AnsibleFest

October 18-19, 2022
Chicago, Illinois

 The automation
 experience 

Shape the present and future of automation

Join us at AnsibleFest 2022 as we discuss how to transform enterprise and industry through automation. Whether you’re an automation IT expert, executive, partner, or enthusiast, our in-person event gives you the opportunity to make the most of this hands-on experience.  By exploring this year's session catalog, you'll be able to find the sessions, labs, and demos most important to you.

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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

With six tracks to choose from, you can choose the topics that best fit your interests.

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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Thomas Anderson

Vice President and General Manager, Red Hat Ansible Business Unit, Red Hat

Tom is a Red Hat Vice President and General Manager responsible for the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform product and business strategy. His focus is on helping customers automate the delivery of infrastructure and application services to business with Red Hat’s hybrid cloud solutions. During his 9 years at Red Hat, Tom has led the Certified Cloud Service Provider program and was a leader of the Cloud Practice in the Consulting Services organization. He has over 25 years of software industry experience taking emerging technology solutions to the enterprise market and a track record of successfully establishing and maintaining lasting customer relationships. Tom joined Red Hat through the acquisition of ManageIQ where he was an original employee and principal responsible for global field operations.

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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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Jen Hannon

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Cloud Services, Red Hat

Jen Hannon is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for Ansible Automation Platform cloud services. Jen helps bring the value of Ansible to the hyperscalers' marketplaces, and she partners closely with the hyperscalers to bring joint offerings to the market. Jen has a strong background in marketing and communications, a career that started with an internship at The Onion in 2007. Before joining Red Hat, she worked at Splunk, a data company; Convercent, a governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) company; and Procter & Gamble (P&G). Jen lives in Golden, CO with her husband and newdle!

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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

If you need help convincing your manager about the importance of attending AnsibleFest, you can view our "Reasons to attend AnsibleFest" letter.

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.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

AnsibleFest 2022 is a two-day event at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk, October 18-19. Register today and receive updates about the agenda, sessions, activities, and more.

A full conference pass will give you access to interactive sessions, labs, demos, the expo hall, networking opportunities, and access to exclusive online sessions in AnsibleFest’s on-demand content hub.

Our on-demand programming will be available the week following the in-person conference.

Please email our Ansible community for more information.

Our window for submitting proposals is now closed. Thank you to all those who shared their creative vision with us. If you have additional questions about the process, contact our team.

Cancellations must be received by 5:00 PM EDT on September 16, 2022, for a 50% refund of the registration fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after 5:00 PM EDT on September 16, 2022. Cancellation of travel reservations and hotel reservations are the exclusive responsibility of the registrant.

If you have registered for AnsibleFest but are unable to attend, you may substitute another employee from your company at no additional charge. Substitutions can only be performed on completed registration records that have not been canceled already. Email the registration team if you need to make a substitution.

You can email our team with any additional questions.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk; the rate for a standard room is US$289/night.

Yes. You can view our "Reasons to attend AnsibleFest" letter to present to your manager.

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