The Puppet team is excited to have people from around the world attend this year’s annual user conference. We’re proud of the work we’ve completed up to this point and energized to have a group of smart DevOps professionals check out new product improvements, watch our talks, and more.
If you aren’t in Portland in experience all the goodness, no worries-- this recap post will curate all the highlights from this year’s user conference.
Read about our product announcements
This post isn’t the only place to stay informed about Puppet’s newest product updates and innovations. Here are a few posts that outline other big news:
- Get a sneak peek of Puppet Enterprise 2019.2, including support for Plans within the console, improved compliance features, and increased support for networking devices.
- Did you know Puppet has a solution for cloud-native workflow orchestration? Get the details on Project Nebula, now available as a public beta.
Catch up with our keynotes
We kicked off both conference days by hearing from Puppet leaders about what’s next for our products and company.
Addressing new challenges in an increasingly complex, multi-cloud world
Day One’s keynote featured Yvonne Wassenaar (CEO of Puppet), Beth Shea (SVP of Customer Success), Alex Bilmes (VP of UX), Carl Caum (Principal Product Manager), and Melissa Casburn (Principal UX Designer). They covered Puppet’s roots, where the company is heading in terms of better serving customers with multi-cloud challenges, and presented exciting looks at Puppet Enterprise, Continuous Delivery for PE, and Project Nebula.
Open source goodness, containerized Puppet, and tomorrow’s cloud-native workflows
Puppetize PDX Day 2 kicked off with Deepak Giridharagopal (CTO of Puppet), Yasmin Rajabi (Principal Product Manager), and Eric Sorenson (Principal YAML Engineer) giving technical overviews of Bolt, a peek at containerized Puppet, and other open source projects. Scott Seaward (of Google Tekton) walked through new projects and hinted at where they see cloud-native application workflows heading.
What about the main stage talks?
We’re recording this year’s mainstage talks and expect them to be ready for viewing by the end of October. You can access those videos when they’re ready on Puppet’s YouTube channel.
On the day before the event, our customers and community members spent the day at Puppet HQ to hack on various open source projects. Puppet team members facilitated various projects to accommodate engineers, documentarians, and technologists to contribute to Puppet.
There were even Puppet employees hanging out in the Hackathon area enjoying the energizing spirit of camaraderie and solving hard problems together.
Observations and thoughts from the socialsphere
Thank you @PuppetEvents for having me at #puppetizePDX today, it’s been a nerve-wracking but amazing experience, my first on a large stage, definitely a career highlight! Hope it was useful info for some 👍 #DevOps #CloudNative— Craig Watson (@craigwatson1987) October 9, 2019
Matt Stone @puppetize PDX #PuppetizePDX talking about Windows security, compliance, and patching. Always a joy to hear @matthewstone talk!— Rob @ #PuppetizePDX (@ferventcoder) October 9, 2019
"I can get you out of your GPO today!" pic.twitter.com/fBTLdeiW7U
Seriously amazing the work @NickMaludy and team have put into OS patching with @puppetize. IMO, this is it, an orchestrated solution to patching Windows servers with Puppet. Check it out. Solid work Nick! https://t.co/jhG4rHVV1X #puppetizePDX pic.twitter.com/zkJgqqJu6M— Joey Piccola (@joeypiccola) October 9, 2019
Puppet Enterprise’s continuous delivery CD functionality has an impact analysis tool to see how a change might affect production nodes before it’s even merged. #puppetizePDX pic.twitter.com/O7qxyMy16Q— Libby Clark (@LibbyMClark) October 9, 2019
- Quick, we need ideas for the #PuppetizePDX reception!— David Moreno-García (@davidmogar) October 9, 2019
- Not enough.
- Damnit, not enough!
+ A llama?
- I like how you think but we need more.
+ Two llamas?
- We got it! pic.twitter.com/Yz4VLhJmeZ
Writing plans— Rob Nelson (@rnelson0) October 9, 2019
Should it be in YAML or puppet dsl?
Bolt team has no preference! They wrote both to give you choices! But...
YAML doesn’t have control logic. Puppet does. (Stop trying to put logic in YAML, folks!)
Account for maintainers familiarity #puppetizePDX
Thanks for catching up with us
We’re very thankful to have all of our customers, community members, and users in town. From the entire Puppet Team-- thank you all!
Andrew Nhem is manager of content strategy and managing editor of puppet.com