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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.
 

SCHEDULE:

8 - 8:50AM

REGISTRATION
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Grab a cup of coffee and a breakfast burrito or yogurt and get ready for a great day!

9 - 9:25AM

WELCOME & COMPANY UPDATE
Overview of the latest company news, product roadmap and community efforts.

Speakers:

Todd Barr

 

Todd Barr, SVP Sales & Marketing, Ansible

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Tim Cramer

 

Tim Cramer, VP of Engineering, Ansible

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Greg DeKoenigsberg

 

Greg DeKoenigsberg, VP of Community, Ansible

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9:25 - 9:55AM

PRODUCT ROADMAP
Detailed showcase of the latest features for Ansible and Ansible Tower.

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James Cammarata, Director of Engineering, Ansible

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Bill Nottingham, Director of Products, Ansible

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9:55 - 10:10AM

NETWORKING & ANSIBLE
Learn the latest approach to simplifying networking with Ansible.

Speaker:

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Peter Sprygada, Director of Engineering, Ansible

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10:10 - 10:50AM

SPLUNK & ANSIBLE: FROM MANUAL STEPS TO ELASTICITY
A retrospective on Splunk Cloud’s adoption of Ansible; from ad-hoc break fixing to taming releases. Improve your Ops life, one play at a time. Coalescing multiple tasks from instances, AWS, Splunk, and DNS into one. Implementing automatic instance recovery and configuration. Moving from single, standalone Plays (stack_*.yml) to Roles.

Learn:
  • Automating manual tasks for fun and sanity
  • Sometimes you need a template to YAML it
  • Inventory and targeting instances with AWS tags
  • Release with confidence
  • Filter plugins when it’s not YAMLing
  • Make a module to Splunk it

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Mike Regan, Senior Cloud Operations Engineer, Splunk

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10:55 - 11:10AM

COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING
Enjoy coffee and snacks during a quick break between sessions.

DEPLOYING MICROSERVICES
A step back from massive monoliths and colossal clusters, we’ll take a look at managing microservices with Ansible. In this session, Stephen will demonstrate deploying services with rollback and error handling, truncating releases, and restarting processes.

Learn:
  • A simple set of playbooks to deploy services
  • Keep permissions and processes under control
  • Tag AWS instances to cut down on repeating tasks
  • Automatically handle env params within Ansible

Speaker:

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Stephen Brandon, DevOps Engineer, Sparkcentral

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11:50AM - 12:30PM

BUILDING CYBER EXERCISE ENVIRONMENTS
With cyber security incidents on the rise, large organizations are turning to exercises to help prepare for the next IT intrusion. Practicing against threats inside an isolated, simulated IT environment is vital to improving team readiness. Using Ansible and other DevOps tools, The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University is significantly reducing the time needed to build training environments with thousands of hosts for high-profile events. This talk will provide details for this new build methodology and the bumps experienced along the way.

Learn:
  • Best practices for constructing virtual training environments through modern DevOps techniques
  • The pitfalls of relying on virtual machine cloning instead of building systems and services from scratch
  • How Ansible's agentless approach is an ideal match for cyber training environments where extra agent processes force exercise systems to deviate from their real-world counterparts

Speaker:

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Matt Kaar, Lead Cyber Exercise Developer, Carnegie Mellon University/Software Engineering Institute

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12:30 - 1:30PM

LUNCH
Enjoy lunch with your fellow AnsibleFest attendees.

1:30 - 1:40PM

DEMO: PROJECT FIFO - LEASH
Prior to the Leash installer project the install process of Project Fifo was user intensive and took hours. Using Leash a user create a private IaaS cloud with anywhere from 1 to 1000s of servers in 30 minutes.

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Kevin Meziere, Developer, Project-Fifo

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1:40 - 2:20PM

LESSONS AUTOMATING THE DEPLOYMENT OF J.CREW'S WEBSITE
Going from a manual deployment to a fully automated deployment is never easy, there many hurdles and painful lessons awaiting. But it is also a process that will change your culture and improve your life greatly. We want to talk about the process of simplifying J.Crew's website and their deployment, how we went from a manual process to an ansible fully automated deployment  and how that impacted the organization for good.

Learn:
  • The benefits of using Ansible during the whole development cycle
  • How using Ansible will change your processes and culture
  • Lessons on how Ansible will affect your organization and staff, both good and challenging

Speaker:

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Oscar Gonzalez, Principal Software Engineer, Sawyer Effect

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2:20 - 2:30PM

DEMO: TACKLING COMPLIANCE AND SYSTEM HARDENING WITH ANSIBLE PULL
This project tackles compliance and system hardening using git, nagios and Ansible pull. A cyber security/audit team can ensure playbooks that enforce their standards run nightly on all linux systems. This includes nightly password changes to local accounts such as root and others. We currently use this to ensure our security posture based on the STIGs and PCI guidelines are always in place. Having this automated system running nightly allows us to worry about issues outside of possible audits and security scans.

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Matt Wells, Chief Systems Architect, Mosaic451

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DEPLOYING UNDERLAY AND PRODUCTION NETWORKS
This session will focus on how Riot Games utilizes Ansible to deploy, via console server, a full network infrastructure stack. Config templates include editing a perl script manually and discovering Ansible and Juniper’s Py-EZ.

Learn:
  • How to break a data center into manageable repeatable pieces
  • How to define a Juniper data center in Jinja
  • How to deploy a Juniper data center over Telnet

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Adam Mills, Network Engineer, Riot Games, Inc.

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3:10 - 3:20PM

NEC PROGRAMMABLEFLOW NETWORK AUTOMATION WITH ANSIBLE
NEC has a cloud network for its hosted voice solution and as new customers were being on-boarded, network engineers would enter numerous CLI commands to get them added to their SDN fabric. This session will detail how they migrated to using Ansible Tower including the building out of new modules specific to the NEC SDN solution and how using Tower Surveys simplified the customer on-boarding process.

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Don Clark, Director of Business Development, NEC

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3:20 - 3:30PM

COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING
Enjoy coffee and dessert during a quick break between sessions.

3:30 - 4:10PM

ANSIBLE @WEBENGAGE
Attend this session to learn how Ansible changed the way we did code deployments and increased developer productivity and reduced downtimes.

Learn:
  • How to write a modular playbooks/roles that spans across multiple platforms/technologies. Follow the rule of KISS (yes it works!)
  • Why Ansible should be the tool of choice for teams that do multiple deployments per day
  • How leveraging Ansible reduces downtimes, increases developer productivity and is simple to learn and use (yaml)
  • Why business leaders should start looking for folks skilled in Ansible (kinda justified with the above point)

Speaker:

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Vishal Uderani, Lead DevOps Engineer, WebEngage

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4:10 - 5PM

THE NEW ERA OF OPENSTACK MODULES IN ANSIBLE
OpenStack and Ansible have done some growing up together. When Ansible first launched, there were a few simple modules. Now there is a new era of modules to interact with OpenStack clouds of many providers, by way of common modules with common inputs and functionality. Join Jesse for a tour through the modules already in the pipeline for 2.0 and others waiting in the wings!

Learn:
  • A history of OpenStack modules in Ansible
  • New OpenStack modules
  • How to add more OpenStack functionality

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Jesse Keating, Senior Software Engineer, Blue Box (an IBM Company)

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5 - 5:30PM

ANSIBLE Q&A
Ask our Ansible panel any questions that still remain at the end of the day.

5:30 - 7PM

HAPPY HOUR RECEPTION
Join us for beer, wine and snacks at a party on the Pacific Terrace at the Intercontinental to wrap up the day.

THANK YOU SAN FRANCISCO!

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San Francisco, CA  94103

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