Lucas Welch

Former Chef Employee

DevOps is all about collaboration

Collaboration is the latest enterprise buzzword. Collaboration applications like Slack, Atlassian HipChat, Microsoft Teams and Facebook Workplace didn’t even exist 10 years ago. Now it seems there are more collaboration tools than we know what to do with.

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Chef’s 2016 Year in… Haiku

Happy New Year! Most people don’t care if a company wishes them greetings on a holiday (some even prefer one less email during a break). And most people don’t care much about how many employees a company hired or the number of new customers added in a given year. So we want to be respectful.

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Automating compliance for financial services

We’ve been talking about the importance of incorporating compliance into your development workflow for a while now. With Chef Automate, we’ve delivered an enterprise-grade solution for turning compliance policy into code.

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Tis’ the season for DevOps and putting customers first

The holiday season is a time often spent with family, friends and… shopping carts. Retail sales over this season are expected to reach a record high of $655.8 billion. And with purchases going through the roof, companies are highly focused — for good reason — on customer experience.

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Chef Automate Now Available as Fully Managed Service on AWS

“AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate” Brings Full Chef Platform to AWS Customers for Fast and Secure Management of Cloud and On-Premises Infrastructure at Any Scale LAS VEGAS – December 1, 2016 – Today at AWS re:Invent 2016, Chef announced that the full capabilities of Chef’s commercial platform have been integrated into a new managed service […]

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Thanks to our Community

This is a week for giving thanks, for recognizing the people, places, and opportunities that bring us happiness and help us achieve success. At Chef, we’re reflecting on what’s most important to us — our community — all of you, our employees, partners, customers, and practitioners who make all that we do at Chef possible.

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Chef Appoints Company’s First Chief Marketing Officer to Drive Continued Growth

Chef Promotes Ken Cheney to Lead Global Go-to-Market Strategy at Key Inflection Point for Company Chef Bolsters Executive Team with New Product Engineering and Revenue Marketing Leaders SEATTLE – November 10, 2016 – Chef, the leader in automation for DevOps, today appointed Ken Cheney as the company’s first Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

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Cultivating a DevOps Community: Take Part in ChefConf 2017

Chef is a company rooted in open source, so community matters a great deal to us. As DevOps goes mainstream, it’s important to ensure we building a strong, inclusive, and diverse community.

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The ChefConf 2017 Call for Presentations is Open!

ChefConf 2017 takes place May 22-24, in beautiful Austin, TX, and we want you to present! The ChefConf 2017 call for presentations is now open. We’re excited to hear all the ways you’re using Chef to automate your infrastructure, compliance policies, and applications. Tell us about the successes and pitfalls you’ve encountered along the way.

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The Future of DevOps with our CTO Adam Jacob

Software is today’s competitive currency in every industry. And the most effective software delivery requires velocity and scale. DevOps is a working philosophy that helps companies change their culture and technology to drive performance in today’s digital economy. DevOps is reinventing how we run our businesses. But what does the future hold?

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