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


Check Outs


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


  • Welcome to the Dungeon boardgame
  • Rocket League



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.


Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton is a Staff Developer Advocate at Pulumi and the global chair of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

Matt has over 20 years of experience in IT operations and is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and cloud engineering focused events worldwide. Demonstrating his keen insight into the changing landscape of technology, he recently changed his license plate from DEVOPS to KUBECTL.

He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Diet Coke. Matt is the keeper of the Thought Leaderboard for the DevOps Party Games online game show and you can find him on Twitter at @mattstratton.

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess is a Senior Product Manager at Progress Software working on Chef Software. He currently works on the Chef Application Delivery, Compliance and Infrastructure offerings.

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.