Why Attend?

After two years of virtual meetings, Progress is pleased to host this dynamic in-person event to welcome our community to our hometown of Boston.


The buzz. The personal connections.
The cocktails.

Yes, we’ve missed them - and you.

Escape the confines of home for a few days to connect with fellow community members in person. ChefConf, part of Progress360, brings together the Chef community and DevOps professionals from leading organizations worldwide to dive into the latest innovations and practices in DevOps and DevSecOps, as well as the full Progress Chef portfolio.

But if those aren’t reasons enough, here are four more reasons why you should attend ChefConf at Progress360:


Community Connection

The event will provide ample opportunity to network with peers, engage with industry experts, meet with Progress leaders—oh, and you’ll have fun. You’ll leave the event energized and armed with actionable takeaways you can apply to your own businesses to drive faster cycles of innovation and accelerate your path to success.

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Gain New Skills

Tap into a prime opportunity for learning and personal development. If you’re interested in staying at the forefront of DevOps and DevSecOps, ChefConf is the place to be. Great minds will come together to provide thoughtful content and meaningful guidance, all while putting trends in a larger context so you can deploy once home. Wouldn’t it be great to get a head start on the market and your competition?

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Mingle with Decision Makers

Connect one-on-one with Chef team members, key executive decision makers and community thought leaders to discuss your needs and provide the critical insights to help determine future product roadmaps. There’s no substitute for an engaging conversation with someone you might never meet otherwise. Attending in-person provides an immersive experience that’s hard to match.

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Plan Your Own Adventure

Step away from your desk monitors and home offices and forge human connections in a lively venue designed to stimulate and inspire. ChefConf offers opportunities to swap stories with like-minded peers and thought leaders in a way you can’t accomplish online.

Convince your manager

Justification Letter Template

Request to attend ChefConf

To: < Insert manager or supervisor name >

Subject: How my attendance at ChefConfwill benefit our business

I’m requesting approval to attendtheChefConfconference in Boston, MAfrom September 11–14, 2022.

By attending, I can gain insights that will enable me and my team to optimize our DevOps capabilities around compliance and security, IT leadership and IT operations and to ultimately help achieve our organizational goals.This a once-a-year opportunity to learn from industry experts and Chef productleaders will further my development and enable me to learn new skills and best practices that can improve our company operations and technology decision making.

Over three days, I’ll connect withpeers who are adopting new business applicationsand processes enabled by ProgressChef—from exploring policy-as-code to hands on training and establishing the right DevOps people and technology approach for our business.

ChefConf is also part of Progress360 which means I not only get access to everything ChefConf has to offer, but I’ll also have access tosessions fromDevReach, the premier developer conference featuring 40+ technical sessions delivered by industryveterans andthe larger Progress community. I will also have direct access to Progress product leaders and decision makers thatcould potentially influence future product direction.

If I’m able to attend ChefConf,I’ll come back with actionable tips, products and practices to drive business outcomes. My conference schedule will reflect our highest priorities.

  • < Insert conference session name or name of applicable project >
  • < Insert conference session name or name of applicable project >
  • < Insert conference session name or name of applicable project >

This is the approximate cost to attend ChefConf:

  • Registration: $300
  • Airfare: < Insert amount >
  • Hotel: < Insert amount >
  • Meals: < Insert amount >
  • Other expenses: < Insert amount >
  • Total cost: < Insert amount >

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for your support in helping me further our company’s success.


< Your name >

ChefConf Wants to Provide Ideal Safety and Comfort for You!

Throughout Progress360, DevReach and ChefConf, we want to make sure our guests feel as safe and comfortable as possible. With this in mind, we’ve considered current safety trends to make this experience the best for those attending in person.

What’s More

September is a beautiful time to be in Boston. Whether you visit the world-famous Quincy Market, experience the Boston Red Sox vs. NY Yankees rivalry live, grab drinks in the bustling Seaport District or take in our history or public gardens, Boston awaits after your sessions end.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Sept 10 | Music

Red Hot Chili Peppers Concert

@Fenway Park

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Red Sox vs Yankees

Sept 13 | sports

Red Sox vs Yankees

@Fenway Park

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Red Sox vs Yankees

Sept 14 | sports

Red Sox vs Yankees

@Fenway Park

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Bruno Mars

Sept 11 | Music

Bruno Mars Concert

@MGM Music Hall at Fenway

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Florence + The Machine

Sept 14 | Music

Florence + The Machine

@TD Garden

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People in a museum

Sept 10 & 11 | Art

Immersive Monet & The Impressionists

@the Castle

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And Even More Things to Do and Visit…

Boston North End

This Italian neighborhood, Boston’s oldest, is known for its wonderful restaurants and historic sights. Walk the cobblestone streets, take in the aromas of delicious food and visit Paul Revere’s house while you’re in the neighborhood.

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Museum of Fine Arts

This Italian neighborhood, Boston’s oldest, is known for its wonderful restaurants and historic sights. Walk the cobblestone streets, take in the aromas of delicious food and visit Paul Revere’s house while you’re in the neighborhood.

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Boston Public Gardens

Take a walk through the Public Gardens areas. You’ll see the bench where Robin Williams sat during Goodwill Hunting, beautiful gardens and swan boats across the water. After you walk the Gardens the Boston Common, stroll down Newbury Street, a famous shopping and dining district in Boston.

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Harvard Square

If you have the time, Harvard Square is a good take - roughly 20 minutes from Seaport. You can walk Harvard’s campus, check out their book store, dine in the local restaurants and cafes and stop in a handful of shops.

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Harpoon Brewery

Located in Seaport and home to New England’s original IPA, you can take a tour of the brewery or simply take a seat in the beer hall (be sure to order their famous pretzels).

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A near-continuous, 43-mile linear park along Boston’s shoreline, the Harborwalk connects Boston’s waterfront neighborhoods to Boston Harbor and each other. And lucky for you, the Seaport stretch of the Harbor has the most beautiful views and great bars and restaurants nearby.

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Built in 1742 and now a stop on the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall has had a long and important history in Massachusetts politics. Samuel Adams once stood here to push for resistance against the British, and abolitionists and suffragists have stood on their soapboxes here.

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