Ansible Chicago Meetup Recap

December 4, 2014 by Dan London

If you don't follow Ansible's VP of Community, Greg DeKoenigsberg, on Twitter you may have missed his recap of the Ansible Chicago Meetup.

Dean Strelau and Rick Pollak of Trunk Club invited us to host our inaugural Ansible Chicago meetup at their headquarters in downtown Chicago.  This is often how it happens: a company that uses Ansible volunteers to host a meetup, and gets the benefit of being seen as a technology leader in their community; we get to show the local community how a prominent user puts Ansible to best use. Everybody wins! We’ve done similar meetups in New YorkSan FranciscoLondon, and many other cities.  

Trunk Club, though, was one of the most fascinating yet. For those who aren’t familiar with the business model,check out their site for a detailed description. The short version: they talk to you about what you like, they use business intelligence to help their stylists pick out the best clothes for you, and then they send you a trunk full of clothes they think you’ll like. And then you keep what you like, send back what you don’t, and they charge you appropriately.  Great model, and lots of room in there for IT automation.

Read the full recap here.

Be sure to head over to the Ansible Meetup page to find one near you or to start an Ansible meetup of your own.

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Dan London

Dan has been a featured Speaker at Google AdWords Client Forum and at numerous search marketing and social media events on the East Coast including the 2011 Kenan-Flagler Business Symposium at the University of North Carolina, Internet Summit, Business Journal Social Media Madness Launch Event and Triangle Entrepreneurship Week. You can find him on twitter at @danlondon.


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