I’m not a public speaker. In fact, i’m normally found either sitting at the back behind a sound desk or running round fixing technical problems.
In order to give something back to the group, and knowing it was a product I really like that i’d be able to come up with plenty of content, I agreed.
I titled the talk Virtualized Development Environments with Vagrant so I could go into the background and why you would want to use such a tool, as well as how to use it. I also gave a brief introduction to Intrastructure as Code and Configuration Management with Puppet and Chef.
The full contents were:
- Introduction to:
- Development Environments
- Why virtualize your development environment?
- Introduction to Vagrant
- Using Vagrant
- Vagrant Plugins
- Automated Provisioning (Configuration Management)
Watching it back, my public speaking and presentation skills do need quite a bit of work. However, given that it was a first attempt at public speaking, which is not natural to me, hopefully it was a good attempt. The feedback was good, plenty of people had positive things to say, questions and further discussion in the pub afterwards so that nice. I now also have some points to improve on.
The talk was video’d and available on Vimeo: