Contributor Summit

We are holding our second Puppet Contributor Summit the day before PuppetConf 2014 on Monday, September 22.

This event is for both existing and new contributors to Puppet, related projects, and modules, and we would love to see the following people attend the Contributor Summit!

  • People who submit pull requests and contribute code to our projects
  • Community members working on related projects
  • People who contribute to Puppet Labs modules or contribute their own modules to the Puppet Forge
  • Key community members who answer a lot of questions about using Puppet
  • Long-time Puppet users who are interested in doing more

For this event, we will have two separate tracks:

  • Module Contribution Track
  • Puppet Core Project Contribution Track

Tentative Agenda

Joint Kickoff (both tracks together):

  • 9:00 - 10:00: State of the union - Luke Kanies, Eric Sorenson and Ryan Coleman

Module Contribution Track:

  • 10:00 - 11:00: State of Puppet Forge and Modules
  • 11:00 - 12:00: Lightning talks - short talks about contributions people are making
  • 12:00 - 1:00: Lunch
  • 1:00 - 4:30: Breakout into hacking tables focused on specific topics (like DevDay last year)
  • 4:30 - 5:00: Wrap-up session

Puppet Core Project Contribution Track:

  • 10:00 - 11:30: Open discussion about improving contribution process
  • 11:30 - 12:00: Lightning talks - short talks about contributions people are making
  • 12:00 - 1:00: Lunch
  • 1:00 - 4:30: Breakout into hacking tables focused on specific topics (like DevDay last year)
  • 4:30 - 5:00: Wrap-up session

If you are interested in attending, please register for the combined "Contributor Summit + PuppetConf" ticket.

Have you already registered? If so, here are a few things you should know!

  • Lightning talks: Do you want to give a lightning talk? These are very short presentations, usually 5 minutes. Start thinking about it now and come prepared if you want to do a lightning talk, since we’ll have a signup sheet on the morning of the event.
  • MVP Award: We are starting an annual MVP: Most Valued Puppeteer award this year at PuppetConf. We want to recognize community members who’ve made great contributions to the Puppet community over the past year. The winner will be determined solely by the Puppet Contributor Summit attendees. You’ll get a chance to put in your vote at the event; all you need is the first and the last name of the person you’d like to nominate.
  • Hacker Tables: We will also have hacker tables devoted to various topics all afternoon, so bring your laptop and plan to collaborate with other people on contributions. You might even want to come prepared to work on a particular module or core Puppet component that you're interested in improving.

Want to join us for the third Puppet Contributor Summit?