SaltStack Announces SaltConf15 Keynote Speakers

February 20, 2015 - Rhett Glauser

SaltConf15 makers-themed conference party and Salt Sprint details also announced

SALT LAKE CITY – Feb. 20, 2015 – SaltStack, the creators of fast and scalable orchestration software for event-driven cloud infrastructure, today announced SaltConf15 keynote speakers from SaltStack, IBM, VMware, XebiaLabs and CloudFlare. SaltConf15 keynote presentations will focus on systems management and automation of cloud, enterprise IT and development operations. SaltConf15 is the SaltStack user conference and will be hosted in Salt Lake City, March 3-5, 2015. SaltConf15 registration will close soon.

SaltConf15 keynote speakers include:

  • Marc Chenn, SaltStack co-founder and CEO;
  • Thomas Hatch, SaltStack co-founder and CTO;
  • Mac Devine, IBM Cloud Services vice president SDN Cloud Services and CTO;
  • Phil Jackson, Softlayer, an IBM Company lead technology evangelist;
  • Milind Gadre, VMware director cloud automation R&D;
  • Andrew Phillips, XebiaLabs vice president of products;
  • Matthew Prince, CloudFlare co-founder and CEO.

These keynotes have been added to the SaltConf15 speakers lineup which already includes 60 talks from SaltStack core engineers as well as from customers like British Telecom, OpenX, Clemson University, Lyft and

The SaltConf15 conference party is “maker” themed and is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, March 4. Join us for the Google Cardboard virtual reality experience, a Squatters Brewery home-brewing station, a NASA robotics demonstration, and interactive games engineered and built by Two Bit Circus. The same night, the Salt Sprint and SaltStack software development will take place across the hall from the party.

Thank you to SoftLayer, an IBM Company, Google Cloud Platform and Linode for their support of the SaltConf15 conference party and the Salt Sprint.

SaltConf will return to Salt Lake City this time at The Grand America Hotel, March 3-5, 2015. SaltConf15 registration is now open with group discounts available for teams of four or more working for the same company. A substantially discounted Grand America room rate is still available for SaltConf15 attendees.

The Grand America hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to Salt Lake City nightlife while being just a 30-minute drive from numerous ski and snowboard resorts and “the greatest snow on earth.”

SaltConf15 sponsors include SoftLayer, an IBM Company, VMware, XebiaLabs, Linode, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, EMC Cloud Services, Flowroute, GitHub, LinkedIn, ScriptRock, Sumo Logic, HP and USENIX, Verizon.

SaltConf15 speakers will share how they use SaltStack for cloud orchestration, event-driven infrastructure automation, server and virtual machine provisioning, and application configuration management. SaltConf15 speakers from companies LinkedIn, Cisco, Spot Trading and eHealth Africa will share case studies on their use of SaltStack for automating everything from Web-scale to small-scale infrastructure operations. In addition, SaltStack core engineers speaking at SaltConf15 will share detail on new and lesser-known SaltStack features while helping attendees understand how to best implement and efficiently use SaltStack software.

SaltConf15 offers an exclusive full day of pre-conference training at a significant discount to other SaltStack training options. SaltConf15 attendees who register for and take the pre-conference training receive a complimentary seating for the SaltStack Certified Engineer exam. Space in the training courses is limited.

SaltStack provides enterprise IT operations and DevOps organizations a central point of control to orchestrate and automate any cloud platform, data center infrastructure and application stack. SaltStack software helps businesses offset the risk of cloud and IT investments through increased infrastructure efficiency and improved software compliance and security.

SaltStack software was designed from the beginning to automate the management of Web-scale environments, large data centers and enterprise IT operations. SaltStack is used to control any public or private cloud infrastructure, providing autonomics that intelligently react to machine or human-generated events to keep mission-critical applications, systems and infrastructures available and secure.

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About SaltStack
SaltStack is a complete systems management software platform for fast and scalable automation of any cloud, application stack or data center infrastructure. Specifically, SaltStack is used by system administrators and developers to automate configuration management, private cloud building, public cloud orchestration and autonomic infrastructure. SaltStack won the Best of VMworld Gold Award for virtualization management, won an InfoWorld 2014 Technology of the Year Award, won the 2013 GigaOm Structure LaunchPad competition, was named a Linux Journal Reader’s Choice product in five categories, was named a Gartner 2013 Cool Vendor in DevOps, and was included on the GitHub Octoverse list for 2012 and 2013 as one of the largest, most-active open source projects in the world. For more information, please visit


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