FOSDEM 2014: Puppet People Talk About Jenkins, Gatling & Razor

If you are interested in open source, you may already be familiar with FOSDEM (Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting). For those of you who aren’t, it’s held the first weekend in February every year in Brussels, Belgium, and it’s a huge event: Last year, there were about 8,000 people in attendance.

I’m proud to say that Brian Cain, who interned at Puppet Labs last summer, has been invited to present at FOSDEM this year. His talk in the testing and automation track will be about the work he did using Jenkins and Gatling to load- and performance-test applications — in this case, Puppet Enterprise. Brian's work eventually resulted in Puppet Gatling, a Jenkins plugin that post-processes Gatling simulation data to generate useful reports. You can read more about this project in Brian’s blog post.

Brian, who’s working on his masters degree, is one of a group of great interns we have been lucky enough to attract to Puppet Labs. We make sure all our interns get the chance to do work that matters, and it’s really great to see that work get recognition in the wider community.

If you’re going to FOSDEM, make sure you attend Brian’s talk. You should also attend the Configuration Management devroom on Saturday, which has a presentation by David Lutterkort, who’s going to talk about Razor along with other talks that Puppet users will enjoy.

I will also be in the testing and automation track all day Sunday, so please drop by, say hello, and attend the talks. We’ll look forward to seeing you at FOSDEM!

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