ChefConf 2016 With Jon Cowie, Fletcher Nichol, and Annie Hedgpeth

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
Recorded at ChefConf 2016 in Austin, Texas, with delightful guests Annie Hedgpeth, Fletcher Nichol, and Jon Cowie. We talk about all the new hotness of Habitat and Chef Automate, as well as cover the experiences of five years span of ChefConf attendee experience. Plus, Trevor throws shade at ‘DevOps 2.0’.

Guests

Annie Hedgpeth

Annie Hedgpeth

I’m totally new to technology, and I’m learning all there is to know about security and compliance. I started a blog to teach others about InSpec in hopes of making it more accessible to non-developers. I’m excited about playing a role in removing security as a bottleneck!

Fletcher Nichol

Fletcher Nichol

Fletcher Nichol is a software developer from Edmonton, Canada who has worked in jobs ranging from systems administrator to web application developer. He spends far too much time writing open source software and far too little time playing the drums. He is active in many automation and testing projects such as Chef and Test Kitchen, and is a core developer of Habitat. Fletcher works for Chef Software, Inc, an automation company which helps companies of all sizes automate their business with safety at speed.

Jon Cowie

Jon Cowie

Jon Cowie is a senior operations engineer at Etsy where he mixes his love of both coding and operations to try and solve interesting problems. He has created and open sourced a number of projects, including the Chef tools knife-spork and knife-preflight, and has spoken at several of O’Reilly’s Velocity conferences. He’s currently working on the upcoming O’Reilly book Customizing Chef.

Hosts

Matty Stratton

Matty Stratton

Matty Stratton is a HumanOps Advocate at PagerDuty, where he helps dev and ops teams advance the practice of their craft and become more operationally mature. He collaborates with PagerDuty customers and industry thought leaders in the broader DevOps community, and back when he drove, his license plate actually said “DevOps”.

Matty has over 20 years experience in IT operations, ranging from large financial institutions such as JPMorganChase and internet firms, including Apartments.com. He is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and ITSM focused events, including ChefConf, DevOpsDays, Interop, PINK, and others worldwide. Matty is the founder and co-host of the popular Arrested DevOps podcast, as well as a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

He lives in San Francisco and has three awesome kids - Henry, Joey, and Sophia, who he loves just a little bit more than he loves Doctor Who. He is currently on a mission to discover the best pho in the world.

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess is a Partner Solution Architect focusing on Microsoft at Chef Software, working with Microsoft to ensure that Chef is delighting customers and prospects on Windows and the many parts inside Azure!

Coming from a background in .NET Software Development and consulting, he has worked with several large multinational organizations to help kick start their journey to the cloud and the world of DevOps practices and principals. He is excited to engage in new experiences, and learning opportunities.

Trevor enjoys having hearty discussions about DevOps as well organizational change and transformation.