The Automation Experience, AnsibleFest 2022

The Automation Experience, AnsibleFest 2022

It is almost time for our favorite event of the year! AnsibleFest is back as an in-person event, and it's the only place to feel the full power of automation. Join us October 18 and 19 in Chicago, and immerse yourself in the movement that's made Ansible an industry-leading automation technology.

The AnsibleFest 2022 session catalog and agenda builder are now available. That means you can see all this year's session content and build your own custom experience. Let's take a closer look at all that AnsibleFest 2022 has to offer.

Breakout Sessions

This year we will be featuring six content tracks. These tracks include: Getting Started with Automation, the Ansible Community, Automation Applied, Ansible Automation Platform, Advanced Ansible, and Automation Adoption. Sessions across these tracks will cover a range of focus areas, including network automation, security automation, automation at the edge, IT leaders, developers, and several more. We also have a wide range of customer, partner, and Ansible contributor talks to join. You can see a list of all the sessions being offered in our session catalog.

Workshops and Labs

Get hands-on experience at AnsibleFest in our workshops and labs. We will have a mixture of self-paced and instructor led workshops for our attendees. Topics range from Ansible 101 and writing your first playbook to Terraforming with Ansible and Ansible 301. With over 20 labs and workshops available, there is something for every level of automation user to explore. See how AnsibleFest can help build your automation skills by checking out all the hands-on content we will be offering in the session catalog.

Spotlight Sessions

In Chicago, we're introducing a new session segment, Spotlight Stage. These sessions will be 15 minute lightning talks and demos from key Ansible customers and partners, with an interactive component where the speakers will answer questions from the audience. The Spotlight Stage will be attached directly to the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform booth in the expo hall for easy access for all attendees.

Communities of Practice

The Communities of Practice are a new set of open forums in the AnsibleFest Hallway Track for this year's AnsibleFest. These are 30 minute open forums led by Ansible experts in a set of diverse topics. The audience will drive the discussion on these topics based on what they want to learn from the experts. We will be covering topics that include automation community + enthusiasm, network automation, Ansible Automation Platform, automation at the edge, security automation, event-driven automation, and cloud automation. 

Ask the Expert

As AnsibleFest returns in-person, we're excited to bring back the Ask the Expert area. Here, you can get one-on-one time with Ansible experts to ask any burning questions about automation. We will now feature a larger space with designated areas for each expert's individual expertise, helping ensure you can find the right person for your questions. Experts will cover a wide range of topics that include product components and features, migrations, as well as use case-specific topics, like edge, network and event-driven automation.