n|u Puliya, really short courses for skill bridging.

Puliya means culvert or a small bridge in Hindi.

We have been getting constant feedback about our null Humla and null Bachaav sessions. The feedback is both ways and almost all the champions are of the opinion that there are some essential non-security skills that are sorely lacking in a lot of attendees.

To "bridge" this gap in skills of our members attending the sessions we are starting null Puliya. The idea is to bridge the skill gap and get our members ready to take on advanced topics covered in null Humla and null Bachaav.

Proposed sessions for this event:

  • Getting started with the Vagrant + Ansible by Akash Mahajan
Note: The session details including schedule are available below.

What are we going to cover

  1. How to get started using Vagrant to automate creation of virtual machines(VMs)
  2. How to get started using Ansible to automate installation of software on VMs
  3. Using the VMs

You should attend if you are someone

  • Who is new to Vagrant
  • Who is new to Ansible
  • Who would like to quickly create VMs for testing and playing around

You should not attend if you are someone

  • Already using Vagrant and Ansible
  • Already familiar with building and using VMs through automation
  • Wants to learn this for production use

Hour 1

Getting Started Using Vagrant

  1. Installation of Vagrant
  2. Basic usage by creating a new VM
  3. Explanation on why using Vagrant is awesome
  4. Creating a network of 2 nodes using Vagrant commands

Hour 2

Getting Started Using Ansible

  1. Installation of Ansible
  2. Basic usage by using the ping module
  3. Explanation on why using Ansible is awesome as well
  4. Integration with Vagrant

Hour 3 and Hour 4

Getting Productive with Vagrant

  1. Using Boxes
  2. Sharing Boxes
  3. Using Atlas

Getting Productive with Ansible

  1. Using Roles and Playbooks
  2. Using Galaxy
  3. Bringing it all together

Take Aways

  • If you do all the practicals you will go home with a basic pentesting lab


Attendees who would like to work along;

  1. Your own Laptop/Desktop
  2. Ability to install software with admin privileges
  3. Enough free RAM (4 GB is great, 2 GB is meh!)
  4. Enough free Disk Space (20 GB is great, 5 GB is meh!)
  5. Internet will be provided at the venue
  6. Installation software will be provided


Open to All

Date Saturday September 23 2017
Chapter Bangalore
Registrations 37
Max Registrations 50
Event Type Open to Everybody
Start Time 10:00 AM
End Time 02:00 PM

Session Schedule

Name Speaker Start Time End Time Resources
Getting started with the Vagrant + Ansible Akash Mahajan 10:00 AM 02:00 PM


No. 33, Prestige Dynasty Ulsoor Road, Sivanchetti Gardens
Yellappa Chetty Layout, Sivanchetti Gardens
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560042

  1. Please bring a Government issued ID card (Pan, Driving license, etc) for entry into the compound.
  2. Laptops have to be declared with serial numbers at the building security.