AnsibleFest

October 18-19, 2022
Chicago, Illinois

 The automation
 experience 

Watch our keynote speakers at 9:00 AM CST on Oct. 18 and 19.

Check out our virtual content hub

Continue building on your automation knowledge long after AnsibleFest is over by exploring our on-demand content hub, which includes more than 50 sessions covering automation use cases, processes, and more. Whether you attended our in-person event in October or are discovering our virtual content for the first time, there’s a topic for you.

 

 

 

See what’s happening at AnsibleFest

 

If you’re passionate about cloud or edge technology, tinkering with automation tools and features, and learning how to drive your enterprise or systems forward using automation, we have a full agenda to meet your needs. Once you register, you'll be able to explore a host of topics and add sessions to your calendar.

 

Monday, October 17, 2022

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Ansible Contributor Summit (invite only)

Take part in a full day of presentations and discussions around important issues affecting the Ansible contributor community and help shape the future of the Ansible project. You’ll collaborate with other community contributors as well as with our Ansible development teams, including Core, AWX, Galaxy, and DevTools.

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

AnsibleFest Partner Day (limited space)

Engage with Ansible partner and product leadership teams as part of an afternoon of discussion surrounding technology and business partner topics, including how to make the most of automation technology. Find out more about how to participate in this event, which is free with your AnsibleFest registration.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Welcome reception

Join us for an evening of light refreshments and networking at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk.

 

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Leveling up your automation today

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Opening keynote

10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Expo & networking

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Interactive sessions
Communities of practice discussions
Labs & workshops

5:00 PM

Reception (on site)

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Preparing for the automation of tomorrow

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Morning keynote

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Expo & networking

11:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Interactive sessions
Communities of practice discussions
Labs & workshops

6:00 PM

AnsibleFest party (off site)

 

Note that all times are listed in CDT and are subject to change. There is limited seating for all sessions and labs.

Build your agenda

Experience automation in action

Watch any of our on-demand sessions based on the topics you're most interested in.

Getting started with automation

Learn the basics of Ansible® through a series of introductory sessions. By examining different ways to integrate automation into your system processes, you’ll be able to determine your first steps toward a successful automation strategy.

The Ansible community

Discover how you can play a more active role in the vibrant Ansible community. Lend new ideas to the Ansible project and explore new ways to put automation into use.

Automation adoption

Map out your journey toward a fully automated future within your IT systems. By adopting an automation mindset, you’ll find out how to successfully scale automation operations and integrate it into your organization’s culture.

Automation, applied

Engage with Ansible customers, partners, and industry leaders as they share their real-world experiences around automation implementation. You’ll learn how to address potential challenges, use cases, and future applications.

Ansible Automation Platform

Create, manage, and scale automation across your company with Red Hat® Ansible Automation Platform. This track will cover everything from the latest use cases and customer examples, to product updates and upcoming features.

Advanced Ansible

Build your automation expertise with advanced content designed to help even the most seasoned Ansible experts sharpen their skills. This track is best suited for those who have foundational knowledge in Ansible.

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Ruchir Puri, Ph.D

Chief Scientist, IBM Research and Fellow, IBM

Dr. Ruchir Puri is the Chief Scientist of IBM Research, an IBM Fellow, and Vice President of IBM Corporate Technology. He led IBM Watson as its CTO and Chief Architect from 2016-19 and has held various technical, research, and engineering leadership roles across IBM’s AI and Research businesses.

As an IEEE fellow and distinguished lecturer, an ACM Distinguished Speaker, and 2014 Asian American Engineer of the Year award recipient, Dr. Puri has been an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York, and a visiting scientist at Stanford University, based in California. He was honored with the John Von-Neumann Chair at Institute of Discrete Mathematics at Bonn University, Germany and has over 70 U.S. patents. In addition to being an inventor, Dr. Puri has authored over 120 scientific publications on software-hardware automation methods, microprocessor design, and optimization and AI algorithms. He was chair of the AAAI-IAAI conference that focused on industrial applications of AI and has been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences. As a leading voice in AI technology, Ruchir has been featured in many publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, and IEEE spectrum.

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Walter Bentley

Senior Manager, Automation Practice, Red Hat Consulting

Walter Bentley is a Red Hat Automation Practice Senior Manager and author with a diverse background in production systems administration and solutions architecture. Walter has more than 20 years of experience in many areas including online marketing, financial services, insurance, aviation, education, technology, and the food industry. As a part of his day-to-day routine, Walter spends his time helping enterprise organizations build automation strategies with repeatable patterns and blueprints focused on developing an automation first mindset. His passion is to evangelize the energy and connecting power of automation within the technology realm. As a part of his role at Red Hat, Walter has the pleasure of managing a team of automation experts who work directly with clients driving customer success, as well as demonstrating the effects of leveraging automation as a universal language between I.T. organizations.

Walter loves presenting and speaking regularly at conferences like Red Hat Summit and AnsibleFest, in addition to participating in webinars, blog posts, and technical reviews. His first book, OpenStack Administration with Ansible, was released in 2016. Walter is a native New Yorker now living in Houston, TX with his lovely wife Tasha and two beautiful daughters, London and Rio. When he is not out promoting technology, Walter enjoys building things around the house (DIY'ing), riding his motorcycle, and is an avid amateur marksman.

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David Duncan

Principal Partner Solutions Architect and Linux Technical Lead, AWS

David Duncan is a Principal Partner Solutions Architect for Amazon Web Services and maintains the Fedora Cloud Edition as a Fedora Packager. He enjoys working on Ansible Automation and Image building and management projects.

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Chad Ferman

Senior Principal Product Manager, Red Hat Ansible Business Unit, Red Hat

Chad Ferman is a Senior Principal Product Manager for Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and has more than 25 years of industry experience in retail, public sector, and most recently oil & gas/manufacturing as the enterprise architect for automation. Over the past year, he has been instrumental in building the edge strategy for Ansible Automation Platform including the addition of new features into the product specifically for edge use cases. Chad is extremely passionate about automation, edge computing, hackathons, and open source methodologies as a means to help empower people to solve practical problems.

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Stefanie Chiras

Senior Vice President, Partner Ecosystem Success, Red Hat

Stefanie Chiras is Senior Vice President of Partner Ecosystem Success at Red Hat, leading Red Hat’s global partner ecosystem engagement., and sheShe plays a critical role in articulating the value of Red Hat's product portfolio within the ecosystem, defining the strategy for partnering with Red Hat for customer success.

Prior to Red Hat, Chiras served as Vice President of Offering Management at IBM Cognitive Systems. As part of the Cognitive Systems brand team, she led worldwide business for the systems and software portfolios, AIX, IBM i, Linux®, and the cloud stack. She has extensive experience in both business and technology, including technical roles that range from silicon technology to system architecture.

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Matt Jones

Chief Ansible Architect and Distinguished Engineer, Red Hat Ansible Business Unit, Red Hat

Matthew Jones is a Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect of the Ansible Automation Platform for Red Hat and was one of the original developers for Ansible working on Ansible Tower. He has over 20 years of experience building highly scalable software systems across startups and enterprise.

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Adam Miller

Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat Ansible Business Unit, Red Hat

Adam Miller is a Red Hat Senior Principal Software Engineer with a focus in edge management and automation engineering. As a part of the Ansible Business Unit, Adam leverages his role as Architect to develop and support Red Hat Enterprise Linux® (RHEL) for edge management and edge computing within the Ansible Automation Platform. He has not only launched several successful Ansible Automation Platform initiatives targeting new market segments like InfoSec and Industrial Edge, but has also led both the OpenShift Online Release and Fedora engineering team, as well as integrations with OpenShift and RHEL.

Adam graduated from Sam Houston State University with both a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and Masters of Science in Information Assurance and Security. He is a Red Hat Certified Engineer and an active member of the open source community; he frequently contributes to the Ansible, Fedora, and CentOS Projects.

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Kaete Piccirilli

Director, Product Marketing, Red Hat Ansible Business Unit, Red Hat

Kaete Piccirilli is the Director of Product Marketing for Ansible Automation at Red Hat. Prior to joining Red Hat Ansible, she was the product marketing manager for a DevOps implementation training and consulting company. She received an undergraduate degree from Clemson University and an MBA from NC State University. Kaete enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters and is an avid supporter of the Clemson Tigers. You can follow her on Twitter at @kaetepiccirilli.

Register early for discounted pricing

Take advantage of opportunities for better rates by completing your registration for AnsibleFest today.

Earliest of birds
July 18-August 19

US$750

Early bird
August 20-Sept. 16

US$899

Advanced
Sept. 17-Oct. 17

US$999

On site
Oct. 18-19

US$1,049

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Getting to the event

Location

Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk
301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 464-1000

  • Visit the hotel website for more information on parking, amenities, and health and safety policies.
  • There will be an option to make hotel reservations when registering for the event.
  • The hotel is convenient to both Chicago Midway International Airport (12 miles) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (18 miles).

Parking

  • On-site parking available
  • Daily parking rate: US$63

Review the requirements for in-person attendance

In addition to having no present symptoms of COVID-19, Red Hat expects all attendees attending the event to be one or more of the following: fully vaccinated against COVID-19, recently recovered from COVID-19 or have a negative COVID-19 test result within 24 hours prior to attending the event. Masks are encouraged but optional.

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