Welcome reception

Tuesday 10 October | 6:00 pm - ­7:30 pm

Welcome to San Francisco! Kick off PuppetConf 2017 in style at our Welcome Reception. Join us for drinks, appetizers and music as we kick off this year's conference in the exhibit hall at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel. Meet fellow attendees and 30 sponsors.

Puppet 5K Run + Yoga

5k Run - Wednesday 11 October | 6:45 am - ­7:30 am

***UPDATE: Unfortunately the 5K Run has been cancelled due to poor air quality. ***

Lace up your running shoes and join us for a friendly, non­-competitive group run before the conference kicks off. Walkers, joggers, and runners are all welcome. Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30 am.

Yoga - Wednesday 11 October | 7:00 am - ­7:45 am

Join Puppet attendees for 45 minutes of yoga. Towels will be provided to be used as your yoga mat and for your knees.

Puppet Party at Temple Nightclub

Wednesday 11 October | 6:00 pm -­ 8:00 pm

Take part in the festivities after your first day at PuppetConf 2017 by enjoying food, drinks, and live entertainment at Temple Nightclub. Temple Nightclub offers an experience that is unrivaled. From awe-inspiring, fully immersive state of the art lighting and visuals, to a custom sound system and multiple rooms of music and fun to experience.

Transportation to the party will be provided to and from the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel. The first bus will depart at 5:30 pm.

Women’s Lunch

Wednesday 11 October | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

All women attending PuppetConf 2017 are invited to the Women's Lunch. Join us to chat, network, and share a meal from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon in Golden Gate 6-8 (lobby level). After the lunch, join us in the Exhibit Hall for dessert, to check out this year's Puppet Test Pilots, Puppet demos, to visit the Puppet Walk-up Clinic, chat with our awesome sponsors and more! 

Puppet User Group (PUG) meetup lunch

Thursday 12 October | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Connect with your fellow PUGs for a fun meetup lunch. This is a casual, drop-in event; you're welcome to stay the entire time or just swing by for a bite and a chat. Grab your lunch at the lobby level Golden Gate buffet, then join us in Golden Gate 6-8. 

The Hallway Track + Welcome to First-Timers

Making connections, learning and sharing with likeminded attendees is one of the most valuable takeaways of PuppetConf. Experience this in the Hallway Track, attendee lounge, exhibit hall and more. And don’t forget to say hi to all of the new attendees joining the event for the first time. Give an extra welcome to everyone wearing a white lanyard.

LGBTQ meetup

Thursday 12 October | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for lunch on Thursday in Golden Gate 6-8 (lobby level) for a social and informal meetup for all LGBTQ PuppetConf attendees and conference friends. Look for the tables marked "LGBTQ Meetup". Meet old friends, make new ones, network and simply enjoy each other's company.

Blacks in Tech (BIT) meetup

Thursday 12 October | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us at lunch in Golden Gate 6-8 (lobby level) for a social and informal meetup for black attendees and conference friends. Look for the tables marked "Blacks in Tech Meetup". Meet old friends, make new ones, network and simply enjoy each other's company.

New! Birds-of-a-feather sessions

A birds-of-a-feather (BoF) session is an informal meeting at conferences where the attendees group together based on a shared interest and carry out discussions without any pre-planned agenda. We hope you'll join us for this new event offering. See the online agenda for more details.

  • Windows
  • Dealing with Highly Regulated environments
  • Finding High-quality Modules
  • Heading to the Cloud
  • Containerizing Applications with Puppet
  • High-performance Computing
  • Windows in the Cloud
  • Puppet Above 100,000 Nodes
  • Advanced Puppet Language
  • DevOps Toolchaining