Agenda

Come for the Salt knowledge, stay for the Salty community.

Here’s a look at everything happening at SaltConf20!

8:30AM MDT
EVENT

Conference Opens

Log in to SaltConf20 as early as 8:30am MDT to be ready for the keynote kickoff at 9am MDT. See post-registration email for instructions on how to enter the conference.

9:00AM MDT
KEYNOTE

SaltConf20 Welcome Keynote

SaltStack leadership team

SaltConf20 keynote begins at 9am MDT and features Marc Chenn, CEO and co-founder of SaltStack, Tom Hatch, CTO and co-founder of SaltStack, and Purnima Padmanabhan, VP of Automation at VMware. The keynote will be immediately followed by several exciting community announcements and awards. Find out who will be our  SaltConf20 Salt Community Champion, Top Contributor to Salt, and SaltStack Top Customer!

10:15AM MDT
BREAKOUT

NetOps Automation with SaltStack and ServiceNow

Stoyan Markov, CTO at Do IT Wise

We’ll show how we use SaltStack and ServiceNow to enable end-to-end service orchestration with service function chaining/network service chaining capabilities

BREAKOUT

Fight Night: Salt Cloud vs Idem Cloud

Nicholas Hughes, CEO at EITR Technologies

Let’s get ready to rumble! Join a head-to-head comparison of Salt and Idem cloud capabilities in the context of Microsoft Azure.

BREAKOUT

The Future of VMware Open Source

Thomas Hatch, SaltStack Founder and Director of SaltStack Engineering at VMware
Dirk Hohndel, VP and Chief Open Source Officer at VMware

Learn more about VMware’s vision for open source and how Salt will play a critical role in the quest to empower customers to build their multi-cloud future.

BREAKOUT

Salted Atlassian Integrations

Kristoffer Granberg Cauchi, CEO/Founder of TurtleTraction Limited

We’ll showcase our Atlassian integration package that combines the power of Atlassian and SaltStack, giving you limitless options for Enterprise automation.

BREAKOUT

Creating an Automatic Management of Lambda Infrastructures

Giorgio Tavecchia, Data Engineer at Quantyca
Matteo Di Pierro, Data Engineer at Quantyca

Join this session to see how Salt can be used to address challenges in Lambda Architectures via custom practices for states development and testing.

LAB

Beginner Lab

Hands-on, instructor-led

This free instructor-led, hands-on lab is available for beginners still discovering Salt and those completely new to it. This lab will repeat during each breakout throughout the day.

Space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Request a spot now.

CONTEST

Salt Troubleshooting Contest

SaltConf20 attendees go head-to-head

Ready to show off your mad Salt skills? In this hands-on Salt troubleshooting lab, ten contestants will be presented with 12 scenarios; the first one to complete all 12 will score a SaltStack branded laptop bag and serious bragging rights. Request your spot now.

*The contest resets every session. Attendees may sign up to compete in ONE contest.

11:15AM MDT
BREAKOUT

Manage Networks and Applications Using Salt, Without Minions

Mircea Ulinic, Senior Network Developer at DigitalOcean

Salt is traditionally agent based or SSH agentless. Join us to learn how Salt Proxy can be used to manage network, services and applications—with no agent installed.

BREAKOUT

Why SaltStack is Automation for the Future

Elias Probst, Consultant at SSC-Services GmbH

I’ll discuss the past, present and future of Salt and show why its unique architecture, components and ideas will stand the test of time.

BREAKOUT

Building a Secure Enterprise with SaltStack SecOps

Alex Peay, Director of SaltStack Product Management at VMware

See SaltStack SecOps products in action and learn how they leverage the Salt automation engine to deliver continuous enterprise security and compliance.

BREAKOUT

POP into the Future with Plug-in Oriented Programming

Thomas Hatch, SaltStack Founder and Director of SaltStack Engineering at VMware

Join Tom Hatch to learn more about the POP (Plugin-oriented programming) project and how it’s revolutionizing micro-service-driven app development

BREAKOUT

Build a Self-Healing System with Event Driven Automation

Gareth Greenaway, Staff Engineer II, SaltStack at VMware

We’ll look at some real-life ITOps issues and show how Saltstack’s unique Beacon / Reactor system can help automatically remediate them.

LAB

Beginner Lab

Instructor-led, hands-on

This free instructor-led, hands-on lab is available for beginners still discovering Salt and those completely new to it. This lab will repeat during each breakout throughout the day.

Space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Request a spot now.

Contest

Salt Troubleshooting Contest

SaltConf20 attendees go head-to-head

Ready to show off your mad Salt skills? In this hands-on Salt troubleshooting lab, ten contestants will be presented with 12 scenarios; the first one to complete all 12 will score a SaltStack branded laptop bag and serious bragging rights. Request your spot now.

*The contest resets every session. Attendees may sign up to compete in ONE contest.

12:15PM MDT
BREAKOUT

Hands-on with Cisco Native Network Minions

Said van de Klundert, Network Automation Engineer at IBM
Nathan Rogers, Network Automation Engineer at IBM

A look into the Cisco Native Minion and how IBM uses SaltStack to manage complex network infrastructure

BREAKOUT

Using SaltStack To Configure Fortinet Firewalls at Scale

Felipe Lima Morais, DevOps Engineer at SSYS
Lucas Sanches, DevOps Engineer at SSYS

Learn how SSYS helps their clients manage a distributed set of Fortinet firewalls using the Salt Reactor system

BREAKOUT

State of The Docs: 2020 and Beyond

Derek Ardolf, SaltStack Senior Technical Writer at VMware

SaltStack has spent the year building the foundation for better documentation. But, what’s changed and what’s coming next? Attend this session to find out.

BREAKOUT

Migrating Your Project to POP

Tyler Johnson, SaltStack Staff Engineer at VMware

You’ve had the introduction to POP, but now it’s time to start using it! Come learn how to migrate an execution module from Salt into POP.

BREAKOUT

The Salt of Asterisk: a PBX platform built on Salt.

Max Litnitskiy, CIO + CEO at Odooist

I’m a seasoned Asterisk IP-PBX pro and I’ll demonstrate how I use Salt to do everything from installation / pkg management to blocking hackers on the firewall.

LAB

Beginner Lab

Instructor-led, hands-on

This free instructor-led, hands-on lab is available for beginners still discovering Salt and those completely new to it. This lab will repeat during each breakout throughout the day.

Space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Request a spot now.

CONTEST

Salt Troubleshooting Contest

SaltConf20 attendees go head-to-head

Ready to show off your mad Salt skills? In this hands-on Salt troubleshooting lab, ten contestants will be presented with 12 scenarios; the first one to complete all 12 will score a SaltStack branded laptop bag and serious bragging rights. Request your spot now.

*The contest resets every session. Attendees may sign up to compete in ONE contest.

1:15PM MDT
EVENT

Networking/Expo Hall

Expo hall is open to explore sponsor booths, network with other Salt community members and customers, participate in an AMA with Tom, connect with the docs team, meet other working groups, learn more about Salt, and so much more. One-on-one networking features are also available.

2:30PM MDT
BREAKOUT

SaltStack Demo Jam!

Thomas Hatch, SaltStack Founder and Director of SaltStack Engineering at VMware
Various SaltStack Experts

Time for something completely different! Watch SaltStack team members go head-to-head with rapid-fire demos that show off cool, helpful, or underrated Salt capabilities

BREAKOUT

Event-Driven Compliance

Matt Wanless, Director at Wanless Systems Limited

A foray into compliance-driven remediation and reporting using SaltStack Beacons and Reactors.

BREAKOUT

Salt Masters in AWS: A ‘cattle, not pets’ approach

Erik Richter, Systems Development Engineer at AWS

With help from a few AWS services, we explore ephemeral, CI/CD Salt Masters in the AWS Cloud.

BREAKOUT

Salt Evolution: From config mgmt to orchestration and beyond

Liam Greenwood, IT Manager, Research Computing at University of North Carolina

Learn how the University of North Carolina uses Salt to configure and orchestrate research clusters

LAB

Beginner Lab

Instructor-led, Hands-on

This free instructor-led, hands-on lab is available for beginners still discovering Salt and those completely new to it. This lab will repeat during each breakout throughout the day.

Space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Request a spot now.

CONTEST

Salt Troubleshooting Contest

SaltConf20 attendees go head-to-head

Ready to show off your mad Salt skills? In this hands-on Salt troubleshooting lab, ten contestants will be presented with 12 scenarios; the first one to complete all 12 will score a SaltStack branded laptop bag and serious bragging rights. Request your spot now.

*The contest resets every session. Attendees may sign up to compete in ONE contest.

3:30PM MDT
BREAKOUT

Ubiquitous Tech and the Banana Problem

Thomas Hatch, SaltStack Founder and Director of SaltStack Engineering at VMware

Bananas and IT infrastructure have more in common than you think. Join Tom Hatch for a discussion on the pros and cons of ubiquitous tech in a digital world.

BREAKOUT

Hacker Rights

Chloé Messdaghi, Point3 Security/WoSEC/WeAreHackerz

Learn why ethical hacking is a critical component of cyber security and how we can change the perception and the corporate policies that discourage it.

BREAKOUT

Tiamat: The power of distributable self-contained binaries

Randy Thompson, Sr. Software Development Engineer at GoDaddy

This talk will introduce Tiamat, provide insight into the challenges GoDaddy wanted to address with it, and demo the build and resultant tooling of the solution

BREAKOUT

Controlling and Securing Unix and AIX with SaltStack

Brian Ford, System Architect at Caesars Entertainment

In the gaming industry, IT automation and security are paramount. Learn how SaltStack is used to deliver policy-driven config and automation across AIX systems.

LAB

Beginner Lab

Instructor-led, hands-on

This free instructor-led, hands-on lab is available for beginners still discovering Salt and those completely new to it. This lab will repeat during each breakout throughout the day.

Space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Request a spot now.

CONTEST

Salt Troubleshooting Contest

SaltConf20 attendees go head-to-head

Ready to show off your mad Salt skills? In this hands-on Salt troubleshooting lab, ten contestants will be presented with 12 scenarios; the first one to complete all 12 will score a SaltStack branded laptop bag and serious bragging rights. Request your spot now.

*The contest resets every session. Attendees may sign up to compete in ONE contest.

4:30PM MDT
EVENT

Networking/Expo Hall

Expo hall is open to explore sponsor booths, network with other Salt community members and customers, participate in an AMA with Tom, connect with the docs team, meet other working groups, learn more about Salt, and so much more. One-on-one networking features are also available.

Tom Hatch

CTO and co-founder of SaltStack, Creator of Salt

Tom Hatch

CTO and co-founder of SaltStack, Creator of Salt

Marc Chenn

CEO and co-founder of SaltStack

Marc Chenn

CEO and co-founder of SaltStack

Purnima Padmanabhan

VP of Automation, VMware

Purnima Padmanabhan

VP of Automation, VMware

Joe Beda

Principal Engineer, VMware

Joe Beda

Principal Engineer, VMware

Alex Peay

SVP of Product and Marketing, SaltStack

Alex Peay

SVP of Product and Marketing, SaltStack

Dirk Hohndel

VP & Chief Open Source Officer, VMware

Dirk Hohndel

VP & Chief Open Source Officer, VMware