Barry Crist

Barry Crist has more than 20 years of experience in driving enterprise customer success with open source and DevOps software solutions and is a recognized leader in driving a culture of innovation. Barry joined Chef as CEO in 2013 and has been a leading force behind the company’s business operations, culture and technology innovation.

The Fourth Chapter of Chef Has Arrived: Progress to Purchase Chef

Chefs, We are excited to announce that Chef has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Progress. We expect the transaction to be finalized over the next 30 days or so and, once completed, Chef will become an integral part of Progress.

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An Important Update from Chef

Below is a message that I sent to all Chef employees today about recent events affecting Chef.   Chefs, I want to provide an update on recent events affecting Chef and changes that we’re making. As many of you know, we began our work with the U.S. Government in earnest in 2014 and 2015.

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Chef’s Position on Customer Engagement in the Public and Private Sectors

[Update on 9/23/2019 at 8.55pm] Read this blog from CEO Barry Crist for a further update on the event. Below is an e-mail I sent to all Chef employees today sharing my views on our contract with DHS-ICE. This is an incredibly important, difficult and divisive topic and one I care deeply about.

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Introducing the New Chef: 100% Open, Always

Today, Chef is announcing meaningful changes to the way that we build and distribute our software. Chef has always believed in the power of open source. This philosophy is core to the way that we think about software innovation.

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2019: The “Third Chapter” of Chef Software

Dear Members of the Chef Community, Now that the buzz from closing out 2018 and Chef Rally (our annual all company kick-off) has died down, I wanted to share a quick update on Chef, along with a glimpse into the amazing opportunity that lies ahead for the company and our community. First of all, 2018.

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Chef and Equal Pay Day

Today is Equal Pay Day in the U.S. and we at Chef would like to add our voice in highlighting that, on average, women earn $.78 for every $1.00 a man earns.   We appreciate being part of the growing conversation around compensation equity.

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United States immigration and professional work visas

Chef Community, Chef has recently communicated with employees that we believe may be impacted by recent or future changes to immigration and visa policy. Our message is simple: we’ll support you however we can, including meaningful legal support. To the U.S.

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7 Ways IT Will Change in 2016 to Bring DevOps Mainstream

As we kickoff 2016 at Chef, I’ve reflected on the important changes impacting our industry and the digital world. Last week I penned a byline in sharing my take on why DevOps will gain mainstream momentum in 2016 and I’m excited to share this perspective here with our broader Chef community.

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Chef is throwing a Block Party for the Geekwire Summit

Chef and Geekwire have a few things in common: we’re both full-stack tech geeks, we’re both rooted in Seattle, we’re both obsessed with community building, and we’re known to play a bit of ping pong in between coding or reporting sessions.

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An update on Chef

In the Northwest we’ve gone very quickly from summer to Fall.  And what a summer it was.  In fact, 2015 is clearly shaping up to be a record year across all of our key metrics: revenue, new customers, and partnerships.

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