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Jason McDonald

Jason is a Seattle-based digital marketer for Chef. One time he was runner up in an office table tennis tournament.


Succeeding with the Chef Community

The Chef community is an active, diverse and smart group of people who contribute code to our open source projects, create and share community cookbooks, and want to help you succeed with Chef.

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Let’s Start Preparing for Whatever Comes After Containers

Delivering more things, more quickly, is the challenge that companies are tackling through digital transformation. This transformation involves adopting new technologies, processes, organizational structures, and, in most cases, dramatic cultural changes. It is made more difficult because many of the processes and structures being replaced were created to support specific technology choices.

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What’s In a Name? Does DevOps Mean Just Dev and Ops?

One of the challenges in implementing DevOps practices and processes is spreading collaboration beyond developers and operations engineers. At InformationWeek’s Interop ITX conference last month, Nathen Harvey, our VP of Community Development, pointed to one reason many organizations struggle. It’s right there in the name. I hate the word DevOps.

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This Week in Webinars

If you’re looking to level up your Chef skills, you have plenty of opportunities this week. Along with some of our partners, we’ll be presenting webinars on automating at scale, DevSecOps and automating on Azure with Chef. See full details on each webinar after the jump.

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Upcoming Webinar: Business Success and the Speed of Learning

We’ve teamed up with O’Reilly Media on a series of webinars on Business at Web Speed. Last month’s episode featured our own Adam Jacob teaming up with O’Reilly’s Courtney Nash to introduce the key concepts of Business at Web Speed. You can watch a recorded version of their presentation here, including a kitten-infused Q&A session.

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Guest Post: Creating Your Own Chef Cookbook Generator

This post was originally published on Medium.com by Community member David Echols. Creating Your Own Chef Cookbook Generator The Chef Development Kit (Chef DK) comes with an awesome tool: chef.

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Webinar: The Lean Enterprise with Jez Humble

We’re excited to announce that our own Jez Humble will be hosting a webinar on The Lean Enterprise on November 14th. Register here, or via the embed below.

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Webinar recording: Chef for Containers

Tom Duffield gave a webinar on managing containers, including Docker, with Chef earlier today. Tom’s presentation includes a great overview of Docker and insights into why and how you can use Chef to improve your container workflow.

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[Update: Resolved] Community Tickets and Wiki Down for Emergency Maintenance

Update: This issue has been resolved. Earlier today a security vulnerability in a library our wiki and ticketing systems depend on was published. We are keeping these systems down while we work with our vendor and confirm whether this vulnerability is a problem for these products or not.

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Join us this week in Bangalore

This Wednesday, we are joining with Clogeny for Chef : The Path to Full Automation, an evening of discussions centered around DevOps. Tickets are free and would love see you there. Additional information and registration is available on Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.

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