Abhijeet Kasurde

I am a full-time Python Developer working in Ansible Core team. I am maintainer of Ansible VMware modules and community lead. I am also international speaker, presented my talks at VMworld 2019, VMworld 2018, AnsibleFest 2019, AnsibleFest 2018, and Devconf.cz 2019

  • Writing Ansible module for fun and profit
Adam Ruzicka

Adam is a software engineer at Red Hat, member of the Satellite 6/Foreman team where he focuses on the tasking engine, which powers several Foreman's plugins, such as Remote Execution, Ansible or Katello.

  • Dynflow - Orchestration for your Ruby project
Alberto Planas
  • Yomi - Installation of the OS using SaltStack
Alexander Fisher

Based in the South West of England, Alex is the director of Linfratech Ltd, a consultancy company specialising in Linux systems, automation and configuration management with Puppet. An IT professional with over 15 years experience, he has been working with Puppet for the last 6 years and is an active community member. He has served on the Vox Pupuli Project Management Committee since the start of 2018. A regular at DevOps and Puppet conferences, he enjoys sharing his experience and knowledge with others as well as learning from all the great people he meets.

  • That's not my puppet - Things *not* to do (and some alternatives)!
Alexandre Brianceau

After studying Cybersecurity, Alexandre worked for several years at several French integrators and IT services companies to ensure production security missions as a solution integrator as well as a consultant. For more than two years, he has been working for the RUDDER open-source continuous configuration solution.

It supports the success of users and ensures the follow-up of customers, making it possible to capitalize on a large number of feedback experiences.

  • What’s new in RUDDER and future roadmap
  • Why compliance is essential in configuration management?
Alexis Mousset

Alexis is a system engineer, and a Rudder developer since 2015.
He works on Rudder's configuration policies library, agents and
internal server components, and he (almost) enjoys documenting things.

  • Designing the future of agent-server communication in RUDDER
  • A RUDDER walkthrough: manage your configurations through compliance
Amit Upadhye

My name is Amit and I am Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat. Most of my contributions are in Foreman related components like Foreman Maintain, Foreman and Keycloak integration, Release Management etc. The Foreman application uses Rails framework and I am involved in developing new features, fix existing problems. I also like to integrate multiple applications and technologies to solve enterprise use cases. Prior to joining development team I was part of support at Red Hat and enjoyed troubleshooting issues of different types which helped me to gain good knowledge around Linux, strace, networking, python debugger, code walk-through.

  • The Baremetal Discovery and SecureBoot provisioning using Foreman
  • Using Ansible Vault to secure passwords, ssh keys and secure tokens.
Anders Bruvik

Anders is an infrastructure engineer at the nordic cloud provider Safespring. Before that, he spent years in different technical and management positions at a large Norwegian university where he worked with everything from config management on Unix servers to end user computing, mobile platforms, project management to virtual desktop infrastructure. When he’s not engineering stuff, he spends time organizing DevOpsDays in Oslo. Anders lives in Nesodden south of Oslo.

  • Kubernetes mobprogramming experiment
Andy Davies

Andy is a software developer working at Reaktor.

He likes talking about Strong Typing, EventSourcing, Continuous Delivery, Architecture, Immutable Infrastructure, and Security. He particularly enjoys making other developers lives easier and automates pretty much anything he touches. He hates complexity, especially unnecessary complexity.

He blogs at https://andydote.co.uk, and spends most of his free time in the gym, reading, or drinking coffee, sometimes at the same time.

  • Nomad: Kubernetes, without the complexity
Andy Wirtz

Andy Wirtz is an IT Consultant at ATIX AG, Germany. He supports companies in the automation of their data centers and the deployment of cloud native services. His focus is on setup, configuration and automation of container platforms based on Kubernetes and Istio.

  • Kubernetes as CfgMgmt-Tool
Anton Babenko

Anton is AWS Community Hero and helps companies around the globe build solutions using AWS and specializing in infrastructure as code, DevOps, and reusable infrastructure components.

He spends a large amount of his time as an open-source contributor on various Terraform & AWS projects and enjoys solving real cloud architecture tasks and makes them available as open-source. His most successful projects are a collection of Terraform AWS modules (terraform-aws-modules on GitHub) downloaded more than 5 million times, ebook describing Terraform best practices established in the community (www.terraform-best-practices.com), and modules.tf.

Anton co-founded and co-organizes AWS, DevOps, HashiCorp User Groups in Norway, DevOpsDays Oslo, and often speaks at various technical meetups and conferences.

  • Design, Draw, Deploy your AWS infrastructure from inception to production
  • Terraform, Pulumi... but what do we really need!?
Ben Ford

Developer Advocate at @puppetlabs; I get to build neat things -and- talk to people! I am responsible for being the voice of the user at Puppet. This takes many forms. On some days I'm building tooling that can help us identify trends in our community and on some days I literally sit and chat on Slack all day long. Most importantly, what I do is build and maintain relationships between people who use, develop with, or develop on our products both internal and external.

To me, this role is the perfect blend of software engineer, training engineer, and community relationship management. \o/

I run marathons in those funny finger shoes. http://pronoun.is/he

  • Puppet Contributor Session
  • Case study: porting the whole world to a new API
Benoît Pecatte

Benoît has been a system & software architect and senior consultant et RUDDER since 2014. His great expertise makes him the ideal contact person to handle the most complex cases during client missions.

Beyond ensuring the coherence of RUDDER's architecture, he contributes to improving development processes and tools:
- He developed the rudder-dev tool to facilitate and accelerate the development of RUDDER.
- He set up the rudder-test system to automate integration testing.
- He has deployed an integrated package publishing infrastructure with the support to facilitate the arrival of new customers.

Before joining the RUDDER team, Benoît worked in several fields such as IT security and the implementation of electronic safes or PKIs, system administration of large web infrastructures and the development of multimodal interfaces.

When he doesn't work in RUDDER, Benoît learns Korean, automates his house with raspberry pi or teaches manners to his cat.

  • Introduction to RUDDER Language
Bernd Erk

Bernd Erk is CEO and co-founder of the Icinga Project. In his day job he is CEO at NETWAYS, an open source service company. His technical expertise stretches across systems management, managed ...

  • How Convenience Is Killing Open Standards
Bernhard Hopfenmüller

Bernhard is Senior Consultant@ATIX AG in Munich. He likes to built beautiful automated things using tools like Ansible, Python, Foreman, Saltstack and Kafka. Whenever possible he also loves contributing back to the upstream community.

  • Probing Ansible Bonds with Molecule tests
Bram Vogelaar

Bram spent the first part of his career as a Molecular Biologist , he then moved on to supporting his peers by building tools and platforms for them with a lot of Open Source technologies, after which he joined Inuits to focus on helping more people to deliver their software with Open Source tools.

  • Test your infrastructure with litmus
Brian Bouterse

Brian Bouterse is a Principle Software Engineer at Red Hat. He is a developer with pulpproject.org which is written in Python and deploys Python software among other types (rpm, puppet, docker, etc).

  • Pulp install - Fest (Ansible, Container Registry, or RPMs)
  • Ansible Collaboration within your Organization
Cédric Bosdonnat

Hacking on open source software for 13 years, I contributed to a wide range of projects like openSUSE, LibreOffice, libvirt, Uyuni or Salt.

  • Manage Virtual Machines like Configuration with Salt
Claes Buckwalter


  • Migrating a build farm from on-prem to AWS
Constantin Weisser

Constantin Weisser is a Consultant and Trainer for Novatec Consulting GmbH, based in Germany. He is accompanying customers on their journey to modern software development. He focuses on methods and tools around software delivery, that is, covering all the way from the source code to a running application in the Cloud. Constantin advocates tailored tooling, step-by-step automation and engineering approaches to speed up software development and delivery, enabling teams to ship high quality applications.

  • The Road to Reliability: Infrastructure Testing explained
  • Hacking Terraform: Engineer your Migration to IaC
David Heijkamp

Sysadmin at Naturalis Biodiversity Center and general open source enthusiast.

  • Doomed are the dinosaurs II
Dennis Kliban

I am a Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat. I am a full time contributor to Pulp (pulpproject.org).

I have been contributing to open source projects since 2010. I joined Red Hat in 2013. During my time at Red Hat I have contributed to ImageFactory, OpenStack Nova, and Pulp.

  • Using OpenAPI to Maximise Your Pulp 3 Experience
  • Pulp install - Fest (Ansible, Container Registry, or RPMs)
Dirk Götz

Dirk Götz is working as Principal Consultant and Trainer for NETWAYS.
As part of his daily work he writes concepts, implements, reviews and teaches Puppet, Ansible and Foreman in many different environments.
He created a training course based on Open Source Puppet for his employer and the official Foreman Training as corporate project of NETWAYS and the Foreman Project.

  • Getting data out of your Foreman
  • Foreman - Basics and Provisioning
Eric Keller

Principal software engineer at Roche Diagnostics. +15 years experience in Linux, open source. +5 years DevOps enthousiaste. Occasionally speaker.

  • Global Linux client with Ansible and Foreman
Eric Sorenson

Eric has been working in systems administration since 28.8k modems were exotic luxuries. After running campus networks, large scale production internet services, and sysadmin teams, he moved to Portland in 2012 to work at Puppet as a technical product manager for Puppet's core technology platform. For the last year he's shifted to focus on emerging cloud native technology and its intersection with traditional infrastructure. When he's not grooming backlogs or referring to himself in the third person, he's out exploring Oregon's trails by foot and bicycle.

  • Configuration Management in 2020 and Beyond
  • Wednesday Lunch
  • Tuesday Afernoon Break
  • Tuesday Lunch
  • Monday Morning Break
  • Monday Lunch
  • Tuesday Morning Break
  • Hackerroom
  • Tuesday Breakfast
  • Wednesday Breakfast
  • Monday Afternoon Break
  • Monday Breakfast
Evgeni Golov

Debian Developer, Red Hat Engineer, ♥ automation

  • Maintaining over 40 Ansible modules: 4 years later
  • Developing Ansible modules for Foreman and Katello
Ewoud Kohl van Wijngaarden

Passionate open source user.
Long time contributor to The Foreman.
Recent(ish) Red Hat employee.

  • To Foreman 2.0 and beyond: an architecture perspective
  • foreman-installer: 6 years of wrapping Puppet
Félix Dallidet

Félix is working as a System Engineer for Rudder since 2017.

  • Using RUDDER plugins to package tools and configuration policies
  • Getting started with RUDDER, the most "secops" configuration management tool
Felix Frank

Felix is an old school systems person, Linux user, and self declared automation nerd, with a large soft spot for open source software. He literally wrote the book on Puppet (well, a book) and has been (inconsistently) contributing to mgmt since its debut.
Known to ride a bike through Berlin's inner city, preparing his own food, and reportedly neither scared of dungeons nor dragons.

  • Running Puppet from mgmt on overdrive
  • Bare Metal Provisioning with Ansible and Cobbler
Florian Ganée

DevOps and swiss knife, automation is one of my passions. Ansible is my best friend. I can always count on it!

  • Rudder and Ansible: a love story
Florian Heigl

Life is interesting!

  • Cross-OS security hardening
Franziska Bühler

Franziska is currently working as an architect for the Swiss company Puzzle ITC, where she combines her passion for IT-security, DevOps and open source software. She is highly experienced in reverse proxy platform and WAF (web application firewalls), from her extensive experience at the Swiss post and as a co-developer of the OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set (CRS). As part of the OWASP DevSlop team, she integrated CRS into DevSlop's pixi-crs module, a Continuous Integration pipeline, to provide developers the chance to tune their WAF earlier in the SDLC. She also blogs, speaks at conferences and provides technical training at conferences. When she isn't disassembling highly optimized regexes or studying technical books, she enjoys spending time with her family.

  • Web Application Firewall - Friend of your DevOps pipeline?
Ganesh B Nalawade

Ganesh Nalawade works as a Principal Engineer with the Ansible network team. He has 12+ experience in developing software for network management plane to enhance network automation and programmability.

  • Writing Ansible module for fun and profit
Gareth J Greenaway

Gareth is the senior software developer at Saltstack, an occasional FLOSS Weekly co-host, and co-founder and former leader of the Southern California Linux Expo. Gareth lives in Southern California with his wife, where they are owned by several pets.

  • Managing Secrets Using SaltStack and Pillar
  • Advanced Salt States: Going Beyond YAML
  • Agentless SaltStack

Gratien D'haese is a Belgian independent IT Consultant who is already 28 years active in the Unix world (and with Linux since its invention in 1991). Gratien has a broad experience with Unix/Linux in general, Open Source software, Unix networking and security, big system administration tasks, clustering, consultancy, DevOps (chef, ansible) and project management.

  • Your own kubernetes lab with k3s
Ian Ballou

Ian Ballou is a Software Engineer on the Red Hat Satellite team. He currently works on upstream Katello, both developing new features centered mostly around the Pulp 3 integration and performing maintenance as well.

  • Developer Stories: How to Upgrade to a Moving Target Without Disturbing Users or Your Sanity
  • Managing Content in Your Large-Scale Datacenter with Katello
James Nugent

James is a software engineer from Bath, England. He is currently the chief architect at database company Event Store and a contributor to Pulumi. He was formerly a core maintainer of Terraform at HashiCorp, worked on cloud infrastructure at Joyent and was the first VP Engineering at Jet.com.

  • Terraform Configuration Without The Mess
James (purpleidea)

James is a DevOps/Config mgmt. hacker and physiologist from Montreal, Canada.
He often goes by @purpleidea on the internet, and writes "The Technical Blog of James".
He works on a Next Generation Config Management project that he started called mgmt.
He studied Physiology at university and sometimes likes to talk about cardiology.

  • Mgmt Config: Hands on with Autonomous Datacentres
  • Mgmt Config: Autonomous Datacentres
Jan Bundesmann

Jan Bundesmann works as an IT consultant at ATIX.
This "Linux & Open Source Company" concentrates on data center automization.
Jan is specialized on infrastructure automation and supports clients establishing their containerized workflows.
A passionate Linux user since the age of 15, automating as much as possible is one of his key drivers.
His first project was the administration of a scientific compute cluster with the usual collection of bash scripts.
From there, he eventually arrived at Puppet, Ansible and orcharhino / Foreman.
Among the miracles he worked is training Windows admins to use puppet and a German government agency to use docker.

Jan is currently living in Munich - a city most famous for its beer.
Although he is originally from there and was raised with the Munich Helles, he got to know a lot of other beer styles while travelling around the world.
So he started brewing his own beer - of course supperted by a lot of automation.

  • Switching from Docker to CRI-O
Jay Goldberg

Jay Goldberg is a Unix greybeard since 1989. He used to develop the Unix operating system, then started down the system management path at Unix System Labs. He has been doing configuration management in some form since 1995. He has built and managed infrastructure at a number of investment banks and is currently working to keep Linux easy to manage at scale at Two Sigma, a New York financial services firm. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

  • Data-Driven Configuration with CFEngine's classfiltercsv function
  • Principle of Least Configuration
John Willis

John Willis has worked in the IT management industry for more than 35 years. He is currently part of the global transformation team at RedHat. He was formerly Director of Ecosystem Development at Docker. Prior to Docker, Willis was the VP of Solutions for Socketplane (sold to Docker) and Enstratius (sold to Dell). Prior to to Socketplane and Enstratius, Willis was the VP of Training and Services at Opscode, where he formalized the training, evangelism, and professional services functions at the firm. Willis also founded Gulf Breeze Software, an award-winning IBM business partner, which specializes in deploying Tivoli technology for the enterprise. Willis has authored six IBM Redbooks on enterprise systems management and was the founder and chief architect at Chain Bridge Systems.

  • I got 99 problems and a bash DSL ain't one of them.
Julien Pivotto

Julien Pivotto is a young Open-Source consultant at Inuits where he is helping organisations with the deployment of long-term solutions based on Open-Source infrastructure. He is a strong believer in the devops movement and has technical focus towards infrastructure automation, continuous integration, monitoring and high availability.

  • Grafana Dashboard Automation
  • Magic YAML
  • Why you should revisit mgmt
Kimball Johnson

Kimball is a Developer Advocate at Chef Software, where he spends his days creating the best training content for enabling the coded enterprise. His ten plus years of experience in the world of DevOps and Automation with a wide variety of tools with many large enterprises has given him great insight into the benefits of Automation and Testing and will use that experience to lead you in your first steps into your own journey.

  • One tool to rule them all, Infrastructure Testing and Compliance with Chef Inspec
Lander Van den Bulcke

Lander is an Open Source Consultant at Inuits; as an ops guy he is focusing on monitoring, infrastructure as code and continuous delivery.

  • Achieving fully hands-off deployment of an Icinga 2 cluster using Puppet
Lev Goncharov

YML developer, cyclist, camper, engineer & coffee person.

As an innovative Senior DevOps Engineer with broad knowledge and understanding of modern technologies, 13+ years of experience in designing, automating and implementing IaC approaches. I believe that infrastructure is code & we must use the same philosophy for infrastructure as for software development.

Also you can read some my articles at my website www.goncharov.xyz

  • Lessons learned from testing over 200,000 lines of Infrastructure Code
Malcolm Holmes

Malcolm Holmes is a software developer and Buddhist who loves Unix. He's been a member of the Apache Software Foundation since 2005, and more recently has been a part of the infrastructure team at Grafana Labs.

  • Tanka, a tool for managing K8s: ksonnet Rises Again
  • Grafana Dashboard Automation
Marcel van Lohuizen

Marcel is an engineer at Google where he works on CUE and Go. He was part of the founding Borg team and was the lead for the development of GCL and borgcfg, currently the largest configuration language in use by Google. By trade, Marcel is a Computer Scientist with a Ph.D. in parallelism and natural language parsing.

  • Scalable configuration with CUE
Marek Hulan

Marek works in RedHat mostly around Foreman project. He worked on puppet-based Foreman installer framework called Kafo, networking provisioning through Foreman templates, remote execution plugin allowing automation of tasks that do not fit into the configuration management. He introduced Chef integration to Foreman and co-maintained the Ansible integration. Recently he worked on reporting engine of Foreman.

  • Creating reports based on Foreman data
Martin Hickey

Martin works on the Open Technology team at IBM focusing on open source software. He is a regular contributor to open source and a core maintainer for Helm. He has also contributed previously to the OpenStack and Elastic communities. Martin enjoys speaking at conferences and meet-ups. He has many years’ experience in the creation of enterprise software for different industries, from Telcos to Cloud.

  • Automating and Managing Clusters with Helm
Matteo Valentini

Developer at Nethesis and open source contributor of Nethserver linux distribution. His skills vary from, systems and networks administration, linux embedded system engineering, and cloud automation. Currently his interests splits between backend development, infrastructure development and automation of all the thing!

  • DNS as code with octoDNS
Matthias Dellweg

Matthias Dellweg is an open source software engineer who develops for different software projects with a focus on IT automation.

Prior to his current employment with ATIX AG, he has finished a PhD in theoretical physics.
In his main occupation he works on orcharhino, a product based on Foreman with Katello and Pulp, with a focus on Debian integration.

He is an active member in the Foreman/Katello/Pulp community.

  • Squeeze the last drop out of pulp with ansible
  • Probing Ansible Bonds with Molecule tests
Michael Ducy

Michael Ducy currently works as Director of Community & Evangelism for Sysdig where he is responsible for growing adoption of Sysdig’s open source solutions. Previously, Michael worked at Chef where we held a variety of roles helping customers and community members leverage Chef’s open source and paid solutions, as well as implement the ideas and practices of DevOps. Michael has also worked in a variety of roles in his career including Cloud Architecture, Systems Engineering, and Performance Engineering. Michael holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Chicago and an MBA from The Ohio State University

  • Rethinking Open Source in the Age of Cloud
  • Automating Security Response with Serverless
Mirza Krak

Mirza Krak is an Embedded Linux Solutions Architect with eight years of experience in the field and is currently employed by Northern.tech, the company behind the CFengine and Mender.io projects. He is involved in various other open source projects and is a Linux kernel contributor.

Mirza's expertise is within Board Support Package development which ranges from hardware bringup, bootloaders, Linux kernel and build systems (Yocto/OE-core). Mirza has spoken at various conferences including Embedded Linux Conference (US & EU), NDC Techtown, and other technology conferences.

  • Challenges of Internet of Things at scale
Nick Anderson

Nick is a Doer of Things who works with Open Source to help manage complex, heterogeneous global infrastructures and help secure the worlds connected devices. He believes that Open Source and the power of distributed organization is the key to building robust and reliable systems. Nick has been working in infrastructure management since 2002 from general IT management, to High Performance Computing and Financial Services with organizations ranging from organizations to some of the largest companies in the world. Contributing to CFEngine since 2010, Nick helps to maintain the configuration management tool that spawned an industry. He's always ready to talk about knowledge management and will probably try to convince you to use org-mode.

  • What's new in CFEngine
Nick Anderson
  • CFEngine Workshop Room

Co-founder of RUDDER, he supports RUDDER customers and users in the complex deployments of RUDDER, both from an organizational and technical point of view. Technically, he intervenes in particular on the scalability and performance aspects of the solution, as well as on the interconnection between the policy engine and the agent. He also translates customer needs into specifications, supports users in defining the target architecture, migration to RUDDER and the transition of business processes.

Before founding RUDDER, Nicolas explored many fields as a developer and integrator, from very low level hardware (hard disk emulation in FPGA) to neural networks.

In his spare time, Nicolas is a happy father, a former Salsa dancer, and an alternative music lover.

  • Feedback on scalability and load testing of a configuration management software
Nicolas Fränkel

Developer Advocate with 15+ years experience consulting for many different customers, in a wide range of contexts (such as telecoms, banking, insurances, large retail and public sector). Usually working on Java/Java EE and Spring technologies, but with focused interests like Rich Internet Applications, Testing, CI/CD and DevOps. Currently working for Hazelcast. Also double as a teacher in universities and higher education schools, a trainer and triples as a book author.

  • Your own Kubernetes Operator: Not Only in Go
Nils Christian Flinder Roscher-Nielsen
  • CFEngine Workshop Room
Ole Herman Schumacher Elgesem

Core developer on the CFEngine project. Write a lot of C and Python. Love Open Source.

  • Modernizing the CFEngine project
Oleksandr Saprykin
  • Ansible Collaboration within your Organization
Ondřej Ezr

Ondrej is a Satellite Software Engineer at Red Hat. Ondřej describes himself as lazy developer, thus he love to invest time to DevOps so much, it became his main job. He develops Foreman and some of it's plugins. It combines his passion for Infrastructure management and DevOps with his passion for coding.

  • Foreman on Ansible
Pablo Suárez Hernández

Pablo holds a BEng. Computer System Engineering from University of La Laguna. Tenerife. Spain.
He is a Backend Software Engineer Engineer at SUSE Linux and part of the SUSE Manager & Salt Team where he is actively developing on SUSE Manager & Uyuni and its integration with Salt.
He has lots of contributions to the Salt project, such the Snapper and Kubernetes modules, core improvements and bug fixing.

Pablo is also involved in the local communities of Arduino, Raspberry-Pi, FLOSS and Linux.
Before joining SUSE he was working as Python/Django developer on different projects and companies in Spain.

He is currently developing Free Software from Tenerife, Spain.

  • Learn configuration management and SDI from scratch using Uyuni
  • Running Ansible within Salt - Get the best of both worlds
Pau Garcia Quiles

Product Owner & Technical Project Manager, SUSE Manager.
Formerly: IT PMO & Project Manager, R&D Software Manager, Software Developer, Systems Administrator.
Retrocomputing afficionado.

  • Learn configuration management and SDI from scratch using Uyuni
Paul Czarkowski

Paul Czarkowski is a recovering Systems Administrator who has run infrastructure for longer than he cares to admit. After cutting his teeth in the ISP and Gaming industries Paul changed his focus to using (and contributing to) Open Source Software to improve the Operability of complex distributed systems such as Kubernetes and OpenStack. At Pivotal Paul works to improve the Operator experience by taking Cloud Native software development concepts and applying them to Operations to create platforms that reduce toil and improve software.

  • Hands on with Kubernetes
  • DevOps is dead, Servers are dying, and I don't feel so great myself.
Paul Stack

Paul Stack is an infrastructure coder and has spoken at various events throughout the world about his passion for continuous integration, continuous delivery and good operational procedures and why they should be part of what developers and system administrators do on a day to day basis. He believes that reliably delivering software is more important as its development. Paul’s passions are the DevOps and Continuous Delivery movements and how they help the entire business and its customers.

  • The Hard Thing About Kubernetes (It's the Infrastructure!)
  • Modern Infrastructure as Code
  • Can TypeScript really make infrastructure management easy?
Peter Souter

Peter Souter is a Sr. Technical Account Manager at HashiCorp. He’s worked all over the globe helping organizations automate with the HashiCorp stack, from government to startups to large enterprise companies. This will be his 5th Config Management Camp.

  • Head in the Clouds: Testing Infra as Code
Philipp Krenn

Philipp lives to demo interesting technology. Having worked as a web, infrastructure, and database engineer for over ten years, Philipp is now working as a developer advocate at Elastic — the company behind the Elastic Stack consisting of Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash. Based in Vienna, Austria, he is constantly traveling Europe and beyond to speak and discuss open source software, search, databases, infrastructure, and security.

  • seccomp — Your Next Layer of Defense
  • Observability is More than Logs, Metrics & Traces
Philipp Lemke
  • Responsible for Automation and Monitoring Solutions @Agfa HealthCare GmbH
  • Freelancer - Automation and Monitoring Projects
  • Contributor at https://github.com/tribe29/salt-checkmk
  • Automate Monitoring with Salt and CheckMK
Pieter Lexis

Educated as a Systems and Network Engineer and having dabbled with DevOps-y things for years, Pieter's official title now is "Senior PowerDNS Engineer". In the Open-Source parts of his dayjob he works on the PowerDNS source code, the build/CI/packaging pipeline, and maintains the systems run these. On the commercial spectrum, he works Professional Service teams and customers on deployments and configuration of PowerDNS at scale.

He is also involved in the broader DNS operations and standards communities to make the Internet a better place.

  • YANG and NETCONF - model-based configuration management for networks
Quirin Pamp

Quirin Pamp is a software engineer with ATIX AG in Garching near Munich, Germany. In this capacity he contributes to open-source projects in and around the Foreman/Katello ecosystem. Unrelated interests include logic and cycling.

  • Using Git submodules
Raphaël Pinson

Raphaël Pinson (aka raphink) is an infrastructure developer and trainer at Camptocamp.

He focuses on automation and the implementation of DevOps practices mainly in Puppet, Docker/Kubernetes/OpenShift/Rancher and Terraform.

He is also involved in the Voxpupuli, Augeas and Terraform communities.

  • Terraboard, a web interface to view Terraform data
  • Manage Configuration File Entries with Augeasproviders
Ricardo Amaro

Ricardo is currently an SRE lead at Google and previously at DeepMind, where he created http://kapitan.dev. He discovered Linux in the mid 90s and with it found his passion for programming and opensource technologies.

  • Kapitan: generic configuration management for Kubernetes, Terraform and other things

A long term member of the DevOps community, architect and author of many tools in this space like Hiera, MCollective, Choria and major key features of CM systems like Puppet.

Enjoys creating automation tools capable of managing very large infrastructures within Enterprise secure networks.

  • Designing and building a Large Scale CD system

Currently SRE (aka YAML-Engineer) and working on the Hetzner Cloud. Worked as an Software Engineer before. Huge fan of Git (hub and Lab) and Ruby.

Also basically likes all new fancy stuff (who doesn't?)

  • Automating the Vox Pupuli Yak Shaving
Ryn Daniels

Ryn Daniels is a staff infrastructure software engineer who got their start in programming with TI-80 calculators back when GeoCities was still cool. Their work has focused on infrastructure operability, sustainable on-call practices, and the design of effective and empathetic engineering cultures. They are the co-author of O’Reilly’s Effective DevOps and have spoken at numerous industry conferences on devops engineering and culture topics. Ryn lives in Berlin, Germany with a perfectly reasonable number of cats and in their spare time can often be found powerlifting, playing cello, or handcrafting knitted server koozies for the data center.

  • Untitled Config Game
Shira Maximov

I am a Member of the Forman development team For two years, my main focus is on Hammer and Compute Resources, such as oVirt and Kubevirt.
Before that, I was A Quality Engineer at Redhat, and I worked on oVirt product, for three years.

  • Creating API and CLI for Foreman Kubevirt Compute Resource
Shobhna Shastri

Shobhna Shastri is a Senior Implementation Services Engineer at HashiCorp. She travels around helping customers in EMEA stand up HashiCorp deployments of Vault, Consul, and Terraform Enterprise. With over 10 years of tech industry experience, she started as a software developer and eventually moved to more client facing roles. She has been in the DevOps space for the last 3 years working first at Puppet and transitioning over to HashiCorp in 2018.

  • Vault Deploy: Organizing Terraform Code for Multiple Vault Clusters
Simon McCartney

technology fan (geek), motorsports fan (petrol head), tinkerer (likes to take things apart), metrics fan (you can't tell if you are doing better if you don't record what you were doing), husband, parent and a terrible biography writer (you're still reading this?!).

  • Autopilot, but never let go of the wheel
Taylor Thomas

Taylor Thomas is a Senior Software Engineer working on Helm and other open source tooling at Microsoft. He has been involved with containers and Kubernetes platforms at Intel, Nike, and Microsoft and is one of the core maintainers of Helm. He currently lives in Utah, USA and enjoys hiking and camping. He has given talks at several KubeCons, Velocity Conf, and Helm Summit on a wide variety of container-related topics.

  • Automating and Managing Clusters with Helm
Thorsten Jakoby

Thorsten Jakoby is a consultant for IT-Architectures and Cloud Migrations at Novatec in Germany. He is currently technical lead for an enterprise-scale cloud migration at a global automotive client. With a background of 10 years in distributed applications Thorsten enables both customers building cloud architectures and students entering the IT and cloud world. Prior to his role at Novatec he led a company specialized in cloud-based startup projects. Besides his role as consultant, he also speaks on meetups and conferences (like Cloud Foundry Summit EU, W-JAX, OOP).

  • Infrastructure as code in action ! - How we built a platform during a cloud migration
Tim Meusel

Tim (bastelfreak) Meusel works as a DevOps Engineer for GoDaddy EMEA in Cologne, Germany where he develops and maintains a big public cloud platform. Tim is the driving force behind various open source solutions at work. He founded the VirtAPI-Stack and is a very active Vox Pupuli Maintainer and Project Management Committee member. Tim has been doing work in the DevOps area since 2009 and is persuing Puppet solutions since 2012. Recently he was reelected to serve on the Vox Pupuli Project Management Committee. He enjoys good BBQ and ice hockey.

  • Rollout all your Prometheus exporters with Puppet!
  • Automating the Vox Pupuli Yak Shaving
Tomasz Tarczynski

Systems architect and Ops technical lead at Gigaset. Focused on shortening delivery times with adoption of DevOps culture, automation and measurements.
Especially interested in the cloud native approach to engineering applications and infrastructure.

  • Config Mgmt for Kubernetes workloads with GitOps and Helm
Tomer Brisker

Tomer is currently the release manager of the Foreman project. He has been an active contributor and maintainer of the project for over 5 years as part of his job as a Software Engineer at Red Hat.

  • Foreman Construction Day
  • The Foreman Community Update
Ton Kersten

Ton Kersten is a Linux consultant and trainer at AT Computing in the Netherlands where he helps customers with all kinds of Linux challenges. He also tries to teach them the Linux and Ansible way of life.

He enjoys music, photography, playing darts (badly), good food, beer and whisky.

  • Ansible with ARA on RHEL7/CentOS7, welcome to hell!
Tyler Johnson
  • POP Culture: An intro to Plugin Oriented Programming
Victor Héry

System administrator for years, free software addict, love to architecture infrastructure and automatize management.

  • Rudder and Ansible: a love story
Vratislav Podzimek
  • Modernizing the CFEngine project
Xander Grzywinski

Xander is a Developer Advocate at HashiCorp. Previously, he worked as an SRE at companies including Microsoft, Starbucks, and Target. Xander loves working with infrastructure and automating all the things. When not in front of a computer screen, you can find him somewhere with poor lighting, good coffee, and a spooky book.

  • Continuous Delivery: Infrastructure Edition!