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Matt Ray

Matt is Chef's Manager/Solutions Architect for APAC. Currently based in Sydney, Australia. He's been with Chef for 6 years in a wide variety of roles including Director of Partner Integration most recently.


Join Opscode at SCALE!

Opscode is proud to be a sponsor of the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) this upcoming weekend in Los Angeles. SCALE is one of the premier open source events in the United States and we encourage you to attend.

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Food Fight, the New Chef Community Podcast

Food Fight is a new podcast for the Chef community, discussing and summarizing the assorted news and topics of the day. It’s hosted by community member Bryan Berry and Opscode employee Matt Ray. They plan on interviewing lots of people from the greater Chef community and publishing every few weeks.

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New knife plugin for Voxel

Our good friends at Voxel have published a new knife plugin for provisioning and managing Voxel cloud instances. The gem is available on RubyGems and you can install it with gem install knife-voxel If you feel like digging into the code and seeing how it works, it’s all available on their GitHub page as well.

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Cloudtrainings.com Chef & Amazon EC2 training

If you’re in Los Angeles on Saturday August 6, Cloudtrainings.com will be offering Quick Start Cloud Automation with Amazon EC2 and Opscode Chef.

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Opscode at the Texas Linux Fest

The Texas Linux Fest is in Austin this Saturday April 2! This is the second year for this Linux and Open Source conference and it looks like it’s going to be a great show.

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Austin Chef Training & Hack Day

Looking for a chance to jump-start your Chef knowledge and get guided, hands-on training by Opscode Technical Evangelists? If you’re in Austin, this is your chance! Following on the success of the New York and Chicago Hack Days, Friday April 1st will be the first Austin Chef Training & Hack Day.

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Opscode at SCALE 9x!

The Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) is this weekend and Opscode is excited to be there at a number of events associated with it. Friday is the DevOps Day Los Angeles and our very own John Willis and Adam Jacob will be there.

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GeekAustin DevOps Series #1

This weekend in Austin TX, Opscode Technical Evangelist Matt Ray will be participating in the GeekAustin DevOps Series #1. The GeekAustin DevOps day is a free event that will feature open source configuration management tools, including Chef.

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Data Day Austin video: What Big Data Folks Need to Know About DevOps

At the recent Data Day Austin, Opscode Technical Evangelist Matt Ray gave a talk with Infochimps‘ CTO Flip Kromer on using Chef to deploy Hadoop clusters. The talk discusses DevOps and provides a quick overview of Chef, how it works and why it is important for Big Data users.

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Webcast Recording: Automating Zenoss Core with Chef

Configuration management, automation and monitoring are a compelling combination. This session will explore the new Zenoss Core cookbook for Chef. The presentation will walk through cookbook and discuss the inner workings, while providing a live demonstration of a Zenoss server being deployed and automatically monitoring Chef-managed nodes.

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