2014-10-28

DevOpsMtl – SaltStack and the PGP Web of Trust

This month we will be talking about SaltStack and about the PGP web of trust. As usual, the meetup is taking place at CloudOps, at 420 Rue Guy.

Food & beverages will be sponsored by Lightspeed POS. As usual, our sponsor for the space is  CloudOps.

This month we’re following the usual format. One long presentation, a shorter one, and perhaps some lightning talks.

Présentations

Building a web stack with salt-stack
Description: In this presentation we will build a and deploy a full web stack using salt stack to spawn and configure cloud instances.
Par Antoine Reversat (@crevetor, blog)
I’m Antoine Reversat, I currently work for a web development coop called Caravan where I mostly code in Python but I also manage the whole infrastructure there and I’m thinking about how to automate it more.
I have previously worked for Savoir-faire Linux, Ubity, Ubisoft and Fibrenoire.

The PGP Web of Trust – How Does it Work?
Description: All Public Key Cryptography (PKI) implementations rely on trust. Before Alice sends a secret message to Bob, she must trust that the public key she is about to use actually belongs to Bob, and not to Eve. PKI implementations such as x.509, which is the standard behind SSL, TLS and S/MIME, rely on centralized Certification Authorities (CAs), who issue digital certificates stating that Bob’s key actually belongs to Bob.
Putting all our trust in CAs has important flaws (hackers, governments,and frequently both), which is why another PKI implementation, OpenPGP, chooses to rely instead on a “Web of Trust,” where each user builds up their own trust relationships from the ground up and therefore does not rely on any central authorities. This talk will shed a light on how the OpenPGP web of trust works, covering such topics as: the distinction of key trust from key validity; the difference between ultimately, fully, and marginally trusted keys; the importance of keyservers and revocation certificates.
Par Konstantin Ryabitsev (@mricon, G+)
Director of IT, Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects and maintainer of the Linux Kernel web of trust.

Lightning talk: you?

If you’ve discovered something cool recently, and would like to share it with everyone, feel free to come do an impromptu 1m or 5m lightning talk. You can come as unprepared as you want. It’ll be fun!

If you’re looking for that special person to join your team, you’re welcome to come in front of everyone and pitch us about your awesome opportunities! We’re an equal opportunity group: you have 5 minutes too ;-)

The details
Please register on EventBrite to help us plan for the food & drinks.

When: Monday November 3rd. Doors open at 18:00, presentations start at 19:00
Where: CloudOps / RPM Startup Centre, at 420 Rue Guy
Who: Everyone who is interested in DevOps and delivering software reliably
Cost: Free
Food & drinks: To be determined.
Questions? Ask the whole gangAsk the organizers.

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