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Opscode Announces Keynotes, Sponsors for Inaugural #ChefConf User Conference

SEATTLE, March 26 — Opscode, the leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today announced that executives from, Cycle Computing, Digital Science, Fastly, Fidelity, HP Cloud Services, Intuit and Lookout Mobile Security will keynote at #ChefConf, Opscode's inaugural user conference in San Francisco, May 15-17. Opscode also announced that HP Cloud Services, CloudStack by Citrix Systems, enStratus, Joyent Cloud, MomentumSI, Splunk and VMware are among leading technology providers sponsoring the conference, providing attendees with a rich ecosystem of innovative companies driving the next generation of enterprise IT.

#ChefConf will deliver three days of technical sessions, workshops, training and speakers designed to help businesses maximize the value of their IT investment and accelerate the speed of business. Registration for #ChefConf 2012 is open here.

"As the DevOps movement continues to break down the traditional barriers to efficiency in IT, Opscode Chef has become a core underpinning to this transformation, with tens of thousands of individuals and thousands of companies using Chef to automate infrastructure management," said Jesse Robbins, co-founder and chief community officer, Opscode. "We are excited to have a diverse group of visionary speakers and organizations joining with us to deliver a user conference aimed at enabling our users to get the most out of Chef's capabilities."

ChefConf 2012 will feature keynote speeches from technology visionaries representing some of the most leading-edge consumer and technology companies in the world. Speakers include:

  • Michael Aeschliman, Fidelity
  • Artur Bergman, Fastly
  • Jason Cook, Fastly
  • John Esser,
  • Jim Hopp, Lookout Mobile Security
  • Alex Howells, HP Cloud Services
  • Thom May, Digital Science
  • Ben Rockwood, Joyent
  • Jason Stowe, Cycle Computing
  • Brett Weaver, Intuit

These speakers will deliver speeches on a wide range of topics all related to fostering the skills and delivering the tools necessary to best leverage Chef in automating complex IT environments. More detailed speaker information will soon be available here.

In just three years, Opscode's community has grown to more than 13,000 registered users and 380 community cookbooks, supporting everything from Apache and Zabbix to Windows. More than 500 people and 100 organizations are contributing code to Chef, and helping others successfully develop new skills for the growing movement in the cloud. The conference will provide in-depth discussions on the latest trends in IT infrastructure management, DevOps and cloud configuration, as well as engaging panel discussions highlighting customer use cases.

Registration is $900 for Early Bird pricing, running through March 31st for the May 16-17 conference, which includes the plenary sessions and two full tracks of deeply technical content. Registration for the workshops on Tuesday, May 15, costs $400. Rooms are available at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront for a discounted rate.

Opscode Chef is an open source systems integration framework built for automating the 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

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 engineer's 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. Opscode is headquartered in Seattle. More information can be found at


Source: Opscode

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