Engaging With The Puppet Community: From Noob to Guru* in Under a Year


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Puppet has a very active, and very broad community. Learn about the various aspects and channels for this community, and how one member leveraged this vibrant community to transform himself from a noob to enough of a guru as to be "the Puppet Guy" at work, and to be able to consistently be a top contributor in multiple community channels. With the variety of community channels available, anyone can not only easily get started with Puppet, but even those who have been using it a while can learn by teaching.

Lee Lowder
Support Engineer, Puppet Labs
Lee is currently a Support Engineer at Puppet Labs, where he trouble shoots and resolves issues for Puppet Enterprise customers. Prior to that, he was very active in the Puppet Community and used Puppet extensively at his prior job. While his educational background is in accounting, specifically operational audit, his professional career has consisted of technical support, retail sales management and systems administration. The core goal of operational audit is to improve effectiveness and efficiency, and this is the philosophy that drives him. He currently resides in Springfield, MO. "Automate All the Things!"

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Engaging With The Puppet Community: From Noob to Guru* in Under a Year

  1. 1. Engaging With The Puppet Community: Lee Lowder Support Engineer | Puppet Labs @FriedBob From Noob to Guru* in Under a Year
  2. 2. puppetconf.com #puppetconf • History of the Puppet Community • Current Resources • The Future Agenda
  3. 3. Cybernetic Ghost of Community Past (from the Future)
  4. 4. puppetconf.com #puppetconf ● IRC ● Mailing Lists ● Sparse Docs ● Learning Puppet Series DiscoveryHistory
  5. 5. The Current State A look at things today
  6. 6. puppetconf.com #puppetconf Ask Q&A site: http://ask.puppetlabs.com
  7. 7. puppetconf.com #puppetconf Expanded & rewritten docs: http://docs.puppetlabs.com
  8. 8. puppetconf.com #puppetconf Mailing Lists: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/puppet- users
  9. 9. puppetconf.com #puppetconf IRC: http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=puppet
  10. 10. puppetconf.com #puppetconf Redmine: https://projects.puppetlabs.com/
  11. 11. puppetconf.com #puppetconf GitHub: https://github.com/puppetlabs
  12. 12. puppetconf.com #puppetconf Twitter: https://twitter.com/puppetlabs
  13. 13. puppetconf.com #puppetconf Facebook: https://projects.puppetlabs.com/
  14. 14. puppetconf.com #puppetconf User Groups: http://puppetlabs.com/community/starting-a-user-group/
  15. 15. puppetconf.com #puppetconf LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/puppet-labs-inc
  16. 16. puppetconf.com #puppetconf LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/puppet-labs-inc
  17. 17. The Future of the Community A brief look forward in time
  18. 18. puppetconf.com #puppetconf The community is what you make of it. What do you want your community to look like?
  19. 19. Questions?
  20. 20. Thank You Lee Lowder Support Engineer| Puppet Labs @FriedBob Collaborate. Automate. Ship.
  21. 21. Follow us on Twitter @puppetlabs youtube.com/puppetlabsinc slideshare.net/puppetlabs Collaborate. Automate. Ship.