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Thursday, April 2 • 2:10pm - 2:50pm
There and Back Again: How We Drank the Chef Kool-Aid, Sobered Up, and Learned to Cook Responsibly
When we first began using chef at Parse, we fell in love with it. Chef became our source of truth for everything. Bootstrapping, config files, package management, deploying software, service registration & discovery, db provisioning and backups and restores, cluster management, _everything_. But at some point we reached Peak Chef and realized our usage model was starting to cause more problems than it was solving for us. We still love the pants off of chef, but it is not the right tool for every job in every environment. I'll talk about the evolution of Parse's chef infrastructure, what we've opted to move out of chef, and some of the tradeoffs involved in using chef vs other tools.

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Charity Majors

Production Engineering Manager, Parse / Facebook
Charity is a Production Engineering Manager on Parse at Facebook, happily building out the next generation of mobile platform technology. She likes free software, free speech and single malt scotch.

Thursday April 2, 2015 2:10pm - 2:50pm PDT
Mission City B1-B3