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Tuesday, July 12 • 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Session: A Year After My First ChefConf: Lessons, Shortcuts and Hilarious Bloopers
Part of the "Welcome to Chef" track, this talk is intended for beginning Chef users. A year ago, I was new to Chef, so I came to ChefConf to learn. Now I'm sharing my current strategies, best practices, sketchy hacks and a blooper reel. I'll also lay out my current challenges and answer questions. There will be code, oh yes, there will be code. Topics discussed will include: - Embracing the suck: Why modern tech means always learning new stuff - How being wrong on github made me smarter - Chef-driven monitoring with iCinga, Nagios, and NRPE - How spider-web code can burn you, and how to stop it - Cookbook version control - Data, the "other" D-bag - Reduce, reuse and recycle your infra code - Literally, breaking literally every single server, recently. How I got there, how I fixed it - Useful tools or some hammers are better than others, but ya still gotta watch your fingers - The next steps.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Medeiros

Matt Medeiros

Senior Systems Engineer, Samsung Electronics America
Matt Medeiros has been working in the New York tech world for over a decade, mostly in startups, but also at larger companies. His DevOps journey includes racking and stacking, cloud migrations, supporting massive code bases, and managing globally distributed teams. He does all the acronyms: AWS, CPAN, SDLC, PEBKAC. His favorite command is xargs and he's bad at twitter.


Tuesday July 12, 2016 2:00pm - 2:40pm
JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701