ACCU Wednesday 'An Introduction to Engage' Jeff Fischer

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ACCU Wednesday 'An Introduction to Engage' Jeff Fischer

Walter Vannini
When:      Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Topic:     An Introduction to Engage
Speaker:   Jeff Fischer
Time:      6:30pm doors open
         7:00pm meeting begins
Where:     Symantec
         VCAFE building
         350 Ellis Street (near E. Middlefield Road)
         Mountain View, CA 94043
Map:       <>
Directions: VCAFE is accessible from the semicircular courtyard between Symantec buildings <>
Cost:      Free
More Info: <>

Engage is a new open-source, Python-based platform for deploying and managing applications, either on your own servers or in the public cloud. It automates server provisioning, application installation, configuration, and upgrades. The technology behind engage combines ideas from Linux package managers, constraint solvers, and existing deployment frameworks such as Puppet or Chef. In this talk, we will look into the design of Engage, how to use Engage, and how to extend it. The talk will conclude with a discussion on lessons learned, including the use of domain specific languages, software evolution, and testing strategy.

Engage is available under the Apache License at

Jeff is a co-founder of genForma, a startup building a Platform as a Service offering on top of Engage.

Meetings are open to the public and are free of charge.


The ACCU meets monthly. Meetings are always open to the public and are free of charge. To suggest topics and speakers please email Walter Vannini via [hidden email]

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