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Opscode Announces #ChefConf 2013

Second Annual User Conference to Focus on Building Skills, Workflows, and Strategies for Guiding Your Best Path to Infrastructure Automation

SEATTLE, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Opscode®, the leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today announced its second annual user conference, #ChefConf 2013, taking place at the Hyatt Embarcadero in San Francisco, April 24-26, 2013. #ChefConf 2013 will deliver three days of technical sessions, training, and keynotes presentations designed to help guide businesses on their path to infrastructure automation. To register and take advantage of ultra-early bird launch pricing for #ChefConf 2013, please go here.

"With nearly two million downloads and tens of thousands of users around the world, Opscode Chef has become a critical part of automating and managing large-scale infrastructure and an enabler of the DevOps movement," said Adam Jacob, Chief Customer Officer, Opscode. "We're now at an inflection point in the next wave of IT infrastructure, as companies of all types and sizes look to speed application release cycles and reduce business risk with an integrated approach to development and operations. #ChefConf 2013 represents a key gathering place during a period of rapid change in IT, bringing together hundreds of IT innovators to establish shared best practices in DevOps for improving IT agility and efficiency worldwide."

"Our research is showing that IT complexity continues to be further exacerbated by the lack of collaboration between development and operations in enterprise organizations," said Ronni Colville, VP of Research, Gartner. "Well-executed DevOps strategies can solve both these issues, and we expect at least 20 percent of Global 2000 organizations to adopt a DevOps methodology to do just that by 2015[1]. Innovative solutions will help drive DevOps adoption by building shared knowledge, skills and strategies for leveraging this integrated approach to application delivery for maximum benefit."

Last year's #ChefConf sold out, attracting nearly 500 system administrators, application developers, IT operations professionals, and enterprise architects to collaborate in creating shared knowledge and best practices for executing DevOps strategies in the data center, public and private clouds. #ChefConf 2013 will feature presentations from IT leaders representing some of the most leading-edge consumer and technology companies in the world. Already confirmed speakers include:

  • Rob Cummings, Program Manager, Infrastructure Engineering, Nordstrom
  • John Esser, Director of Engineering Productivity and Agile Development, Ancestry.com
  • Mitchell Hashimoto, Founder, HashiCorp
  • Jeremy LaTrasse, CEO, Message Bus
  • John Martin, Senior Director, Production Engineering, Edmunds.com
  • John Martinez, Cloud Operations Engineer, Adobe
  • Alex Munk, Senior Product Manager, Splunk
  • Carl Perry, Cloud Architect, DreamHost
  • Theo Schlossnagle, CEO, Circonus
  • Aaron Suggs, Operations Engineer, Kickstarter
  • Jamie Winsor, Software Engineer, Riot Games

For individuals and companies interested in submitting a speaking proposal for #ChefConf, please see the Call for Proposals here. For organizations interested in sponsoring and exhibiting at #ChefConf 2013, please go here.

Registration is $800 for ultra-early bird pricing, running through February 3rd, for the April 24-26 conference, which includes plenary sessions and three full tracks of deeply technical content. Registration for the Chef workshops on Wednesday, April 24, costs $450. Rooms are available at the Hyatt Embarcadero for a discounted rate.

About Opscode Chef

Opscode Chef is an open source systems integration framework built for automating infrastructure in the data center, private or public cloud. It allows software developers, engineers, and architects to easily deploy thousands of servers and scale applications throughout an entire infrastructure. Through a combination of configuration management and service-oriented architectures, Chef, Hosted Chef™ and Private Chef™ make it easy to create an elegant, fully automated infrastructure while simplifying systems management. For more information, visit www.opscode.com.

About Chef Community

In just four years, Opscode's Chef Community has grown to tens of thousands of users and 700 community cookbooks, supporting everything from Amazon EC2 and HP Cloud to Windows, Linux and VMware. More than 1,000 individuals and 160 organizations are contributing code to Chef, which has been downloaded nearly 2 million times and has surpassed a growth rate of more than 100,000 downloads per month.

About Opscode
Opscode is the leader in cloud infrastructure automation. Opscode helps companies of all sizes develop fully automated server infrastructures that scale easily and predictably; can be quickly rebuilt in any environment; and save developers and systems engineers time and money. Opscode's team is comprised of web infrastructure experts responsible for building and operating some of the world's largest websites and cloud computing platforms. More information can be found at www.opscode.com.

[1] Gartner, "DevOps: Born in the Cloud and Coming to the Enterprise," Cameron Haight, October 27, 2010.

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