Erika Heidi – Automation made simple with Ansible

Automation tools can save you a lot of time when dealing with server configuration and project deployments. However, some developers might feel slightly intimidated by the complexity present in tools like Puppet and Chef.

This talk will present you Ansible, a clean and straightforward automation tool created with focus on simplicity and efficiency. You will learn how to get started with Ansible and write your first playbooks to control one or hundreds of servers.

Erika Heidi (@erikaheidi) is a web developer / devOp working with PHP and Linux for over a decade. Author of the Vagrant Cookbook and open source projects like and, she worked many years as an independent developer, experimenting with a large diversity of projects and tools. Erika is an active open source contributor, speaker and writer, working now as developer advocate for DigitalOcean.

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Duration: 36:12
Publisher: DigitalOcean
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