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June Meet Up

We’re holding our June 2014 meet up at Virginia’s Center for Innovate Technology ( in Herndon, VA. CIT has visitors parking in the garage.

We’re planning on two speakers and we’ll have some AWS technical representatives attending as well. The schedule of events is:

6:00 – 7:00 Networking and refreshments (pizza and soda)

7:00 – 7:30– Introduction to Chef on AWS

Chef is built to address the hardest infrastructure challenges on the planet.  By modeling IT infrastructure and application delivery as code, Chef provides the power and flexibility to compete in the delight economy.  Many AWS customers use Chef for to automate their infrastructure.  In this talk will provide a quick introduction to Chef and demonstrate how you can manage your application's full life-cycle on AWS.

Nathen Harvey (@nathenharvey) - is Community Director at Chef where he helps people create delightful experiences with web-scale IT. Nathen is a co-host of the Food Fight Show, a podcast about Chef and DevOps.  He is also a co-organizer for DevOpsDC. When not working or discussing the latest ideas in IT Operations, Nathen enjoys going to closed-loop farms,drinking craft beer, and over sharing on sites like twitteruntappd, and foursquare

7:30 – 8:00– OpenWhere will talk about Cloud Formation for complex systems!   

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  • Murali M.

    Nathen, thanks for sharing the presentation. Very useful to recap the concepts

    June 19, 2014

  • Nathen H.

    Thanks for joining us for the meetup! I'm sorry I steamrolled over the entire schedule ;)

    I've just uploaded my presentation to the site at

    Haven any questions or comments about Chef? Feel free to reach out to me at any time!



    June 19, 2014

  • M. B.

    Great presentation & discussions on Chef - answered a lot of good questions!

    June 19, 2014

  • Jason R.

    Excellent speaker, lots of good information on Chef.

    June 19, 2014

  • Doug T.

    Just an fyi that we've had pretty good success using Google Hangouts On Air for NOVA MEAN meetups. This streams, records and uploads the event to youtube automatically.

    June 17, 2014

  • Andrew h.

    We'll try to record it as well !

    1 · June 17, 2014

  • suraj

    Is this session being recorded as well?

    June 17, 2014

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