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Joshua Timberman

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.


Guide to Writing Chef Cookbooks

I wanted smartmontools installed to monitor the disk health of my LAN server at home. This is not an uncommon thing to want to do, so I thought I’d write and share a Chef cookbook for it.

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Chef Fundamentals Open Training Update

I am pleased to announce that Opscode’s Chef Fundamentals open training materials have been updated to a new version. If you signed up for Open Training in the last month or so, you should have received a link to the updated materials.

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Update on the Future of Opscode’s Cookbooks

This is an update on the blog post we made a couple weeks back regarding the future of Opscode’s cookbooks and cookbooks repository. We are going to switch master branch to reflect the changes that have been made in the 0.10.0 branch this week.

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Future of Opscode Cookbooks

We’re making changes to the Opscode cookbooks repository about what cookbooks we include and how we provide support for them. As a large number of people rely on our cookbooks, we want to be clear about the intentions of the repository, and how we plan to release and support cookbooks going forward.

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Seattle Chef Users Meeting: Wednesday May 11

Hello Chefs! Once again, the folks at White Pages will host a Seattle area Chef users meetup, and we’d love to see you there! Opscode will be in attendance, and will also present a tour of features in the highly anticipated Chef 0.10 release. Pizza and beverages will be provided by Opscode.

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Boulder Chef Hack Day

Following the success of our recent Chef Hack Day in Austin, Texas, on Saturday April 30 we will have the first Denver/Boulder area hack day! Opscode will be in attendance with members of the developer and services teams. What: Spend a Saturday hacking on Chef itself, or on your cookbooks.

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Seattle Chef Meetup Next Wednesday March 30

Opscode’s Services team will be in Seattle again next week, and we’ll be having an informal meeting for Chef users at the Owl & Thistle pub. Opscode is buying the first round and will have appetizers available. If you’d like to talk shop about Chef, Ruby or anything else about operations, please join us!

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Opscode at Mountain West RubyConf 2011

The Mountain West RubyConf is in Salt Lake City is this Thursday and Friday, March 17-18! This is a regional Ruby conference held in Salt Lake City.

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Chef Advanced Training in Gent

Right before FOSDEM 2011 in Brussels, and right after Chef Fundamentals in London, Patrick Debois is hosting a Chef Advanced Training (2 day) in Gent, Belgium. Joshua Timberman will be teaching the class. When: February 3-4, 2011. Location: IBBT in Gent, Belgium.

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Chef Fundamentals in London

Prior to FOSDEM 2011, Stephen Nelson-Smith of Atalanta Systems is hosting a Chef Fundamentals Training (3 day) class in London. Opscode Technical Evangelist Joshua Timberman will be teaching the class. When: January 31, February 1-2, 2011. Location: Radisson Edwardian Hampshire Hotel in Leicester Square, right in the heart of London’s theatre land.

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