Config Management Camp 2023 Ghent

Abhimanyu Selvan

Abhimanyu(@diabhey) is a tech evangelist exploring the cloud-native realm with a primary focus on Developer Experience and Kubernetes. He enjoys building and breaking things but not necessarily in that order ;)

  • Set Up a “Production-Ready” Kubernetes Cluster in 5 Minutes
Adam Jacob

Adam Jacob is an engineering and product innovator, with decades of experience designing, building, and managing large production systems. Adam is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of System Initiative.

Adam previously co-founded Chef Software, was the original author of Chef, served as CTO, and on the board of directors. Chef grew out of HJK Solutions, an automated infrastructure consultancy responsible for helping build some of the earliest large-scale production cloud infrastructures. A systems administrator at heart, Adam has also been responsible for internal corporate automation, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts, and a whole lot of systems automation.

  • What if Infrastructure as Code never existed?
Adarsh Shah

Adarsh Shah is the Founder & CEO of CloudKnit. He is an Engineering Leader, Coach, Public Speaker, Hands-on Architect & a Change Agent. He is also an organizer for Devops Days NYC conference & devopsnyc meetup. Adarsh has a keen interest in building systems that add business value. These days, he is excited about working with Machine Learning and Cloud-Native technologies. You can reach him on twitter at @shahadarsh.

  • Environment as Code: Moving away from Imperative Pipelines
Alessandro Franceschi

Alessandro Franceschi works in IT since 1995 when he founds a Linux-based Internet Service Provider in Italy.

In 2007, he starts using Puppet (version 0.21) while working as a sysadmin at the Bank of Italy. Over the years he develops the example42 Puppet modules and delivers Puppet training and consulting all around the world.

In 2017 he develops Tiny Puppet from frustration on the proliferation of Puppet modules and makes it possible what looked impossible: a single module to install and configure every application on every Puppet supported Operating System.

In 2023 he challenges YOU to prove him wrong on the above statement.

  • Tiny Puppet can install everything: Prove me wrong!
Alexis Mousset

Coming from a system administration background, Alexis switched to doing mostly software engineering. He is currently lead developer on the system parts of Rudder, including networking, configuration management agents and security.
He is also part of the Rust language Secure Code working group, which promotes tooling to help writing secure code in Rust and manages the Rust ecosystem vulnerability database.

  • Securing the software supply chain for Infra management tools
  • How do we make Rudder secure?
Angel Rivera

Angel started his career as an US Air Force Space Systems Operations specialist in Cape Canaveral AF Station where he realized his passion for technology and software development. He has extensive experience in the private, public and military sectors and his technical experience includes space lift operations, software development, SRE/DevOPs engineering. He also has a wealth of experience in defense and federal sectors such as contracting, information systems security and management.

You can usually find him speaking at or organizing local tech meetups and hackathons where he enjoys engaging with developers.

Angel’s passions are positive disruption, learning, teaching, mentoring but most of all inspiring all forms of technologists & building awesome tech communities.

  • Continuous Delivery for Micro-Service and Composable Architectures
  • Continuous Delivery with Terraform Workshop
Aurélie Vache

Aurélie Vache is a DevRel (Developer Advocate) at OVHcloud in Toulouse, France. She is GDE (Google Developer Expert) for Cloud technologies, Docker captain, CNCF ambassador & Kubernetes for Developers certified. She has been working as a Developer and Ops for over 16 years. Cloud enthusiast and advocates DevOps/Cloud/Golang best practices.
One of the leaders of Duchess France, an association that promotes women developers and women working in IT. Conferences and meetups organizer since 2016.
Technical writer (dev.to/aurelievache), a book author & reviewer, a sketchnoter and a speaker at international conferences.

She created a new visual way for people to learn and understand Cloud technologies: "Understanding Kubernetes/Istio/Docker in a visual way" in sketchnotes and videos.
Blog: https://dev.to/aurelievache/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AurelieVache

  • Let's dive into Terraform provider creation
Ben Ford

Community lead and developer advocate at Puppet; I get to build neat things -and- talk to people! \o/ I've been in the tech industry in one way or another since the late 90's doing everything from devops before devops was a thing at a tiny security startup, to forensics investigations, to maintaining a compute cluster for a computational anthropology department at an American university and teaching the grad students how to write distributed Java code to run on it.

I run marathons in those funny finger shoes and recently moved my social engagement to https://hachyderm.io/@binford2k

  • Puppet Community Day
  • Something is rotten in the state of Denmark
Bernhard Suttner

Bernhard Suttner is head of software development at ATIX AG in Garching near Munich and an active open source developer at Foreman. Primarily, he pushes the further development of orcharhino - THE solution for data center orchestration.

  • Live Patching & Foreman - how it fits together
Bram Vogelaar

Bram Vogelaar 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.

He was one of the first to achieve all 4 HashiCorp certifications and was selected both as a HashiCorp Ambassador and Core Contributor to HashiCorp Nomad for 2022.

He now works as a software engineer at seaplane.io, building a global platform for building & scaling your apps

  • Overengineering your personal website
  • 10 things i learned building nomad-packs
Brenno de Winter

Brenno de Winter has been involved in open source since the '90s. He has a keen interest in security and privacy. He is the founder of the OpenKAT-project and the CSPO at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports.

Brenno de Winter, 1971, is a Dutch hacker former journalist, cat owner (and lover) and involved in open source since the '90s. He first programmed at the age of five or six and the initiator of the Kwetsbaarheden Analyse Tool (KAT) - the OpenKat.nl project.

  • Looking at security with cat eyes
Bryan Honof

Bryan is a software engineer focussed on developer productivity at Tweag. He helps companies achieve a better developer experience by using tools such as Nix, Haskell, Bazel, and many more.

You can find him on the following platforms.
- LinkedIn (bryanhonof)
- Twitter (@HonofBryan)

  • What the Nix?!
  • A Gentle Introduction to Nix
Carol Chen

Carol Chen is a Community Architect at Red Hat, having worked with several upstream communities such as ManageIQ, Koku, and currently Ansible. She takes care of the outreach efforts for the Ansible community, including meetups and The Bullhorn newsletter, making connections and communications accessible across the community. Carol has been actively participating in and leading open source communities while working for Jolla and Nokia previously. In addition, she also has experience in software development/integration in her 12 years in the mobile industry. On a personal note, Carol plays the Timpani in an orchestra in Tampere, Finland, where she now calls home.

  • Ansible Contributor Summit 2023.02
  • Ansible Workshop Afternoon Breakout
Colin Humphreys

Colin is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Syntasso and was formerly Chief Technologist for Tanzu R&D at VMware. Prior to his role at VMware, Colin was CTO for Cloud at Pivotal and Co-Founder and CEO of CloudCredo. Colin is passionate about Platform as a Product, Infrastructure as Code, Continuous Delivery, DevOps, and Agile Testing. Colin has spent the last 20 years sitting on the fence between development and operations, delivering solutions for eBay, Volkswagen, Paypal, Cineworld, and others.

  • Building Your Platform Product on Multi-Cluster Kubernetes
Coté

Michael Coté studies how large organizations get better at building software to run better and grow their business. His books Changing Mindsets, Monolithic Transformation, and The Business Bottleneck cover these topics. He’s been an industry analyst at RedMonk and 451 Research, done corporate strategy and M&A, and was a programmer. He also co-hosts several podcasts, including Software Defined Talk. Cf. cote.io, and is @cote in Twitter. Texas Forever!

  • Lessons learned from 7 years of running developer platforms - platform engineering and platform as a product
Craig Comstock

"Digger" for CFEngine. I am a member of the Enablers team for CFEngine and as such do pretty much anything that is needed to get things done. My interests are permacomputing and seeing (C-ing) Python Bash UNIX. (that's a joke, get it?)

  • Personal Configuration Management with CFEngine
  • CFEngine on odd platforms
Craig Gumbley

I'm a software engineer and work for Puppet on the Content and Tolling team. I'm passionate about infrastructure automation, developer tooling and DevOps.

  • Securing the Puppet ecosystem
Daniel Banck

Daniel Banck is a Sr. Software Engineer working at HashiCorp in the Terraform Editor Experience team. The team focuses on improving the editing experience through a dedicated Terraform language server and an extension for VS Code.

Before joining HashiCorp, he worked for more than ten years as a full-stack software engineer building large-scale software applications for various clients.

  • DSL, HCL, TF, LSP, and what's behind these acronyms
Daniel Paulus

Daniel is a serial conference organiser and meetup runner. As a principal consultant at Bryte Blue, a Microsoft Azure focussed, consultancy company and a Microsoft Azure MVP. He is helping companies succeed with Cloud Native technologies and DevOps practices.

  • Freedom in isolation with vClusters
David Moreau-Simard

David is an open source enthusiast and contributor to projects like OpenStack, Ansible, Fedora and CentOS.

iWeb, Ubisoft and RedHat alumni doing bare metal and clouds, Dev/Ops, SRE, CI/CD and everything in between.

He likes simplicity and makes things work.

  • Under the hood: how ARA Records Ansible playbooks and makes them easier to understand and troubleshoot
  • Recording Ansible building Ansible with Ansible and testing it with Ansible
David Schmitt

Programming and Linuxing since the late 90's. Eventually realised that technology sucks and humans are important. Working to fix the suckage.

Formerly Puppet (Modules, PDK, Resource API), Cloudsmith (painless package hosting). Now https://overmind.tech (infrastructure insights).

  • 60 days in a new startup
Dennis Kliban

I am a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat. I've been a Pulp developer for the last 8 years. I have a passion for open source software and juggling.

  • Content Content Everywhere
  • Pulp User Group Meetup
Don Naro

Don Naro is a senior software engineer working with the Ansible community. He has a passion for quality technical docs and great user experiences.

  • Making your project documentation flow
Dotan Horovits

Horovits lives at the intersection of technology, product and innovation. With over 20 years in the hi-tech industry as a software developer, a solutions architect and a product manager, he brings a wealth of knowledge in cloud computing, big data solutions, DevOps practices and more.
Horovits is an avid advocate of open source software, open standards and communities. Horovits is an advocate of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), an organizer of the CNCF Tel-Aviv meetup group, a podcaster at OpenObservability Talks, and a blogger, among others.
Currently working as the principal developer advocate at Logz.io, Horovits evangelizes on Observability in IT systems using popular open source projects such as Prometheus, OpenSearch, Jaeger and OpenTelemetry.

  • When Your Open Source Tool Turns to the Dark Side
Dylan Ratcliffe

Dylan is the founder & CEO of Overmind. He is the author of the Onceover tool for Puppet automated testing and spent 6 years as a Professional Services Engineer at Puppet helping their largest customers automate their infrastructure.

  • Unknown unknowns and how to know them
Evgeni Golov

Debian Developer, Red Hat Engineer, ♥ automation

  • Maintaining over 70 Ansible modules: 7 years later
Ewoud Kohl van Wijngaarden

Ewoud Kohl van Wijngaarden is a long time contributor to Foreman and Puppet. His Foreman involvement grew after first patch in 2012. Back in 2017 he joined Red Hat to work on Foreman full time. You can find his work in many areas, but primarily in the installer, packaging and release management. Foreman's installer is driven by Puppet and relies on various modules from the community, mostly from Puppet and Vox Pupuli. In Vox Pupupuli he maintains the CI configurations and various gems to make his life easier.

  • The Foreman Community update
  • How Vox Pupuli built their Continuous Integration
Fabricio Aguiar de Oliveira

Senior Software Engineer @ Red Hat

  • Pulp meets kubernetes
Federico Fregosi

Experienced engineering leader with a strong interest in distributed, highly-scalable and cloud-based systems.
Currently at Contino as VP of Engineering where he oversees a team of 150+ highly talented, intelligent and thought-provoking technical engineers from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.
Worked for years in Technical Leadership roles, focused on infrastructure management and Cloud on the 3 major public cloud providers. Experienced in the finance sector, specifically on high-performance payment platforms and systems compliance.
Regular speaker at conferences and meetups.
Federico holds an MSc in Software Engineering from City University London

  • Kubernetes & The Myth of Cloud Portability
Felix Frank

Felix just really enjoys finding elegant solutions and the right tool for the right job. He really loves your automation stack, except for that one Perl script that holds everything together. Ask him about equity and empowerment.

  • Yet Another Ansible inventory from Puppet
Feu Mourek

Feu has been working in tech for 7 years, as a front end developer, web designer, accessibility consultant and now as a Development Advocate taking care of community and customer relations.

They speak at conferences, do Git / GitLab trainings and are working together with the community to make sure that everyone is taken care of.

  • How to maintain a diverse team
Floor Drees

I'm a Staff Developer Advocate at Aiven, we manage your favorite open source data tools without exploiting the projects and their maintainers. Previously I worked in DevRel at Grafana Labs and Microsoft. I'm a Devopsdays Core member, and organize the Devopsdays Amsterdam and Eindhoven chapters.

I'm a Microsoft MVP for Developer Technologies, and I organize a bunch of meetups, including-but-not-limited-to contributing.today, DevRel Salon Amsterdam, and the Amsterdam Ruby Meetup. Oh, I am an art school graduate, who stumbled into tech face-first.

  • Explain it to me like I'm a child: open source data infrastructure
Florian Heigl

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  • Cross OS security hardening - the practical stuff
Ganesh B Nalawade

Ganesh works as Senior Principal Software Engineer for RedHat in the Ansible engineering team with a focus on Developer tools and Ansible content engineering. He has over 16 years of experience in Software desgin and development

  • Adding language support in editors using Language server protocol
  • Writing Ansible automation content made easy with Ansible developer tools
Garrett Honeycutt

Garrett Honeycutt has been working with open source software and spreading its merits for over twenty years. He is recognized by the community as a Puppet Champion and is passionate about automating systems and teaching others. Regularly sharing his experiences, he has had the opportunity to speak at conferences across the globe and organizes DevOpsDays Indianapolis.

  • Layering Control Repos to Empower Multiple Teams
  • Building Immutable Systems with Puppet
Gaurav Kamathe

Gaurav is a seasoned Software Engineering professional, currently working as a Senior Product Security Architect at Red Hat. His primary interests are Security, Linux, Malware. He loves working on the command-line and is mostly interested in low-level software and understanding how things work.

  • Demystifying Code signing and its role in DevSecOps
Gavin Patton

Software engineer at Puppet.

  • Puppet-lint check for vulnerable exec strings
Greg Sutcliffe

Greg Sutcliffe is a Community Architect and Data Scientist, working on the Ansible Community Team for Red Hat. He's passionate about good communication tools, interesting stats, building clear narratives, and devolving power in communities. And baking.

  • State of the Ansible Community 2023
Hardik Vyas

Senior Product Security Engineer / Security Architect at Red Hat for OpenShift Container Platform and Storage offerings. Interested in cloud native technologies and believe in the security first approach - leverage integrations to make security a natural part of the product lifecycle starting at the very early stage of product design, development, build and release process.

  • Have you hardened your Kubernetes infrastructure?
Hila Fish

Hila Fish is a Senior DevOps Engineer at Wix, with 15 years of experience in the tech industry.
AWS Community Builder, and a public speaker who believes the DevOps culture is what drives a company to perform at its best and talks about that and other DevOps/Infrastructure topics at conferences.
She carries the vision to enhance and drive business success by taking care of its infrastructure.

In her spare time, Hila is a lead singer of a cover band, giving back to the community by co-organizing DevOps-related conferences (Inc. "DevOpsDays TLV" & "StatsCraft" monitoring-focused event), providing mentorship and managing programs in “Baot” (The largest Israeli technical women’s community), and enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge wherever she can, including across diverse technology communities, initiatives and social media.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hila-fish
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hilafish1

  • Technical Documentation - How Can I Write Them Better and Why Should I Care?
  • Terraform Practices - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly / Terraform Practices to Enable Infrastructure Scaling
Horacio Gonzalez

Spaniard lost in Brittany, coder, speaker, dreamer and all-around geek.

Horacio works as Director of DevRel at OVHcloud. He is also the co-founder and leader of the @FinistDevs and @RdvSpeakers communities.

Horacio loves web development in general and everything around Web Components and standards web in particular, but he also loves to discuss Kubernetes, AI and cloud in general. He is a Google Developer Expert (GDE) in Web Technologies and Flutter.

  • Let's dive into Terraform provider creation
Ina Panova

Ina Panova is an engineer who codes in python and works at Red Hat.

  • Secure your content management and distribution with Pulp
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: The Road to 0.1
  • Mgmt Hacking Day
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.

  • Installing OpenShift through Foreman
Jeroen Baten

I solve IT problems. I connect system A with system B. I teach people stuff. I do this mostly with Linux systems. To make stuff happen I write a lot of custom scripts in various programming lanuages like Perl, Python, Bash, C, etc. I have clients all over the world (Australia, Switserland, US, etc).

I am also the project leader of the open source LibrePlan project. So go to that website if you need more information about an open source web-based project management application. For commercial support of LibrePlan, you can find more information at the LibrePlan-Enterprise website.

I occasionally write an article for my blog at jeroenbaten.nl, but I have also written a number of books. You can find those at lulu.com:

  • Jumpstart your business with Odoo 12
  • LPI Essentials (Dutch)
  • LibrePlan, the missing manual (English, French)
  • Making Ansible playbooks to configure Single Sign On for popular open source applications
Julien Pivotto

Julien Pivotto is a maintainer of Prometheus, the Open Source monitoring and alerting solution. He is the co-founder of the company O11y, that provides premium support for Open Source observability tools such as Prometheus, Thanos, Grafana, etc.

  • Configuring Prometheus targets with relabeling
Kris Buytaert
  • Opening CfgMgmtCamp 2023
  • Opening of YAMLCamp 2023
Lander Van den Bulcke

Lander Van den Bulcke is a Site Reliability Engineer at Oqton, with a strong focus on monitoring and observability.

  • Combining CUE and Terraform for maximum awesomeness
  • Automating a multi-cluster Thanos setup using Terraform
Lars Erik Wik
  • An introduction to CFEngine Build
Lee Briggs

Lee Briggs is a Solutions Engineer and consultant. With almost 10 years of experience designing, building and maintaining distributed and complex systems, he wears the scars of many deployment tools. When he’s not trying to fit monolithic applications into containers, he playing and watching Soccer and walks with his family and dog, Cindy

  • Choosing an Infrastructure as Code Solution
Mandi Walls

Mandi Walls is a DevOps Advocate at PagerDuty. For PagerDuty, she helps organizations along their IT Modernization journey. Prior to PagerDuty, she worked at Chef Software and AOL. She is an international speaker on DevOps topics and the author of the whitepaper “Building A DevOps Culture”, published by O’Reilly.

  • Dev to Production with Self-Service Automation
Marcel van Lohuizen

Marcel van Lohuizen created the open source CUE project building on 20 years of experience in the natural language processing and cloud configuration space. At Google he was, among other things, a member of the founding Borg team (the inspiration for Kubernetes), where he created the core tooling as well as the Borg Configuration Language (BCL), GCL, and a long-time member of the Go team.

  • CUE: a Glimpse into the Future of Configuration Engineering
Maria Svirikova

Maria is an interaction designer at Red Hat and a Lead Designer for Foreman and Satellite. She creates designs based on previous research and enjoys testing her assumptions with users. You can see her demoing her work occasionally in Foreman community demos at: https://www.youtube.com/@Foreman. In her free time, she teaches at Masaryk University in Brno and couches young women in the nonprofit organization Czechitas on how to change their career to IT.

  • Case study: how we redesigned new Foreman host detail page
Marko Bevc

Marko is Head of Consultancy at The Scale Factory, based in the UK. He has worked in the IT industry for more than two decades and engaged with many different technologies. He currently leads a team of experienced Consultants helping customers build and scale their SaaS platforms in the AWS Cloud. Marko is also responsible for steering Scale Factory’s technical direction based on the current industry trends. Being passionate about community diversity, equality, automation, Cloud Native and Open Source, you can also find Marko speaking and participating at DevOps, Cloud Native/Kubernetes and HashiCorp events. He’s a HashiCorp Ambassador, OpenUK Ambassador, open source contributor, problem solver and enthusiastic about emerging technologies. In his free time Marko enjoys hiking and travelling.

  • Efficient Kubernetes scaling using Karpenter
Martin Alfke

Martin is long time Puppet user and an active member of the Puppet and DevOps communities. As Managing Director Martin is working at betadots GmbH, located in Berlin. He likes giving talks and sharing his knowledge and is always eager to learn new things.

  • Puppet is YAML
Massimiliano Adamo & Pete Pedersen

I and my colleagues are two DevOps Engineers at GÈANT association. GÉANT is the leading collaboration on network and related infrastructure and services for the benefit of research and education.
We deal with a broad range of technologies and Puppet is the core tool to build and cope with our infrastructure. I'm also a member of Voxpupuli community.

  • Firewall Builder for Puppet
Mathieu Tortuyaux

Mathieu is working as a Linux OS software engineer @ Microsoft mainly involved in the Flatcar development (an open-source Container OS Linux distribution).

Outside of the work, he co-founded the SRE France association to organize DevOps/SRE Meetups in France and co-created the SRE SummerCamp: a 2 days event mixing outdoors activities and SRE/DevOps talks.

  • Configure once, profit forever
Matthias Dellweg

Matthias Dellweg works as a software engineer with the Pulp team at RedHat. He is involved in many Pulp plugins and leads the work on pulp-cli and the pulp/squeezer Ansible collection. He has a doctorate degree in theoretical Physics.

  • Own Your Content; Software repositories in multi-user / multi-tenant / multi-cloud environments with Pulp
Michael Friedrich

Michael Friedrich is a Senior Developer Evangelist at GitLab, focussing on Observability, SRE, and Ops. He loves to help educate everyone and regularly speaks at events and meetups. Michael co-founded the #EveryoneCanContribute cafe meetup group to learn cloud-native & DevOps. Michael is a Polynaut advisor at Polywork, created o11y.love as a learning platform for Observability, and shares insights in the opsindev.news newsletter.

  • From Monitoring to Observability: eBPF Chaos
Murad

Murad is a software engineer at Mondu GmbH. He is a Go developer with a very strong interest in infra topics and DevOps. Previously he worked in the AdTech ecosystem. He is an open-source contributor and has been part of programs like Google Summer of Code.

  • Using HashiCorp Configuration Language (HCL) to implement business policies in code.
Nick Anderson

Nick hails from Lawrence KS where he resides with his wife, two kids and dog. He has worked in a wide range of environments in information technology, infrastructure management and security for over 20 years. He has a passion for Open Source, escpecially CFEngine and Org-mode. For the past 9 years his primary role has been centered around maintaining CFEngine and helping users achieve their compliance goals. He is a co-founder at Northern.tech and officially Doer of Things striving to secure the worlds connected devices.

  • CFEngine community room - Discussion and help with policy writing and module development
  • Writing Modules for CFEngine Build
  • State of the CFEngine
Nicolas CHARLES

Nicolas is Customer Success Manager at Rudder, where he helps customers and users in their deployments and uses of RUDDER, both from an organizational and technical point of view.

In his spare time, Nicolas is a father of 3 young kids, and loves Eurovision

  • Rudder users and uses - tales from a survey
  • A journey from Configuration Management to Security of IT systems
  • Rudder: What is it, and what makes it different?
  • Rudder: Come and hack with us
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. Also double as a trainer and triples as a book author.

  • Practical introduction to OpenTelemetry tracing By Nicolas Frankel
Ole Herman Schumacher Elgesem

Product manager for CFEngine at Northern.tech.

  • CFEngine community room - Discussion and help with policy writing and module development
  • An introduction to CFEngine Build
Philipp Krenn

Philipp lives to demo interesting technology. Having worked as a web, infrastructure, and database engineer for over ten years, Philipp is now a developer advocate and EMEA team lead 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

  • But is it web-scale?
  • Open Policy Agent: security for cloud natives and everyone else
Quirin Pamp

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

  • pulp_deb past, present, and future -- Tell us what pulp_deb development should focus on next
Radek Simko

After using Terraform for a year or two in his previous job at Time Inc (media company), Radek joined HashiCorp as one of its first employees in EMEA. During his time there, he worked on various parts of the Terraform ecosystem - AWS provider, Kubernetes provider, early efforts around the provider/plugin SDK (used to build Terraform providers). Since 2020 he is focused on improving the editing experience through a dedicated Terraform language server and an extension for VS Code as part of a small 3-member Editor Experience team.

  • DSL, HCL, TF, LSP, and what's behind these acronyms
Raphaël Pinson

Raphaël is a Solutions Architect with Cloud Native networking and security specialists Isovalent, creators of the Cilium eBPF-based networking project. He works on Cilium, Hubble & Tetragon and the future of Cloud-Native networking & security using eBPF.

An early adept of the DevOps principle, he has been a practitioner of Configuration Management and Agile principles in Operations for many years, with a special involvement in the Puppet and Terraform communities over the years.

  • eBPF superpowers: a dynamic kernel
  • Cilium Workshop: Kubernetes networking with eBPF
Ricardo Carrillo Cruz

Senior systems and software engineer with a lot of experience and interest in cloud, automation, networking and CI/CD.

  • Build and operate internal developer platforms with Ansible
  • Event-Driven Ansible: Advancing your automation
Riccardo Carlesso

Former sysadmin, Ruby on Rails developer, and network admin. 10-years Googler, passionate about Reliability, Ops, SRE, DevOps, Maths, yellow, piano, triathlons, wordle, caipirinhas and Amarone.
As a Developer🥑Advocate for Google Cloud, I preach SRE, DevOps, the Google Way of doing things to our devoted customers.

Voice of Art of SLOs

Github: palladius | GitLab: @ricc2 | bitbucket: palladius

  • Autobuild Pulumi on GCP
Ringo De Smet

Ringo started his career as a software engineer in C++ and Java in the late '90-s. Over the years, he evolved from software engineering, over release engineering to operations and back.

Ringo currently works as a Customer Experience Architect at Pulumi.

  • Power to the people: combine imperative with declarative aspects
  • Share approved setups with Pulumi Packages
  • Bring solutions to life with the Pulumi Automation API
Sefi Genis

As the CTO and Co-Founder of Firefly, Sefi Genis brings a wealth of experience to the table. Beginning his career in the prestigious 8200 Unit of the Israeli Intelligence Corps, he quickly transitioned into the world of security and developer tooling. At Dome9 Security (later acquired by Checkpoint), Sefi played a pivotal role as a founding engineer, and eventually took on the role of leading the Backend Infrastructure of the product post-acquisition. Before starting Firefly, he served as Head of Engineering for an Israeli cybersecurity startup company. Now, he is dedicated to building Firefly to assist engineers in navigating the complexities of cloud native operations.

  • Lessons Learned from Writing Thousands of Lines of IaC
Sumit Jaiswal

Ansibler and Python developer by choice xD

  • Seamless and Automated Integration with Ansible
Tanya Tereshchenko

An open-source supporter and developer who is currently serving a supporting role to Pulp engineers to do their best.

  • Pulp, now and looking ahead
Thierry de Pauw

Thierry is a lean IT Engineer at the fintech Abbove.

On the side, he founded ThinkingLabs, an advisory firm on the adoption of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.

From time to time he reviews the technology capabilities of organisations for investors wanting to invest in the said organisations.

Thierry is a CI/CD advocate and jack-of-all-trades. Instead of balancing quality & delivery, he believes and practices that better quality is actually a way to more and better deliveries.

  • Feature Branching is Evil
Tim Appnel

Timothy Appnel is a Senior Product Manager on the Ansible team at Red Hat. Tim is an old-timer in the Ansible community with 10 years of experience with Ansible as a contributor, customer, consultant, evangelist, and “jack of all trades.” The synchronize module in Ansible is all his fault.

  • Terraforming with Ansible
Tim Meusel

Tim „bastelfreak“ Meusel became a Senior Automation IT Consultant in July 2021. Previously, he worked as a DevOps Engineer for GoDaddy EMEA in Cologne, Germany, where he developed and maintained a big public cloud platform. Tim is the driving force behind various open source projects. 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 began persuing Puppet solutions in 2012. He was recently reelected to serve on the Vox Pupuli Project Management Committee.

In his free time, Tim enjoys good BBQ and ice hockey.

  • Why Open Source brings more value to business?
Timo Furrer

Timo Furrer is an enthusiastic Software Engineer currently working as a Senior Backend Engineer at GitLab. He is fascinated by Open Source Technologies and how they solve real world problems. At GitLab, he's working in the Configure Group which is responsible for developing Ops-focused features of GitLab that relate to the "Configuration" and "Operations" stages of the DevOps lifecycle

  • Empower everyone to manage Infrastructure with GitLab and Terraform
Tobias Grigo
  • pulp_deb past, present, and future -- Tell us what pulp_deb development should focus on next
Ton Kersten

Ton Kersten is a Linux consultant and trainer at AT Computing in the
Netherlands, since 2001, where he helps customers with all kinds of Linux
challenges. He also tries to teach them the Linux and Ansible way of life.

Ton has been addicted to UNIX since 1986 and to Linux since 1992 and he started
using Ansible in June 2012 (even before the Ansible company was founded) and
has contributed to the Ansible code.

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

  • Building an Ansible AAP cluster - Design and implementation
Toshaan Bharvani
  • Opening CfgMgmtCamp 2023
  • Opening of YAMLCamp 2023
Ulf Månsson

Ulf Månsson is working with infrastructure at the Swedish startup Adfenix. Spending most of his working hours to avoid to edit yaml files and get disturbed to fix broken stuff. He has worked with automation and configuration management since 2010.
Previous to Adfenix he worked at Volvo Cars and before that on Recorded Future, a threat intelligence company, where he was one of the co-founders
When not working you can now and then find Ulf driving his tractor

  • 10+ years experience of IDPs (Internal Developer Platform) to enable fast growing companies
Vernin Olivier

Engineering Manager at SUSE, working on Kubernetes’s related projects such as Rancher. Builder of Updatecli, and Former Infrastructure officer of the Jenkins project. Olivier has extensive experience in building OSS tooling around infrastructure automation.

  • Cloud Native Dependencies
Viktor Kleen

Viktor is a mathematician turned software engineer. After almost a decade of
thinking about algebraic geometry and homotopy theory, he joined Tweag in 2022
to work on more concrete problems. A computer nerd from childhood, he has long
been interested in infrastructure as code methods to manage his fleet of
machines. Using functional languages and strong type systems to save his
configurations from himself, he is currently working on Tweag's Nickel project
to improve the way we deal with software.

  • Nickel + Terraform = ❤️
Vratislav Podzimek

A Software Engineer and a FOSS enthusiast. Used to work at Red Hat on RHEL and Fedora, especially the Anaconda OS installer and its storage backend and on UDisks2. Working on CFEngine at Northern.tech since 2018.

  • Using Ansible modules in CFEngine
Walter Bentley
  • Terraforming with Ansible
Yann Hamdaoui

I work at Tweag I/O on the design and implementation of Nickel, a configuration programming language in relation with the Nix package manager. I'm trying to bring programming language research to the field of DevOps, for reliable, sustainable and reproducible infrastructure.

  • Configuration as (Modular) Code with Nickel
Yvan Sraka

Yvan Sraka has a master's degree in maths and computer sciences applied to biology from the Sorbonne University in Paris. Having discovered C++ programming as a child, he is involved in open-source communities. His previous commercial experience includes working in 3D Graphics and Runtime design with Rust, Nix, and Haskell. He used to teach Systems programming, Architecture, and DevOps to master's students and design algorithm competitions and kids/teens coding workshops (where he helps them build small video games). He lives in Belgium, loves biking, hiking, climbing, and vegan cooking.

  • Using Nix to generate Docker images