At SaltConf19 in Salt Lake City last November I stood on stage and announced SaltConf20 EU as the first-ever SaltStack user conference to be held in Europe. The dates and location were set for the week of June 8, 2020, in Geldermalsen, Netherlands at Sue B.V. headquarters. We opened the call for speakers and had planned to open registration two weeks ago.
We were also making plans for SaltConf20 US to return to Salt Lake City in the fall of this year.
Then coronavirus forced all of us to change the way we work and interact. At SaltStack we had no choice but to be responsible global citizens and put 2020 SaltConf events on hold.
In addition, all SaltStack employees are currently working remote as we do everything we can to implement social distancing and help flatten the curve. Virtual SaltStack will maintain normal operations while we continue to deliver world-class support, services, and infrastructure automation and security operations software to our customers.
We encourage the SaltStack community to be selfless and thoughtful by following guidance from local governments and health officials so we can get through this trying time as quickly as possible.
When life returns to normal we will communicate plans for future SaltConf events. In the meantime virtual SaltStack will substantially increase our online events and community engagement so we can all stay connected.
Connect with virtual SaltStack
- Join the SaltStack community (virtual community resources are being added every day)
- The SaltStack Virtual user group chapter is active with presentations from SaltStack engineers, contributors, customers, and partners
- Join the non-stop conversation in the SaltStack community workspace on Slack
SaltConf in 2020
- Binge watch SaltConf19 keynote and breakout session video
- Join the SaltStack Netherlands user group for the latest updates on SaltConf20 EU or the SaltStack Salt Lake City user group for the latest updates on SaltConf20 US
More “socially distant” SaltStack resources
- New virtual, instructor-led SaltStack trainings scheduled for both European and North American time zones
- The SaltStack webinar library is available live and on demand
- Subscribe to The Hacks podcast and listen to a new episode every week from Tom and Chunga
Thank you for your continued support of SaltStack. We look forward to seeing more of you virtually, for now. Stay healthy and be good to each other.