SaltConf18 Agenda

SaltConf18 At a Glance

SaltConf18 is a gathering designed to help systems administrators, cloud architects, enterprise IT operators, site reliability engineers, IT directors, and IT managers more effectively manage and secure data center infrastructure using SaltStack event-driven automation.

SaltConf18 will include four full days of pure SaltStack goodness, now including two days of pre-conference training on Monday, Sept. 10, and Tuesday, Sept. 11. The main conference runs Sept. 12–13 and includes keynotes, breakout sessions, and valuable training from SaltStack customers and users, core engineers, and partners.

Pre-Conference Training

SaltConf18 offers twelve new and unique pre-conference training courses led by SaltStack certified trainers and engineers. Build your personalized course agenda from content designed for skill levels from beginner to advanced. Only SaltConf18 main conference attendees can add a one or two-day SaltConf18 Pre-Conference Training package to their registration.

SaltStack Certified Engineer Exam

A sitting for the SaltStack Certified Engineer exam will be made available on site and is free to SaltConf18 Pre-Conference Training attendees. Check the agenda for exam registration times and go to the SaltConf18 registration desk for further instructions.

SaltConf18 Welcome Reception

Tuesday night join SaltStack and the SaltConf18 sponsors as they spice up your evening with food, drink, and networking in the SaltConf18 expo hall. Kick back, relax, and get energized for the launch of SaltConf18!

Salty Bird Working Groups

On Wednesday and Thursday during meals and at the conference party, we will organize Salty Bird working groups around topics like network automation, cloud management, event-driven automation, testing and security & compliance. Or attendees can suggest and organize their own working group topics. Use this opportunity to connect with like-minded SaltStack experts, share knowledge and build valuable networks within the Salt community.

Keynotes and Breakout Sessions

SaltConf18 days three and four will consist of more than 60 customer case studies, technical deep dives, and keynotes and will provide unique opportunities to hack and network with the SaltStack community, customers, partners, and employees. Register now to reserve your seat for all four days of SaltConf18.

SaltConf18 Conference Party and Salty Bird Working Groups

Wednesday night is the SaltConf18 conference party! This is your opportunity to eat, drink, and network. We’ll also provide an opportunity to continue the Salty Bird working group conversations begun during lunch.

Agenda Overview

Pre-Conf Training Day One - Monday, Sept. 10

9AM-7PM Registration & Info Desk Open
9:00AM- 10:00AM Continental Breakfast
10:00AM-12:00PM Pre-Conference Training Courses
12:00PM-1:00PM Lunch
1:00PM-3:00PM Pre-Conference Training Courses
3:00PM- 3:15PM Coffee Break
3:15PM-5:15PM Pre-Conference Training Courses
5:15PM-6:15PM SaltStack Certified Engineer Exam registration open
6:00PM-8:00PM SaltConf18 Networking Reception

Pre-Conf Training Day Two - Tuesday, Sept. 11

9AM-7PM Registration & Info Desk Open
9:00AM- 10:00AM Continental Breakfast
10:00AM-4:00PM Write the Docs – Salt Docs Sprint
10:00AM-12:00PM Pre-Conference Training Courses
12:00PM-1:00PM Lunch
1:00PM-3:00PM Pre-Conference Training Courses
3:00PM- 3:15PM Coffee Break
3:15PM-5:15PM Pre-Conference Training Courses
5:15PM-6:15PM SaltStack Certified Engineer Exam registration open
6PM-8PM SaltConf18 Welcome Reception & Expo Hall


Main Conference - Wednesday, Sept. 12

8AM-8PM Registration & Info Desk Open
8AM-8:45AM Breakfast & Expo Hall
9AM-10:30AM General Session Keynotes
10:45AM-12:30PM Breakout Sessions
12:30PM-1:45PM Lunch & Expo Hall / Salty Bird working groups / SaltStack Certified Engineer Exam registration open
1:45PM-5:30PM Breakout Sessions
6:30PM–9PM SaltConf18 Party & Expo Hall / Salty Bird working groups

Main Conference - Thursday, Sept. 13

8AM–3:30PM Registration & Info Desk Open
8AM- 8:45AM Breakfast & Salty Bird working groups
9AM–10:30AM General Session Keynotes
10:45AM–12:30PM Breakout Sessions
12:30PM-1:45PM Lunch / Salty Bird working groups / SaltStack Certified Engineer Exam registration open
1:45PM–3:30PM Breakout Sessions
3:45PM–4:30PM Q&A with the SaltStack Engineering Leadership team

Register for SaltConf18

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Stay at Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, the official SaltConf18 hotel

Contact the SaltConf18 registration team at 720-722-7398 or saltconf@saltstack.com to check on room reservation availability.