AnsibleFest is back in San Francisco on Thursday, July 28, 2016.

AnsibleFest is a day-long conference bringing together hundreds of Ansible users, developers and industry partners to share best-practices, case studies and Ansible news.

AnsibleFest is for anyone who is passionate (or becoming passionate) about Ansible. Attendees include DevOps engineers, operations engineers, open source fans, systems engineers, system administrators, operations staff, release engineers, DBAs, network engineers and security professionals.


We've made major networking announcements at our last two AnsibleFest events, and this year we're taking it one step further. For the first time ever AnsibleFest will include an exclusive space, The Ansible Networking Hub, for everyone interested in network automation to gather and learn.

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Welcome & Company Update

Hear from Ansible leadership about the state of the company and future plans for engineering and community efforts.

Todd Barr, General Manager, Ansible


Tim Cramer, Head of Engineering, Ansible


Greg DeKoenigsberg, Head of Community, Ansible


Product Highlights

Engineering leads for Ansible and Ansible Tower will provide product roadmaps and discuss the latest releases.

Jason McKerr, Director, Ansible Core

Akita Noek, Principal Software Engineer, Ansible


Networking News

Discover the latest advancements in using Ansible for the network.
Peter Sprygada, Senior Principal Engineer, Ansible


Containers Update

Learn more about the Ansible Container project and where it’s heading in the future.
Greg DeKoenigsberg, Head of Community, Ansible


Customer Presentation

Creating a Netflix Zuul Service Stack in AWS Using Ansible

Capital One has embraced the Netflix Zuul edge-and-microservice architecture as middleware for its Mobile suite of products. The Capital One team need the ability to create complex, multi-tiered service stacks in AWS. They also have to be resilient and independent of each other. With Ansible, they can do this in minutes.

Chris Weaver, Master Software Engineer, Capital One


The Highs and Lows of Utilizing a Near Real Time Data Analytics Pipeline

Symantec has built continuous delivery using Ansible that supports some of the dynamic nature of heterogeneous services operating at scale. Learn from Raghavendra Nandagopal about the challenges Symantec faced using Ansible to scale the build and operation of their hybrid cloud platform based on OpenStack and AWS using a near real-time data analytics service.
Raghavendra Nandagopal, Cloud Data Services Architect, Symantec
Seun Abiodun-Wright, Principal Software Engineer - DevOps, Symantec


Ansible Container Demo

Hear from Ansible's own Chris Houseknecht and Joshua "JAG" Ginsberg about Ansible Container and see it in action.

Chris Houseknecht, Principal Engineer, Ansible
Joshua "JAG" Ginsberg, Chief Architect, Ansible


Security Automation with Ansible

Security is hard. We know what needs to be done, but configuring systems and applications, especially thousands of them, to make life more difficult for attackers is daunting. Learn from Sam Doran on how to use the agentless, push-based power of Ansible to apply and enforce security standards that adapt to meet internal and external security guidelines.

Sam Doran, Senior Automation Consultant, Ansible


Lessons Learned Deploying Services in OpenStack

Comcast Cable’s foray into Ansible happened during a Lab Week, in which their DevOps team experimented with new technologies and found out how much easier it was to configure services using Ansible. Hear about lessons learned in Ansible playbooks and role craftsmanship as their team worked to write playbooks that deployed all nodes to three data centers (each with around 45 – 50 nodes) and roles to configure those nodes in their architecture.
Andrew Wang, Principal Software Engineer, Comcast Cable


Automating Windows Workspace Deployments in the Cloud

InfiniteOps uses Ansible to solve the problem of standardizing various workspace and desktop deployments, fully automated, on multiple cloud providers. In this talk, learn how to utilize Ansible in backend services for cloud provisioning and full configuration of all Windows and Linux cloud instances in each workspace deployment, including Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS), RDS with Teradici’s PCoIP, Citrix, and Parallels.
Michael Fraser, CEO, InfiniteOps
Anthony Rowlands, CTO, InfiniteOps


Deploying to AWS Using Ansible

Most Ansible users Allen Sanabria has come across, use Ansible just for deploying in house software and services that they require. Hear him explain how Anki uses only Ansible to manage all of their AWS services, build AMI images, and deploy golang based services which run on Docker.
Allen Sanabria, DevOps Engineer, Anki


A Networking Dude Does Docker Networking

Dinesh Dutt of Cumulus Networks will host this focus on configuring multi-host container networking with Docker, tying it together with networking on switches and routers. It will also touch on configuring microsegmentation to allow fine-grained access control between containers, while showing how to use Ansible to automate verification of the multiple moving parts
Dinesh Dutt, Chief Scientist, Cumulus Networks


Scaling Network Operations by Creating Abstractions

Fastly operates a large and distributed content delivery network, applying complex changes to an already complex distributed system, bringing consistency amongst different sites, ensuring network engineers can focus on what they want to do instead of on how to do it. Learn about the challenges of operating a large content network and how leveraging Ansible to build network abstractions allows network engineers to focus on the task at hand without having to worry about the details.
David Barroso, Network Systems Engineer, Fastly


Managing Hadoop Clusters with Ansible and Apache Ambari

Modern data products use a mix of distributed compute paradigms. Tools like Kafka, Storm, Spark, and YARN allow users to build data products tuned for a particular problem. Increasingly, we are deploying these systems to cloud environments. Mapping hosts to services presents deployment challenges. Learn how Stackspace used Ansible to develop a custom, open source module for Ambari to significantly reduce the playbook logic and template files in their codebase to better work around a challenge installing and configuring Hadoop clusters.

Mark Bittmann, Lead Data Scientist, Stackspace


HIPAA-Compliant Kafka Cluster on AWS with Ansible and Docker

In this talk Mik Kocikowski will describe the AWS provisioning and configuration for a Kafka cluster in regards to HIPAA compliances. Covering the "division of labor" between Ansible and Docker, he will touch on Ansible's AWS modules for instance provisioning and network configuration, Ansible's role in setting up logging and monitoring of Docker containers (spoiler: journald), and how Ansible can manage sensitive configuration items (x509 keys) and securely pass it to Docker containers.

Mik Kocikowski, Programmer, Peak Unicorn Consulting


Kubernetes, Ansible and You

Managing Kubernetes (and OpenShift) resources with Ansible currently requires either writing custom tooling or wrangling native Kubernetes (or OpenShift) specific json files. In this talk, Jason DeTiberus and Jeremiah Stuever, of Red Hat, will demonstrate the work required to improve the management of Kubernetes (and OpenShift) resources using Ansible and the Ansible Community.
Jason DeTiberus, Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Jeremiah Stuever, Systems Administrator, Red Hat


Benchmarking & Validation with Ansible

Ciii is a business within Flex which develops servers and integrated rack scale solutions. This talk will demonstrate the use of Ansible and Tower to automate entire OpenStack benchmarking life-cycles and vm workloads. Showing how the results are stored and visualized using Elastic Search, LogStash, and Kibana (ELK) stack for quick and easy analysis.
Hugh Ma, Cloud Validation Developer, Flextronics
Robert Neff, Cloud Solutions Architect, Flextronics


Ansible Roles for Fun and Profit

Learn how to architect, test, maintain, and contribute dozens of roles for your Ansible-powered infrastructure. Jeff will walk you through how he builds roles for flexible but simple infrastructure playbooks used by thousands of developers and sysadmins.

Jeff Geerling, Technical Architect, Acquia


Configuring Tower for Organizations and Teams

Setting up Ansible Tower for your organization and teams can be a bit daunting. Matt Jones of Ansible will explain best practices to help get the most from Ansible Tower, touching on the new Role-Based Access Control scheme in Tower 3.0 and how to grant the right level of access to team members.
Matt Jones, Lead Tower API Engineer, Ansible


A Beginner’s Guide to Testing Infrastructure as Code

Mike Caspar recently completed a learning deep dive with a team learning Ansible for a large scale incremental infrastructure upgrade. Sharing basics about Ansible's Inventory and Groups features he will break down some of the technical barriers between development and infrastructure by introducing infrastructure as code concepts along with incremental delivery ideas.
Mike Caspar, Incremental Infrastructure Coach, Caspar Computer Services


The Essentials

Ansible is a Swiss Army Knife for DevOps, capable of handling many powerful automation tasks with the flexibility to adapt to many environments and workflows. Using real world examples to Ansible users, Tim Appnel will show attendees what to do and what not to do to create the most reliable, resilient and easy to manage solutions.
Tim Appnel, Principal Product Manager, Ansible

Robyn Bergeron

Robyn Bergeron, Ansible Community Architect

Topics: Ways to contribute to Ansible, Meetups, Trolling Greg

Akita Noek

Akita Noek, Principal Software Engineer

Topics: Anything about Tower, Tower feedback, Hard software engineering problems

Jared Tabor

Jared Tabor, Tower UI Engineer

Topics: Tower, Angular, JS

Sam Doran

Sam Doran, Senior Automation Consultant

Topics: Jinja2, Ansible, Network engineering

James Cammarata

James Cammarata, Senior Principal Software Engineer

Topics: Anything not about Tower...

Matt Davis

Matt Davis, Principal Software Engineer

Topics: Windows, Azure, Performance

David Shrewsbury

David Shrewsbury, Principal Software Engineer

Topics: OpenStack modules, Zuul

Tim Appnel

Tim Appnel, Principal Product Manager

Topics: Synchronize module, Testing with Playbooks, Cocktails

Jason McKerr

Jason McKerr, Director - Core

Topics: Community, How to get code in, Ansible basics

Dylan Silva

Dylan Silva, Principal Product Manager

Topics: Module dev, Roles, Tower integrations

Joshua “JAG” Ginsberg

Joshua “JAG” Ginsberg, Chief Architect

Topics: Ansible Container, The future of Ansible and Tower

John Barker

John Barker, Principal Engineer - Core

Topics: Community, Infrastructure, QA/TE/Automated testing

Matt Jones

Matt Jones, Lead Tower API Engineer

Topics: Ansible Tower, Containers, Clouds

Michelle Perz

Michelle Perz, Support Engineer

Topics: Ansible Tower, Ansible, Video Games

Jeremy Ollis

Jeremy Ollis, Support Engineer

Topics: Ansible, Tower, Support services


Chris Houseknecht, Principal Engineer

Topics: Galaxy, Ansible Role Development, Django Web Framework, Deploying on Azure

Toshio Kuratomi

Toshio Kuratomi, Engineer - Core

Topics: Writing custom modules, How to get code into Ansible, Basic Playbooks


AnsibleFest San Francisco 2016 will include our first-ever Networking Hub, an exclusive space for everyone interested in network automation.

The Networking Hub will feature a series of hands-on demo stations where attendees can run live demos. Emphasis will be on networking use cases, such as automating the deployment of Clos-based networks and ensuring configuration standards compliance.

This demo space has been created to specifically cater to:

  • Network Administrators interested in learning how to automate specific automation use cases

  • Operations Leads that want to learn how workflow automation extend to the network

  • Network Engineers interested to connect with peers and learn from their experience
Ansible networking hub