Request Tracker Bootcamp

Jesse Vincent (Keyboardio)
Location: E143/E144
Tags: rt
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)

Request Tracker (RT) is an enterprise-grade ticketing system. It’s designed to help your organization track what needs to get done and what still needs doing. From basic customer service to advanced back-office workflows, RT is flexible enough to keep your processes smooth and effective.

This tutorial, geared for systems administrators, will help you evaluate your issue tracking and workflow needs and show you how to deploy a new RT instance or better utilize your existing instance to help your organization get more done with little customization or retraining.

This tutorial will cover:

  • Evaluating and specifying your issue tracking and workflow needs
  • Minimally invasive use of RT to improve workflow without adding overhead
  • Server sizing, database choices and deployment planning
  • Backup and restore operations
  • Basic RT configuration
  • Email integration
  • Application and server security best practices
  • Integrating RT with other tools and systems
  • Day to day administration and housekeeping
  • Deploying pre-built RT extensions and customizations
  • Basic customizations and development to meet in-house needs
  • Using RTFM to make keep customer interaction quick, consistent and high-quality

This tutorial will focus on RT 3.8, but much of the material is equally applicable to older releases.

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Jesse Vincent


Jesse Vincent is the author of <href=“”>RT and Hiveminder and the founder of Best Practical Solutions, LLC, a company dedicated to open tools to help people and organizations keep track of what needs doing, when it gets done, and who does it. Before founding Best Practical, Vincent worked as the systems lead for a now-defunct dotcom and as a software designer at Microsoft.

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Tarus Balog
07/21/2010 12:49am PDT

I really enjoyed this tutorial, and it was refreshing to see such powerful software developed under a truly free and open business model.

Matthew Richardson
07/20/2010 10:02am PDT

Jesse provided a great intro to RT. He easily could have spent eight hours covering the material.

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