Dashboard is a popular tool for web-based management of Puppet Nodes. In late 2012, Puppet Labs proposed passing Dashboard on to a community maintainer, and I volunteered. This session will cover two major topics: how to get involved with Puppet projects on an open source basis, and about what's new in Dashboard 2.0. Learn how you can use Dashboard, how to integrate it as an External Node Classifier, and some common pitfalls. Find out what's next for the Dashboard as PuppetDB and Hiera mature.
Senior Software Engineer, BrightRoll
Aaron Stone is a software engineer at BrightRoll, where he works on both product and infrastructure development. Aaron recently lead the work on Puppet Dashboard 2.0, bringing it up to date with Ruby on Rails 3. Aaron's roots in open source software and polyglot coding skills inform his passion for digging into the full stack of software, hardware, and gear that mediate between his code and his users.
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