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The March meet up for PHP Dorset brings something new to the event. This is our first meet up with a talk and following the vote from our February meet up, we're happy to announce the topic will be Vagrant + Ansible, from our speaker Michael Heap (@mheap):
“It works on my box”. “I don't have a day to help Dave set up his new PC”. “I swear I had the same version installed!”
Sound familiar? It was for me too before I started using Vagrant and Ansible.
Vagrant is a tool for automating the creation of virtual machines. Of course, that's only half of the battle - once you have a machine you need to configure it. That's where Ansible comes in.
Ansible is a powerful server automation tool (think Puppet or Chef, but with a much lower learning curve), allowing you to install software and configure things as you need in a reproducible way.
By the end of this talk, everyone will be able to go home and create a Vagrant box that installs PHP, Apache2 and configures an example website with a custom VirtualHost in under 30 minutes.
You may have noticed that our venue has changed. We will be meeting at Westbourne library for the talk, then walking down the road to our usual haunt of The Libertine for post-talk drinks and dicussion
We are very happy to welcome Michael Heap (@mheap) as our speaker for this event.
18:00 - Setup / Welcome notices
18:10 - Talk by Michael Heap (@mheap) on Vagrant + Ansible
18:40 - Q&A
19:00 - Social / Discussion / Drinks @ The Libertine