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Tuesday, March 31
 

7:00am

Registration
Please bring photo ID to the registration desk when picking up your workshop or conference pass.  Registration is located in the Santa Clara Convention Center main foyer, directly in front of the Exhibit Hall.

Tuesday March 31, 2015 7:00am - 7:00pm
TBA

8:00am

Breakfast
Tuesday March 31, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am
TBA

9:00am

Workshop - Introduction to Chef Analytics Platform

This is a hands-on tutorial that will cover the basics everyone needs to know to start leveraging the Analytics Platform.  

Hands-on exercises throughout the tutorial will reinforce the material discussed.  The agenda will cover:

  • Introduction to the Analytics Platform

  • Installing the Analytics Platform

  • Using the Analytics Platform

  • Customizing reports

  • Additional resources for building custom reports and integrations


Speakers
avatar for Scott Ford

Scott Ford

Solutions Engineer, CHEF
As a member of the Solutions Engineering Team at Chef, Scott Ford spends most of his time working with Chef customers helping them be successful with Chef. When not working with customers he is spending time absorbing the latest ticks of the trade from his amazing coworkers. Prior to Chef Scott was a Linux Systems Administrator for various startups and larger enterprise companies. When not working, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and two... Read More →


Tuesday March 31, 2015 9:00am - 12:30pm
Rm 208

9:00am

Workshop: Continuous Systems engineering with Jenkins and Chef
Just as developers leverage Continuous Delivery using Jenkins to automate application deployments, system engineers can define their continuous delivery pipelines to build, test and deploy their Chef recipes to speed up delivery and improve code quality.

In this workshop you’ll see how you can leverage Jenkins to build efficient pipelines including:

1. Validated merge -> Avoiding committing broken code
2. Code review -> Peer reviewing
3. Access controls -> Limit access to environments or recipes based on permissions
4. Automated Testing -> Code quality
5. Tracking -> Tracking application deployments from Jenkins

Speakers
UA

Udaypal Aarkoti

Director, Solution Architecture, CloudBees, Inc.


Tuesday March 31, 2015 9:00am - 12:30pm
Rm 212

9:00am

Chef Community Summit

The Chef Community Summit is a unique opportunity for open-source user and contributors,of all experience levels to come together with Chef engineers and share their passion and excitement for Chef.

This event is an Open Space event where participants propose topics, organize an agenda, and meet in groups to discuss and work on the ideas that are most important to the community.


Tuesday March 31, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Grand G/H

9:00am

AWS Essentials with Chef: Hosted by AWS

AWSome Days are one-day training events designed to educate technical users on the AWS cloud. This workshop will be led by AWS and supported by Chef to provide a step-by-step introduction to the core AWS services for compute, storage, database, networking and Chef automation.  By the end of the day, attendees will have a deeper understanding of AWS infrastructure and application services and be ready to build and deploy scalable, secure applications on the AWS Cloud.

Course Agenda:

  • Welcome
  • Intro to AWS
  • AWS Storage & Content Delivery
  • AWS Compute Services & Networking
  • AWS Managed Services & Database
  • AWS Deployment & Management
  • Managing AWS App Stack Deployments with Chef
  • Ask an AWS Architect & Ask a Chef Architect

Speakers
NL

Noelle LaCharite

Training Manager, Americas, AWS Training and Certification
GM

George Miranda

Partner Evangelist, CHEF
George Miranda is a Partner Evangelist with Chef Software.  He's made a career working as a Web Operations engineer for over 15 years at a variety of small dotcoms and large enterprises by obsessively automating every process he can.  He now practices Infrastructure as Code and believes in applying the same Software Development Life Cycle practices used to manage application code to infrastructure as well.  He helps Chef... Read More →


Tuesday March 31, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Rm 201

9:00am

Workshop - Building a Continuous Deployment Pipeline with Chef

Armed with a fairly simple cookbook, we’ll build a full pipeline for automating the testing and deployment of the cookbook from the developer’s workstation through to a production environment with stops along the way for linting, unit testing, peer review, and acceptance testing.

Hands-on exercises throughout the tutorial will reinforce the material discussed.  The agenda will cover:

  • Overview of our basic cookbook

  • A path to continuous delivery

  • Deploying Jenkins with Chef

  • Adding jobs to Jenkins

  • Building a pipeline for Cookbook testing and deployment

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Johnson

Bryan Johnson

Solutions Engineer, CHEF
Bryan is a Solutions Engineer at CHEF. Before working at CHEF, he held many roles ranging from writing embedded software to building continuous integration pipelines. He enjoys DIY home improvement projects, camping, and sub-chef skilled cooking (with food).


Tuesday March 31, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Rm 209/210

9:00am

Workshop - Dev4Ops4Dev

So, you’re a developer finding yourself doing more and more operations?  Or maybe you’re in operations and finding yourself doing a lot more work that feels like development.  If that’s you, then this is the workshop you’re looking for!  Join us as we discuss various things that will help developers build and operate more operational applications and help operations engineers leverage best practices followed by developers.

We’ll cover lots of topics -- some will be developer-focused, some operations-focused, and some will be difficult to categorize as one or the other.  One thing is certain, all of these topics will help you and your team build more delightful applications!

Some topics that will likely be covered:

  • Version Control

  • Packaging

  • Test-driven development

  • User-management

  • Monitoring

  • Central Logging

  • Caching and CDNs

  • Working in the cloud

  • Local development

  • Data persistence

  • Introduction to Webservers and Load Balancers

Speakers
avatar for Ben Rockwood

Ben Rockwood

Director, IT & Operations, CHEF
Ben Rockwood is the Director of IT & Operations at Chef.  He has been a UNIX System Administrator for over 20 years and an Operations Management junkie for the last 8.  Between 2006 and 2014 he was the Director of Operations at Joyent, one of the first IaaS Cloud providers. He recently moved to Seattle with his super-hot wife and their 5 children.
avatar for Nell Shamrell

Nell Shamrell

Software Development Engineer, CHEF
Nell Shamrell-Harrington is a Software Development Engineer at CHEF, focusing on the Supermarket open source product. She also sits on the advisory board for the University of Washington Certificate in Ruby Programming. She specializes in Chef, Ruby, Rails, Regular Expressions, and Test Driven Development and has traveled the country speaking on these topics. Prior to entering the world of software development, she studied and worked in the... Read More →
avatar for Clinton Wolfe

Clinton Wolfe

DevOps Practice Lead, OmniTI
Clinton Wolfe leads the DevOps Practice at OmniTI, which means he voluntarily chooses to go into heavily siloed, dysfunctional organizations and try to get them to talk to each other with as few stabbings as possible. He's especially interested in testable infrastructure, and the processes needed to support quality throughout the application lifecycle. He is also a Daddy.


Tuesday March 31, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Rm 205

9:00am

Workshop - Introduction to Chef - Managing Linux

This is a hands-on tutorial that will cover the basics you need to know about how to use Chef for system and infrastructure management.  We’ll  get you started automating your infrastructure, then take a look at some of the next steps you’ll take on your journey.

Hands-on exercises throughout the tutorial will reinforce the material discussed. The agenda will cover:

  • Overview of Chef

  • Describing desired configuration with Chef resources

  • Describing infrastructure policies using recipes

  • Creating a sandbox for testing infrastructure policies

  • Write tests to automatically verify system state

  • Introducing the Chef Server

  • Further resources and references


Speakers
avatar for Elon Bar-Evan

Elon Bar-Evan

Technical Trainer, CHEF
Elon Bar-Evan has been in cloud-based and configuration-management technologies since 2009.  Elon teaches the people and the collective “a-ha” moment is what drives Elon in the world of technology. His belief that learning is incredibly simple and that you can learn most any skill pushes him to teach programming to 8-year olds, snowboarding to blind people and to teach Chef to the world.


Tuesday March 31, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Rm 204

9:00am

Workshop - Introduction to Chef - Managing Windows

This is a hands-on tutorial that will cover the basics you need  to know about how to use Chef to manage  Windows systems.  We’ll  get you started automating your Windows infrastructure, and then take a look at some of the next steps you’ll take on your journey.

Hands-on exercises throughout the tutorial will reinforce the material discussed. The agenda will cover:

  • Overview of Chef

  • Set-up a local workstation with Chef and connect to a Chef server

  • Create a new cookbook to manage a basic website with IIS

  • Refactor the cookbook to explore additional features of Chef

  • Tying it all together - wrap–up of the work performed

  • Further resources and references


Speakers
avatar for Franklin Webber

Franklin Webber

Training Team Lead, CHEF
College dropout, turned instructor who found software development because everything else in his life was going too well. Forged by the fires of tech support, quality assurance and software development, he now brings technology to the hungry, sullied masses with raw energy, immeasurable empathy and a strong injection of humor.


Tuesday March 31, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Rm 206

9:00am

Workshop - Lean Teams: Fueling the love of Continuous Delivery

Building and delivering technology is not just about putting hands on keyboards to make awesome things happen. There are organizational, process, and other concerns that need to be considered. Lean Team practices will require buy-in across the entire organization. This workshop will be a discussion of some of the ways you can help “build and promote” Lean Teams within your organization, how to build highly aligned autonomous teams, how to align around the ‘next right thing’, how to measure and visualize effort, how to learn from failure, and how to manage workloads across various projects.

This full-day workshop will help answer lots of questions including:

  • How do we help teams collaborate?
  • How do we foster a learning environment?
  • How do we respond to incidents?
  • How do we learn from failure?
  • How do we manage the work that’s constantly being added to our queue?
  • How do we make the work we’re doing and our capacity constraints visible?

Tuesday March 31, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Rm 202

9:00am

Workshop - Multi-node Deployments with Chef

Once you’ve covered the basics with Chef you’ll be ready to start deploying real-world applications and infrastructure.  This is a hands-on workshop where you’ll get the opportunity to do just that!  We’ll provide application code and compute resources.  Your job is to write the necessary Chef code to get the application deployed in a multi-tier architecture.  This hands-on workshop will have the feel of a hack day.  There won’t be one correct solution, but there will be plenty of people on hand to answer your questions, provide some guidance, and share in your success.  This is the perfect workshop for someone who wants a little directed time to hack on Chef.



Speakers
avatar for Kennon Kwok

Kennon Kwok

Solutions Engineer, CHEF
Kennon is a Solutions Engineer at CHEF. Prior to working at CHEF, he worked at startups helping teams automate code deployments using various tools. In his non-Chef time, he stays busy chasing after his 2 year old boy. He also loves geeking out with Raspberry Pi's and retro gaming hardware.


Tuesday March 31, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Rm 211

9:00am

Workshop - Test-driven development with Chef

This is a hands-on tutorial that will cover the basics that everyone needs to know about how to test your automation code.  We’ll start with a set of requirements and then use a test-driven development process to build out the necessary cookbooks.  We’ll cover linting, unit testing, integration testing, and cross-platform testing.

Hands-on exercises throughout the tutorial will reinforce the material discussed. The agenda will cover:

  • Introduction to Test-driven Development (TDD)

  • Building a test environment with Test Kitchen

  • Turning your requirements into executable specifications

    • ChefSpec

    • Serverspec

  • Working through the ‘red-green-refactor’ cycle

  • Linting code with Foodcritic and Rubocop

Tuesday March 31, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Rm 203

9:00am

Workshop: Orchestrating Linux workloads & Docker Containers on Azure with Chef
Join Microsoft and Chef for a full day workshop to explore the latest innovations around Chef and Microsoft Azure. In this session you will come away with an understanding how to dynamically provision and manage Linux and Docker workloads with Chef on top of a Microsoft Azure infrastructure. See how Chef and Microsoft Azure can produce delightful experiences. 200 Level Material, Basic Chef experience expected.

Speakers
avatar for David Tesar

David Tesar

Senior Technical Evangelist – DevOps, Microsoft
David currently shares "the good news" of software and has helped customers since 2007 as a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft. David creates technical content including hundreds of videos and numerous online courses, speaks at various Microsoft and industry-sponsored events, leads the weekly Edge Show with monthly episodes on DevOps, and works directly with customers and internal development teams. DevOps is currently David's focus which includes... Read More →


Tuesday March 31, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Rm 207

12:30pm

Lunch
Lunches are located in the 2nd floor foyer, between workshop classrooms.

Tuesday March 31, 2015 12:30pm - 1:45pm
TBA

1:00pm

Workshop - Building A Self-Documenting Application: A Study in Chef and Compliance
In this 4-hour workshop, attendees will learn how to automate the compliance and documentation of an application, including a hands-on app built live with the team from Conjur. 

This session will include a "from the trenches" discussion with Novartis about some of the security and compliance issues they encountered when automating their infrastructure with Chef, drawing parallels to the audience's experiences and environments. From there, we will put those educational topics into practice by building a hands-on self-documenting application that is both safely deployed and self-documenting, with the Conjur walking through how to create a framework in real time.

Agenda:
  • Chef Secrets Management Overview (60 min)
  • Compliance & Chef; Change Control
  • Compliance & Chef; Good Clinical Practice with Novartis (Guest Speaker); HIPAA and Chef 
  • Practicum: Building a Sample App
  • Q & A + Feedback

 

Tuesday March 31, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Rm 212

1:00pm

Workshop - Security & Chef

Automating infrastructure with Chef can lead to delightful results.  However, there are some things that warrant special consideration as you plan out your Chef implementation, and security is chief among those considerations.  This class will explore some strategies for managing secrets, limiting access to the data on your Chef servers, and more.

Topics discussed will include:

  • Distributing secrets with Chef Vault

  • Securing access to your Chef server

  • Key management and rotation strategies

  • Auditing with the Chef Analytics Platform


Speakers
avatar for Larry Eichenbaum

Larry Eichenbaum

Solutions Engineer, CHEF
Larry is a Solutions Engineer at Chef who helps people solve their infrastructure challenges by providing guidance with automation development, workflow implementation and training. His career has encompassed a variety of roles -- SysAdmin to Change & Release Mgmt to App & Infra Automation across multiple industries. When not contributing to Skynet's eventual destruction of mankind, Larry tries to unplug and head outdoors to motorcycle... Read More →


Tuesday March 31, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Rm 208

5:30pm

Welcome Reception
Join us as we kick of ChefConf 2015 at the Welcome Reception!  Beverages & Snacks provided.

Tuesday March 31, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Exhibit Hall

6:00pm

Chef Meetup @ Ooyala

RSVP now for the meetup!

Chef Conf 2015 workshops kick off March 31. With so many awesome Chef community members in town and knowing not everyone can get to the conference itself whether it's inconvenient time for work projects, budget concerns, or something else, the Bay area Chef Group is arranging an evening of sharing Chef projects and talks. If you have something to share with the community, please contact us and we'll add you to the schedule! 

 Agenda:

  • Welcome and Meet/Greet
  • Chef Provisioning a Chef Server Cluster with Josh Timberman
  • More to come...   

 

Chef Provisioning a Chef Server Cluster - Joshua Timberman

This talk is an exploration of how to build Chef Server 12 clusters with Chef Provisioning, including premium features like Chef Reporting and Chef Analytics.  

RSVP now for the meetup!

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Timberman

Joshua Timberman

Code Cleric, CHEF
Joshua Timberman is a Code Cleric at CHEF, where he Cures Technical Debt Wounds for 1d8+5 lines of code, casts Protection from Yaks, and otherwise helps continuously improve internal technical process.


Tuesday March 31, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ooyala 4750 Patrick Henry Dr, Santa Clara, CA
 
Wednesday, April 1
 

6:45am

ChefConf Fun Run

Pack your running shoes and meet us on the trail for the second annual ChefConf Fun Run 5K!

Join fellow runners from the community early Wednesday morning for a non-competitive Fun Run along the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail. The 5k begins just outside the Santa Clara Convention Center on the San Tomas Aquino Trail and will finish back at the starting point. Timing and scoring will not be provided.

FunRun Waiver:
Running is a potentially hazardous activity. You should not participate in this group activity unless you are medically able and properly trained.


Wednesday April 1, 2015 6:45am - 7:45am
Outside SCCC Main Foyer

7:00am

Yoga
This hour will walk you through poses and approaches to surviving and thriving as a desk dweller, conference goer and traveler. All levels are welcome and encouraged, this class is for everybody!

Yoga is located on the 2nd floor foyer, just at the top of the escalator from the Conference Center's Main Foyer.  Towels provided.

Yoga Waiver:
Yoga can involve vigorous movements that require physical exertion strenuous enough to cause physical injury. It is important to be ready for this type of exercise and be responsible for your own body.

Volunteers
avatar for Marilyn Olson Timberman

Marilyn Olson Timberman

Marilyn Olson Timberman is a Yoga Instructor and Assistant Head Coach, at Big Horn CrossFit in Federal Heights Colorado. She's a registered Yoga teacher (RYT-200) and holds CrossFit certifications as a Level 1 Trainer, Mobility Coach, and Endurance Coach. She has attended hundreds of hours of continuing education in anatomy, yoga, meditation, mobility and running. Marilyn's passion is helping people get moving and mobile and on their... Read More →

Wednesday April 1, 2015 7:00am - 8:00am
2nd Floor Foyer

7:00am

Registration
Please bring photo ID to the registration desk when picking up your workshop or conference pass.  Registration is located in the Santa Clara Convention Center main foyer, directly in front of the Exhibit Hall.

Wednesday April 1, 2015 7:00am - 7:00pm
TBA

8:00am

Breakfast
Wednesday April 1, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am
TBA

9:00am

Keynote – Barry Crist, CEO Chef
Speakers
avatar for Barry Crist

Barry Crist

CEO, CHEF
Barry Crist has more than 20 years of experience in driving enterprise customer success and adoption with both open source and DevOps software solutions. Prior to joining Chef, he was an Executive-in-Residence at Ignition Partners, a Chef investor. He was previously CEO of Likewise, a company with a strong open source to enterprise go-to-market model that had wide industry reach including OEM agreements with VMware, Dell, HP, Riverbed, and EMC... Read More →


Wednesday April 1, 2015 9:00am - 10:45am
Mission City Ballroom

10:45am

AM Break
Wednesday April 1, 2015 10:45am - 11:15am
TBA

11:15am

Panel Discussion: Have your Bets on Open paid off. Moderated by Cade Metz, Wired Magazine
Last year we talked about making a bet on open. Did those bets pay off? Has the work that’s been done had the impact you hoped it would? Do you see more companies and people adopting open? Or is it being met with resistance? This discussion will delve into the productivity and ROI of open business models and open technologies. We will address business and consumer response to open information and seek to understand how industries are changing now that open is an inevitable part of running a successful business. Has open source been eclipsed by open business practices, partnerships, information systems, as the most impactful bet you can make in open?

Moderators
avatar for Cade Metz

Cade Metz

Business Editor, Wired

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Arcuri

Jeff Arcuri

Senior Director IT at Gap Inc, Gap
avatar for Phil Dibowitz

Phil Dibowitz

Production Engineer, Facebook
avatar for Mark Russinovich

Mark Russinovich

CTO Microsoft Azure, Microsoft


Wednesday April 1, 2015 11:15am - 12:00pm
Mission City Ballroom

12:00pm

Lunch
Lunches are located in exhibition hall B.  Directly through vendor exhibits in hall A.

Wednesday April 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:30pm

Debugging Chef: “Why did my cookbooks stop working?” and other experiences transitioning to The Cloud
Chef enables you to transition your installs seamlessly from one environment to another, but when we transitioned from a private data center to the AWS Cloud, our old trusty cookbooks failed. What happened? This talk covers making cookbooks more portable and robust to deal with a multitude of environments both physical and virtual. From best practices for migrating to a new environment and writing better recipes, to some tips and technical tricks for debugging and extending Chef, you too can soon be in the Cloud!

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Malachowski

Jonathan Malachowski

Consultant, Coveros
Jon writes Chef for the Department of Homeland Security (USCIS). Our DevOps team uses Chef exclusively for deploying an application (website), supporting infrastructure ( tomcat, jms provider, nosql database, ...), configuring the application, and updating the OS. | Jon has been responsible for the design and implementation of automated component and system tests for enterprise-wide messaging systems. He has served as a lead developer for the... Read More →


Wednesday April 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Room 209/210

1:30pm

Disney DevOps: Automating the Enterprise with Supermarket, Containers and BI
Disney is the world’s largest media company and home of some of the most respected and beloved brands around the globe. Utilizing the latest technology is an important strategic focus at Disney, allowing guests to better connect with Disney and allowing Disney to better connect with its guests in innovative and impactful ways. As with many other IT organizations supporting increasingly agile and high velocity businesses, Disney’s own technical operations teams continue to adapt and transform to keep up with the speed, scale and consistent repeatability required to move successfully into the future.  This presentation will update the audience on Disney’s journey in adopting business empowering DevOps practices, deploying automation with tools like Chef and Supermarket, managing public cloud hosted application stacks through a custom tool complimentary to Chef called DRADIS, and transforming business intelligence through Docker containers.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Cox

Jason Cox

Director, Systems Engineering, The Walt Disney Company
Jason Cox is a Director of Systems Engineering at The Walt Disney Company.  He majored in Computer Science at the University of Tulsa and later worked in Civil Engineering, helping transition from manual drafting & engineering to CAD and then helped design and build public infrastructure and residential subdivisions for 6 years.  He then co-founded a local ISP and web hosting startup, managing datacenters and business operations... Read More →
avatar for Jeff LaPlante

Jeff LaPlante

Staff Systems Engineer, The Walt Disney Company
Jeff LaPlante is a DevOps professional with over 10 years of experience doing systems engineering. He is currently doing the DevOps in Los Angeles at The Walt Disney Company as a Staff Systems Engineer.  If you’ve gone to any Disney website, chances are you’ve encountered something he’s worked on. In a former life Jeff was a java developer for a number of years and has since come to his senses. He is a Washington native... Read More →
avatar for Brian Scott

Brian Scott

Manager, Systems Engineering, The Walt Disney Company
Brian Scott is a Systems Engineer with over 15 years of architecting and supporting large infrastructure environments consisting of both Linux and Windows platforms, including working at MySpace, NewsCorp and Zaarly.com. | | He currently works at The Walt Disney Company as a Manager, Systems Engineering writing code with Chef for Automating Deployments, Continuous Delivery Pipelines and Server Provisioning across the Disney Enterprise.
avatar for Steven Wagner

Steven Wagner

Staff Systems Engineer, The Walt Disney Company
Steven Wagner has applied his fascination with getting technology to do the boring and/or impossible in the telecommunications, ISP/ASP, gaming and visual effects industries (at companies like Earthlink, XO Communications and Industrial Light + Magic) with positive results across the board, shifting focus over the last fifteen years from pure operations to what we now call "DevOps." At Disney he has been responsible for automating and modernizing... Read More →
avatar for Nick Willever

Nick Willever

Sr. Systems Engineer, The Walt Disney Company
Nick’s been automating with Chef since 2009 and is now using it at The Walt Disney Company for building complex infrastructure environments for their marketing and studio related web services.  His diverse software and system engineer skills not only allow him to automate servers with Chef, but also automate the entire stack from load balancers to database resources and software development processes.  Nick understands integrating... Read More →


Wednesday April 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Grand C/D

1:30pm

Going Mainstream with DevOps
As DevOps continue to evolve with the emergence and expansion of new technology trends including cloud infrastructure, Big Data and the Internet of Things, thoughts of DevOps adoption has become increasingly mainstream in many IT enterprises. IDC alone estimates that 60 percent of CIOs plan to use DevOps to manage their software.

“Going Mainstream with DevOps” will analyze how DevOps automation has evolved since its conception and how it continues to play a major role in many IT organizations. Rachel will then dive deeper into how enterprises are adopting DevOps practices, from agile development and continuous deployment to containerization; and, the challenges organizations face when implementing DevOps and how to overcome them. 

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Chalmers

Rachel Chalmers

Principal, Ignition Partners
Rachel joined Ignition as a principal in 2013, where she sources deals in enterprise and cloud infrastructure, Big Data and the Internet of Things. At Ignition, Rachel also advises portfolio companies and provides counsel on industry trends. | | Prior to Ignition, Rachel worked for 13 years at the 451 Group, an independent technology industry analyst firm focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. She was most recently the... Read More →


Wednesday April 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Mission City B1-B3

1:30pm

Kitchen Flows: Test Kitchen Usage Patterns
There are many different ways to use Test Kitchen in your business and daily life. In this session we will cover:

* Exploratory testing
* Multi-platform cookbook support
* Legacy retrofit testing
* Test driven development

Speakers
avatar for Fletcher Nichol

Fletcher Nichol

CHEF
Fletcher Nichol is a software developer from Edmonton, Canada who has worked in jobs ranging from systems administrator to web application developer. He spends far too much time writing open source software and far too little time playing the drums. He is active in many automation and testing projects such Vagrant and Chef and is the lead developer of Test Kitchen.


Wednesday April 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Mission City B4-B5

1:30pm

Managing Databases with Chef
The easy part of implementing chef is getting applications and OS configuration within the system. But how do you deal with databases? We'll talk through the patterns that are out there and give some examples of how NCR Hospitality is approaching the problem.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hedgpeth

Michael Hedgpeth

Software Architect, NCR
Michael Hedgpeth is a software architect at NCR where he works to improve software delivery for over forty teams within the Hospitality division. Over the past ten years he has worked with teams to implement continous integration, test-driven development, and integration testing.Recently this has extended into introducing chef to the data-oriented organization.


Wednesday April 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Grand A/B

1:30pm

Microsoft Presents: Chef in action on Azure
Since its launch last year, more and more customers are using Chef on Azure. Join us to learn how Chef can automate your workloads in Azure -  IaaS or PaaS,  Windows or Linux, Cloud or Hybrid. This session will show you how to get started with Chef on Azure in minutes and leverage its the full power taking MSN as a case study.

Speakers
avatar for Eugene Chigirinskiy

Eugene Chigirinskiy

Principal Group Engineering Manager, Microsoft
avatar for Kundana Palagiri

Kundana Palagiri

Senior Program Manager, Azure, Microsoft
Kundana Palagiri been at Microsoft for about 14+ years and worked on various Windows Server and Cloud Technologies as both a Program Manager and a Software Engineer. She currently work on Azure IaaS and PaaS platforms and I primarily work on a VM Customization framework to integrate open source and ISV solutions with Azure Virtual Machine for providing rich DevOps tools and PaaS platforms.


Wednesday April 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Grand G/H

1:30pm

Providers, Resources and Helpers Oh My!
Since the dawn of definitions, they have been a great way to wrap repetitive recipe code.  But, If you have ever needed to bridge the gap between the limitations of definitions and the capabilities of LWRP/HWRP Resources/Providers/Libraries but just didn't know where to start, then come learn about how to do it.  This is for new and old Chefs who are experienced or non-experienced with using Resource/Providers.  You will be given base LWRP/HWRP cookbooks to get you started on intermediate and advanced topics in Chef, and you will be shown what is possible with Chef by examining the advanced topics on HWRP.
Topics:
  • LWRP Basics (Review)
  • Libraries (Review)
  • HWRP Structure (When to Use)
  • HWRP Node Attribute Access
  • HWRP Resource Access
  • HWRP Simple Metaprogramming
  • HWRP Advanced TopicsExample Use Cases

Speakers
avatar for Brian Stajkowski

Brian Stajkowski

Senior Level III Support Engineer, Bulletproof Networks
Brian has been in operations for more than 13 years with experience spanning from Network Architecture to DevOps Engineering. Brian supplies LWRP based cookbooks to the Chef Community and has automated several products using Chef.  He currently works for Bulletproof networks providing escalation expertise on a number of products and technologies for AWS and VMware based clients.  On the side, Brian runs a number of upcoming... Read More →


Wednesday April 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Grand E/F

1:30pm

Community Room
The community room is designated as an "unconference" room for open spaces and spontaneous discussion. The agenda is to be determine by the members in attendance.

Wednesday April 1, 2015 1:30pm - 4:50pm
Rm 203/204

2:25pm

Chef Patterns At Bloomberg Scale
Chef is an easy choice for managing a large infrastructure -- at Bloomberg we find it compelling to automate all our things. However, as your infrastructure grows into an interconnected automated organism, software patterns emerge. For Bloomberg's Hadoop clusters, our current set of open-source patterns emerged after only 10's of hosts, running 10's of recipes each. These patterns have been instrumental in building our even larger systems.

This talk will walk through our large scale cluster management patterns:

* Synchronous multi-machine service rolling-restart integrating Chef and Zookeeper for service restart

* Multi-process monitoring service restart (more than subscribes) process table inspection for accidental or human intervention

* Deploy_* providers for Hadoop -- the Hadoop Distributed File System presents unique challenges to Chef for deploying applications and artifacts. We provide primitives such as HDFS file, directory and template amongst Kafka topic creation, HBase table creation and even Kerberos support

* Wrapper cookbook patterns:
- Proxy pattern for pluggable actions (e.g. service restart wrapping) without picking through the run_context
- Pitfalls for pluggable templates

* Virtualized per-cluster Chef servers, built via Jenkins to be generic using Vagrant with the ability to (re)provision using chef-solo and Chef REST API and provide PXE to production operations

Speakers
avatar for Amit Anand

Amit Anand

Bloomberg
Amit Anand has over 17 years of experience in the Information Technology field, as well as extensive experience in big data, including expertise in designing, deploying and managing large Hadoop clusters and eco-system tools. Amit is a certified Hadoop administrator and is currently working on the Bloomberg Hadoop Infrastructure team, where he is managing a large Hadoop installation that includes many production clusters with deployments across... Read More →
avatar for Clay Baenziger

Clay Baenziger

Bloomberg
Clay Baenziger - leads the Hadoop Infrastructure team at Bloomberg. Clay comes from a diverse background in systems infrastructure and analytics. At Sun Microsystems, his team built out an automated bare-metal Solaris deployment tool for Solaris engineering labs and his contributions were core to the OpenSolaris Automated Installer. Providing a good introduction to Hadoop, his team at Opera Solutions built out a financial portfolio analytics... Read More →
BN

Biju Nair

Software Engineer, Hortonworks
Biju Nair is a software engineer interested in operating systems, data management systems, system performance and scalability. He has worked on delivering large enterprise applications and software products on multiple platforms. He is a member of Hortonworks Inc and currently working with Bloomberg Big Data R & D team.


Wednesday April 1, 2015 2:25pm - 3:05pm
Mission City B1-B3

2:25pm

Chef Provisioning a Chef Server Cluster
Or, "Yo dawg, I heard you like Chef!"

This talk is an exploration of how to build Chef Server 12 clusters with Chef Provisioning, including premium features like Chef Reporting and Chef Analytics. I will cover several new capabilities and tools in the Chef ecosystem that makes it easier than ever before to build and manage scalable Chef Server clusters.

In this talk, attendees will learn:
  • The basics of Chef Provisioning
  • How Chef Provisioning works with EC2
  • The chef-server-cluster and chef-server-ingredient cookbooks
  • How to use data to drive configuration of Chef Server clusters
  • How the various premium features of Chef Server integrate across multiple nodes

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Timberman

Joshua Timberman

Code Cleric, CHEF
Joshua Timberman is a Code Cleric at CHEF, where he Cures Technical Debt Wounds for 1d8+5 lines of code, casts Protection from Yaks, and otherwise helps continuously improve internal technical process.


Wednesday April 1, 2015 2:25pm - 3:05pm
Mission City B4-B5

2:25pm

Cooking Up Drama
“What do you mean, we don’t have configuration management?” Joining DramaFever’s ops team last year, we both came from orgs that used Chef, but initially we disagreed about which flavor of CM to use here. We cooperated to build awesome instead of vying for the upper hand. (Go go gadget devops.) We’ll discuss the initial concerns around going with Chef and how we addressed them.

DramaFever uses Docker extensively, but we found Dockerfiles aren’t enough to keep All The Things consistent. We need to predictably create and maintain the host instances and then launch containers in the right environment for our main Django app or any of our golang microservices. Using Chef along with other tools such as Packer, we’re beginning to bring order to dev, qa, monitoring, CI, and our AMI creation process as well as our entire application infrastructure.

We’ll detail how we’re reducing deployment overhead and increasing maintainability for our AWS-based video platform, which streams international content, documentaries, and horror to a rapidly growing worldwide audience. We will also share some of the pitfalls and corner cases we are working through in order to create our desired infrastructure.

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Kromhout

Bridget Kromhout

Principal Technologist, Pivotal
Bridget Kromhout is a Principal Technologist for Cloud Foundry at Pivotal. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if ‘cloud’ can be considered tangible). After years in site reliability operations (most recently at DramaFever), she traded in oncall for more travel. A frequent speaker at tech conferences, she helps organize the AWS and devops meetups at home in Minneapolis, serves on the program committee... Read More →
avatar for Peter Shannon

Peter Shannon

Operations Engineer, DramaFever
Peter Shannon is a husband and father who moonlights as an operations engineer. Originally a chemist, Peter found his passion for software engineering in high performance computing and computational chemistry – which never really became his cup of tea. Now he spends most of his time writing data driven tools and hacking on infrastructure code. When relaxing Peter enjoys watching Star Trek DS9 reruns and pondering life’s biggest... Read More →


Wednesday April 1, 2015 2:25pm - 3:05pm
Grand C/D

2:25pm

Infra-as-code and Enterprise ITSM Governance
In a large enterprise, there are many front-end and back-end systems/processes that need to "talk". This presentation will demonstrate a framework of open-source tools that leverage infrastructure-as-code to not only create the foundation for the integration between systems but also show how infrastructure-as-code is used to create the low-level primitives used to emerge infra and platforms for immediate developer use.

DevOps is a cornerstone to concepts used to drive the implementation, with continuous integration and delivery as methods to deliver the actual solution.

We'll discuss scenarios where the framework has been used to deliver rapid services, as well as collaborative interactions leading to updates of the framework itself, and following the same CI/CD principles & approach to maintain the framework on an on-going basis.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Walker

Jason Walker

Lead Engineering Consultant, Target
My primary objectives at Target are to learn and share as much about the DevOps culture across as many Target communities as possible, including internal and external engagements. From those learnings, explore ways to engage and coach on how the practices of test-driven & life-cycle driven full-stack solutions can lessen the friction points around delivery of a tech solution - including automation, monitoring and performance engineering... Read More →


Wednesday April 1, 2015 2:25pm - 3:05pm
Grand A/B

2:25pm

Inside the Chef Push Jobs Service
We haven't talked much about push jobs since we announced it but a lot has been going on behind the scenes. We've open sourced it along with the rest of the Chef Server codebase, and we have a bunch of new features coming in version 2.0. I'll give a brief summary of what Push Jobs has to offer, talk about the new features for 2.0, and then show our scaling efforts and future roadmap for push, along with some examples of how we're using it internally. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Engineer, CHEF
I've been an engineer at Chef for almost 5 years now, and have had a hand in much of the Chef Server along with being one of the architects of Chef Push Jobs. I'm really excited that we've been able to open source so much of the core system, and I've moved over open source community team to continue working on Push Jobs and help build the open source community around Chef Server and Push.


Wednesday April 1, 2015 2:25pm - 3:05pm
Room 209/210

2:25pm

The Chef Prince of Azure: How 10th Magnitude used Chef to flip-turn ZS Associates into Microsoft Azure Royalty
Now, this is a story all about how
ZS got flipped-turned upside down
And I'd like to take a minute
Just sit right back,
I'll tell you how we used Chef on the Microsoft stack.

Come hear the rap on how ZS Associates, a Global Sales and Marketing Data Firm, massively accelerated their change velocity and eradicated manual config errors by implementing Chef on Azure. Hear about ZS’s cool end-to-end provisioning process that uses Powershell and Chef to automate deploy, config and test with one button.

Join 10th Magnitude Senior Consultant John Smyth, 10th Magnitude Consultant and Arrested DevOps Podcast co-host Trevor Hess and ZS Associates Software Engineering Lead-Applications Mahesh Velaga, who will take you through the implementation verse by verse. Trevor, by the way, will literally be rapping--with props to Will Smith. 

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess

Consultant, 10th Magnitude
Trevor is a regular speaker on the topic of DevOps. He develops applications for 10th Magnitude and is a co-host of the podcast Arrested DevOps. When he’s not sharing his love for concepts like CI and automation, you can find him singing karaoke.
avatar for John Smyth

John Smyth

Senior Consultant, 10th Magnitude
John has been in infrastructure for over 20 years at companies like Catamaran, Kirkland & Ellis, Bank One and Software Spectrum. He has appeared on Arrested DevOps as a guest speaker and wears a Chef hat every day.
avatar for Mahesh Velaga

Mahesh Velaga

Software Engineering Lead-Applications, ZS Associates
Mahesh Raja Velaga is a Software Engineering Lead at ZS Associates. For majority of his tenure at ZS, he worked as a core developer (ASP.NET), on various projects including applications that are part of ZS’ proprietary Javelin suite, client custom applications and infrastructure projects. He transitioned from application development to SaaS Operations and in-turn transitioned on to Dev Operations, where he currently works on a daily basis... Read More →


Wednesday April 1, 2015 2:25pm - 3:05pm
Grand G/H

2:25pm

VMware Presents: Application provisioning and lifecycle management using VMware and Chef
Are you looking to deploy your infrastructure and 3-tierapplications with a click of button? Look no further - Join us to learn how to easily model and automate delivery of modern applications to your private or public clouds. Our journey isn't going to end at just deployment, we will also show you how to manage drift, rollout updates, and ensure consistency in your applications. In this session, one of our joint customers - Active Network will join us on stage for some interview style Q&A. Last, but not the least, the demo of Chef and VMware integration via vRO (aka vCO) is not to be missed!

Speakers
avatar for Nic Cheneweth

Nic Cheneweth

DevOps Principal, ThoughtWorks, Inc.
Recently joined ThoughtWorks as a DevOps Principal Consultant after 5 years as Director of IT and SCM with Active Networks, part of enterprise Architecture-Operations-Development team - designing, implementing, managing the automated provision and configuration of application platforms and code deployment pipelines for all Active enduring SaaS products. Managed teams in North America and China. Corporate evangelist for Continuous... Read More →
avatar for Pradnesh Patil

Pradnesh Patil

VMware
Pradnesh is a Product Manager at VMware and he is part of vRealize Automation (aka vCAC) team. He is responsible for product direction for configuration management, networking and security automation across cloud, virtual and physical infrastructures and workloads. Pradnesh has spent most of his career in datacenter management and enterprise transformation.  In his prior experiences, he wore different hats - has been an Engineer, a Marketer... Read More →
avatar for Matt Ray

Matt Ray

Director of Partner Integration, Chef
avatar for Gregory Ruiz-Ade

Gregory Ruiz-Ade

Sr. Systems Engineer, Active Network, LLC
Gregory Ruiz-Ade has worked as a Systems Administrator, wearing various hats of differing size, shape and color, for the last 16 years. At ACTIVE Networks, LLC for the last three years, he’s transitioned from traditional systems administration and focussed more specifically on automation and configuration management, leading the transition to Chef within the organization during a massive infrastructure transition for one of ACTIVE... Read More →


Wednesday April 1, 2015 2:25pm - 3:05pm
Grand E/F

3:20pm

Building a Private Supermarket for your Organization
Since the introduction of the Berkshelf API and subsequent integration with the Chef Community Supermarket, organizations have increasingly wished for a private supermarket to showcase their in-house creations.

In this talk, you will learn how to configure and deploy your own private supermarket with test-kitchen and Vagrant. You will also learn a bit about how a private supermarket can work with your CI/CD environment, and how it integrates into your organization’s infrastructure.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Dossey

Justin Dossey

Practice Owner, New Context
Justin got his start as a sysadmin with Bulletin Board Systems in the early 1990s and quickly learned Linux and programming. He has written ruby professionally since founding Podomatic in 2005 and was an early adopter of ruby-based configuration management. In his limited free time, he enjoys motorcycling and billiards.


Wednesday April 1, 2015 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Grand E/F

3:20pm

Delivery with Chef
In this talk we'll discuss our experience building a continuous delivery solution at Chef, describe the philosophy behind the workflow we encoded, and share a demo of the results of our efforts.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Falcon

Seth Falcon

VP of Engineering, Chef
A product focused engineering leader who builds teams that consistently deliver valuable, high quality software at velocity. | | I believe the essential elements for a high performing team are trust, commitment to learning and experimentation, mechanisms for measuring outcomes, and clear communication. I've helped teams increase their effectiveness as an individual contributor, an engineering manager, and as a leader of managers... Read More →


Wednesday April 1, 2015 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Mission City B4-B5

3:20pm

Entering the chef ecosystem from a Windows background
I'm an automation junkie who has lived in the windows world for the majority of my career. For the past year, I've been writing Chef based build and orchestration code and hacking on some open source automation projects. Things are different. Alot of it good and some is just hard. This session will focus on how to best approach a new world of technology and provide opportunities to share like experiences transitioning to different tool sets.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Wrock

Matt Wrock

Principal Software Engineer, CenturyLink
I have over fifteen years of experience developing distributed, high traffic web applications and more recently focused on environment and deployment automation. Until just recently I worked for Microsoft as a Sr. Software Engineer and now work for CenturyLink Cloud focusing on data center automation. I'm a OSS contributor to Vagrant, Test Kitchen, Pester, the ruby winrm gem, Chocolatey and founder of http://boxstarter.org.


Wednesday April 1, 2015 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Room 209/210

3:20pm

HP Presents: Journey to Continuous Delivery inside HP Using GitHub Enterprise, Chef, and ChatOps
This is the story of how one group inside HP built a culture of continuous delivery using GitHub Enterprise, Chef, and ChatOps.  We will talk through how we wired up our continuous delivery pipeline, the challenges we faced, and how HP is using the lessons we learned to help our customers with their own transformations. 

Speakers
avatar for Andy Claiborne

Andy Claiborne

Infrastructure Automation COE, HP
After coding up enterprise software for HP for 13 years, Andy founded his own startup and tasted the sweet goodness that comes from building out an automated continuous delivery pipeline.  He found his way back to HP, determined to build the startup culture he loves within the company.  Andy is one of the first people on HP’s Infrastructure Automation Center of Excellence team.  He helps HP internal teams and HP... Read More →
avatar for Jared Smartt

Jared Smartt

DevOps Software Engineer, HP
Jared is a passionate infrastructure automation engineer at HP, where he helps HP and its customers deliver quality software by transforming culture and embracing a fully-automated continuous-delivery pipeline.  He has used Chef in conjunction with virtualization technologies to close the gap between Dev and Ops, enabling developers to define their infrastructure as code, and use that code to ensure engineers develop on the same... Read More →


Wednesday April 1, 2015 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Grand G/H

3:20pm

POSHChef Overview
A brief introduction into POSHChef, a new PowerShell based client for Chef.  It has been designed to work with Chef but leverage technologies within Windows. The session will cover using POSHChef, compatibility with existing community cookbooks and how DSC is utilized.  There are are also a couple of demonstrations.

Speakers
avatar for Russell Seymour

Russell Seymour

Senior Platform Architect & Director, Turtlesystems Consulting Ltd
I have been working in the IT industry for over 15 years. I started out in support and then moved into consultancy about 9 years ago. This is where I started to work as a Platform Architect which was really a precursor to the DevOps monica. During this time I worked with different virtualization and cloud platforms (VMWare, Amazon AWS, Azure) and have been building systems that can automate the creation and configuration of machines on those... Read More →


Wednesday April 1, 2015 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Grand A/B

3:20pm

Scholastic’s Tech Transformation: Taking Servers from Pets to Cattle, Now with More Containers
In this session we’ll look at how Scholastic is integrating Chef with AWS CloudFormation and AutoScaling Groups to create complete application stacks in minutes. We’ll also discuss how we have integrated Docker into our cookbook development workflow, and our progress so far toward the goal of containerized applications in production.

Speakers
avatar for John Byrne

John Byrne

John leads the Lifecycle Automation team at Scholastic, Inc. in New York City. He specializes in infrastructure, systems, and application deployment automation. During his last three years at Scholastic, he has progressed the infrastructure architecture from bare metal with little automation, to a fully automated hybrid cloud design, featuring Amazon Web Services, VMWare, and Chef. Prior to Scholastic, John worked with various organizations in... Read More →


Wednesday April 1, 2015 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Mission City B1-B3

3:20pm

Securing the Heart of Automated Infrastructure
Chef Server is a key part in keeping our automated infrastructure running. So when caring for the heart of automation operations, importance should be ensuring it's not exposed to dangerous elements. How do we do that and how does that work, especially on prepping new installs or migrations? My aim is to answer those questions, exploring Chef Server (specifically Chef 12) with a mind’s eye into security and it’s principles, sharing some stories about setting it up and the hurdles faced.

Speakers
avatar for Jamesha Fisher

Jamesha Fisher

DevOps Engineer, CloudPassage
Jamesha Fisher has worked in the Tech industry for over 10 years, with a special interest to security. Graduating with a degree in Information Assurance and Security Engineering, she’s lent this experience to her career in Operations and Systems Engineering, including at companies like Google and her present company CloudPassage. In her spare time she’s a maker of things musical, delicious, and objects that use binary numbers.


Wednesday April 1, 2015 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Grand C/D

4:15pm

Building And Releasing An Online Game From Nothing With NoOps
Over the last two years we have built not just the game and the supporting software for what it takes to make an online game, but the team and the culture to support it. Using the tools for the right job: programming languages, frameworks, external services, open source tooling, development patterns and processes, we've been able to do so without over-hiring and instead fully embracing a DevOps culture.

In this talk you'll experience this story from to back. Come hear how Undead Labs grew from a small 20 person game development shop creating a single player XBox 360 Live Arcade Game, State of Decay, to a multi-game studio bringing State of Decay and more to the online space. You'll hear how we leveraged Elixir, Unity, Chef, C# on Mono, and other tools to create the foundations of Undead's online platform while simultaneously developing multiple games and the personnel required for the studio's future.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Winsor

Jamie Winsor

Platform Engineer, Undead Labs
Jamie Winsor is a software engineer who has been working with Chef and involved in the community since 2009. He is the Berkshelf Core Team Lead and uses Chef in his everyday life to empower his team to bring great games to players with little operational error.


Wednesday April 1, 2015 4:15pm - 4:50pm
Grand G/H

4:15pm

Cooking with Friends
Wednesday April 1, 2015 4:15pm - 4:50pm
Mission City Ballroom

4:50pm

Sponsors' Happy Hour
Get to know our awesome sponsors and a community member or two during the happy hour going on in the Exhibit Hall.  Drinks and appetizers provided!

Wednesday April 1, 2015 4:50pm - 6:40pm
TBA

5:40pm

5:40pm

Birds of a Feather, CHEF: Compliance @ Velocity
Hosted by CHEF Chief Enterprise Architect, Justin Arbuckle

Wednesday April 1, 2015 5:40pm - 6:40pm
Exhibit Hall

5:40pm

Birds of a Feather, CISCO
Wednesday April 1, 2015 5:40pm - 6:40pm
Exhibit Hall

5:40pm

Birds of a Feather, Cloudbees: Continuous Delivery & Pipeline Traceability with Jenkins & Chef

CloudBees Facilitator: Udaypal Aarkoti, Director - Solution Architecture

Jenkins and Chef are two of the most popular OSS tools used to deliver software in tandem. Jenkins is used in delivery pipelines where development teams build, test, and deliver software to artifact repositories. DevOps teams not only deploy artifacts from these repositories with Chef, they also apply the same software development lifecycle practices to managing infrastructure by introducing all change as code via Chef and using Jenkins to drive test-driven release of that change programmatically through Production.

In this session, we will cover:

  • Chaining together jobs using
  • Chef to setup CI/CD pipelines
  • Deploying artifacts from Dev to Production using Chef and Jenkins
  • Continuous Delivery patterns using Jenkins and Chef
  • A demo of how the Jenkins "Traceability" feature works with Chef

Wednesday April 1, 2015 5:40pm - 6:40pm
Exhibit Hall

5:40pm

Birds of a Feather, Data Dog
Wednesday April 1, 2015 5:40pm - 6:40pm
Exhibit Hall

5:40pm

Birds of a Feather, JFrog: Controling the Promotion of Applications Between Chef Environments

Speaker: Fred Simon, Chief Architect and Co-Founder

We, at JFrog, encounter many different techniques to mark applications for deployment in the different Chef environment defined: Dev, QA, Pre-Prod, Prod.We will share our own experience and some feedback from our market, and wish to hear from the community the good, the bad and the ugly in managing applications flow. Will we ever reach the Nirvana of: "From Commit To Production, Without Human Intervention!"


Wednesday April 1, 2015 5:40pm - 6:40pm
Exhibit Hall

5:40pm

Birds of a Feather, Rackspace: Supporting Your Customers with Chef as a Service

Speaker: Martin Smith

A discussion of how participants are scaling up chef to their customers and tenants, with a focus on strategies like writing library cookbooks, using a generator/template cookbooks & recipes for each tenant, and forking or contributing back to the community. Participants will be encouraged to share their ideas, expertise, and past experiences.


Wednesday April 1, 2015 5:40pm - 6:40pm
Exhibit Hall

5:40pm

Birds of a Feather, VMware: Chef & VMware in the Hybrid Cloud
Come chat with Chef and VMware experts to learn the latest on VMware’s hybrid cloud, cloud management tooling, and the Chef-supported integrations for them all.

Wednesday April 1, 2015 5:40pm - 6:40pm
Exhibit Hall

6:40pm

Birds of a Feather, Open Topics
Sign up to host a Birds of a Feather session in the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday during lunch. Sign up will be first come, first served on the whiteboard located in the Exhibit Hall next to the BoF tables.

Wednesday April 1, 2015 6:40pm - 7:40pm
Exhibit Hall

8:00pm

Game Night
Not in the mood for a large party?  Join the community for an evening of board & fantasy games.

Wednesday April 1, 2015 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Mission City Foyer & Speaker Lounge

8:00pm

ChefConf After Party at Levi's Stadium, Sponsored by VMware
Hosted jointly by Chef & VMware.  Join your fellow conference goers for drinks and bites as DJ Darek Mazzone entertains the crowd at the Brocade Club at Levi's Stadium.

**Conference badge required for admission

Walking Directions from SCCC

1. Directly out the SCCC main entrance, take a left on Tasman.

2. Follow Tasman to the intersection of Tasman and Marie P. DeBartolo.  Turn right.

3. Follow Marie DeBartolo to the entrance of the Brocade Club. 

Stadium service will be out to help guide you along the way.


Wednesday April 1, 2015 8:00pm - Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00am
TBA
 
Thursday, April 2
 

7:00am

Yoga
This hour of gentle and slow yoga will be just the right elixir for recovering from a long day and night of stimulating courses, conversations, environments, gaming and other hijinks. Dress comfortably, all levels are welcome and encouraged, this class is for everybody!

Yoga is located on the 2nd floor foyer, just at the top of the escalator from the Conference Center's Main Foyer.  Towels provided.

Yoga Waiver:
Yoga can involve vigorous movements that require physical exertion strenuous enough to cause physical injury. It is important to be ready for this type of exercise and be responsible for your own body.

Volunteers
avatar for Marilyn Olson Timberman

Marilyn Olson Timberman

Marilyn Olson Timberman is a Yoga Instructor and Assistant Head Coach, at Big Horn CrossFit in Federal Heights Colorado. She's a registered Yoga teacher (RYT-200) and holds CrossFit certifications as a Level 1 Trainer, Mobility Coach, and Endurance Coach. She has attended hundreds of hours of continuing education in anatomy, yoga, meditation, mobility and running. Marilyn's passion is helping people get moving and mobile and on their... Read More →

Thursday April 2, 2015 7:00am - 8:00am
TBA

7:00am

Registration
Please bring photo ID to the registration desk when picking up your workshop or conference pass.  Registration is located in the Santa Clara Convention Center main foyer, directly in front of the Exhibit Hall.

Thursday April 2, 2015 7:00am - 2:00pm
TBA

8:00am

Breakfast
Thursday April 2, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am
TBA

9:00am

Keynote – Adam Jacob, CTO Chef
Speakers
avatar for Adam Jacob

Adam Jacob

CTO, CHEF
Adam Jacob is a co-founder of CHEF and the creator of the Chef IT automation platform. Adam is a leading voice and pioneer in DevOps and the digital economy, with a passion for empowering businesses to delight customers with technology.


Thursday April 2, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Mission City Ballroom

10:15am

Keynote - DevOps: Next, Nicole Forsgren
Speakers
avatar for Nicole Forsgren

Nicole Forsgren

Director, CHEF


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 10:35am
Mission City Ballroom

10:35am

AM Break
Thursday April 2, 2015 10:35am - 11:05am
TBA

11:15am

Keynote - Lean Configuration Management, Jez Humble
Speakers
avatar for Jez Humble

Jez Humble

VP, Development Velocity, CHEF
Jez Humble is a vice president at CHEF, and co-author of the Jolt Award winning Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler’s Signature Series (Addison Wesley, 2010), and the forthcoming Lean Enterprise, in Eric Ries’ Lean series. He has been fascinated by computers and electronics since getting his first ZX Spectrum aged 11, and spent several years hacking on Acorn machines in 6502 and ARM assembler and BASIC until... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 11:15am - 12:00pm
Mission City Ballroom

12:00pm

Lunch
Lunches are located in exhibition hall B.  Directly through vendor exhibits in hall A.

Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:15pm
TBA

1:15pm

Automate what you can, document what you can't and have the wisdom to know the difference
The patient was critically ill, if the surgeons couldn’t stabilize her she’d be gone. In the pediatric ICU, communication and documentation can mean the difference between life and death. In addition to learning about how automation and documentation are being used in the medical field, we’ll examine the cultural strategies and communication skills in critical care medicine and how to apply them to IT teams and devops initiatives regardless of industry.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica DeVita

Jessica DeVita

Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
Jessica DeVita is a recovering sysadmin, in IT operations for about 17 years, 7 years in corporate IT and almost 10 in private consulting. She is a technical evangelist at Microsoft, helping IT operations staff uplevel their technical and soft skills for devops and cloud computing. She enjoys building and participating in communities, meetups and supporting non profits that teach technology and programming skills to women, girls and those in... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 1:55pm
Mission City B1-B3

1:15pm

Cooking Up Security With Chef
One of the ways Yahoo, which currently has one of the largest Chef deployments at over 200,000 nodes,  is using Chef is to help streamline the deployment of security patches and fixes. 

In this session, Yahoo will describe the architecture, infrastructure, tooling, and processes it has developed for deploying security patches and fixes across over 200,000 nodes and hundreds of Chef organizations.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Dea-Mattson

Jordan Dea-Mattson

Yahoo, Chef De Cuisine, Infrastructure
Jordan Dea-Mattson is the Chef De Cuisine, Infrastructure at Yahoo, Inc. | | Along with the rest of the Yahoo SecretSauce Team, he has helped lead the current largest Chef Deployment in the world.
avatar for Noah Katzman

Noah Katzman

Yahoo
Noah Katzman is core member of the SecretSauce Team at Yahoo. | | Along with the rest of the Yahoo SecretSauce Team, he has helped lead the current largest Chef Deployment in the world.


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 1:55pm
Grand C/D

1:15pm

Networking SSDD: Same Stuff, Different Department
Your network's Chef configuration footprint is undoubtedly smaller than the other elements of your environment, and that needs to change! In this session, we cover a network-focused, modern, and familiar ChefDK workflow, as well as the supplemental tools we all know and love (Bento, Vagrant, Test Kitchen, Atlas, and more). It wouldn't be a great ChefConf session without some hacking, so we'll also cover projects that travel to the land of supporting "unsupported" network devices.

Speakers
JD

John Deatherage

Automation Architect, Juniper Networks, Inc.
John once ran the largest content provider in Downtown LA in the early 2000s; one of his carriers told him that anyway. He's fascinated that the Chef community treats the network like another commodity service, but he really feels like NetDevOps is stuck in the stone age. At Juniper Networks, he's focused on creating amazing automation tooling and support for SRX firewalls, as well as EX, QFX, and OCX switches. He likes speaking and writing about... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 1:55pm
Room 209/210

1:15pm

PowerShell from the Ground Up
Jeffrey Snover invented PowerShell and drove managability on the Windows platform to new heights. Join him in learning the basics of PowerShell and how to survive on the Windows server command line. You'll learn how PowerShell underlies nearly all of the awesome you can do with Windows Server and how it enables Chef to be a great configuration management platform for Windows workloads. In this deep dive into learning PowerShell, Jeffrey will demonstrate how PowerShell can be one of the greatest learning tools for learning PowerShell, with loads of documentation and a great set of commands for inspecting and manipulating command output. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Snover

Jeffrey Snover

Distinguished Engineer and the Lead Architect for the Windows Server Division, Microsoft
Jeffrey Snover is the inventor of Windows PowerShell, an object-based distributed automation engine, scripting language, and command line shell. | | Snover joined Microsoft in 1999 as divisional architect for the Management and Services Division, providing technical direction across Microsoft's management technologies and products. | Snover has over 30 years of industry experience with a focus on management technologies and solutions. He was... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 1:55pm
Grand A/B

1:15pm

Serve meals, not ingredients
Business systems are meals. Nodes are a key ingredient. Do you configure and deploy business systems into multiple environments, with all the implied complexity of managing necessary variations and eliminating unwanted inconsistencies? Do you currently create Visio diagrams to describe your business systems, but long for something more actionable? Or do you use an existing definition format that you wish you could move into Chef?

In this talk we will share techniques for template-driven deployment of topologies composed of Chef nodes, and describe the latest incarnation of these techniques, which is supported by the knife topo plugin and exchange format, as well as our Automate.Insights SaaS based offering. We will also describe our latest work to integrate with chef-provisioning, and how these techniques could be used to map from existing formats such as AWS CloudFormation.

With such techniques you will be able to accelerate unleashing the awesome power of Chef across your enterprise. 

Speakers
avatar for Christine Draper

Christine Draper

VP & Co-founder, ThirdWave Insights
Christine's varied career has one underlying theme: problem solving in complex real-world systems. For much of the last decade, her passion has been making it practical to compose and deploy solutions from combinations of software products. In the past, she has had a variety of roles including methods researcher, systems integrator, security consultant and software architect. She is happy to now be a 'dev who ops'.
avatar for John Sweitzer

John Sweitzer

CTO, ThirdWave Insights LLC
John is an innovator and systematic thinker, who believes that the real business transformational impact of software is still to be realized. He has a long track record in bringing leading-edge thinking to enterprise systems management. Before founding ThirdWave Insights, John was an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect for Tivoli and for IBM's Autonomic Computing initiative. He has written two books and holds 20 patents.


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 1:55pm
Grand E/F

1:15pm

Workflow Design - Extracting Signal from the Noise
Picture the scene. You're trying to come up with a Chef workflow or toolchain for your team or organization. So you start looking at what other people in the field have been doing - but wait!

Some folks insist you should use one tool, while others are vehemently against it. Some advocate using a particular feature of Chef while others claim the world will end if you do. What's do be done? How do you decide what *you* should use?

In this session I'll help you with strategies and techniques to filter out the signal from the noise and identify tools, workflows and best practices that will fit with your organisational needs.

We'll explore some common workflows and toolchains in use today and look at the importance of understanding the motivations behind their design as an aide for validating their potential usefulness for your organization.

We'll also examine the importance of grokking the underpinning architecture and characteristics of Chef's design and implementation, and how to incorporate this information into your workflow and toolchain design process.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Cowie

Jon Cowie

Staff Operations Engineer, Etsy
Jon Cowie is a staff operations engineer at Etsy where he mixes his love of both coding and operations to try and solve interesting problems. He has created and open sourced a number of projects, including knife-spork and knife-preflight, and is the author of "Customizing Chef" from O'Reilly.


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 1:55pm
Mission City B4-B5

1:15pm

Your goat antifragiled my snowflake!: Demystifying DevOps Jargon
Are you a cow, a pet, a canary, or a unicorn?  Do you prefer blue/green, or red/green/refactor?  Who the heck is Brent?

Welcome to DevOps, where we are all about breaking down walls.  But, we've created a private dialect, full of familiar words with unfamiliar meanings, and in-jokes upon in-jokes.  Many newcomers wish there was a glossary for the movement.  Time to be inclusive!

In this fun session, we'll go over some of the more unintuitive terms (being a goat is a good thing!) and the backstories behind them.  We'll have an extended audience participation segment in which you can ask about words you've heard.

Speakers
avatar for Clinton Wolfe

Clinton Wolfe

DevOps Practice Lead, OmniTI
Clinton Wolfe leads the DevOps Practice at OmniTI, which means he voluntarily chooses to go into heavily siloed, dysfunctional organizations and try to get them to talk to each other with as few stabbings as possible. He's especially interested in testable infrastructure, and the processes needed to support quality throughout the application lifecycle. He is also a Daddy.


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 1:55pm
Grand G/H

1:15pm

Community Room
The community room is designated as an "unconference" room for open spaces and spontaneous discussion. The agenda is to be determine by the members in attendance.

Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 3:45pm
Rm 203/204

2:10pm

DevLOLOps - How To Automate Your DevOps Hilarity
Historically, DevOps focuses on CAMS - Culture, Automation, Measurement, and Sharing. However, the one thing that is often overlooked in any successful DevOps implementation is the use of animated GIF's in communication within teams.

Words take too long to type - being quick with a reaction GIF is essential for any successful DevOps practitioner. In this talk, I will teach you the basics of DevLOLOps - how to automate you reaction GIF workflow to amaze your coworkers and make every HipChat conversation a complete mic-drop.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton

Solution Architect, CHEF
Matt Stratton is a solutions architect at CHEF, where he demonstrates how Chef’s automation platform provides speed and flexibility to clients’ infrastructure. He is devoted to concepts like Continuous Delivery and Infrastructure as Code, and his license plate actually says “DevOps”. He lives in Chicago and has an unhealthy obsession with Doctor Who, Firefly, Game of Thrones and whiskey.


Thursday April 2, 2015 2:10pm - 2:20pm
Room 209/210

2:10pm

AWS Presents: Infrastructure as Code on AWS – Example of Using CloudFormation to Deploy Chef Server 12 and Automatically Bootstrap Clients in AWS
Find out how to create automated infrastructure deployments using versioned Infrastructure as Code - CloudFormation templates on AWS.  This talk will walk through two example CloudFormation templates.  The first template will show how to use CloudFormation via AWS cli commands to create a Chef Server 12 instance and have it upload it’s client validation pem into private S3 bucket also created by the template.    The second template will show how to use CloudFormation to create multiple client node instances in AWS EC2 and have them automatically bootstrap into the new Chef 12 Server instance.   Links will be provided to the CloudFormation template code used for the demo for example purposes.

Speakers
avatar for Randall Hunt

Randall Hunt

Developer Evangelist, Amazon Web Services
J. Randall Hunt is a Developer Evangelist and Software Engineer at Amazon Web Services in New York City. Python is his favorite language but he can sometimes be found in the dark realm of C++. Randall is the author of gitshots, apodtwitter, isthe7running as well as a contributor to MongoDB, Homebrew, boto and many other open source tools and libraries. Formerly of MongoDB, hackNY, and NASA. He is a total space nerd.
avatar for Scott McDonald

Scott McDonald

Sr. Consultant, Amazon Web Services
Scott McDonald is a Sr. Consultant with AWS Professional Services. Scott started his career 18+ years ago building and running a Linux based ISP. His Linux engineering career continued with a series of successful startup adventures that lead him to AWS. Scott can often be seen wearing his "AWS"hat on client engagements where he helps customers go all in on AWS.


Thursday April 2, 2015 2:10pm - 2:50pm
Grand E/F

2:10pm

Cleaning up the Kitchen: Migrating to Enterprise Chef from Open Source
In 2013 we had over 50 open source Chef servers running at the company. Cookbooks were being used to great benefit over previous methods, however it was getting confusing. Cookbooks were being forked and changed without the names being refactored. It was sort of a messy kitchen.

We decided to align with Chef and move to the Enterprise Chef offering. Join me as I walk through many lessons learned in 2014 of getting 400+ developers from 40+ teams to learn to cook together. The result has been getting thousands of nodes into a more centrally manageable location. After I share how we got our kitchen in order, I'll share our plans and progress for 2015 of providing common building blocks of continuous delivery within a large company.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Blythe

Aaron Blythe

Knowledge Architect, Cerner
Aaron Blythe has worked in Software for over a decade. He is currently a Knowledge Architect at Cerner Corporation. He is genuinely curious and interested in understanding things and making them better. Aaron went to college at both the University of Illinois and Griffith University in Australia. While in Australia he mostly skipped classes to surf. | | Aaron loves observing how people interact within the software process and modeling those... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 2:10pm - 2:50pm
Grand C/D

2:10pm

Compliance at Velocity
Compliance has never been so important. Security breaches and the demands of regulatory bodies are a fact of life. At the same time, compliance has never been harder to manage. Regulatory frameworks are multiplying and becoming more complex, there is an ever-increasing number of devices, and the advent of dynamic provisioning means that environments are created that don’t necessarily follow corporate policy.

In this talk we'll cover the problems managing compliance in a high velocity business along with examples of how Chef analytics helps solve some of these problems.

Speakers
avatar for James Casey

James Casey

VP of Engineering, CHEF
James has worked for over fifteen years in companies ranging from mobile and finance startups to CERN, the large scientific collaboration in the world. He specializes in building tools for operating large computing infrastructures. | | He has previously created monitoring tools at CERN for the Large Hadron Collider and currently works at Chef where he is a the VP of Engineering.


Thursday April 2, 2015 2:10pm - 2:50pm
Mission City B4-B5

2:10pm

Package Management and Chef
This talk aims to cover a breadth of topics about package management and Chef, starting with some fundamentals and continuing on to more advanced techniques and tips.

This talk will begin by explaining why packages and package management are fundamental tenants to managing infrastructure. We'll examine why the common practice of simply running "make install" in a Chef recipe is a bad idea and what users can do when they see recipes like this in the wild.

An extremely common problem with package management is misconfiguration of package repositories and client software. Most of the existing documentation available does not cover all of the configuration required to correctly setup and access package repositories securely and lots of configurations are simply copy-and-pasted from unreliable sources.

In order to combat some of this, the talk will continue by examining some common Chef resources for controlling package repositories with care to carefully go over commonly misunderstood and misused options. We'll examine how to generate secure package repositories, what options must be set in Chef recipes to access repositories securely, and what bugs you may bump into in your infrastructure that may prevent you from securely accessing package repositories.

Finally, this talk will wrap up with some concluding tips, tricks, and thoughts about packaging and how to use it to carefully manage infrastructure.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Damato

Joe Damato

Computologist, packagecloud.io
Joe is a computologist who specializes in low level systems, performance analysis, and debugging really weird things. | | He built packagecloud to help individuals and organizations quickly, easily, and securely generate package repositories for their internal infrastructure and for distributing software to customers.


Thursday April 2, 2015 2:10pm - 2:50pm
Grand G/H

2:10pm

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.

Speakers
avatar for Charity Majors

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
Mission City B1-B3

2:10pm

Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) for Veteran Chefs
Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) is taking the Windows Server world by storm. Chef has been on the bleeding edge of configuration management in the Windows space and now Chef can leverage DSC resources. Join me as we take a look at how DSC works in the context of a Chef run, what DSC resources are really made of, and how you can take best advantage of DSC in managing your Windows servers with Chef.

Speakers
avatar for Damien Caro

Damien Caro

Technical Evangelist Manager, Microsoft
Damien started at Microsoft in 1997 as European support engineer and has been involved since then with Information Technologies. In 2002 Damien moved to a position to help the largest customers run their IT environments and took over a Technical Evangelist position based in France in 2007. Between 2012 and 2014, he led the evangelism for infrastructure in Central and Eastern Europe, covering 25 countries. Today he works for Microsoft Corp... Read More →
avatar for Steven Murawski

Steven Murawski

Steven Murawski is a Community Software Development Engineer for Chef and a Microsoft MVP in PowerShell. Steven has been a serial early adopter and has been an advocate for configuration management and devops practices in Microsoft shops. While a Site Reliability Engineer at Stack Exchange, Steven implemented the first production use of Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration.


Thursday April 2, 2015 2:10pm - 2:50pm
Grand A/B

2:25pm

Ten Quick Tips to Improve your Chef Workflow
We asked some of the Chef experts in the community to contribute their favorite tips and tricks to improve their Chef experience. These include Ruby snippets, hidden features of the Chef DSL, helper tools and other productivity enhancers.  

Speakers
avatar for Sean Carolan

Sean Carolan

Solutions Architect, CHEF
Sean is a former Unix administrator who got the automation bug and never looked back. He's currently employed by Chef as a solutions architect, helping new customers and community members to get started with Chef.


Thursday April 2, 2015 2:25pm - 2:35pm
Room 209/210

2:40pm

An Introduction to Chef RFCs
Speakers
avatar for Noah Kantrowitz

Noah Kantrowitz

Lead Rascal
Noah Kantrowitz is a web developer turned infrastructure automation enthusiast, and all around engineering rabble-rouser. By day he builds tools and teaches, and by night he leads the Python Software Foundation infrastructure team. He is an active member of the Chef community, and enjoys merge commits, cat pictures, and beards.


Thursday April 2, 2015 2:40pm - 2:50pm
Room 209/210

2:50pm

PM Break
Thursday April 2, 2015 2:50pm - 3:05pm
TBA

3:05pm

Baking Docker using Chef
Docker has changed the way Configuration Management is done. And Chef can be Docker's best friend to bake your favorite Config!
This session will cover -
  1. Using chef containers
  2. Managing docker images using Chef
  3. Using Chef push jobs to run docker containers on nodes
  4. And most importantly - why Chef is needed to manage dockers and why it all cannot be done with "simple" dockerfiles!

Speakers
avatar for Mukta Aphale

Mukta Aphale

DevOps Architect, iHealth Technologies
Mukta is a DevOps Architect for iHealth Technologies where her job is to design and implement an awesome DevOps strategy for their new product. With over 11 years experience programming, DevOps stirred her interest recently. She started her venture into DevOps as a Chef developer. She has contributed immensely to the development of knife plugins, Chef-Azure extension and bug fixes. She has contributed in all stages of DevOps using various... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:05pm - 3:45pm
Grand A/B

3:05pm

Bloated Chefs: A Tale of Gluttony, and the Path to Enlightenment
As your infrastructure grows and your recipes become more complex, you may suddenly find yourself with chef-client runs that take on the order of minutes to complete. With Chef being the primary mechanism for pushing critical fixes in many orgs, the amount of time it takes for the fleet to converge is of the utmost importance. Non-performant chef-client runs will impact both agility and your ability to scale, so keeping them lean can make a large impact in your operational capacity. You will hear tales of chef-client run duration horror, and how we at PagerDuty have brought our chef-client runs back to the land of ponies and rainbows.

Speakers
avatar for Evan Gilman

Evan Gilman

Operations Engineer, PagerDuty
Evan is responsible for designing and automating PagerDuty's resilient infrastructure. He previously operated AS4511, and has a passion for all things network. His less-passionate interests include beer, meat, looking at moon, and taking long walks on the beach. Well, maybe not the latter, but that doesn't mean he's any less awesome.


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:05pm - 3:45pm
Room 209/210

3:05pm

Chef Provisioning: Chef All The Things
The applications you deploy using Chef need more than packages and services.  Your machines and your network are key to your application's success.  Chef Provisioning lets you build your whole infrastructure with the tools you already know and love.  Learn how you can use Chef to:
  • Create, test, orchestrate and manage distributed clusters
  • Use image factories to quickly deploy large infrastructures and keep machines secure
  • Manage Docker containers and hosts

Speakers
avatar for John Keiser

John Keiser

Principal Engineer, CHEF
John Keiser is a veteran codeslayer of the internet age, having developed, tested and led teams at Netscape, Microsoft Bing, and now Chef for the last 20 years. In his current role as Mad Scientist, he focuses on making provisioning and configuration easy enough that even *he* can do it. If his secret lab exploded, he would leave behind a wife, three young kids, a large collection of video games, and a unicycle team.


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:05pm - 3:45pm
Mission City B4-B5

3:05pm

Chef Retrospective
With almost ten years of combined Chef experience, join H. "Waldo" Grunenwald from CommerceHub and Joe Nuspl from Workday for a short retrospective of our our Chef experiences at smaller companies.

CommerceHub is a monolithic Java-on-Windows shop moving towards Linux-hosted SOA.
Workday has more than 10,000 nodes across 11 physical data centers world wide plus external cloud providers.

Learn what worked for us, what didn't work, our triumphs, our defeats, and where we had pain and found dragons.

Speakers
avatar for H. "Waldo" Grunenwald

H. "Waldo" Grunenwald

Pipeline Team Lead, devnull
Operations Engineering background, DevOps Enthusiast, Public Speaker, etc., etc...
avatar for Joe Nuspl

Joe Nuspl

Senior Operations Engineer, Workday Inc.
Back in high school, I was seriously considering culinary school. I choose Computer Science. Who knew 25 years later I would be a "chef"?Currently I am a Senior Operations Engineer at Workday, a NYSE listed company (WDAY) that provides enterprise cloud applications for human capital management (HCM), payroll, financial management, and analytics.Author of https://github.com/nvwls/zap, a library cookbook for garbage collecting chef controlled... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:05pm - 3:45pm
Grand G/H

3:05pm

Compliance is Hard: Two Worlds at Odds
DevOps and Compliance are two very different worlds. If your company is going to achieve attestation or certification, it's usually the DevOps side of the house that has to give in. We'll have a frank discussion on what compliance means to you as a DevOps practitioner, areas where the two worlds collide, and how to use DevOps and automation to your advantage in an audit.

Speakers
JM

John Martinez

Principal Solutions Architect, Evident.io
John Martinez is a recognized DevOps leader in the industry, and the Principal Solutions Architect at Evident.io helping customers engage security as part of their continuous deployment and integration strategies. He managed the Cloud Infrastructure team at Adobe prior to joining Evident.io, and was a seasoned engineer at Netflix prior to Adobe. He also sat on the Customer Advisory Board of AWS up until recently, where he helped guide the... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:05pm - 3:45pm
Mission City B1-B3

3:05pm

Now We're Cooking with INTUchef! Cultural Evolution at Intuit
Intuit is a company made up of diverse business groups and product teams. Left unchecked, silos can form that isolate the teams from one another. With such a large organization, it’s easy to find duplication of effort and divergence of solutions. Join us to see how by embracing a devops mindset and placing community at the center, we’ve been able to change our culture to one of sharing and mutual benefit.

We’ll demonstrate the value of starting from first principles that guide our decisions. Our journey has taken us from multiple monolithic repositories to a mix of project policy repos, backfilled with individual cookbook repos published through Supermarket. By maintaining alignment with our guiding principles, we can continue to adjust and evolve rather than reverse course, even when faced with conflicts and hard decisions.
We’ll also share our workflow, which takes full advantage of Chef Supermarket, encouraging contributions to and through the public community as the best path for internal consumption.

Together we can pave the way to a future where our servers take control and orchestrate themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Saman Garg

Saman Garg

Staff Application Ops Engineer, Intuit
avatar for Shashi Shilarnav

Shashi Shilarnav

Staff Application Ops Engineer, Intuit
avatar for Omid Tehrani

Omid Tehrani

Sr Application Ops Engineer, Intuit
avatar for Michael Thibodeau

Michael Thibodeau

Staff Application Ops Engineer, Intuit


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:05pm - 3:45pm
Grand E/F

3:05pm

Use Chef to Manage your NetApp Storage Infrastructure
Chef is an awesome tool for managing configuration of "all the things" in your data center. NetApp & Chef Software have created Apache 2 licensed Chef cookbooks for managing the configuration of NetApp's storage systems.

In this session, Jeff & Matt Ray (from Chef) will provide:

· A brief overview of NetApp¹s product portfolio
· Discuss the configuration objects that can be managed by NetApp's
Chef cookbooks
· Demonstrate the capabilities of the cookbook to manage running
storage appliances

After this session, attendees will have high level understanding of NetApp's product portfolio, the features of NetApp's Chef cookbooks, and
how it can be used in conjunction with a larger Chef deployment to enable
a software-defined and managed data center.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Applewhite

Jeff Applewhite

Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp
Jeff Applewhite is a Technical Marketing Engineer with NetApp’s Cloud Solutions Group. Jeff has an extensive background in operations, storage, high availability, and hosting large, distributed applications requiring the strictest Service Level Agreements.  Jeff focuses on helping customers through architectures and solutions that utilize the unique capabilities of NetApp storage to solve real world problems. Prior to joining NetApp... Read More →
avatar for Matt Ray

Matt Ray

Director of Partner Integration, Chef


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:05pm - 3:45pm
Grand C/D

4:00pm

Awesome Chef Awards
Come and celebrate the awesome contributions from our Awesome Community Chefs!

Thursday April 2, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Exhibit Hall A
 
Friday, April 3
 

1:00pm

Hack Day, Sponsored by Microsoft
Join us at the Microsoft Mountain View Campus for a day of hacking on Chef!  This event will be located at:

Jupiter/Saturn Rooms, 2nd floor
Microsoft Conference Center Building 1
1065 La Avenida St
Mountain View, CA 94043

Friday April 3, 2015 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Microsoft Mountain View Campus 1065 La Avenida St, Mountain View, CA 94043