In the past year our community has grown to 20,000 registered users who have downloaded Opscode Chef almost 2 million times.  Chef now powers the automation of thousands of organizations which combine to reach nearly a billion people across the globe.

This month we will grow to over 1,000 amazing contributors to Opscode projects who have shared over 700 public cookbooks.  We have an outstanding conference, training, and event program which has reached thousands of people.

I am immensely proud of what we have created and accomplished together over the past 4 years as both a company and a community.

I also believe that we now have the right team and resources in place for our next stages of growth.  As a result, I have decided that in early 2013 I will step out of my current full-time role at Opscode and transition to an advisory position.

I believe in our team, technology, and the amazing people in our community, and I am deeply committed to our long-term success.  It is simply time for me to step aside and make room for others to make more awesome… I can’t wait to see what we do next.

With much love,

-Jesse Robbins
Cofounder, Opscode, Inc.

PS: I will be taking a some time off over the next few weeks.  If you have questions before I return, please contact Jay Wampold – jay (at)

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Jesse Robbins

Chef Co-Founder & Advisor