QA Consulting to host the first Puppet User Group in the North

puppet user group

This December QA Consulting will be hosting the first Puppet User Group in the UK outside of London.

The User Group will take place on the 2nd of December at our Academy in Salford Quays, Manchester and will provide you with the perfect opportunity to network with the QA Consulting and Puppet Labs teams, as well as network with many other Puppet Users.

We’re aiming for an informal event to gauge the technical community interest in further events and what those might look like, as well as a short talk on what Puppet Labs are up to right now in the UK, as well as a presentation from QA Consulting’s DevOps Tech Lead on “Puppet at Scale. ​Managing 1000’s of nodes and maintaining performance” and a PuppetConf regular speaker, Sam Bashton, Open Source Cloud Computing Expert, Bashton Ltd, who will be presenting “Puppet on Amazon Web Services”.

The event will start at 6.30 PM, expect to stay till around 8.30ish, we will have pizza, beers and some soft drinks for you all to relax with after a hard day’s work.

We will be looking to spread the Puppet User Group across the North to areas such as Leeds in the not too distant future.

If you are interested in attending the Puppet User Group or are interested in any future Puppet User Groups in the North please follow this link to our meet up page.

NETbuilder sponsors PuppetConf

slide1_992x530This October NETbuilder will be travelling to Portland, Oregon to sponsor PuppetConf. This year’s event takes place from the 5-9th October at the Oregon Convention Center.

Automating IT has become critical to business strategy. In order to stay competitive, we need to continually educate ourselves on the newest IT innovations that will boost our productivity and let us respond more quickly to business needs.

PuppetConf is a must-attend IT automation event of the year and provides you with five days of Puppet intensive knowledge. The best minds in technology congregate to discuss leading-edge thinking in DevOps, continuous delivery, cloud management and software-defined networking, to name just a few topics.

This years conference takes place over the course of five days; October 5-7th holds the Puppet training courses where you can attend a variety of sessions including an “Introduction to Puppet” and “Puppet Practitioner” as well as many others. This year’s Puppet Contributor Summit on October 7th where new and existing contributors of the Puppet ecosystem come together for a hack day.

October 7th sees the conference part of Puppet Conf kick off, here we will be presented with some great sessions allowing you to become familiar with Puppet, Puppet modules and related technologies to advanced tips and tricks for using Puppet, PuppetDB, Razor, Facter and more.

NETbuilder are excited to showcase our services at PuppetConf and make our presence in the market known.