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AnsibleFest is a day-long conference bringing together hundreds of Ansible users, developers and industry partners. Join us for product updates, inspirational talks, tech deep dives, hands-on demos and a day of networking.

AnsibleFest will provide you the insights, best practices and connections you need to transform your business through IT automation with Ansible. Attendees include DevOps engineers, operations engineers, open source fans, systems engineers, system administrators, operations staff, release engineers, DBAs, network engineers and security professionals.

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Brooklyn, NY 11201

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AGENDA & SESSIONS

9:00-9:45AM

Welcome & Company Update

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Todd Barr, General Manager, Ansible
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Tim Cramer, Head of Engineering, Ansible
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Greg DeKoenigsberg, Head of Community, Ansible

9:45-10:15AM

Product Highlights

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Bill Nottingham, Senior Principal Product Manager, Ansible
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Jason McKerr, Director of Engineering, Ansible
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Peter Sprygada, Senior Principal Engineer, Ansible


10:30-11:15AM
11:15-12:00PM
1:00-1:50PM

Containers Panel

Ansible's own Joshua "JAG" Ginsberg will moderate this session with containers experts from Rackspace, Red Hat and Ansible. 
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Joshua "JAG" Ginsberg, Chief Architect, Ansible

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Walter Bentley, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer, Rackspace

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Andrew Butcher, Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
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Chris Houseknecht, Principal Software Engineer, Ansible


2:00-2:50PM

Ansible Plugins Deep Dive

A large portion of Ansible's functionality comes from the plugin system. This talk will cover the plugin subsystem, as well as each of the types of plugins. Plus, watch a high level overview on how to write your own plugin to extend functionality.
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James Cammarata, Ansible Project Lead, Ansible

3:00-3:50PM

Writing Fully-Tested Ansible Modules for Fun and Profit

Do you want to write clean, fully-tested Ansible modules but don't know where to start? This session will walk you through the process of enlightenment. Get familiar with the steps and walk away with a well-written guide so that you can impress your officemates.
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Mark Maglana, QA/Release Engineer, Dimension Data

4:00-4:50PM

Exploring and Using the Ansible Tower REST API

Ansible Tower exposes a complete and powerful REST API that can be used to perform any action found in the user interface. The session will walk you through the basics, such as as authentication, objects, patterns and practices. Then see examples of how to use the API in various ways.
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Matthew Jones, Lead Developer of Ansible Tower, Ansible by Red Hat

1:00-1:50PM

Ansible at Jet - Managing Azure Cloud Deployments

Jet uses Ansible to manage and version its infrastructure and configuration in the Azure cloud. They use customizations which are helpful for expanding your Ansible setup beyond the basics. In this talk,learn what Jet is currently doing, plus future plans like splitting out multiple environments, secret management and deploying and version controlling infrastructure.
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Justen Walker, Software Engineer, Jet.com

2:00-2:50PM

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 to use the agentless, push-based power of Ansible to apply and enforce security standards that adapt to meet internal and external security guidelines.
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Sam Doran, Senior Consultant, Ansible by Red Hat


3:00-3:50PM

Automating the Multi-DC Squarespace Engine

At Squarespace, the configuration management arm of the Site Reliability Engineering team is controlled entirely by Ansible automation. Franklin will demonstrate how Squarespace manages the configuration of dependencies such as DNS, VM provisioning, and dependent component installation all through Ansible. You will also learn how the company has integrated Sensu with Ansible and how developers utilize Ansible in their Docker-based development environments and in their microservice deployments.
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Franklin Angulo, Director of Engineering, Squarespace


4:00-4:50PM

TBA


1:00-1:50PM

Ansible Best Practices

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, Tim will share "the essentials" for all Ansible users.
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Timothy Appnel, Principal Product Manager, Ansible by Red Hat


2:00-2:50PM

Inventory Essentials with Ansible Tower

Inventory is one of the key building blocks to learn when getting started with Ansible. This talk will cover a common inventory workflow using Ansible Tower, starting with a static inventory file that’s imported into the UI which will then be leveraged to create a custom inventory script.
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Michelle Perz, Senior Support Engineer, Ansible by Red Hat


3:00-3:50PM

Earning the "Build Passing" Badge on Galaxy

In this session learn how to use TravisCI and Docker to achieve CI. Plus, ensure your roles continue to behave correctly on the intended distributions (i.e. Ubuntu, Debian, RHEL) after making a "one-line" change. You’ll also be able to give confidence to other users of your Galaxy role by brandishing the "build passing" TravisCI badge.
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Chris Meyers, Senior Software Engineer, Ansible By Red Hat


4:00-4:50PM

Ansible Tips and Tricks

Hear from Ansible's own Brian Coca about the flexibility of Ansible and lessons he's learned from the trenches.
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Brian Coca, Principal Software Engineer, Ansible

1:00-1:50PM

Implementing Vendor-Agnostic Data Models Using Roles in Ansible

This session will dive into using the amazing power of roles to build vendor-agnostic configurations using core network modules.  We will discuss how to define common parameters that represent a network device configuration and then use those parameters to generate device specific configurations. For this session we will demonstrate building example roles that implement OpenConfig data models.

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Peter Sprygada,Senior Principal Engineer, Ansible


2:00-2:50PM

Reusable Campus Deployment – A UBS Use Case

To solve both the challenge to deploy 600 network devices in a single site and to reproduce this deployment across 1000 sites, UBS has heavily automated the deployment of their campus network at every steps of the deployment. Ansible is one of the main components of this solution. In this session you’ll learn how to use Ansible playbooks to automate Junos; the Juniper.junos module for Ansible; native Junos XML capabilities with Ansible.
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David Gethings, Senior Product Consultant, Juniper Networks


3:00-3:50PM

Provisioning Cisco Nexus9K Switches Using POAP and Ansible

This session will cover bare metal provisioning of Cisco Nexus9k Switches using POAP (PowerOn Auto Provisioning) and Ansible callbacks for switch configuration. Discover how Dimension Data used multi-network NTC Ansible library to read info back from switches.
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Sahaja Koorapati, DevOps, Dimension Data


4:00-4:50PM

Deploying Enterprise Scale Networking with Ansible

This session describes the design challenges, decisions and lessons learned from deploying a 500+ switch infrastructure solution into production at Verizon with Ansible. You’ll learn how to properly design playbooks to manage enterprise scale networks and how to design CI/CD workflows for playbooks. Plus, hear from Jason about how to navigate cultural and educational challenges
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Jason Heller, Consulting Architect, Cumulus Networks

12:30-1:30PM

Core, Community, Tower, Playbooks, Containers, Meetups & more

#ASKANSIBLE

Stop by the Ask an Expert tables in the foyer to schedule your own 15-minute discussion with one of our Ansible experts. All Ansible questions are welcome, big or small.

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Robyn Bergeron, Ansible Community Architect
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Jason McKerr, Director Ansible Core
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Chris Meyers, Senior Software Engineer
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Joshua “JAG” Ginsberg, Chief Architect
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Michelle Perz, Senior Support Engineer

1:30-2:30PM

VMware+Ansible, Community, Tower, Python, DevOps, Satellite, Docs & more

#ASKANSIBLE

Stop by the Ask an Expert tables in the foyer to schedule your own 15-minute discussion with one of our Ansible experts. All Ansible questions are welcome, big or small.

 

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James Tanner, Senior Software Developer
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Wayne Witzel, Principal Software Engineer
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Kevin Holmes, Senior Solutions Architect
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Sandra Wills, Technical Writer III
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Brian Coca, TBD

2:30-3:30PM

Community Modules, AWS, Tower, Roles, Playbooks, Galaxy, Container & more

#ASKANSIBLE

Stop by the Ask an Expert tables in the foyer to schedule your own 15-minute discussion with one of our Ansible experts. All Ansible questions are welcome, big or small.

 

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Ryan Brown, Senior Software Engineer
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James Laska, Senior Manager
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Dylan Silva, Principal Product Manager
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Tim Appnel, Principal Product Manager
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Chris Houseknecht, Principal Engineer

3:30-4:30PM

Windows, Azure, Custom Plugins, Tower, AngularJS & more

#ASKANSIBLE

Stop by the Ask an Expert tables in the foyer to schedule your own 15-minute discussion with one of our Ansible experts. All Ansible questions are welcome, big or small.

 

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James Cammarata, Senior Principal Software Engineer
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Matt Davis, Principal Software Engineer

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Jonathan Davila, Principal Architect

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Michael Abashian, Software Engineer
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Sam Doran, Senior Automation Consultant

SPONSORS

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Become a sponsor of AnsibleFest Brooklyn 2016 and share the benefits of your products and services with a crowd that’s taking IT automation to the next level.

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ANSIBLE NETWORKING HUB

AnsibleFest Brooklyn 2016 will include our Networking Hub, a space for everyone interested in network automation to gather and discuss the latest trends.

This discussion 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
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