"Oscar: Rapid Iteration with Vagrant and Puppet Enterprise" by Adrien Thebo, Software Engineer, Puppet Labs.
Presentation Overview: When trying to debug software problems it's critical to be able to reproduce the original situation, and Puppet Enterprise is no exception to this. The Puppet Labs support team needs a way to rapidly reproduce customer issues across a wide range of operating systems and various versions of Puppet Enterprise. Oscar is a set of Vagrant plugins that handles machine provisioning and configuration to install Puppet Enterprise. It's designed to make building a Puppet Enterprise as simple as running `vagrant up`. While Oscar was originally built for supporting Puppet Enterprise, it provides a general platform for developing and testing against Puppet Enterprise. This talk will go over the history of Oscar, the current state, how it's used, and where to get it.
Speaker Bio: Adrien Thebo has been in the Operations/Software development field since 2005, starting at small IT shop in Boise, Idaho. He started at Puppet Labs in 2011 on the Operations team, and used Puppet to run the Puppet Labs infrastructure. In 2013 he transferred to the Community platform team, working with contributors to merge their contributions in Puppet Core. He develops and maintains a number of Puppet modules and tools around Puppet, and when he's not writing code for Puppet then he's probably blogging about it.