Join us online for two days of engaging speakers, live demos and hands-on labs

We’ve adapted our signature automation event into a free virtual experience, to connect our communities with a wider audience, to collaborate to solve problems. You’ll meet developers, admins, and IT decision-makers who are answering the challenge of change with flexible, open source automation technologies that bridge where you are to where you want to go.

Seasoned pros and brand new Ansiblings alike can find answers and guidance for Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, the enterprise solution for building and operating automation at scale.

 

 

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Break out sessions

Choose from a variety of different topics to learn from Ansible users around the world. These sessions are aimed at all levels -- whether you are getting started and writing your first Ansible playbook, or scaling automation across different teams.

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Customer Stories

Hear from customers about how they have used Ansible to transform their business, make their lives easier and help their employees focus on what they’re passionate about. 

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Inspiring Keynotes

From product roadmaps to automation journeys  Ansible Automation experts and contributors will share their work and their automation journeys.

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Expand your Skills

Continue to develop your Ansible skills. At AnsibleFest you will be able to learn from product demos and different interactive labs.

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Richard Henshall

Senior Manager, Product Management, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Red Hat

Richard Henshall is Senior Manager of Ansible Product Management at Red Hat and responsible for the Ansible Automation Platform strategy. With 16 years of experience in Financial Services IT across a range or operational, design and Architecture roles. As well as being an Ansible customer before joining the Red Hat team, he brings a customer focused viewpoint to compliment the strong engineering capabilities of one of the most popular open source projects.

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Ansible Product Updates

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Matt Jones

Automation Platform Architect, Red Hat

Matthew Jones is responsible for the design and architecture of the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. He was previously the architect responsible for Ansible Tower and before that, he was the lead Ansible Tower developer. He takes pride in being one of the first hires for Ansible, working on Tower in 2013

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The Future of Automation

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Chris Wright

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Red Hat

Chris Wright is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Red Hat. He leads the Office of the CTO, which is responsible for incubating emerging technologies and developing forward-looking perspectives on innovations like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, distributed storage, software-defined networking and network functions virtualization, containers, automation and continuous delivery, and distributed ledgers.

During his 25+ years as a software engineer and 15+ years as a Linux® developer, Wright has worked in Linux security, virtualization, networking, and telecommunications, as well as high-availability and distributed systems. He is passionate about open source software serving as the foundation for next-generation IT systems.

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Automation at the Edge

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Robyn Bergeron

Senior Manager, Ansible Community Architecture, Red Hat

As Ansible’s Community Architect, Robyn Bergeron focuses on building bridges between Ansible and other open source communities, as well as steadily scaling Ansible’s framework for collaboration and contribution as the community continues to grow. Robyn has been a sysadmin, program manager, business analyst, and developer advocate in past lives, and started her career in open source at Red Hat, where she was the Fedora Project Leader — and she continues to follow her passion of inspiring, enabling, and empowering contributors today at Red Hat as leader of the Ansible community team.

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Ansible Community Updates

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Dylan Silva

Senior Principal Program Manager - Technical, Red Hat

Dylan is Senior Principal Product Manager for Ansible Automation at Red Hat. He got his start as an early Core community member in the early days of Ansible and now manages the product roadmap for Ansible Core. He's a self-proclaimed Linux and OSS diehard and Internet geek. He is a devoted father to his #Ansipup, Honey. You can follow him on Twitter and GitHub at @Thaumos

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Ansible Automation of the Future demo

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Walter Bentley

Senior Manager, Automation Practice, Red Hat

Walter Bentley is a Red Hat Automation Practice Senior Manager and author with a diverse background in production systems administration and solutions architecture. He has 20 years of experience in sectors such as online marketing, financial, insurance, aviation, the food industry, education and technology. In the past, he was typically the requestor, consumer and trusted advisor to companies in use of customer facing technologies. This also included assisting customers in building, designing and deploying private clouds built on OpenStack. As well as, professional services engagements around operating OpenStack clouds and DevOps engagements focused around Ansible.

Today, he’s an automation advocate and cloud educator. He presents and speaks regularly at OpenStack Summits, AnsibleFest and other technology conferences, plus webinars, blog posts and technical reviews. His first book, ‘OpenStack Administration with Ansible’ was released in 2016.

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Ansible Automation Platform demo

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Kaete Piccirilli

Senior Manager, Ansible Product Marketing, Red Hat

Kaete is the Senior Manager, 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

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AnsibleFest 2020 welcome

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Christian Emery

Manager, Technology Operations, CarMax

With 20 years of experience in technology, Christian has worn many hats from engineering to leadership. Most recently, he leads engineering teams responsible for private cloud and CI/CD platforms at CarMax. Passionate about automation, he is always striving for better business outcomes through DevOps principles.

He enjoys spending time with his family, sharing his love of the outdoors and (of course) technology.

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Driving Efficiency and Innovation with Ansible

Curate your experience

These tracks are built with IT job roles in mind, but you can curate your experience based on skill level, integrations in your organization, and the topics that interest you the most.

Agenda at a glance

Tuesday, October 13th: Automation Now

For Day 1 we're focusing on connecting automation with customers and communities to show how people are innovating with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform.

Open all day

Virtual Open Lounge

9:00-9:30am

Keynotes:
Ansible Community update
Ansible Product update

9:30-10:00am

Customer spotlights:
CarMax
CEPSA

10:00-11:00am

Breakout sessions

11:00-11:30am

Live Q&As

11:30am-12:00pm

Breakout sessions

12:00-12:30pm

Live Q&A: Common Connections - Diversity and Inclusion in Open Source Communities

12:30-1:00pm

Public Sector: Live Q&As

1:00-2:00pm

Breakout sessions

2:00-2:30pm

Customer spotlights:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

2:30-3:00pm

Connect and network with other attendees

3:00-3:30pm

Live demo

3:30-4:00pm

Live Q&As

4:00-4:30pm

Breakout sessions

Wednesday, October 14th: Automation Next

Day 2 is all about where we see automation going in the future, from serverless to edge and the bright possibilities with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform yet to come.

Open all day

Virtual Open Lounge

9:00-9:30am

Keynotes:
Automation at the Edge
Future of Automation

9:30-10:00am

Customer spotlights:
T-Mobile

10:00-11:00am

Breakout sessions

11:00-11:30am

Live Q&As

11:30am-12:00pm

Breakout sessions

12:00-12:30pm

Live Q&A: Common Connections - Building Communities for Diversity in today's organizations with Ken Clarence

12:30-1:00pm

Telco: Live Q&As

1:00-2:00pm

Breakout sessions

2:00-2:30pm

Customer spotlights:
PRA International

2:30-3:00pm

Connect and network with other attendees

3:00-3:30pm

Live demo

3:30-4:00pm

Live Q&As

4:00-4:30pm

Breakout sessions

*Times listed are in Eastern Time. Topics and scheduling are subject to change. On-demand replays will be made available at the end of each general and breakout session.

Thank you to our 2020 Ansible Certified sponsors

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Thank to our 2020 sponsors

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