SaltConf16 is only four weeks away

March 18, 2016 - Rhett Glauser

SaltConf16, the SaltStack third annual user conference, is only four weeks away. Here are a few reminders to help you effectively prepare to get Salted in Salt Lake City, April 19-21.

A very Salty hat

Salt the Universe
If He-Man and She-Ra attended any tech conference, it would be SaltConf16.

Make sure to join us at the SaltConf16 welcome reception on Tuesday, April 19 to make your own hat using one of eight radical SaltStack-themed, 1980s-inspired decals. And for SaltConf16 reminders wear your hat to the SaltConf16 conference party on Wednesday which will have even more wicked-awesome surprises while taking you back to the days of hanging out in your mom’s basement playing Zelda and watching Star Wars…those were the days. Follow @SaltStack on Twitter or Facebook for a sneak peek at other hat decals.

SaltConf16 Pre-Conference Training courses nearing capacity

All SaltConf16 Pre-Conference Training courses are new this year and several courses are nearing capacity. Here is a list of the training courses this year:

  • Predictive Orchestration with SaltStack (nearing capacity)
  • Tuning SaltStack (waitlist only)
  • Introduction to SaltStack Enterprise
  • Managing Windows with SaltStack
  • Developing Salt Modules and the Salt RESTful API (waitlist only)
  • Advanced SaltStack Concepts

Thank you to Linode, the SaltConf16 Cloud Sponsor, for providing cloud instances for the hands-on labs. And thank you to Google Cloud Platform, SaltConf16 Silver Sponsor, for providing cloud instances for the “Managing Windows with SaltStack” hands-on training course.

The SaltStack Certified Engineer exam will be available for free to SaltConf16 attendees who have taken SaltStack training or SaltConf16 Pre-Conference Training.

The next great Salt Sprint…only at SaltConf16

The next Salt Sprint will be held at SaltConf16. Sponsored by Adobe, with most of the SaltStack software engineering team in attendance, this Salt Sprint will get busy building new Salt modules and fixing bugs. Food, drink and fabulous prizes will be provided to attendees by SaltStack and Adobe. More details will be sent to SaltConf16 attendees about how you can get involved and set Salt Sprint objectives. If you plan to join the SaltConf16 Salt Sprint and already know you have a module to build or a bug to squash, tweet us at #SaltConf16 or send us an email at

SaltConf16 speakers and sponsors

SaltConf16 reminders includes 70+ keynotes and breakout sessions with dozens of SaltStack use cases presented by SaltStack customers and users and in-depth tech talks from the SaltStack brain trust.

Thank you to SaltConf16 sponsors IBM Cloud SoftLayer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, SUSE, Virtustream, VMware, Google Cloud Platform, Linode, PagerDuty, StackIQ, SumoLogic, XebiaLabs, Zenoss, Adobe, LinkedIn and Packt. Attend SaltConf16 and learn how SaltStack works with each of these partners to automate and orchestrate modern IT.