Config Management Camp 2024 Ghent

Aaron Williams

Aaron is a Sr. Developer Advocate with Ampere Computing & head of the Ampere/ARM64 Server Community and is a Distinguished ARM Ambassador, focusing on Servers . He has done similar roles with the Linux Foundation's Edge project and with the ASF. He is also an ex-SAP, where his last position was Global Director of SAP's internal maker spaces, called the d-shop.

  • Change Your Architecture and Save the World
Adam Jacob

Adam is the CEO of System Initiative. An engineering and product innovator, with decades of experience designing, building, and managing large production systems. He previously co-founded Chef Software, was the original author of Chef, served as CTO, and was on the board of directors.

He really likes this stuff.

  • What's new and cool?
Alayshia Knighten

Alayshia Knighten has many years of experience in the DevOps realm and currently works at Pulumi as a Customer Architect. Alayshia specializes in enhancing technical and team-related experiences while educating customers on their journey with and beyond IaC. In her words, “Getting things done while identifying how to accelerate at the person beyond the tooling is the real meat and potatoes.” She enjoys solving the “so, how do we solve that?” problems and meeting people from all walks of life. Her tiny hometown and Southern background inspire Alayshia. She enjoys hiking, grilling, painting, and making random bird calls with her father in her spare time.

  • Unleashing Potential Across Teams: The Power of Infrastructure as Code
Alessandro Franceschi

Alessandro Franceschi started his Puppet voyage in 2007 with version 0.21 while working as a sysadmin at the Bank of Italy.
Over the years he delivered Puppet training and consulting services for hundreds of companies worldwide, facing the code fixing of every single Puppet version upgrade and a lot of variegated refactoring challenges.
He is also the author of example42 Puppet modules, from the NextGen modules collection to Puppi, from Tiny Puppet to PSICK, he always liked to push and twist Puppet code to new and bold horizons, but that's another story.

  • Strategies for Puppet code upgrade and refactoring
Alexey Rusakov

Alexey is a Senior Solution Architect at Red Hat, specialising in infrastructure automation and integration for telecommunications, based in Amsterdam. Over 20+ years he was either building Linux systems or designing and developing software on top of Linux. Aside from his work at Red Hat, he's also a member of the Matrix technical governance team.

  • Introduction to Event-Driven Ansible
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.

  • Implementing configuration management primitives in 2024
Anca Ghenade

I have been immersing myself in the realm of Java since my university days, focusing primarily on developing enterprise applications over the past seven years. Recently, I have embraced the exciting and challenging field of cloud development, captivated by its immense potential. I now enjoy sharing my learning experiences through engaging demos that bring tangible value to others. I also appreciate the meaningful conversations and feedback related to user experience and use cases, as they enable me to contribute towards the product development efforts of my team at LocalStack.

  • Taming and Testing Your Cloud Infrastructure Locally, with Confidence
  • Cloud Integration Testing Made Easy with LocalStack and Testcontainers
Andreas Göransson
  • Software Bill of Materials from a Software Configuration Management Perspective
Arman Nourifar

Arman is a Site Reliability Engineer at RiksTV. He is a fan of automation and passionate about cloud solutions. His point of interest is IaC tooling and he has worked a lot in recent years with different IaC technologies and tools.

  • "Crossplane 101: From Declarative Dreams to Infrastructure Realities"
Arthur Coucke

Mainframe system engineer at Colruyt Group.

  • We're Millennials, we're system engineers, we work on Mainframe and we use Python
Bastian Schmidt

Bastian Schmidt is a software developer at Atix, Germany, and a working student completing his Master's studies at the Technical University of Munich. In the open source community, he contributes to Foreman, specializing in automation with Foreman Salt and the provisioning of Ubuntu machines.

  • Resource Management with the Foreman Resource Quota Plugin
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 my social engagement is primarily at

  • Puppet Community Day
Bernhard Hopfenmüller

Bernhard is Senior DevOps Engineer@sidion in Munich. He likes to built beautiful automated things using tools like Kubernetes, CI/CD, Cloud, Ansible, Python and Kafka. Whenever possible he also loves contributing back to the upstream community.
Furthemore he likes coffee, bowties and all kinds of geek stuff.

  • An opinionated-and-certainly-not-comprehensive overview of K8s-Operation-Tools
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.

  • CVE scanning of Foreman hosts
Bo Maryniuk

Software Engineer, EB Corbos Linux Architect, FOSS Aficionado

Bo is Linux Architect and Software Engineer at Elektrobit, driving to the success software defined vehicles. Before Elektrobit, he was working at SUSE Linux, where he helped building SUSE Manager, bringing SaltStack and Ansible to it. His motto never changed for the last 25+ years of career: If it is not open source and not packaged, then it does not exists!

  • Make Containers Small Again!
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 now works as a devops engineer at the Factory, a cloud consultancy in the Netherlands

HashiCorp 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 2023. He now works as a software engineer at where he builds infra structure for all their AI needs

  • Cost reconciliation in a post CMDB world
  • a Pint size introduction to SLO
  • Scraping metrics for fun and profit
Bryan Honof

Bryan's been interested in computing for as long as he can remember. Even studying electronic engineering, just to understand how a computer could add 2 numbers together on a transistor level.

Recently, he's been interested in the smaller details of operating systems. How they work, why they look they way they do, and why LISP machines never took off.

Please don't hesitate to approach him about anything tech, or music, related. But, be warned, he has a tendency to just keep on talking once he gets going.

  • Using NixOS to generate all kinds of images
  • Assumptions are killing my deployments
Carol Chen

Community Architect in the Ansible Community Team at Red Hat.

  • Ansible Collab - Ghent (Ansible Contributor Summit 2024.02)
Christian Stankowic

Since 2006, Christian Stankowic has enjoyed working with the grey boxes that are supposed to help you solve problems that you wouldn't have had without them. He is interested in Linux, virtualization and infrastructure as code. His favourite tools include: RHEL/CentOS, Foreman/Katello, SUSE Manager/Uyuni and Ansible. He also moderates the German "FOCUS ON: Linux" podcast.

  • Integrating Uyuni in Ansible and EDA

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. His daily-ish newsletter is at

  • We Fear Change
Daniel Bradley

Daniel is a full time open-source contributor with Pulumi – making clouds more accessible to developers, and making developers more productive.

  • Code Meets IaC: How to write Pulumi and OpenTofu Providers
Daniel Mellado

Daniel is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat. He’s been involved in several networking projects, such as Kuryr-Kubernetes (a CNI plugin which enables native Neutron-based networking in Kubernetes), MetalLB and recently he’s been tackling Edge, Telco NFV and Observability use cases. He’s been a PTL (Project Team Lead) at some projects in OpenStack, a member of the Kubernetes SIG Group and part of the panel for the Leveraging Containers and OpenStack. He's also acting as the main coordinator for the Fedora eBPF-sig-group.

  • Putting Ansible metrics in Prometheus because why not ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Dave Neary

Dave Neary leads the Developer Relations team in Ampere Computing, helping folks understand the benefits of Ampere processors (and Arm64 in general) for cloud applications. He has been a regular at FOSDEM over the years.

  • Overcoming technical debt in config management to move to heterogeneous architecture
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.

  • Putting Ansible metrics in Prometheus because why not ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Dennis Kliban

I am a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat. I've been working on Pulp since 2014.

  • Pulp User Group Meetup
Dirk Götz

Dirk Götz is working as a Manager for NETWAYS, still being as Consultant and Trainer at customers.
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.

  • Foreman Beginner Workshop
Don Naro

I'm Don, one of the Ansible community engineers at Red Hat. I like to talk about docs, automation, community, and gardening. I also drink a lot of coffee.

  • Automating project documentation for the win
Dotan Horovits @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 and cloud-native solutions, DevOps practices and more.

Horovits is an international speaker and thought leader, as well as an Ambassador of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Horovits is an avid advocate of open source and communities, an organizer of the CNCF Tel-Aviv meetup group and of Kubernetes Community Days and DevOpsDays local events, a podcaster at OpenObservability Talks, and a blogger, among others.

Currently working as the principal developer advocate at, Horovits evangelizes on Observability in IT systems using popular open source projects such as Prometheus, OpenSearch, Jaeger and OpenTelemetry.

  • Open Source Turns to the Dark Side?? I Told Ya!
  • Observability? It's a Data Analytics Problem, You Fool!
Dylan Ratcliffe

Dylan is the Founder & CEO of Overmind, a company that creates pre-mortems for infrastructure changes. He previously worked at Puppet as Professional Services Engineer and open-source contributor.

  • Opening the documentation trapdoor: There’s something down there
Elad Ben-Israel

After an amazing journey to create the AWS CDK, CDK8s, JSII and Projen, Elad has left the comforts of AWS to start a new company with the cute name of Wing. Wing's mission is to democratize the cloud by reimagining cloud development from the ground up (pun intended of course). Elad lives in Tel-Aviv with his husband and 6-year-old twins, and in his spare time attends Burning Man and sweats at the local CrossFit gym. Elad gave talks in front of large audiences at multiple conferences. Elad’s talks are usually heavy on the live-coding, because that’s basically the only thing he really knows how to do.

  • If Dev and Ops had a baby it would be called Winglang
Engin Diri

Engin is a Customer Success Architect at Pulumi and has been in the IT industry for over 15 years.

He started as a Java backend developer and later migrated to the fronted development.

This is where he found his passion for CI/CD, Cloud technologies and in particular Kubernetes.

Engin is a very curious person and loves learning and testing new technologies.

  • Hands-on with Backstage on Azure: From App Service to Azure DevOps
  • Social Event
Evgeni Golov

Debian Developer, Red Hat Engineer, ♥ automation

  • Generating Ansible modules for REST APIs without AI
  • Maintaining over 80 Ansible modules: 8 years later
Ewoud Kohl van Wijngaarden

Ewoud has been in the Foreman community since 2012. These days on behalf of Red Hat. He is also active in the Puppet community and a member of the Vox Pupuli Project Management Committee.

  • Foreman community update
Fabio Alessandro "Fale" Locati

Fabio Alessandro Locati - commonly known as Fale - is an EMEA Associate Principal Solutions Architect at Red Hat, public speaker, published author, and Open Source contributor. His main areas of expertise are Linux, containers (ie: Kubernetes), automation (ie: Ansible), security, cloud (mainly AWS and GCP), cloud technologies, databases, and networking.

With more than 15 years of working experience in the field, he has experienced different IT roles, technologies, and languages. Fale has consulted for many different companies, starting from a one-man company to Fortune 500 companies. This has allowed him to consider various technologies from different points of view, helping him develop critical thinking and understand very quickly whether a particular technology is the right one for a specific project or not.

Since he is always looking for better technologies, he also tries new technologies to see their advantages over the old ones and their maturity status. Some of the things Fale evaluates about every technology are the security, the ethical, and functional consequences of it.

Over the years he gave more than 50 talks about his work, the projects he helps in his spare time, IT ethics, and his vision of IT and security worlds.

He is the author of Practical Ansible, Practical Ansible 2, Learning Ansible 2, Learning Ansible 2.7, and OpenStack Cloud Security. In the spare time he helps in the Kubernetes, Fedora Project, Ansible, Wikimedia, Open Street Map communities as well as in many smaller projects on GitHub and similar platforms.

  • Where does your Ansible code come from?
Felix Frank

Felix was privileged enough to attend Config Management Camp from the very beginning, and has spent many years honing their knowledge of automation technologies and approaches. In 2023 they took the leap and switched from employed work at an ISP to freelance consulting and dev/ops work. Felix hopes to be able to make a living, and enough on top to fund some important activism projects.

  • Unstructuring your mind: Ansible vs. JSON
  • Your Business Isn't Green Enough
Florian Haas

Florian runs the Education business unit at Cleura, and helps people learn to use, understand, and deploy services like Ceph, OpenStack, and Kubernetes. He has worked exclusively with open source software since about 2002, has been involved in OpenStack and Ceph since early 2012, and in Open edX since mid-2015. He co-founded hastexo, a professional services company where he served as CEO and Principal Consultant until its acquisition by Cleura (then called City Network) in October 2017.

  • Quit Simplifying!
Graham Hayes

Infrastructure and Software Architect at Udemy.
Previously K8S contributor, OpenStack DNSaaS Lead and Technical Committee Member

  • Near Realtime Cloud Cost Monitoring - or why the internet is a terrible place to run a RCEaaS
Greg Sutcliffe

Community Archtiect, Ansible, Red Hat

Greg has been doing open source community work for over a decade, and is interested in how we make communication and processes better for communities and contributors. He's also interested in how we measure communities in a principled way, looking at the health of a community overall.

Away from work, Greg is also a gamer, 3d printer, tech hobbyist, and cook.

  • Ansible - State of the Community
Horacio Gonzalez

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

Horacio is VP of DevRel at Clever Cloud. 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.

  • Let’s dive into Kubernetes operator creation
Ian Ballou

I'm a passionate engineer for Red Hat who has worked on Katello for the past 5 years. I enjoy solving problems and working in the realm of open source. Outside of work, I'm also interested in music, biking, and photography.

  • Content Management Automation With Katello
  • Unlocking Katello’s Deeper Potential
James Nugent

James is a software engineer working on Hybrid Cloud at Apple. Prior to Apple, he has worked extensively in infrastructure as code including as the core maintainer of Terraform at HashiCorp.

  • Pkl is a programming language for configuration
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: Lambdas Are Here
  • Mgmt Hacking Day
Jan Bundesmann

Jan works is Senior orcharhino QA Engineer at ATIX - the Linux & Open Source Company.
He is specialized in infrastructure automation and has several years of experience setting up orcharhino in customer environments to automate their datacenters.

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.

  • Patch reporting with Foreman
  • Fun with downstream pipelines and artifacts in GitLab CI
JJ Asghar

JJ works as a Developer Advocate representing IBM worldwide. He engages in the IBM’s watsonx service, the Open Source AI ecosystem, and Kubernetes ecosystem with a focus on Red Hat’s OpenShift. He attempts to teach enterprises and users succesful skills to onboard to the AI and Cloud Native ecosystem though he learned his trade in the DevOps ecosystem. If he isn’t building high level automation to streamline his work, he’s building the groundwork to prepare for that need. He’s been an avid homelaber and self-hoster of open source software for years and gives back to that community as much as possible.

He lives and grew up in Austin, Texas. A father and husband, trying to learn to balance his natural nerdiness with family life. He enjoys a good strong dark ale, hoppy IPA, some team building Artemis, and epic Gloomhaven campaigning.

He has dove headfirst into Fedora since IBM buying Redhat, but still secretly wants FreeBSD everywhere. He’s always trying to become a better web technology developer, though normally just uses bash and python to get the job done.

  • Holy crap, that is crazy; how do I navigate it?
Joe Groocock

I work at Cloudflare as an SRE, working closely with a large Salt deployment spanning a global production fleet of servers.

  • Fixing Salt's atomic file access problem
Julien Riou

DBA since 2012 in the web hosting world. Open source DBMS specialist (PostgreSQL, MySQL). Currently Tech Lead in the databases team at OVHcloud, a major Cloud Computing provider in Europe.

  • Automating Internal Databases Operations at OVHcloud with Ansible
Jure Medvesek
  • Mastering Ansible Playbooks: Best Practices and Tools
Justin Findlay

I work at Cloudflare on the Platform Configuration team. We maintain the software that automates the provisioning and maintenance of all servers routers and switches in Cloudflares global fleet.

  • Implementing Post Quantum Crypto for SaltStack
  • Finding config management's place in the continuous delivery pipeline
Kai Lüke

I work on Flatcar Container Linux since early on and also had my hands on the Kubernetes distribution Lokomotive and the eBPF tool Inspektor Gadget and traceloop. As part of the Kinvolk team I joined Microsoft. In my spare time I'm maintaining GNOME Disks and have many ideas of software yet to be built.

  • Workshop: Getting started with Flatcar
Kendall Moore

Dedicated to optimization and designing effective workflows for continuous integration and continuous delivery, Kendall understands the melding of operations and development to quickly deliver code to customers. He gas experience with the Cloud and monitoring processes as well as DevOps development in Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. He brings a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and experience working as a DevOps Engineer since shortly after the concept was introduced. He also worked as both a certified Puppet Professional Services Engineer and a Senior DevOps Consultant at Onyx Point, Inc. He is currently the Chief Product Officer with Sicura.

  • Automating Compliance for Cloud Image Building
Kenneth Hoste

Kenneth Hoste, a.k.a. boegel, is a computer scientist and FOSS enthusiast from Belgium. He holds a Masters (2005) and PhD (2010) in Computer Science from Ghent University (Belgium). His dissertation topic was "Analysis, Estimation and Optimization of Computer System Performance Using Machine Learning".

Since October 2010, he is a member of the HPC team at Ghent University where he is mainly responsible for user support & training. As a part of his job, he is also the lead developer and release manager of EasyBuild, a software build and installation framework for (scientific) software on High Performance Computing (HPC) systems.

He is actively involved in the EuroHPC Centre-of-Excellence MultiXscale, in which the European Environment for Scientific Software Installations (EESSI) is being developed.

In his free time, he is a family guy and a fan of loud music and beer, frequently attending gigs and festivals.
He enjoys helping people & sharing his expertise, and likes joking around.
He has a weak spot for stickers.

  • Creating Throwaway Supercomputers in the Cloud with Magic Castle
Kief Morris

Kief Morris (he/him) is the author of the O’Reilly book Infrastructure as Code (third edition in progress), and is the global Head of Infrastructure Engineering Practices at Thoughtworks. He works with a variety of client organizations to design and implement cloud infrastructure management systems that enable their strategy rather than hinder it. Originally from Tennessee, Kief moved to London in the dot-com days and has been there ever since.

  • Moving from Spaghetti Infrastructure to Composable Cloud Environments
Kris Buytaert
  • Opening Talk
Lars Bendix

Lars Bendix is the organizer of and an associate professor at Lund University, Sweden. His main research interest is software configuration management and how it can be used to support various software development processes - like DevOps and Agile. As part of this he is the organizer of a Scandinavian - and Italian - network of configuration management professionals. He is also interested in agile processes and their pedagogical use in software engineering education.

  • Software Bill of Materials from a Software Configuration Management Perspective
Lars Getwan

After studying IT at the Berufsakademie Stuttgart, I was working with different monitoring tools for different companies since 1998.

In 2013, I fell in love with the open source monitoring solution Checkmk and kept working with it ever since. In 2021, I had the chance to join the company itself as a consultant.

Together with 2 colleagues and a lot of help from the open source community, I created the Checkmk Ansible collection.

  • Automating your Monitoring Environment with the Checkmk Ansible Collection
Leos Stejskal

Developer & Team Lead @ Foreman project, focusing on provisioning and host management.

  • Mastering Server Management with Foreman
Lubos Mjachky

I am a seasoned software engineer who worked in very progressive and energetic teams. During my studies, I gained knowledge in the field of information technology security and ventured to use complex neural networks for privacy preservation. Currently, I work on the Pulp project, a platform for managing software packages and repositories.

  • Efficient Container Image Management with Pulp and Pull-Through Caching

System Engineer for Infrastructure Automation @SVA GmbH


  • Same, same but different(ly alike)? Jet in comparison to Ansible.
Marcel Kornegoor

Marcel Kornegoor obtained his Master of Arts degree in Sound and Music Technology back in 2008 and has been a (huge) nerd for most of his life, but will probably deny it when confronted. Nowadays, he works as director of training at the Dutch open source and Linux specialist AT Computing. Being a technology-addict for around 20 years, Marcel provides training courses, talks and writes about cloud technology, DevOps, and other IT and open source related subjects that concern him. Most recently, he started to explore the world of yak shaving.

  • Bash shouldn't be bashed.
Marcel van Lohuizen
  • Getting the most out of your policies with CUE
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: In her free time, she teaches at Masaryk University in Brno and coaches young women in the nonprofit organization Czechitas on how to change their careers to IT.

  • Revamping Host creation form: Let's fix stuff together!
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.

  • Do you need Kubernetes to run your workloads?
Martin Alfke

Martin has been supporting customers for more than 10 years in planning, implementation, setup, development and operation of IT automation with a focus on Puppet and GIT as a consultant. As a trainer Martin likes to share his knowledge about Puppet, Bolt and Git and GitLab. His work environment consists of diverse clients in the telecommunications, health care, government and automotive sectors.

Prior to self-employment, Martin worked in the start-up, finance and online services environment. As an active member of the Puppet open source community, Martin helps with user questions and Puppet code development.

  • Why does THIS node have THAT config?
  • Puppet server scaling and performance tuning
Martin Simons

Martin Simons
1984 Mainframe, tie wearing IT guy
1998 Linux enthusiast / later trainer
2007 Specialism CFEngine
2014 Initiator CFEngine Debian-team
2018 As off, PostgreSQL, PostgreSQL, PostgreSQL
2019 My Coming Out, I am a IT Nerd!
2021 National Database for Corona QR codes
2022 PostgreSQL, PostgreSQL, PostgreSQL
2023 PostgreSQL and MySQL(!) @smals

  • The challenge of external data, enter Data
Mathieu Tortuyaux

Mathieu works as a Linux OS software engineer @ Microsoft mainly involved on Flatcar development (an open-source Container OS Linux distribution). He mainly works on the tests automation, release cycle and feature development. Outside of the work, he co-founded SRE France an association that organizes DevOps/SRE Meetups in France and co-created the SRE SummerCamp: a 2 days event mixing outdoors activities and SRE/DevOps talks.

  • Workshop: Getting started with Flatcar
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 are split between backend development, infrastructure development, and automation of all the things!

  • The incredible machine: when automation backfires
Matthias Dellweg

Matthias Dellweg is working as a software engineer at RedHat. His day job involves all areas of the Pulp ecosystem.

  • Generating Ansible modules for REST APIs without AI
  • Secure your Delivery Chain
Michael Lihs

In my professional journey, I work as an Infrastructure Consultant, driven by a certain desire to continuously expand my knowledge. I find great satisfaction in being part of truly cross-functional teams. Recent roles have afforded me the opportunity to dive deep into Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery. Outside of my professional life, I'm a father of two and an avid cyclist.

  • CI/CD Pipelines for Cloud Infrastructure
Michael Trip

Michael started with Linux when he was 9 years old. After working for several MSP's, and thus working with Windows, he was sick and tired of clickops. He changed jobs and devoted his professional work to solely Linux. He is working as a consultant at AT Computing and is mainly focussed on Kubernetes, containerisation of applications and "Gitops".

  • From application code to deployment: Automated building, Gitops and beyond.
Michiel Hamers

Michiel Hamers
Hello, I'm Michiel Hamers, a Solution Lead in Azure Cloud & Application Lifecycle Management, currently working at Ordina, a Sopra Steria company. I'm an IT-nerd, trainer, Microsoft Azure MVP, and passionate speaker with a relentless focus on cloud technologies.

💼 Professionally, I specialize in Azure, and I'm dedicated to simplifying complex cloud applications. Born to learn and share knowledge, I have spent over 20 years in the IT industry, starting as a Microsoft Certified Professional in 2002 and becoming a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) in 2021. In 2023, I was honored with the prestigious title of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP).

🎤 As a frequent speaker, you can catch me at various international events, including Azconf'22 in Chennai, India, and many more. I've shared my insights at Developerweek, FutureTech, and the PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit. One event I'm particularly excited about is the European Cloud Summit, a major gathering where I'll have the privilege of speaking.

🚀 My mission is to empower others with Azure expertise and cost management strategies, helping businesses thrive while being financially savvy. Whether I'm teaching kids the basics of code at CoderDojo or presenting at major tech conferences, my enthusiasm for the cloud and learning knows no bounds.

🏃 Outside of tech, you'll find me enjoying a 5K run and spending time with my family.

Let's connect, learn, and innovate together!

  • Dynamic Cost Modeling in the Cloud: Strategies for Optimal Cloud Management and Financial Success
Nejc Slabe

Nejc Slabe is a DevOps engineer with experience in Ansible, Kubernetes, networking, and security infrastructure. He began his automation journey with a simple idea to automate his infrastructure management pains, which started his adventure of automating everything that can be automated. Now he can't wait to help others do the same.

  • Enhancing Ansible Content within Open Source Projects
  • Mastering Ansible Playbooks: Best Practices and Tools

With a technical background, Nicolas is Head of Customer Services at Rudder. He helps 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

  • Hardening systems: from a benchmark guide to meaningful compliance
Niklas Werker

Niklas Werker is Technical Lead Ansible at SVA Systemvertrieb Alexander GmbH in Germany.

Having a background in automotive engineering, Niklas shifted his focus to DevOps Engineering. His passion lies in automation, IaC, Linux, Hybrid Clouds, CI/CD and open-source software.

  • Ansible Execution Environment Best Practices & Automation

Software engineer within the Foreman project for nearly 2 years.

  • Foreman Ansible
Patrick Debois

Patrick Debois is a versatile technologist with a breadth of experience across Dev, Sec, and Ops. Known for his aptitude in harnessing emerging ideas , he skillfully guides teams and advises businesses ranging from startups to enterprises in their journey. Recognized as a trusted ally among dev, sec, ops communities, and beyond, he is currently immersing himself in the world of AI & Machine Learning continuously pushing the boundaries of his technical expertise.

While Patrick’s technical appetite is vast, his affinity for people is equally profound. He possesses the rare ability to bridge perspectives, effortlessly switching between management and individual contributor levels and roles. This unique experience has led him organising the first Devopsdays in 2009. He is attributed to coining the term DevOps and co-author of the widely known Devops Handbook. In the past Patrick has worked together with renowned tech organizations such as Atlassian and Snyk. He currently wears both hats of VP of Engineering and Distinguished Engineer at Showpad.

He thrives in sharing knowledge, organizing numerous community events, and presenting at many more. He believes in transforming his learnings into shareable lessons, using this feedback loop to hone his skills and broaden his perspectives. Through open sharing and lateral thinking, Patrick is not just enhancing his professional growth but also contributing significantly to the evolution of the field.

You can enjoy his past talks on his youtube channel Or follow the firehose of learnings he shares on Twitter

  • Collaborative Intelligence - both AI and Humans in the loop
Philipp Krenn

Philipp lives to demo interesting technology. Having worked as a web, infrastructure, and database engineer for over ten years, Philipp is now the head of Developer Advocacy 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.

  • How to benchmark (poorly)
Raphaël Pinson

Raphaël is a Senior Technical Marketing Engineer 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.

  • Explore the World of Cilium, Tetragon & eBPF
  • eBPF-based Security Observability & Runtime Enforcement with Cilium Tetragon
Ricardo Carrillo Cruz

Ricardo is a Principal Software Engineer at Ansible/Service Delivery organization.
His current role is Productization Architect for Ansible Automation Platform, where he is focused on the delivery of
the various components of Ansible offerings.
Prior to that, he was part of the CTO Office Telco RAN team, OpenShift Networking team and Ansible Networking/Cloud team.
He has lots of interest in Cloud, Automation, Networking and CI/CD.
He is based in Granada, Spain, is happily married and has three wonderful kids that takes most of his time.

  • Automating Hybrid Clouds with Event-Driven Ansible
Ringo De Smet


  • Pulumi Community Room
Robert Waffen

Curious Gamer, Agile Enterprise DevOps and Enterprise Reverse Engineer.

  • Voxpupuli: Building Puppet containers on Github
  • Showcasing Ansible Semaphore
Rose Crisp

Meet Rose Crisp, an accomplished Senior Software Engineer on the Operator Enablement Team at Red Hat. With 15+ years of experience in software development, Rose has always been passionate about pushing boundaries and taking on new challenges. In 2019, while working for SAS Institute Inc, she leapt at the chance to work with a greenfield team that provided CI/CD services for application teams new to the concept. It was during this time that Rose discovered Kubernetes and fell in love with its world of possibilities. In 2020, she joined Red Hat to work with the Operator Enablement Team, where she has been a driving force in introducing Kubernetes operators and helping others passionate about Open Source and Kubernetes Operators. With a talent for teaching and a love of sharing her knowledge, Rose enjoys leading the Kubernetes Operator Framework workshops run by Red Hat. Get ready to be inspired by Rose's passion and expertise!

  • Simplifying Cloud Deployments with Ansible for React Next.js on AWS EC2
Sebastian Stadil

Sebastian Stadil is the CEO of Scalr, a Terraform Cloud alternative, and an OpenTofu project contributor.

  • Everything you need to know about OpenTofu
Sid Kattoju

Sid is a Software Engineer at Red Hat focused on the ecosystem experience around consuming and providing services in Kubernetes based platforms. He currently works with partners and vendors to develop Kubernetes native extensions by leveraging the operator pattern. Previously, Sid has worked at Ericsson where he was involved in transitioning legacy applications to the cloud by leveraging Kubernetes. He also worked on CloudStack, an open source system that can be used to provide infrastructure as a service and has previously presented a talk at ApacheCon 2019. Sid is interested in using the operator pattern to enable networking, storage and security aspects of the Cloud computing that you typically don’t get out of the box.

  • Simplifying Cloud Deployments with Ansible for React Next.js on AWS EC2
Stefan Joosten

Stefan is a Linux consultant and trainer working for AT Computing in the Netherlands. He started out carrying boxes and nowadays enjoys solving various IT challenges using open source software and training people in the use of Git, Ansible and Linux administration.

Some days he can be found tinkering with and repairing old computers at the HomeComputerMuseum in Helmond. He also enjoys sitting down with a good beer or whisky and spending time with his family and friends.

  • Ansible squeezed my Pulp
Thierry de Pauw

Thierry is a lean IT Engineer at the fintech startup Abbove. On the side, he founded ThinkingLabs, an advisory firm for optimising IT delivery while reducing stress, burnout and fatigue.

From time to time he is asked to conduct technology due diligence for investors to review the technology capabilities of 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.

  • Non-Blocking Continuous Code Reviews - a case study
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 over 11 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.

  • Creating Content for Ansible: What Is New and Ahead
  • 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.

  • Vox Pupuli - Community Update
  • Puppet hacks you didn't know you were looking for
Tim Speetjens

Tim combines developer expertise with system engineering skills to improve developer experience and quality of service for customers for products running on OpenShift and VM-based platforms. Starting his career as a developer, Tim transitioned into System Engineering, eventually embracing DevOps and automation, with a recent focus on Developer Platforms. Currently, he spends the majority of his time doing Terraform and Ansible to support developers in using OpenShift, Jenkins, Vault, Elasticsearch etc. effectively.

Tim loves creating things with paper like Origami or Papercraft, as long as the models are challenging enough...

  • GitOps with CUE
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.

  • Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform - What is it, what does it do??
Toshaan Bharvani


  • Opening Talk
Twan Koot

Hi! My name is Twan Koot and I'm 30 years old from The Netherlands. I'm a Principal Expert who's passion lies in creating and improving Cloud solutions to achieve high performing applications. I believe in a no nonsense approach in which quality should be number one. Apart from working on complex IT environments I like to drive my motorcycle and play videogames.

  • Dynamic Cost Modeling in the Cloud: Strategies for Optimal Cloud Management and Financial Success
Walter Heck

Walter is an IT professional with 20+ years of experience. He was one of the original co-organisers of Config Management Camp and the Infra DevRoom at FOSDEM. Walter has seen many roles in IT from development to DBA and sysadmin, to later founding a MySQL consultancy which grew into an infra consultancy. Now, he's co-founder and CTO of Helixiora, which focuses on data culture consulting and engineering

  • The Relevance of Data Mesh in Open Source Infrastructure Management