The Colorado Springs Open Source Software Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • February 28, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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6:00 - 6:30 PM - Food, Drinks & Networking
6:30 - 6:35 PM - Announcements
6:35 - 7:15 PM - Basic Concepts
7:15 - 7:20 PM - Break
7:20 - 8:40 PM - Main Speaker
8:40 - 8:55 PM - Door Prize Drawings

Opscode Chef Introduction

- What is Chef?
- Chef Overview
- Ruby
- Anantomy
- Cookbooks, recipes and templates Oh My

Chef in Action - Demo

- Standup your own chef server
- Create your client
- Load your cookbooks, data bags and environments
- Bring a node into the fold
- Managing node with chef

Jim West

Jim West is a Principal Engineer with Hewlett-Packard in the HPCloud Organization. His current role is DevOps Lead for all things Monitoring for HPCloud. He has over 30 years of software engineering experience starting in the Air Force Intelligence Sector moving his way into commercial aspects of the trade. From there his career took him into telephony where he's worked on VoIP Monitoring applications before going to Hewlett-Packard where he now spends his days with his head in the cloud working with awesome tools such as git, gerrit, jenkins and of course chef.

Website Sponsor: Homeland Security Careers
Food Sponsor: VMWare
Door Prize Sponsors: Jetbrains - Software license (Several products to choose from)
Book Sponsor: OReilly Publishing - Technical books

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  • John I. A.

    Jim West did a great job in presenting Chef to the group.

    Thank you VMWare for providing the food and drinks.

    March 1, 2013

  • Jody

    Thanks Jim, you made it worth the long trip!

    March 1, 2013

  • James S.

    This Meetup was just what I hoped for! There was a well given presentation given by Jim and a great group of techies. I look forward to the next Meetup ; )

    February 28, 2013

    • Jim

      Thank you.

      March 1, 2013

  • Giselle

    Looking forward to it!

    February 24, 2013

  • Jim

    I'm still working on the presentation so if you have anything specific you want covered please ask now. -jimW

    February 18, 2013

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Our Sponsors

  • HSC Careers

    HSC Careers pays for our web page on

  • TEKSystems

    TEKSystems is one of our quarterly food sponsors.

  • Apex Systems

    Apex Systems is sponsoring food and drinks once a quarter for the group.

  • Blackstone Technology Group

    Blackstone Technology group is a quarterly food sponsor for the group.

  • CA Technologies

    Quarterly food sponsor.

  • OReilly

    OReilly provides discounts and book door prizes for our monthly meetings

  • Atlassian

    Atlassian provides free software licenses for Open Source projects.

  • JetBrains

    JetBrains supplies a free license for a door prize for our group monthly

  • Pearson Education (Books)

    35% off books USERGROUP 40% off 2 Products IUG240 45% off Digital IUGD45

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