Automating the Vox Pupuli Yak Shaving
2020-02-04, 14:00–14:50, B.1.015

Vox Pupuli maintains a huge amount of puppet modules and utilizes GitHub heavily for maintenance and daily tasks. We've built an app to support all the module maintainers in their daily work.

Vox Pupuli Tasks (VPT) is a web application which summarizes various informations for easy access about modules which need some attention. This helps the maintainer to focus more on the actual work rather then figuring out where attention is missing.

Also VPT uses the Github API to create comments and monitors open pull requests to notify their autors about things they may have forgotten (merge conflics, outdated states).

We also have big plans for the tool and want to bring some attention to it and find out what could be added or changed to enhance it more and more.

See our GitHub project if you are curious about the code or contributing.

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?)

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.

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