Chef PDX #000 (because all good engineers count from 0)

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Join us for a special Habitat & Rust related evening event coinciding with RustConf, with guest speaker Fletcher Nichol.

Habitat ( is an application automation solution that lets you build, deploy, and manage applications consistently in any runtime--bare metal, virtual machines, containers, or PaaS. Its core components also happen to be written in Rust (, a modern programming language which is focused on three goals of safety, speed, and concurrency. In this talk, Fletcher explains what Habitat is all about, gives you a sense of what problems it solves, and how Rust has enabled the Habitat core team to build command line tools, a process supervisor, and a micro-services platform that are consistent to build, free of segfaults, and easy to deploy. From a Habitat introduction to its internals, there should be something for everyone in this talk.

Fletcher Nichol is a software developer from Edmonton, Canada who has worked in jobs ranging from systems administrator to web application developer. He spends far too much time writing open source software and far too little time playing the drums. He is active in many automation and testing projects such as Chef (, Test Kitchen ( and is a core developer of Habitat ( Fletcher works for Chef Software Inc.

Come join us on Friday, September 9th, 2016 at Simple for a fun and informative evening following RustConf's training sessions. We'll have a great food, beer, cider, kombucha, and Stumptown coffee. There will be social time before and after the main talk and plenty of time to meet great folks in the community.

Parking is available behind the building in the open air parking lot or on the street. Make your way to the 2nd Floor and check-in at the registration desk.

Note: This meetup starts early and ends early. From here, many folks from Chef will be heading to the PDX Rust Tokio Hack Night ( Grab a ride with us if you'd like to do both!