Announcing #ChefConf 2014

Make your plans now to cook up awesome with us at #ChefConf 2014! This will be the largest and best #ChefConf yet and we’ve got some really amazing things planned for this year. A great set of workshops, amazing keynotes, and session tracks featuring awesome members of the community! Registration and the Call for Presenters are open now. Join us in San Francisco April 15-17!

Opscode Announces #ChefConf 2014

Company Assembles Biggest Movers and Shakers of the New IT to Inspire, Enable, and Automate Business to Hyper-speed;

Featured Speakers Include Executive Innovators from GE Capital and Target Corporation Alongside New IT Visionaries Rachel Chalmers, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim

SEATTLE – November 12, 2013 – Opscode®, the leader in IT automation, today announced its third annual user conference, #ChefConf 2014, taking place at the Hyatt Embarcadero in San Francisco, April 15-17, 2014. #ChefConf 2014 is the largest, most vibrant gathering of the New IT, featuring three days of inspired discussions, collaborative presentations, technical training and hands on labs focused on automating business to hyper-speed. Register now to take advantage of ultra-early bird pricing for #ChefConf 2014.

“Technology is rapidly becoming the primary touch point for customer interaction in every industry. The only way to win in today’s digital economy is by automating the entire lifecycle of IT infrastructure, applications and services,” said Adam Jacob, Chief Development Officer, Opscode. “This is the New IT and Chef is at the epicenter of this gargantuan shift. We hope you’ll join us and the amazing Chef Community at ChefConf 2014.”

Last year’s #ChefConf sold out and #ChefConf 2014 looks ready to burst at the seams with application developers, system administrators, enterprise architects, and executives collaborating on shared knowledge and best practices for using Chef™ to cook up awesome. #ChefConf 2014 will feature talks from IT leaders representing some of the most dynamic companies and thinking in the world. Already confirmed speakers include:

  • Justin Arbuckle, Global Chief Architect, GE Capital
  • Rachel Chalmers, Principal, Ignition Partners
  • Jeffrey Einhorn, Infrastructure Strategy and Architecture, Target
  • Jez Humble, Principal, ThoughtWorks
  • Gene Kim, Author, “The Phoenix Project”

#ChefConf 2014 will also feature a diverse range of track sessions for everyone from those looking to #learnchef to Master Chefs hungry for new skills.

The Open Source Chef Community has grown nearly 200 percent across all primary metrics in the last 12 months, including millions of Chef downloads, hundreds of thousands of monthly Chef Cookbook downloads, tens of thousands of registered users, and thousands of individual contributors. The Chef Community currently provides more than 1,100 Cookbooks for automating the creation, management, and delivery of IT infrastructure and applications.

The Call for Proposals for #ChefConf is open now. Inspire your peers with your story of how Chef is helping your business achieve hyper-speed. Tremendous sponsorship opportunities are available for organizations interested in exhibiting at #ChefConf.

Registration is $850 for Ultra Early Bird pricing, running through December 31, 2013, for the April 15-17 conference, which includes the plenary sessions and five full tracks of deeply technical content. Registration is also available for the technical workshops on Tuesday, April 15th. Rooms are available at the Hyatt Embarcadero for a discounted rate.


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Nathen Harvey

As the VP of Community Development at Chef, Nathen helps the community whip up an awesome ecosystem built around the Chef framework. Nathen also spends much of his time helping people learn about the practices, processes, and technologies that support DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and Web-scale IT. Prior to joining Chef, Nathen spent a number of years managing operations and infrastructure for a number of web applications. Nathen is a co-host of the Food Fight Show, a podcast about Chef and DevOps.