Opscode Announces Keynotes and Sponsors for #ChefConf 2013

Innovators from Disney, Facebook, General Electric, Adobe, Ancestry.com, Edmunds, Forrester Research and Nordstrom Among Enterprise Organizations to Keynote Company's Second Annual User Conference

IBM, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., Amazon Web Services, HP, Google, Rackspace, VMware, Citrix and Splunk Among Leading Technology Providers Sponsoring #ChefConf 2013

Mar 04, 2013, 09:00 ET from Opscode

SEATTLE, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Opscode® today announced that thought-leaders in IT operations, cloud architecture, and application development representing companies including Disney, Facebook, General Electric, Adobe, Ancestry.com, Edmunds, Forrester Research and Nordstrom are among more than 30 organizations that will be presenting at #ChefConf 2013, Opscode's second annual conference at the Hyatt Embarcadero in San Francisco, April 24-26. Opscode also announced that leading technology providers Amazon Web Services (AWS), Citrix, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., Splunk, Rackspace and VMware, as well as IT innovators AppFirst, Circonus, Datadog, Electric Cloud, Engine Yard, MomentumSI, Ninefold, UrbanCode, and UC4 are sponsoring #ChefConf, providing attendees with a diverse ecosystem of innovative companies driving the future of enterprise IT.  

"To successfully compete in today's IT-driven economy, organizations of all sizes are looking to transform IT from a back office support function to a front office imperative to accelerate the delivery of goods and services in the digital age," said Adam Jacob, Chief Customer Officer, Opscode. "This shift is creating IT scale and complexity far beyond the people available to manage it, driving adoption of software delivery automation. This year's ChefConf provides a platform for some of the brightest minds in IT ops, app dev, and cloud to collaborate on using Chef to speed business innovation."

#ChefConf 2013 will deliver three days of technical sessions, workshops, training, and presentations designed to help organizations establish actionable strategies for using automation to create an efficient, consistent, and transparent development and operations pipeline that increases productivity and reduces business risk. Registration for #ChefConf 2013 is open here.

Last year's #ChefConf sold out, attracting hundreds of system administrators, application developers, IT operations professionals, and enterprise architects to collaborate in fostering the skills and delivering the tools necessary to best leverage Chef in automating complex IT environments. #ChefConf 2013 will feature presentations from technology visionaries representing some of the most recognizable and cutting-edge companies in the world. Speakers include:

  • Rob Cummings, Nordstrom
  • Phil Dibowitz, Facebook
  • John Esser, Ancestry.com
  • Mitchell Hashimoto, HashiCorp
  • Robert Kightlinger, General Electric
  • Jeremy LaTrasse, Message Bus
  • John Martin, Edmunds.com
  • John Martinez, Adobe
  • Alex Munk, Splunk
  • Glenn O'Donnell, Forrester
  • Chris Putonen, Disney
  • Theo Schlossnagle, Circonus
  • Aaron Suggs, Kickstarter
  • Jamie Winsor, Riot Games  

More detailed speaker information, including main stage and session track schedules, is available here.

#ChefConf 2013 will feature the inaugural Awesome Community Chefs awards, honoring those in the Chef Community who have made the biggest and most important contributions to advancing the open source Chef platform in the past year. To read more information about the Awesome Community Chefs and nominate a Community member, please go here.

In just four years, Opscode's Chef Community has grown to more than 26,000 registered users and 800 community cookbooks, supporting everything from Apache and Zabbix to Windows. More than 1,000 people and 170 organizations are contributing code to Chef, helping others successfully develop new skills for leveraging IT as a catalyst in the race to market. #ChefConf 2013 will provide in-depth discussions on the latest trends in IT infrastructure management, application development, cloud architecture, and DevOps, as well as engaging panel discussions highlighting customer use cases.

Registration is $1000 for Early Bird pricing, running through March 9th for the April 24-26, conference, which includes the plenary sessions and four full tracks of focused technical content. Registration for the workshops on Wednesday, April 24, costs $450. Workshops include training on Chef and an introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS) led by industry experts. Rooms are available at the Hyatt Embarcadero for a discounted rate.

About Opscode Chef

Opscode's pioneering software, Chef, is an open-source systems integration framework built specifically for automating at scale. No matter how complex the realities of business, Chef makes it easy to deploy servers and scale applications throughout an entire infrastructure. Through a combination of configuration management and service-oriented architectures, Chef makes it easy to create an elegant, fully automated infrastructure while simplifying systems management. Chef is available as an open source download, a SaaS subscription, or as software installed behind the user's firewall.

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 engineers 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. More information can be found at www.opscode.com.

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