet orchestration" - Daniel Dreier
  • 7:40 - 8:00 Surprise talk or a discussion
  • 8:00 - 8:15: Plan next agenda & chat

If you have an idea for what you would like to see or if you want to volunteer to present a talk, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group

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Thursday
Mar 19, 2015
OpenStack Jumpstart - OSNW User Group
Puppet

Getting up to speed in OpenStack can be challenging. Whether you're just getting involved or trying to find the deepest details on a given project, where to start is not obvious. Vern Hart (Director of Delivery at Solinea) will cover the landscape of training options available, as well providing a roundup of the best sources of OpenStack information out there. He'll also give some guidance on interacting with the community and how best to leverage the knowledge of the thousands of brilliant developers available via mailing list or IRC.

Vern Hart is the Director of Delivery at Solinea. He is a proven consultant specializing in open infrastructure and helping customers adopting new infrastructure architectures and solutions. Vern has over 20 years of systems administration experience. Prior to Solinea, He was CTO at three separate companies including his own which eventually merged with their largest competitor. Most recently Vern was Director of Support Operations and Training at Morphlabs where he was instrumental in the migration of Morphlabs onto OpenStack from Eucalyptus. He has proven success in both systems development and engineering roles.

Dinner & drinks provided.

Please note our gracious hosts code of conduct: https://docs.puppetlabs.com/community/community_guidelines.html#event-code-of-conduct

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Thursday
Oct 22, 2015
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

1) Celebrate Ansible's successful acquisition

2) Daniel Drier will talk about a puppet autosigning gem he created.

3) Ken Eshelby will talk about a metrics API inside OpenNMS (backed by Cassandra)

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Thursday
Nov 19, 2015
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the November meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

1) Overview of jive's Collins+xCAT automated provisioning w/ Devon Peters

2) Kubernetes for Sysadmins: Why is Kubernetes awesome for System Administrators? Because you get to sleep all night and go home on time w/ Elson Rodriguez, @elsonrodriguez

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Dec 7, 2015
RESCHEDULED FOR DEC.14th DUE TO FLOODING December 7th Portland Puppet User Group Meeting
Puppet

Join us for an evening of talks about Puppet!

We'll have Rich Burroughs from Yesmail Interactive speaking about how to use Gareth Rushgrove's Module Skeleton. Rich works on developing automation as part of an Operations team, mainly using Puppet. He's lead on the efforts to roll out a new greenfield Puppet Enterprise deployment.

We'll also have Puppet Labs engineer, Ethan Brown here to speak about Managing Windows with Puppet. Ethan is the technical lead for the Puppet Windows team, devoted to improving the Puppet Windows experience. Prior to joining the Puppet team, he spent 15+ years building and architecting applications using a wide range of Microsoft technology from the desktop to the web and everything in between.

Agenda:

  • 6:00-6:30 pm Pizza and salad (vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options)

  • 6:30- 7:15 pm Managing Windows with Puppet, PowerShell and DSC - Ethan Brown, Puppet Labs

  • 7:15-7:45 pm Using Gareth's Module Skeleton - Rich Burroughs, Operations Engineer, Yesmail Interactive.

  • 7:45-8:15 pm Plan for next time and mingle

Extra Details: The office is wheelchair accessible, and has an elevator. There is bike parking on the street and just inside the parking garage at the corner of SW Stark and SW 1st Ave. Parking is available on the street or at one of the many pay to park lots near the office

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Monday
Dec 14, 2015
Portland Puppet User Group Meeting
Puppet

Join us for an evening of talks about Puppet!

We'll have Rich Burroughs from Yesmail Interactive speaking about how to use Gareth Rushgrove's Module Skeleton. Rich works on developing automation as part of an Operations team, mainly using Puppet. He's lead on the efforts to roll out a new greenfield Puppet Enterprise deployment.

We'll also have Puppet Labs engineer, Ethan Brown here to speak about Managing Windows with Puppet. Ethan is the technical lead for the Puppet Windows team, devoted to improving the Puppet Windows experience. Prior to joining the Puppet team, he spent 15+ years building and architecting applications using a wide range of Microsoft technology from the desktop to the web and everything in between.

Agenda:

  • 6:00-6:30 pm Pizza and salad (vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options)

  • 6:30- 7:15 pm Managing Windows with Puppet, PowerShell and DSC - Ethan Brown, Puppet Labs

  • 7:15-7:45 pm Using Gareth's Module Skeleton - Rich Burroughs, Operations Engineer, Yesmail Interactive.

  • 7:45-8:15 pm Plan for next time and mingle

Extra Details: The office is wheelchair accessible, and has an elevator. There is bike parking on the street and just inside the parking garage at the corner of SW Stark and SW 1st Ave. Parking is available on the street or at one of the many pay to park lots near the office

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Monday
Jan 4, 2016
**CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER Portland Puppet User Group Meeting
Puppet

Please join us for an evening of Puppet talks!

We'll have Ryan Whitehurst, SysOps Engineer to talk about what he learned from the recent move of our internal Puppet deployment from PE 3.2 (Puppet 3.4.3) to PE 2015.2 (Puppet 4.2). He'll cover the successes, troubles, and tricks we used to make this transition. Ryan works on the SysOps team at Puppet Labs. His current primary responsibility is the development and maintenance of our internal Puppet Enterprise deployment.

Agenda:

  • 6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

  • 6:30-7:15 Moving from Puppet 3 to Puppet 4 - Ryan Whitehurst, Puppet Labs

  • 7:15-7:45 Discussion about challenges that you've experienced moving your Puppet deployments

  • 7:45-8:15 Mingle & plan for the next meeting

Extra Details: The office is wheelchair accessible, and has an elevator. There is bike parking on the street and just inside the parking garage at the corner of SW Stark and SW 1st Ave. Parking is available on the street or at one of the many pay to park lots near the office

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Monday
Jan 25, 2016
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the November meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

1) Overview of Nix and NixOS by Corbin Simpson (Acquia)

Nix is a package manager designed to perfectly isolate dependencies and yield reproducible builds. The NixOS Linux distro is built on top of Nix. We'll look at how Nix relates to the modern devops environment and how it can simplify continuous integration and configuration management.

2) A short talk on building services with gRPC and Kubernetes by Kelsey Hightower (Google)

Kubernetes is a scheduler framework for deploying docker containers at scale. It is based on production-proven code that has lived inside Google for years.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Feb 1, 2016
Portland Puppet User Group Meeting
Puppet

Please join us for an evening of Puppet talks!

We'll have Ryan Whitehurst, SysOps Engineer to talk about what he learned from the recent move of our internal Puppet deployment from PE 3.2 (Puppet 3.4.3) to PE 2015.2 (Puppet 4.2). He'll cover the successes, troubles, and tricks we used to make this transition. Ryan works on the SysOps team at Puppet Labs. His current primary responsibility is the development and maintenance of our internal Puppet Enterprise deployment.

Agenda:

  • 6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

  • 6:30-7:15 Moving from Puppet 3 to Puppet 4 - Ryan Whitehurst, Puppet Labs

  • 7:15-7:45 Discussion about challenges that you've experienced moving your Puppet deployments

  • 7:45-8:15 Mingle & plan for the next meeting

Extra Details: The office is wheelchair accessible, and has an elevator. There is bike parking on the street and just inside the parking garage at the corner of SW Stark and SW 1st Ave. Parking is available on the street or at one of the many pay to park lots near the office

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Wednesday
Feb 24, 2016
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the Feburary meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

1) Overview of Nix and NixOS by Corbin Simpson (Acquia) (second try)

Nix is a package manager designed to perfectly isolate dependencies and yield reproducible builds. The NixOS Linux distro is built on top of Nix. We'll look at how Nix relates to the modern devops environment and how it can simplify continuous integration and configuration management.

2) "Creating Efficient Docker Images" by Isaac Stefanek

Docker can do many great things for the continuous integration and delivery process. One of the benefits that can be achieved using Docker is speeding up build and deploy times. Creating Docker files that maximize this benefit can take some work, especially if you are dealing with a bloated technology stack. We'll take a look at some common best practices that will have your Docker builds running at warp speed. The examples will be focused on building NodeJS applications, but many of the concepts will be universal for any Dockerized app.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Mar 7, 2016
Portland Puppet User Group Meeting
Puppet

Please join us for an evening of Puppet talks!

We hope you'll join us for the next Puppet User Group meeting. We'll have a talk on Upgrading Puppet Agents with Less Magic (puppetlabs-puppet_agent).

More about the talk: Upgrading the version of a Puppet agent can be simple: create a package resource with the desired version. However, that only works with a few package managers, and you have to find the package repositories hosting those packages. Then there’s Puppet 4; upgrading to Puppet 4 comes with a lot of changes. It can be daunting to find the changes necessary to ensure your agent will talk to your Puppet master after upgrading to Puppet 4. The puppetlabs-puppet_agent module aims to address those problems and makes use of many new language features in Puppet 4 while doing so. This talk will walk through how it works.

Speaker Bio: Michael Smith has been writing software in C++ for 10 years, with an obsession for avoiding preventable mistakes. He’s currently a Sr. Software Engineer on the Open Source Client team at Puppet Labs. https://github.com/MikaelSmith

Agenda:

  • 6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

  • 6:30-7:15 Upgrading Puppet Agents with Less Magic - Michael Smith, Puppet Labs

  • 7:15-7:45 Discussion about challenges that you've experienced upgrading

  • 7:45-8:15 Mingle & plan for the next meeting

Extra Details: The office is wheelchair accessible, and has an elevator. There is bike parking on the street and just inside the parking garage at the corner of SW Stark and SW 1st Ave. Parking is available on the street or at one of the many pay to park lots near the office

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Monday
Apr 18, 2016
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the April meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

1) Carl Hall, Cloudability

Deployment as a Feature

From single service deployment across a few instances to several services in multiple environments over hundreds of instances. We'll take a look at the evolution of a deployment process that has followed the growth of Cloudability over its 5 year history. I'll talk about the tools we've chosen, decisions we've worked through and the automation that drives it all.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

Website
Monday
May 2, 2016
Portland Puppet User Group Meeting
Puppet

Please join us for an evening of Puppet talks!

We hope you'll join us for the next Puppet User Group meeting. We'll have a talk a special security addition this month with Puppet engineers Ben Ford and Adrien Thebo.

Agenda:

  • 6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

  • 6:30-7:15 Talk on configuring and using hiera-yaml and node_encrypt by Ben Ford, Software Engineer (Puppet)

  • 7:15-7:45 Discussion with Ben, Software Engineer (Puppet) and Adrien, Software Engineer (Puppet)

  • 7:45-8:15 Mingle & plan for the next meeting

Extra Details: The office is wheelchair accessible, and has an elevator. There is bike parking on the street and just inside the parking garage at the corner of SW Stark and SW 1st Ave. Parking is available on the street or at one of the many pay to park lots near the office

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Monday
May 16, 2016
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the April meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Colin Hom from CoreOS

Colin will showcase how CoreOS deploys production Kubernetes clusters on AWS and the open-source tooling around this process. Kube-aws built around the idea of "cluster artifacts" and is designed to be secure, auditable and reproducible. A simple templating system is leveraged to generate cluster configuration as a set of declarative configuration templates that can be version controlled, audited and re-deployed. Since the entirety of the provisioning is by AWS CloudFormation and cloud-init, there’s no need for external configuration management tools on your end. Batteries included!

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

Website
Monday
Jun 6, 2016
Portland Puppet User Group Meeting
Puppet

Join us this month for an informal hack night. Bring your questions, your modules, your ideas, your tools and lets work together on something fun and exciting.

We will split into small teams based on suggestions from you and either hack on something or just discuss the topic at hand. Think of this as an extreme pair programming experience. At the end of the meeting each group will give a brief summary of what they hacked on.

Agenda:

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-6:45 News and Announcements

6:45-8:15 Break into small groups, hack, discuss, and learn

8:15-8:45 Lightning presentations from breakout groups

Please RSVP so we can know how much pizza to order:http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Puppet-User-Group/events/231018672/

Extra Details: The office is wheelchair accessible, and has an elevator. There is bike parking on the street and just inside the parking garage at the corner of SW Stark and SW 1st Ave. Parking is available on the street or at one of the many pay to park lots near the office

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Monday
Aug 1, 2016
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet

We will have Ryan Whitehurst and Corey Osman discussing puppet functions for 3.x, 4.x and the new native function capability in puppet 4.1+. Puppet functions are usually a natural progression when learning the puppet language and can help manipulate data, the catalog or trigger some remote service.

We will talk about how to create and test functions, differences between all the function types and how to properly document them so that you can go back and write some of your own. This will be an interactive session so bring your laptops to follow along.

We will also using puppet-retrospec for function generation and the puppet-repl for live function demos so please install these tools before hand so we don't clog the network.

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Monday
Oct 17, 2016
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speaker: Morgan Rhodes, Puppet. "Organic, Free Range Automation: A Release Engineering Story" Morgan works as a release engineer at Puppet. She'll discuss issues arising from organic tooling growth and methods to address those.

Speaker: Matt Greensmith, Cozy. "Ops at Small Shops" Matt keeps the lights on at Cozy, a 20-person property management SaaS startup. He'll discuss the finer points of effective ops practices for small organizations.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

Website
Monday
Nov 7, 2016
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

We hope you'll join us for the next Puppet User Group meeting.

Agenda:

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:15 Success with the PE Roadmap - Susannah Axelrod

7:15-7:45 Town Hall Discussion - Bring your ideas for what you want to see in 2017!

7:45-8:15 Mingle & plan for the next meeting

Extra Details: The office is wheelchair accessible, and has an elevator. There is bike parking on the street and just inside the parking garage at the corner of SW Stark and SW 1st Ave. Parking is available on the street or at one of the many pay to park lots near the office

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Monday
Dec 5, 2016
Puppet User Group Canceled
Puppet Headquarters

Hi folks,

We've decided to cancel the December meeting due to the weather.

We will be back in January :)

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Monday
Jan 9, 2017
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi Everyone!

This Meetup will be for mingling and getting prepped for 2017.

We'll eat, drink and be merry. We'll also talking about the types of activities you'd like to do in the upcoming year. Come with any ideas or suggestions you may have.

Hope to see you there!

**Please fill out this google form about next year's activities: https://goo.gl/forms/UWt5noEAFkxEmuuT2

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:30 Town Hall Discussion - Bring your ideas for what you want to see in 2017!

7:30-7:45 More Mingling

7:45-8 End Meeting

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Wednesday
Jan 18, 2017
Docker Portland, OR - Docker Meetup #19 at New Relic
New Relic

We will have talks by Nan Liu from Intel and one TBA. The location for this Meetup is at New Relic in downtown Portland. There will be food and drinks courtesy of New Relic!

Agenda:

6:30 - Welcome, networking, and food

7:00 - Nan Liu: "Trust but verify. Testing docker containers."

Nan Liu is a Software Engineer at Intel Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) team. He is passionate about automating all things infrastructure related. He has traveled globally to train and consult customers on automating application deployments, and implementing continuous delivery pipelines. He draws from experience building vCloud Air at VMWare and he is one of early member of Puppet Labs professional services team. He coauthored 'Puppet Types and Providers' based on his experience extending Puppet for numerous third party integrations.

7:45 - TBA

8:30 - Wrap up and networking

Special thanks to Puppet for providing the space and to CenturyLink for providing food

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Thursday
Jan 19, 2017
Building Companies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Cozy Portland Office

Starting companies is easy. Keeping them going is hard.

Join us for an unfiltered, uncensored discussion with the founders/CEOs from Treehouse, Puppet, ClientJoy, and Cozy, people who've been in the trenches and found ways to succeed. We'll cover everything from raising capital, hiring and firing, and cultivating culture, to doing everything you can to stay alive. Stephen Green will field your questions and moderate what's sure to be a lively discussion!

Doors open at 6:30pm and the panel will begin at 7pm sharp. Light snacks provided. Seating is limited, so please register to attend.

Conversations at Cozy is a series of talks and lectures for the community. Follow @CozyCo on Twitter for details about the next event.

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Monday
Feb 6, 2017
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

At the next Portland PUG meeting we’ll be discussing High Availability (HA) in Puppet Enterprise. The HA feature is pretty new and this will be a great chance to get a jumpstart on how it works. Speaking about it will be Grace Andrews. Grace is a Technical Solutions Engineer at Puppet, and one of the organizers of our PUG.

Hope to see you there!

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:15 High Availabilty with Puppet Enterprise, Grace Andrews

7:15-7:45 Mingling

7:45-8 End Meeting

Also, if you haven’t filled out our survey yet about what people are looking for in the PUG, we’d still love to hear your opinions:

https://goo.gl/forms/UWt5noEAFkxEmuuT2

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Monday
Mar 6, 2017
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

At the next Portland PUG meeting we’ll be talking about the new vRO plugin for Puppet Enterprise. The plugin makes it much easier to automate provisioning hosts in VMware and applying Puppet roles to them. Tommy Speigner will be showing it to us, he's a Technical Solutions Engineer at Puppet.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:15 vRO plugin for Puppet Enterprise, Tommy Speigner

7:15-7:45 Mingling

7:45-8 End Meeting

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Wednesday
Mar 15, 2017
Docker Portland, OR - Docker Birthday #4 Celebration at Intel
Intel Jones Farm Campus (JFCC Auditorium)

The Docker PDX and Women Who Code PDX meetups invite you to come join us at Intel's Jones Farm campus for a talk by Steve Lasker from Microsoft and to celebrate Docker's 4th birthday!


NOTE: You will have to check in with security at the JFCC desk because we will be using one of the training rooms instead of the auditorium

Agenda:

6:00 - Welcome, networking, and food

6:30 - Steve Lasker: Visual Studio, .NET, and Docker

Visual Studio for building .NET Framework apps in Windows Server Core containers and .NET Core in Linux containers.


Steve is a Program Manager at Microsoft, focusing on the end to end development with Docker Containers. 


7:15 - Docker Labs

We’re excited to celebrate Docker’s birthday by providing labs and challenges to help everyone learn Docker and welcome new members into the community. We will partner with CS schools, global language communities and local meetup groups to throw a series of events around the world. While the courses and labs are geared towards those who are new to Docker, intermediate, advanced and expert community members are invited to join these Docker Birthday celebrations as mentors to help attendees work through the materials.

Attendees will break into groups (at different tables) and participate in a lab or challenge of their choosing.

8:15 - Wrap up


Are you an advanced user? We strongly encourage Docker users of all skill levels to attend! We need a network of mentors who understand the Docker platform to answer any questions that attendees working through the courses and labs may have.

Click here to sign up as a mentor.

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Monday
Apr 3, 2017
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

At the next Portland PUG meeting we’ll be talking about Hiera 5, formerly known as the lookup function. We'll be getting a demo from Mike Smith, a Technical Solutions Engineer at Puppet. If you've not followed this topic closely it will be a great way to get up to speed on the changes.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:00 Hiera 5 demo, Mike Smith

7:00-7:45 Mingling

7:45-8 End Meeting

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Monday
Apr 24, 2017
Docker Portland, OR - DockerCon News and Windows Containers at NewRelic
New Relic

Didn't travel to Austin to attend Dockercon 17? No worries, just stop by the April Docker Meetup and Mike Coleman from Docker will catch you up to the latest DockerCon news. Steve Lasker from Microsoft will present the lift and shift of .NET FX apps into Windows containers, and modernizing with .NET Core on nano server with Visual Studio.

Agenda:

6:00 - Welcome, networking, and food

6:30 - Mike Coleman - "DockerCon Recap"

Mike is responsible for creating technical content to help customers come up to speed on Docker and its related components. Prior to joining Docker this summer he spent about 15 months at Puppet Labs working in product management. And, before all that he spent time at VMware, Microsoft, Intel, and HP in both product management / marketing as well as IT engineering. Outside of work Mike enjoys riding his motorcycles around Oregon's backroads, spending time with his wife and kids, and supporting the Portland Timbers (that's a soccer team). You can find him on Twitter as @mikegcoleman.

7:45 - Steve Lasker - "Lift & Shift .NET FX apps into Windows Containers, Modernize with .NET Core, all within Visual Studio"

Abstract: Visual Studio 2017 supports migrating .NET FX apps into Windows Containers enabling developers, and ops, to migrate those existing and heritage apps into modern workflows and deployments. We’ll also demo the .NET Core with Windows Server Nano tooling that will be soon released. With Visual Studio 2017, developers can now use the tools their used to, while staying true to the docker experience. Come see how you can develop and debug your apps in Windows Containers and share your experience with the Azure Developer Experience team.


Presented by: Steve Lasker
Microsoft Program Manager
Azure Developer Experiences

8:30 - Wrap up and networking

Special thanks to New Relic for providing the space and food

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Monday
May 1, 2017
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

At the next Portland PUG meeting we’ll be talking about Terraform, HashiCorp's popular provisioning tool, and how it relates to Puppet. Rich Burroughs from Puppet's SRE team will be speaking and doing a demo. If you're interested in Terraform please bring your thoughts and contribute to the discussion.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:00 Terraform and Puppet, Rich Burroughs

7:00-7:45 Mingling

7:45-8 End Meeting

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Monday
Jun 5, 2017
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

At the next Portland PUG meeting we'll be taking a look at some of the new features in Puppet Enterprise 2017.2. Sean Techavatnavisal will be showing us the new Package Inspector, and the new feature that lets you run the Puppet agent on nodes from the UI. Sean is a Technical Solutions Engineer at Puppet.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:00 Package Inspector and Puppet Jobs, Sean Techavatnavisal

7:00-7:45 Mingling

7:45-8 End Meeting

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Monday
Jul 10, 2017
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

The Puppet office will be closed on 7/3, so the July PUG meeting will be held on Monday 7/10.

Corey Osman will be talking about the Puppet Debugger, a tool he wrote to help people get instant feedback about what their Puppet code is doing. With the Puppet Debugger you can set breakpoints, inspect variables, run functions, test datatypes, and much more. Corey will walk us through how to setup the debugger and show serval real world scenarios involving everyday problems found in most puppet shops. Corey is a software consultant with a lot of Puppet experience, and he’s one of the organizers of our PUG.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:15 Puppet Debugger, Corey Osman

7:00-7:45 Mingling

7:45-8 End Meeting

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Monday
Aug 7, 2017
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

We have two presentations for the August PUG. Glenn Sarti from the Puppet Engineering team has a lightning talk about the new Puppet plugin for Visual Studio Code. Code is becoming a very popular editor, and the new plugin has some great features.

Gene Liverman from the Puppet SRE team will be giving an overview of doing Puppet on Windows. Gene will be covering topics like DSC, Chocolatey, and using Powershell.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda 

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-6:50 Puppet plugin for VS Code, Glenn Sarti

6:50-7:30 Puppet on Windows, Gene Liverman 

7:30-8:00 Mingling

8:00 End Meeting 

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Docker Portland, OR - Habitat - Automation that travels with your applications
New Relic

One of the dreams of development is to build a software package once, then be able to deploy it anywhere. Come to this talk to learn how to create software packages that run (almost) anywhere. You will see how the same application can be run on bare metal, on a VM, or in a container - with everything needed to automate that application already built into the package itself. This even works with a mixed infrastructure - metal for your static compute heavy loads, vms for your persistent data stores, and ephemeral short lived containers for your applications managed by Kubernetes or other container scheduling services.

Agenda:

6:00 - Welcome, networking, and food

6:30 - Nell Shamrell-Harrington - "Habitat" 

Come to this talk to learn how to build and deploy Habitat packages with the intelligence to self organize into topologies, no central orchestrator needed. Learn how the dream of platform agnostic and self organizing packages is fulfilled today and where it will evolve in the future.

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Monday
Oct 2, 2017
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

We have two presentations for the October PUG. Lindsey Smith + Jesse Scott from the Puppet Product and Engineering team (respectively) will be sharing the Puppet Development Kit with us. It's a great session for folks getting started with the PDK or just eager to learn more.

Corey Osman from the community will be presenting on puppet-retrospec and the differences and overlaps between the PDK.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-6:55 Puppet Development Kit, Lindsey Smith + Jesse Scott

6:55-7:20 Puppet-Retrospec, Corey Osman

7:20-8:00 Mingling

8:00 End Meeting

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Monday
Nov 6, 2017
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

We have a PuppetConf 2017 Recap for the October PUG. Elizabeth Plumb, PNW Sales Engineer from Sales Engineering team will be talking about all the exciting new announcements that were made in SF a few weeks ago. We will also have community member Corey Osman showing us how to test across multiple Puppet versions. This will be super useful information for folks interested in the new release and upgrading to the most current versions of Open Source and Enterprise!

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:00 PuppetConf Recap, Elizabeth Plumb

7:00-7:30 Testing across multiple Puppet versions, Corey Osman

7:30-8:00 Mingling

8:00 End Meeting

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Friday
Dec 1, 2017
We Code for Good Hackathon for Women & Friends
through Puppet

Join us for the We Code for Good Hackathon for Women and Friends on December 1-2! This is the 3rd We Code hackathon hosted by Nike and Puppet, and we’re excited to partner with non-profits and help them address challenges with technical solutions. Details about the non-profits we will be working with will be shared soon.

Web designers and software developers of all levels are invited to work on a fun project in small teams at this creative and collaborative coding event. You will have an opportunity to meet and work with other talented people, develop your skills, and help non-profits. T-shirts, prizes, and great food will be provided.

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Tuesday
Jan 30
Building, Dismantling, and Re-using Community Initiatives over Time
NedSpace

Building a successful Community program is a wonderful experience at the core of Community Management. What happens, however, when programs inevitably decline? This talk is about the equally important steps of eliminating outdated initiatives, deconstructing your favorite successes, and rebuilding from their foundations. Kara Sowles will take us through some concrete examples from her 5 years at a single company, including: * a user group program growing from 5 groups to 70 worldwide (and what it looks like to scale back after all that growth), * abandoning a series of 30/year one-day conferences, * remaking an online triage event into an online hack day, and more. We'll discuss the importance of having larger frameworks that you can plug programs into (and out) of, and the experience of destroying your favorite programs to stay nimble.

Kara Sowles is the Manager of Community and Evangelism at the software company Puppet, where she's spent the past 5 years leading strategic planning and implementation of the company's global community programs.

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Wednesday
Mar 14
Automating Security in AWS Cloud
AWS Elemental

AWS customers continue to struggle demonstrating alignment with security, compliance and audit requirements, such as the PCI-DSS. Additionally, many compliance requirements necessitate administrative and operational security controls that lack technical validation.

This workshop is designed to instruct AWS cloud engineers, DevOps team members, security practitioners, and Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) how to secure and manage regulated customer workloads in AWS. This class will focus on the security of an AWS customer account design (e.g. AWS CIS Foundation Benchmark), security architecture (e.g. AWS CIS 3-Tier Web Benchmark) and security automation leading practices. This workshop is an intermediate to advanced workshop with an emphasis on designing security automation for regulated workloads in AWS (e.g. PCI, DoD, CJIS, HIPAA, DFARs (800-171), FERPA and others).

The result will enable cloud engineers and security practitioners to design, architect and implement automation in an AWS customer account to automatically enforce compliance requirements. It will also enable attendees to document their security governance/audit readiness through integration of AWS Security Partners from our AWS Marketplace and Security Competency Partners and Solutions.

What will I learn in this class?

How to design automation in AWS to enforce security controls and compliance requirements Automate audit findings to accelerate the compliance process Use AWS Partners and Marketplace tools to create more secure and reliable environments Course Objectives:

Establish secure foundational account design and/or remediation of existing customer accounts Configure and manage AWS Security Services with a focus on automation Implement and design security automation services through AWS services and partner solutions Manage, secure and audit the use of AWS services using real-time risk management processes Leverage shared compliance across multiple security frameworks (e.g. PCI, DoD, CJIS, etc.) Learn about and leverage key security partners from the AWS Partner Network (APN) Learn about Container Security, Serverless Architecture, Advanced Encryption, and Auto-Healing in AWS

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