Infrastructure as Code With Joshua Timberman, Eric Sorenson, and Robyn Bergeron

Posted on Thursday, Oct 1, 2015
What does “infrastructure as code” actually mean? How is it different from configuration management? Special guests Joshua Timberman (Chef), Eric Sorenson (Puppet Labs), and Robyn Bergeron (Ansible) talk with Matt and Trevor about this very topic.

Show Notes

The Reddit post referenced in the episode:

Having a difficult time wrapping my head around test driven infrastructure

Transcript

Check Outs

Joshua:

  • Policyfiles! Webinar coming soon, or already happened!
  • ChefDK 0.8.0, especially if you’re starting to work with Policyfiles
  • Fat Scotch Ale - Silver City Brewing get it at SEA TAC! :D

Eric:

Robyn:

  • Eric: Lots of those peeps :) I am happy to help connect folks.
  • Ansible 2.0… soonish!
  • Fedora 23 beta: GO GET IT
  • SPLATOON

Trevor:

  • Welcome to the Dungeon boardgame
  • Rocket League

Matt:

Guests

Joshua Timberman

Joshua Timberman

Joshua Timberman is a code cleric at Chef, where he Cures Technical Debt Wounds 1d8 lines of code at a time.

Eric Sorenson

Eric Sorenson

After 16 years working as a systems/network administrator in the Bay Area, Eric relocated to Portland in 2012 to further develop his passion for awesome configuration management tools. When he’s not grooming backlogs for Puppet, he’s out enjoying Oregon’s trails with his partner Jen, son Gunnar, and neurotic-yet-lovable pointer Indigo.

Robyn Bergeron

Robyn Bergeron

Robyn Bergeron is a Community Architect at Ansible, building community bridges and inspiring contributors to do great things. She’s been a sysadmin, program manager, business analyst, and developer advocate in past lives, and started her career in open source at Red Hat, where she was the Fedora Project Leader.

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.


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