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Jamie Bright

Former Chef employee


ChefConf Session Spotlight – Chef and DevOps for Pointy Hairs

Next up in our series of ChefConf Session Spotlights, I’m delighted to introduce Victoria Blessing who will presenting a session in our transformation track. Victoria is an Operations Engineer for the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University, managing the college’s Unix web infrastructure since 2014. All Linux nodes are Chef-managed.

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ChefConf Session Spotlight – Chef & Compliance: DevOps gateway for the Health Care Enterprise

Continuing our series of ChefConf Session Spotlights, I’m pleased to introduce Odie Routh. Odie is a member of a Lean Engineering team at Optum, a health care technology company. He works remotely from Vermont, and focuses on promoting DevOps practices by collaborating across as many departments and disciplines throughout the enterprise as he can.

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Watch: Using Chef Compliance to Secure your Servers

Can you prove your servers are hardened correctly? Can you patch zero-day vulnerabilities in minutes? How quickly can you generate the reports your auditors demand? With Chef you’ll get it done quickly using automation. Chef Compliance lets you express your compliance rules as code. You can easily run those rules as tests whenever you want.

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Nordstrom turning over Chef-Vault ownership to Chef

This is a guest post from our friend Doug Ireton at Nordstrom, detailing key information about the transfer of ownership for Chef-Vault from the Nordstrom team to Chef. # What is chef-vault? Chef-Vault is a tool to help engineers securely manage passwords, SSL certs, and other secrets in Chef Recipes.

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Chef Delivery: A Guided Tour

Chef Delivery accelerates the adoption of continuous delivery and encourages DevOps collaboration. It provides a proven, reproducible workflow for managing changes as they progress from a developer’s workstation, through a series of automated tests, and out into production.

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Custom Resources in Chef Client 12.5

On October 28, 2015, Chef Principal Engineer John Keiser presented a webinar on Custom Resources in Chef Client 12.5. John introduced the concept of the custom resource, explained why you would want to write one, introduced the language concepts, and walked through a tutorial of how to make your own. A recording of the webinar is available below.

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Chef Policies: Why, What, and How

On Wednesday, September 30th, software engineer Joshua Timberman presented a webinar on Chef Policies, a new feature of Chef. Policies combine the best parts of roles, environments, and client-side dependency resolvers such as Berkshelf into a single, easy-to-use workflow.

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Get the Most From Chef: Analytics, Provisioning, and More

Earlier today, Chef Automation Engineer, Galen Emery, presented a webinar on how to “Get the Most From Chef” with some of our newest features. Chef Analytics: Do you have compliance or audit requirements? Get real-time visibility into what’s happening on the Chef server. Chef Provisioning: Spend less time on the tedious stuff.

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ChefConf 2015: DevOps, Velocity, and Community

ChefConf 2015 welcomed 1500 attendees and 42 sponsors over our four day event.

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Joint Webinar: DevSecOps – Taking a DevOps Approach to Security

Can Dev-”Sec”-Ops really exist? On Thursday, March 19 we’re partnering with Alert Logic to present a must-attend webinar for anyone wanting to debate how to adopt a continuous delivery model to security.

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