Chef Supports AWS in New AWS Pop-Up Loft in New York

We’re very excited to announce we are once again supporting our friends at AWS in bringing the wildly popular AWS Pop-up Loft to New York. Building on the success of the Pop-up Loft in San Francisco, we’re joining with Intel to support the AWS Pop-up Loft to bring DevOps and cloud best practices to New York City.

We continue to hear from customers, such as those at the Loft in San Francisco, that Chef and AWS are a natural fit. By working together we can help developers and IT pros – whether they’re in the enterprise or at a startup – use automation and the cloud to achieve web speed and scale. Next at the AWS Pop-up Loft in New York, customers will have access to a unique space and a full schedule of trainings, evening events, and more that will help them learn even more about AWS and Chef. Located at 350 West Broadway in New York’s SOHO neighborhood, the Loft will open on Thursday, June 25, operating Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm.


Beginning in June, we’ll be offering a range of learning opportunities at the Loft, including:

  • June 25, and July 14, 15, and 17 – A Taste of Chef on AWS: A hands-on introduction to Chef with a specific focus on AWS integration. Participants will write recipes that describe system configuration policies, use Chef Provisioning to create new EC2 instances and automatically apply recipes, and use Chef Provisioning to create a sample full-stack application topology that includes additional AWS services.
  • July 23 – Vulnerability Scanning’s Not Good Enough: Enforcing Real Security and Compliance using Infrastructure Code: In this talk, Chef’s Julian Dunn will discuss why current approaches to achieving business compliance with security standards do not work and describe approaches that we’ve found helpful in creating real compliance.

As DevOps, the cultural and professional movement we all know and love, goes mainstream, we’re excited to work with AWS to bring proven patterns and practices for fast and scalable software development to the Loft in New York. We hope you’ll join us beginning June 25, to experience the Loft and level up your AWS and Chef skills. In the meantime, brush up on the Chef x AWS story and watch Scholastic’s John Byrne detail how Scholastic migrated their entire data center to AWS using Chef, creating a highly scalable workflow combining AWS, Chef, and containers.

Lucas Welch

Former Chef Employee