Mandi is Technical Community Manager for Chef. She can be found online @LNXCHK.
Getting the most out of Hacktoberfest – Part 1
Happy Hacktoberfest! Have you been to the Hacktoberfest website to sign up? Have you perused the open Hacktoberfest tagged issues on GitHub? If not, don’t worry. There’s plenty of time to get started. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the options, we have some pointers for helping out with Chef’s projects.Read more
InSpec and the Too-Long(?) Life of Security Policies
This blog post by Chris Swan, Policy Debt, was included in the September 8, 2019 edition of DevOps Weekly (subscribe here if you haven’t already). Many of the points Chris raises are likely familiar to folks who have been working in operations, systems engineering, or DevOps for any length of time.Read more
Hacktoberfest 2019 with Chef!
It’s that time of year, the leaves are starting to change color in the northern hemisphere, kids are back at school, people who don’t have kids seem to have all gone on vacation at the same time in this “shoulder season”. We’re right around the corner from fall, Halloween, and Hacktoberfest! What is Hacktoberfest?Read more
Don’t Leave Your S3 Buckets Wide Open
IT security can feel like an endless war against the unknown. Especially when your big old comfortable monolith with one access point gets spread out into a million small microservice pieces all over the place. Securing distributed systems is a challenge that requires constant vigilance and attention to detail.Read more
Congratulations to our ChefConf London 2019 Award Winners
Our second dose of ChefConf for 2019 is now complete! Our inaugural ChefConf London was a great success, bringing together ChefFriends from all over for talks, workshops, hallway track, and a cruise on the Thames. If you missed it this year, keep an eye out for next year!Read more
Congratulations to our 2019 Awesome Community Chefs
ChefConf 2019 has now come and gone. It was a week of learning, fun, and community. One of our traditions at our annual gathering is recognizing community members who have made significant contributions or had a noteworthy impact on our projects and community.Read more
Your Time At ChefConf 2019: scale, Scale, SCALE
Are you working in a large-scale computing environment? Do you have lots of services and systems spread out all over? ChefConf 2019 is the place to get some help managing all of the information and behaviors you need for big deployments, big workflows, and all other things in the largest of large scales.Read more
Your Time At ChefConf 2019: Chef Habitat
This year at ChefConf 2019, we have Habitat talks to help you level up your Chef Habitat usage, or get acquainted with Chef Habitat’s features.Read more
Your Time At ChefConf 2019: Chef InSpec and Security
Chef InSpec is a powerful tool for creating and managing complex security profiles for your infrastructure. Whether you’re using Windows or Linux, Chef InSpec can help your team managing the demands of the modern security landscape.Read more
What’s For Me at ChefConf 2019: Community!
Oh man. What a week at Chef! Hopefully, you’ve seen our announcements about open sourcing our projects and changing our business model. We’ve been working on that for a while, and it’s been great to finally get to share it with you and start engaging open-source first.Read more