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Wednesday, October 9 • 10:15am - 10:45am
Expanding The Circle of Trust: Onboarding New Puppet Developers

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Over the past 6 years, the Puppet team at Walmart has on-boarded and enabled 77 Puppet developers from all areas of the organization. We knew from the start that our small team wouldn’t be able to do this on our own and needed to make it easy for others to learn and use Puppet. This investment has paid off as our first and second generation of Puppet developers have moved on to new teams to mentor other new Puppet developers. It has also enabled our core Puppet team to remain small and agile. In this talk, I’ll share:

● The process for onboarding new developers. How do you evaluate the current level of contributors and when do you know they’re ready for more?
● Guardrails for ensuring developers could change Puppet code safely and without fear or taking down the whole system.
● How to build spaces for learning through pair programming and hands-on learning through applying Puppet to a specific set of problems.

Speakers
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Martin Jackson

Distinguished Systems Engineer, Walmart
Martin Jackson has been an IT professional for almost 20 years. He has spent time in applications development, network engineering, and most recently infrastructure build automation.