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LAPHP April Talk: Chef by Opscode

  • Apr 28, 2011 · 7:00 PM



Aaron Peterson is a long-time Systems Engineer and Administrator who has worked at scale for companies like and BofA.  Now helping folks build fully automated infrastructure as a Technical Evangelist for Opscode, Inc.

Aaron will give a basic overview of Chef, a leading open source tool and framework for automating configuration and systems integration.  He'll then show how to build a Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP application stack using existing community cookbooks to demonstrate the powerful and dynamic nature of infrastructure built with Opscode Chef.  We'll look closely at the methods and templates used to install and configure PHP in this stack.



Chef is an open source systems integration framework, built to bring the benefits of server configuration management to your entire infrastructure.



Opscode helps companies of all sizes develop automated server infrastructures. We started Chef, the popular open source integration framework whose adopters and contributors include some of the world's largest web infrastructure companies.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Talk was great although it ended up being a little long, a 5-10 minute get up and walk around break would have been nice.

    April 29, 2011

  • bruce

    Very informative and insightful.

    I thought the presenter did a good job of explaining high level concepts to non sys-admin participants in the audience.

    April 29, 2011

  • Oleg B.

    Not this time unfortunately, we don't have a capacity to stream them live right now. Probably will need to ask some help from the group to do these recording in the future (we need someone who can operate the camera and have some experience dealing with videos).

    April 28, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is the event going to be streamed and/or recorded? I can't attend but I'm really interested.

    April 27, 2011

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