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Monday, July 11
 

9:00am CDT

Workshop: Building Cookbooks with DSC Resources
Are you building cookbooks for Windows Server? Wondering where Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) fits? Join me as we explore how to build Chef cookbooks that include DSC resources, and learn how to test them, troubleshoot them, and ensure their quality. We'll build a cookbook from scratch, using both in-box and community DSC resources, as well as Chef resources. We'll use a test-driven approach to ensure that our cookbook does what we expect it to do and make sure the DSC Local Configuration Manager is configured so that it does not interfere with our efforts to configure a server.

This workshop comes with an additional $225 cost to your ChefConf registration. You must be also be registered for ChefConf 2016 to participate.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Murawski

Steve Murawski

Prinicipal Engineer, Chef
Steven is a Principal Engineer on the Community Engineering team at Chef and Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management. Steven has in depth experience with PowerShell Desired State Configuration, having been among the first to adopt the technology, and is an experienced Windows... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2016 9:00am - 12:30pm CDT
JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

9:00am CDT

Workshop: Achieving Regulatory Compliance with Chef Compliance!
Security breaches are commonplace, and in response, the demands of regulatory bodies (e.g., CIS, NIST, SOX) are becoming more and more rigorous. Staying ahead of this trend and successfully managing the compliance of your infrastructure, despite its increasing complexity, is crucial. This workshop, through discussion and hands-on activities, will teach you to use Chef Compliance to identify and remediate gaps in established security policies. You'll also learn how to ensure that your infrastructure's compliance is maintained on an ongoing basis. In this full-day workshop, you will:

• Install and configure a Chef Compliance server
• Learn and use InSpec to create and modify Chef Compliance policies
• Scan infrastructure to detect violations of compliance policies
• Correct compliance violations through the use of Chef recipes

This workshop comes with an additional $450 cost to your ChefConf registration. You must be also be registered for ChefConf 2016 to participate.

Speakers
avatar for Larry Eichenbaum

Larry Eichenbaum

Solutions Engineer, Chef


Monday July 11, 2016 9:00am - 5:15pm CDT
JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

9:00am CDT

Workshop: Advanced Dungeons and Testing Dragons
~~WAITLISTED~~

Your knowledge of test-driven development has allowed you to defeat the simple cookbooks that live within your organization. Before you now stands a multi-platform cookbook that wields custom resources and helper methods, and that exploits search.

This adventure will test your mettle as we delve through these dark corners of cookbook development. You will strengthen your powers in RSpec, learn the wild secrets of the Ruby language, and begin the treacherous climb to Test Kitchen and ChefSpec mastery. Through carefully crafted exercises you will gain the skills necessary to accomplish the unthinkable and test such a cookbook.

This workshop comes with an additional $450 cost to your ChefConf registration. You must be also be registered for ChefConf 2016 to participate.

Speakers
avatar for Franklin Webber

Franklin Webber

Technical Training Team Lead, Chef
College dropout, turned instructor who found software development because everything else in his life was going too well. Forged by the fires of tech support, quality assurance and software development, he now brings technology to the hungry, sullied masses with raw energy, immeasurable... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2016 9:00am - 5:15pm CDT
JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

9:00am CDT

Workshop: AWS Technical Essentials
AWS Technical Essentials introduces you to AWS products, services, and common solutions. It provides you with fundamentals to become more proficient in identifying AWS services so that you can make informed decisions about IT solutions based on your business requirements and get started working on AWS.

This workshop teaches you how to:
  • Understand basic data center design concepts.
  • Recognize terminology and concepts as they relate to the AWS platform and navigate the AWS Management Console.
  • Understand the foundational infrastructure services, including Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Auto Scaling, and Elastic Load Balancing (ELB).
  • Understand the security measures AWS provides and key concepts of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).
  • Understand AWS database services, including Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS).
  • Understand AWS management tools, including Amazon CloudWatch and AWS Trusted Advisor.
  • This workshop is intended for:
  • Individuals responsible for articulating the technical benefits of AWS services to customers
  • Individuals interested in learning how to get started with using AWS
  • SysOps administrators, Solution Architects and developers interested in using AWS services


This workshop comes with an additional $450 cost to your ChefConf registration. You must be also be registered for ChefConf 2016 to participate.


Speakers
avatar for Eli Schilling

Eli Schilling

Training Manager, AWS
Eli currently manages a team of world-class technical trainers for Amazon Web Services; a role that he stepped into recently after 14 months of delivering technical training himself.  His background includes IT Process and Systems Engineering with recent attention focused on evangelizing... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2016 9:00am - 5:15pm CDT
JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

9:00am CDT

Workshop: Azure Chef Training
Join us for a hands-on coding session aimed at technical practitioners who want to do more on the Azure platform with Chef. The workshop provides an introduction to Chef with a focus on Azure integration. We'll address topics such as how to use Chef itself, how to manage Azure infrastructure within the Chef framework, and basic deployment scenarios. We'll put what we've learned into practice by writing and deploying recipes that describe system configuration policies, and by using Chef provisioning to spin up new instances and create a full-stack application topology that includes additional Azure services. The session will include insights from both Chef and Microsoft employees. By the end of the day, you'll be ready to get up and running with Chef on Azure.

This workshop comes with an additional $450 cost to your ChefConf registration. You must be also be registered for ChefConf 2016 to participate.

Speakers
avatar for Elon Bar-Evan

Elon Bar-Evan

VP Strategic Partnerships / Co-Founder, TechnoTrainer
Elon's fast-growing company, TechnoTrainer.com, is Chef's Primary Global Training partner, fueling the love of Chef for people on every continent except Antarctica (we're still trying to convince the penguins to give up CFEngine).  Having taught enterprise software in over 40-countries, Elon and the TechnoTrainer team belie... Read More →
avatar for Fabian Met

Fabian Met

Technical Instructor, TechnoTrainer
Always getting the discarded hardware of relatives and taking it apart to figure out what made it tick, Fabian has been into technology ever since he was a child.When he got the opportunity in his career to become a linux engineer he took the chance with both hands and never looked... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2016 9:00am - 5:15pm CDT
JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

9:00am CDT

Workshop: Chef Essentials
Chef Essentials is a comprehensive introduction to Chef architecture, as well as the Chef Development Kit (ChefDK) and its associated tools. At the end of this class, you will understand how to use Chef resources to create recipes and cookbooks, and how to use templates to automate your infrastructure's configuration, deployment, and management.

This workshop comes with an additional $450 cost to your ChefConf registration. You must be also be registered for ChefConf 2016 to participate.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Beck

Robin Beck

Lead Instructor, TechnoTrainer
Robin has been tinkering and hacking ever since he took apart a Roland electronic keyboard as a child, much to the detest of his parents. This lead him to experiment with building, maintaining and repairing consumer electronics throughout his youth, until pursuing bachelor degrees... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2016 9:00am - 5:15pm CDT
JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

9:00am CDT

Workshop: Crafting Reusable Cookbooks
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Are you trying to build cookbooks within your organization but are unclear about how to get your coworkers involved? Maybe you've learned the Chef primitives and architecture but you're not sure how to distill that knowledge into patterns that others can follow? In this collaborative workshop, we will spend the day working together to craft a community cookbook from scratch using both Chef and community resources. In the process, we'll learn some key patterns of DevOps practices.
You'll also learn about:
* Application deployment planning.
* Introducing repeatable, testable change.
* Measuring impact and quality.

This workshop comes with an additional $450 cost to your ChefConf registration. You must be also be registered for ChefConf 2016 to participate.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Henry

Ian Henry

Success Engineer, Chef
Ian is a customer facing engineer for Chef and supports multiple community meetups in the greater Cincinnati area and has been known to frequently drop into community meetups he comes across during his regular travels. In his role at Chef, Ian helps customers design and deploy systems... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2016 9:00am - 5:15pm CDT
JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

9:00am CDT

Workshop: Full Stack Continuous Delivery with Chef Delivery
The ability to deploy at velocity is becoming increasingly important to enterprises. Chef Delivery provides a prescriptive model for achieving velocity across your entire stack, safely. Come learn how to use Chef Delivery so that you can maintain quality while quickly shipping features and bug fixes. In this class, you will:

- Install and configure a Chef Delivery server and build nodes
- Import and configure infrastructure cookbooks
- Import an application and write a build cookbook

You will leave this workshop able to deliver one of your applications with Chef Delivery.

This workshop comes with an additional $450 cost to your ChefConf registration. You must be also be registered for ChefConf 2016 to participate.

Speakers
avatar for John Byrne

John Byrne

Customer Architect, Chef
John Byrne has been a career geek for fifteen years and counting. He has held various technology-related roles including, systems engineer, architect, and consultant. After experiencing the high of his first chef-client run nearly five years ago, he made it his life’s work to automate... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2016 9:00am - 5:15pm CDT
JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

9:00am CDT

Workshop: New Rules for DevOps Radicals
DevOps is a union of culture, process, and tools. This workshop focuses on developing the coaching competencies required to facilitate cultural and process changes in your organization. "New Rules for DevOps Radicals" is a one-day bootcamp for managers, Scrum masters, product owners, and operations and development leads who want to build on their teams' experience with Agile and move to the continuous delivery of high-quality software.
In the workshop we will learn to implement the ideas that empower teams to deploy at velocity. Silos beget supervision, supervision begets process. Your organization's structure is the product of its communication history (Conway’s Law). Learning is your only competitive advantage. (Stop anticipating the outcome, seek validation instead.)

This workshop comes with an additional $450 cost to your ChefConf registration. You must be also be registered for ChefConf 2016 to participate.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Hackert

Jeff Hackert

VP of Engineering, Soylent
Jeff has been hooking things up to the internet since the early 90’s. He’s spent time as an engineer, software developer, people manager, and coach for companies that have defined the markets in which they compete. In his role at Chef, Jeff builds training and coaching around... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2016 9:00am - 5:15pm CDT
JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

9:00am CDT

Workshop: Operating the Chef Server at Scale
This dive deep into how the Chef Server works is designed for dedicated Chef Server operators; enabling you to plan for large scale deployments and be prepared to troubleshoot like a pro when things go awry. This is not a hands-on workshop, but instead will focus on making sure you have the information you need to be successful.

Specific topics for this session include:
How does the Chef Server work:
- a journey through the Chef server (learn the components and how they fit together)
- how it’s packaged (Omnibus, the “reconfigure” cookbook)
Planning a Significant Chef Server deployment:
- Topologies and their implications
- Essential team skills
- Monitoring and Metrics
Running Chef Server at Scale
- Advanced Monitoring and Tuning
- Operations Patterns
- Postmortems


This workshop comes with an additional $450 cost to your ChefConf registration. You must be also be registered for ChefConf 2016 to participate.

Speakers
avatar for Irving Popovetsky

Irving Popovetsky

Principal Customer Architect, Chef
Irving leads the Customer Engineering team at Chef and was Chef's first Customer Success Engineer. He has 18 years of experience building, scaling, operating and troubleshooting large-scale Enterprise, Web and HPC systems. He has been deeply involved in the design, planning and troubleshooting... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2016 9:00am - 5:15pm CDT
JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

1:45pm CDT

Workshop: Tactical Troubleshooting for Windows Server
Have you ever been confounded by how WinRM works? Can't figure out what that cryptic error message means? Baffled by parsing on the PowerShell command line? Join Steven Murawski and learn how to troubleshoot Windows Server related issues, identify workflow constraints, and build up your suite of troubleshooting tools. We'll start with the 10 most common Windows Server issues (as guestimated by Steve) and learn how to troubleshoot them. We'll then open up the floor to cover attendees' questions. Finally, we'll work through troubleshooting issues with some servers that we've thoughtfully misconfigured for your learning enjoyment.

This workshop comes with an additional $225 cost to your ChefConf registration. You must be also be registered for ChefConf 2016 to participate.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Murawski

Steve Murawski

Prinicipal Engineer, Chef
Steven is a Principal Engineer on the Community Engineering team at Chef and Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management. Steven has in depth experience with PowerShell Desired State Configuration, having been among the first to adopt the technology, and is an experienced Windows... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2016 1:45pm - 5:15pm CDT
JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701