Since 10 years Foreman gives system administrators the power to easily automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy applications, and proactively manage servers. Let’s all celebrate together! At the Foreman Birthday Event you will get to know the latest Foreman news, listen to interesting talks, try hands-on demos and get the chance to improve your hacking skills in our hacking space. Meet longterm Foreman community members, managers and contributors!

When? July 25, 2019

Where? In the famous Kesselhaus at NETWAYS GmbH, Deutschherrnstr. 15 – 19, 90429 Nuremberg

Admission free!


12:30 – 15:00 | Hands-on Demos and Hacking Space

Get help from some of the experienced people present, or just do some in-person hacking. Demo stations will deal with Orcharhino,  Katello, Foreman with Puppet & plugins, Foreman with Ansible & plugins.

15:15 – 15:55 |Rahul Bajaj & Ori Rabin & Greg Sutcliffe (Red Hat) – Community talk

16:00 – 16:20 | Quirin Pamp (ATIX) – The State of Debian Support

This talk will demonstrate the current state of Debian Support in Katello and show what will come next. Major Topics will be “APT package actions” (which has been merged), and “Errata Support” (which is hopefully next).

16:25 – 16:55 | Dana Singleterry & Rich Jerrido (Red Hat) – Meet the Satellite Product Managers and let’s discuss what is of most importance to you
  • Debian Support
  • Red Hat Vision for Ansible, and how we see tower and satellite relating
  • Red Hat commitment to Puppet
  • Container vision for foreman

This session will be lite on slides and focus more on the AMA styling so bring your questions and let’s have an open dialogue.

17:00 – 17:20 | Lennart Betz (NETWAYS) – Case study involving Puppet and Foreman

17:25 – 17:45 | Evgeni Golov (Red Hat) – Writing Ansible modules for Foreman and Katello

Foreman and Katello both have powerful APIs that allow efficient management of hosts, content and configuration.

This talk will show you how Foreman and Katello can be controlled using Ansible, with a strong emphasis on how to properly use the APIs from Ansible modules, including how to write, test and contribute own modules to the Foreman Ansible Modules collection.

17:50 – 18:10 | Ewoud Kohl van Wijngaarden (Red Hat) – The project’s social aspects

As a nice light talk to finish, Ewoud will look into the project’s social aspects like meetups, conferences but most importantly swag over
the past 10 years.

18:15 – Open End | Pizza, Drinks & good Conversations

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