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Wednesday, June 19
 

8:15am

Registration and Breakfast
Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am
Galleria

9:00am

CEO Keynote Presentation
Speakers
avatar for Barry Crist

Barry Crist

CEO, Chef
Barry Crist has more than 20 years of experience in driving enterprise customer success and adoption with both open source and DevOps software solutions. Prior to joining Chef, he was an Executive-in-Residence at Ignition Partners, a Chef investor.He was previously CEO of Likewise... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:00am - 9:20am
Main Stage

9:20am

Defining The Coded Enterprise
Corey will cover our recently announced OSS philosophy and the future roadmap for Chef products. Chef Engineers and others will join him on stage to cover how the Chef Enterprise Automation stack can address some of the big challenges faced by organisations today including : 
  • Reducing Friction in Application Delivery
  • Accelerating Effortless Infrastructure
  • Application and Cloud Migration
There will be product demos, customers stories and other surprises too!

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Rice

Rachel Rice

Software Development Engineer, Chef
avatar for Adrian Daniels

Adrian Daniels

Senior Solutions Architect, Chef
Chef Infra, InSpec Audit, Habitat Application Automation, DevOps, Value Stream Mapping
avatar for Corey Scobie

Corey Scobie

SVP of Products and Engineering, Chef
Corey Scobie is Senior Vice President of Products and Engineering at Chef Software, where he is responsible for the roadmap and delivery of Chef’s enterprise automation portfolio including infrastructure automation, compliance automation and application automation.His team also... Read More →
avatar for Jody Wolfborn

Jody Wolfborn

Curriculum Developer, Chef
Jody is a Solutions Architect at Chef Software, helping people solve their automation woes by connecting the dots between infrastructure, security, and application development and deployment. She has worked with tech giants and small startups as a Linux/Windows SysAdmin, studied theatre... Read More →
avatar for Russell Seymour

Russell Seymour

Principal Engineer, Chef
avatar for Tom Robinson-Gore

Tom Robinson-Gore

Solutions Architect, Chef
Tom is a Solutions Architect at Chef, based in the UK. Tom started his career in development, and is a specialist in automation frameworks, and his experience helps companies to transform into high-performing IT organizations. At Chef, he works to help customers learn about DevOps... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess

Lead Partner Solutions Architect, Chef


Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:20am - 10:40am
Main Stage

10:40am

Break
Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:40am - 11:20am
Galleria

11:20am

Customer Story : Lloyds Banking Group - DevOps Teams. Good or Bad?
This talk will describe the approach used at Lloyds Banking Group to bring DevOps to life across our enterprise. We will discuss the many forms that “DevOps Teams” take and will give our view on what has worked for us, and what has not, and what we see across the industry. We will also share our nirvana state and how we intend to get there.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Howell

Mark Howell

Head of DevOps, Lloyds Banking Group
Mark Howell is the pioneer of DevOps within Lloyds Banking Group. His inspirational qualities as a role model has built a new organisational culture around DevOps and the value it brings. Mark’s role as the DevOps Centre of Excellence Lead focuses on bringing DevOps to life in a... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:20am - 11:45am
Main Stage

11:45am

Customer Story : Chef in High Frequency Trading
Chef was first used at Barclays to configure co-located high frequency trading servers. In this talk Martin describes what these environments looks like, the Chef infrastructure setup, the Chef model for the platform and the way the team manages the codebase and testing.

Speakers
avatar for Martin East

Martin East

Specialised Infrastructure Engineering, Barclays
Martin works at Barclays in the Specialized Infrastructure Engineering team for the Investment Bank. He has worked on distributed infrastructures at scale, and also with low level tunings for trading systems. He is pleased to give back a little to Chef community by describing how... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
Main Stage

12:15pm

Customer Story : Standard Bank - Earn Your Wings, A New Approach To DevOps & Change Governance
In 2017, Standard Bank was struggling with an organization-wide Agile and DevOps transformation. Delivery teams across the multiple departments within Standard Bank were frustrated with the lack of trust in the system and the onerous, one-size-fits-all approach to change management. In response to this struggle, the Earn Your Wings model was launched. This model had a very simple premise – the better a team performs, the more autonomy the team is awarded!

Speakers
avatar for Bianca Swartz

Bianca Swartz

Infrastructure Lead, Group Technology, Standard Bank
Bianca joined Standard Bank Technology as a Strategy Execution Manager where she was pivotal in driving the journey towards achieving Agile transformation in the Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) division of Standard Bank. She almost immediately developed an interest in DevOps... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Main Stage

12:45pm

Customer Story: Chef in Barclays
A presentation on the problems Barclays face being a large financial enterprise company and how we use Chef to solve some of those issues. Also an overview of some of the automation we’ve wrapped around Chef to make it more self-service as well as mitigate some of the controls and governance we have to adhere to.

Speakers
avatar for Jay Arch

Jay Arch

Barclays


Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:10pm
Main Stage

1:15pm

Lunch
Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Galleria

2:15pm

Bootstrapping Chef
We'll take a "medium" dive into what the bootstrap process consists of with the knife bootstrap implementation as our guide. Then we discuss some problems complex environments tend to encounter and how to solve or work around them.

Speakers
avatar for Tor Magnus Rakvåg

Tor Magnus Rakvåg

Intility
computer nerd


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Breakout 3

2:15pm

On-premises development using kitchen-vcenter
Test Kitchen is certainly one of the core tools for developing Chef projects. But while most development and testing is done on AWS, Azure or local machines, some customers have the desire or even some requirements to work in their own datacenters running on VMware vSphere.
 
The kitchen-vcenter driver allows you to do exactly this: develop and test on infrastructure which might be identical to the on-premises systems, using the same VMware templates and system/network configurations to minimize surprises on production deployments.
 
Topics of this session:
* Basics of the underlying technology
* Speed up development using Linked Clones and the Guest Operations API
* Improve feedback cycles by connecting to new Windows servers within seconds
* Work in Progress: How to develop on “disconnected” VMs which are not reachable via network

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Heinen

Thomas Heinen

Tecracer
Thomas works as certified Chef professional services consultant and trainer for tecRacer. Over the last years he realized Chef projects for enterprise customers in the energy, engineering and finance sectors. While his focus is mostly on extending Chef and InSpec functionality for... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Breakout 2

2:15pm

Practical next steps with InSpec
Let's go beyond the basics of InSpec and look at how to code efficient high-value test code. This code draws on the experience of the team that wrote the CIS (Center for Internet Security) certified profiles included with Chef Automate; and imparts some lessons you can take home for your own InSpec profiles.

Speakers
avatar for James Stocks

James Stocks

Senior Engineer, Chef


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Breakout 1

3:00pm

Continuous Validation of CIS Cloud Benchmark InSpec Profiles
Chef recently achieved Center for Internet Security (CIS) certification with InSpec and Automate 2 for AWS, Azure and GCP cloud platforms. Behind the scenes, mature Continuous Integration and Testing practices are a necessity to contend with both cloud API changes and updates to the CIS benchmark versions. This talk will describe how the CIS cloud benchmark InSpec profiles are continuously validated by Chef to guarantee consistency for our customers.

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Paterson

Stuart Paterson

Principal Engineer, Chef
Stuart Paterson is a Principal Engineer at Chef Software. He is based in Belfast and enjoys solving technical challenges in close collaboration with Chef’s partners. Before joining Chef, Stuart worked in a variety of roles across multiple verticals in Financial Services. His background... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Breakout 2

3:00pm

Painting pixels with Chef
What would happen if a VFX producer could tap into infrastructure-as-a-service (OpEx) to deliver projects, rather than CapEx on-prem infrastructure? Come and have a look at how Chef helps deliver VFX pipelines consisting of heterogenous infrastructure running on (almost) any public cloud provider.

Speakers
avatar for David Joos

David Joos

Escape Technology


Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Breakout 3

3:00pm

Windows 2008 End of Life: A Habitat Accelerators Deep Dive
Join Trevor Hess of Chef and Eugene Chuvyrov of Microsoft for a deep dive on the end-to-end Chef Solution for Microsoft Windows 2008 end of support and migration into Azure.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess

Lead Partner Solutions Architect, Chef
avatar for Eugene Chuvyrov

Eugene Chuvyrov

Microsoft
Eugene is a Cloud Architect with Microsoft, where he works with strategic ISV partners like Chef to enable their solutions in Microsoft Cloud


Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Breakout 1

3:45pm

Break
Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Galleria

4:15pm

Running Chef at Scale : It's not just the technology
Join Rob Mortimore from Barclays as he talks about the scale of the implementation running at Barclays, some of the challenges faced in delivering this and how they have been overcome. 

Speakers
avatar for Rob Mortimer

Rob Mortimer

Barclays


Wednesday June 19, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Breakout 3

4:15pm

ServiceNow Integration
This ServiceNow integration session will preview the new Chef Automate ServiceNow solution. The new solution goes beyond the basic incident creation application released into the ServiceNow store in 2018 and provides a ServiceNow - Chef Automate integration which periodically updates the ServiceNow CMDB application with the latest information from all the nodes managed by the Automate instance. ServiceNow users get an accurate view of all managed nodes, their installed software packages and latest Chef client run data with every cookbook that has been applied recorded in ServiceNow as a configuration item.

Speakers
avatar for Davy McAleer

Davy McAleer

Engineering Manager, Chef
Davy is an engineering manager with Chef and runs the Chef Belfast office, helping build out our content team and Solutions engineering group. Before joining Chef he has spent time running engineering teams, support organisations and product management for large telecoms software... Read More →
avatar for Martin Scott

Martin Scott

Principal Engineer, Chef


Wednesday June 19, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Breakout 2

4:15pm

7:15pm

ChefConf Party
Join us on board the "Golden Jubilee" for an evening of sight seeing from the River Thames.  There will be BBQ, drinks and music provided.  It's a great chance to relax and chat with your peers and the Chef team.  

If you are interested in bringing along a guest, additional tickets are available for the evening for a nominal £30 fee - please buy a ticket in advance here

We will be boarding the boat at Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment from 7.15 for a prompt 7.30 departure (don't be late!) and returning by 11pm.



Wednesday June 19, 2019 7:15pm - 11:00pm
Victoria Embanknment Victoria Embankment, London, WC2R 2PN
 
Thursday, June 20
 

8:30am

Breakfast
Thursday June 20, 2019 8:30am - 9:15am
Galleria

9:15am

Guest Keynote : Did Twitter Save Bletchley Park?
After a visit to Bletchley Park in 2008 Dr Sue Black started a campaign to save the site. Using her network she quickly got coverage in traditional media: appeared on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme and on the BBC News. It wasn’t until she started using Twitter however that the real positive changes began to happen. Social media and the way it can connect like minded people so quickly really ramped up the campaign bringing together thousands of people to make a positive difference. Sue discusses traditional vs social media and campaigning, what works and why. She has now written a book about the campaign: “Saving Bletchley Park”

Speakers
avatar for Dr Sue Black

Dr Sue Black

Professor Sue Black is an academic with 20+ years’ experience with over 40 publications and a PhD in software engineering to her name.  She is Professor in Computer Science and Technology Evangelist at Durham University.  Named in the list of top 50 women in tech in Europe, and winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Lovie Awards 2018, Sue is one of the leading tech personalities in the UK today. An award-winning computer scientist, radical thinker, and social entrepreneur Sue is well known for founding the high profile campaign to save Blet... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Main Stage

10:15am

Microsoft: Our DevOps Journey So Far
Martin Woodward leads a whistle-stop tour of Microsoft's nine-year DevOps journey so far, explaining why the company embarked on this transformation and what benefits it has already seen.

Speakers
avatar for Edward Thomson

Edward Thomson

Program Manager for Azure DevOps, Microsoft
Edward Thomson is a Program Manager for Azure DevOps, specializing in Git and build and release pipelines. Previously, he was a software engineer, building version control tools at Microsoft, GitHub and SourceGear. He is the co-maintainer of the libgit2 project, an author of books... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:15am - 10:40am
Main Stage

10:40am

Building Chef for the Future
Simon will outline the reasoning behind Chef's announcement earlier this year to move to a fully open source model, what that means for us as a company, you as a customer, and the broader Chef Community.

We will also recognise individuals and companies that have contributed to the growth of Chef in our region.


Speakers

Thursday June 20, 2019 10:40am - 11:00am
Main Stage

11:00am

Break
Thursday June 20, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Galleria

11:30am

Chef Certification Prep
Attending a Chef Certification Preparation session sets you up for a greater chance of passing your exams. Not only will you get important exam information and insights, we’ll also throw in a special vouchers for two free exams that you can take online after the conference.

Speakers
avatar for Jody Wolfborn

Jody Wolfborn

Curriculum Developer, Chef
Jody is a Solutions Architect at Chef Software, helping people solve their automation woes by connecting the dots between infrastructure, security, and application development and deployment. She has worked with tech giants and small startups as a Linux/Windows SysAdmin, studied theatre... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Breakout 3

11:30am

WORKSHOP : Delivering Reliable Development Workflow
This workshop covers the use of Chef Policyfiles which is the best practice approach for managing your estate. Learn how to be confident that your development lifecycle will run reliably from dev to production by maintaining cookbook version consistency

Pre Requisites
Remote workstations will be provided. Attendees will need a laptop with the ability to connect to the venue wifi and the internet.

Speakers
avatar for Gavin Reynolds

Gavin Reynolds

Customer Architect, Chef
avatar for Kimball Johnson

Kimball Johnson

Senior Curriculum Developer, Chef


Thursday June 20, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Breakout 2

11:30am

WORKSHOP : Modernizing Legacy Applications
Are you looking to migrate and modernise legacy Windows applications before the Windows Server 2008 End of Support? In this workshop, we will take a deep dive into modernising a legacy .NET 2.0 application with a SQL Server 2005 database backend. We'll introduce key Habitat concepts, such as the plan file, the Habitat Studio, and the BLDR depot.

You will leave with a deeper knowledge of how to take a legacy application and remove dependencies on the underlying operating system, allowing you to migrate to supported and more secure infrastructure.

Pre Requisites
Attendees do not require any prior knowledge of Habitat, or of .NET applications. Remote workstations will be provided - you will need a laptop with Remote Desktop installed in order to connect to these.


Speakers
avatar for Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Customer Architect, Chef
avatar for Tom Robinson-Gore

Tom Robinson-Gore

Solutions Architect, Chef
Tom is a Solutions Architect at Chef, based in the UK. Tom started his career in development, and is a specialist in automation frameworks, and his experience helps companies to transform into high-performing IT organizations. At Chef, he works to help customers learn about DevOps... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Breakout 1

1:00pm

Lunch
Thursday June 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Galleria

2:00pm

Blogging on the Blog that Habitat Built
Continuous delivery of my Blog site using Habitat, Kubernetes and Azure Devops.

Speakers
avatar for Russell Seymour

Russell Seymour

Principal Engineer, Chef


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Breakout 1

2:00pm

Compliance at Scale in a Multi Cloud World
As public cloud adoption grows in the enterprise, how can companies ensure they are operating compliantly whilst leaving the old mindsets and processes behind in on-premises datacentres?

Thomas Attree, Cloud Engineer Platform Lead at Sainsbury’s aims to ensure one of Sainsbury’s core values, trust, is maintained as the company ramps up usage of public cloud providers.

In this session Thomas will take you on the journey of cloud compliance:
• How most people start out with cloud compliance
• How to scale up cloud compliance across 100’s of accounts and multiple providers
• How to automate everything and forget the tedium!

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Attree

Thomas Attree

Sainsbury's
Thomas is currently leading the engineering function of Sainsbury’s Cloud Centre of Excellence. After starting out on traditional infrastructure, Thomas moved into the world of private cloud, building and administering a large Openstack deployment before transitioning to public... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Breakout 3

2:00pm

Simplify Windows Software Packaging and Automation with Chocolatey
When managing Windows environments, we can spend a lot of time installing and configuring the software.  Chef provides great inroads into making the process more automated, but it really lights up when it has a great package manager available.  When we bring true package management info the mix with Chocolatey, it will delight your day to day efforts, making Windows automation effortless.
In this session, we'll explore the benefits of Chocolatey from an open source and commercial perspective, and show you how to save time and reduce the pain points you may be feeling.
If you are looking for some effective tips on how you can introduce a better solution to Windows software management, you do not want to miss this session!

Speakers
avatar for Gary Ewan Park

Gary Ewan Park

Chocolatey


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Breakout 2

2:45pm

Break
Thursday June 20, 2019 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Galleria

3:15pm

WORKSHOP : Building and deploying .NET applications with Chef Habitat and Azure Pipelines
In this deeply technical hands-on workshop, we will "skip ahead" to life beyond legacy migrations and discuss the tools and techniques used to build modern .NET Core apps using the Azure DevOps platform.

We will focus on building an ASP.NET application and look at the options and platforms available for building and managing the application once it has been deployed, including containerisation. We'll study the new Build and Release capabilities of Azure Pipelines and discuss the workflow of designing and building a CI system suitable for your enterprise as well as integrating Chef Habitat into the workflow.

Attendees will leave with an improved understanding of how .NET applications are built, deployed and can be continuously updated in production when combined with the powerful operational capabilities of Chef Habitat.

Attendees do not need Azure or .NET knowledge before attending this workshop but it would be useful to familiarise themselves with some of the terminology (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/user-guide/services?view=azure-devops and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/guides/developer/azure-developer-guide are two useful guides worth reading).

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Preston

Stuart Preston

Principal Engineer, Chef
Stuart's career spans a couple of decades of consultancy, advisory and CTO positions mostly in the Microsoft application development world. These days he works in the Product/Engineering team at Chef and helps design and build our Microsoft ecosystem story with Windows, PowerShell... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Breakout 3

3:15pm

WORKSHOP : Chef Habitat: Making Chef Infra and Chef InSpec Delivery Effortless
Chef Habitat greatly simplifies the packaging, deployment and management of applications.  This workshop will give attendees an understanding and experience of using Chef Habitat through the use of familiar applications - Chef Client and Chef InSpec, ultimately taking away the effort to manage Chef Client and InSpec upgrades.

The workshop will lead you through the process of packaging, deploying and managing Chef Client and Chef InSpec and give you hands on practical experience of achieving this. You will leave with an understanding of how Chef Habitat is integral to achieving Effortless Infrastructure.

Pre-requisites: Laptop with Ability to Access the Internet, Chrome Browser, SSH client or Putty, GitHub account



Speakers
avatar for Gavin Reynolds

Gavin Reynolds

Customer Architect, Chef
avatar for Adrian Daniels

Adrian Daniels

Senior Solutions Architect, Chef
Chef Infra, InSpec Audit, Habitat Application Automation, DevOps, Value Stream Mapping


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Breakout 2

3:15pm

WORKSHOP : Effortless Infrastructure - Maintain Compliance and Security
Concerned about Compliance and Security? This workshop introduces you to the power of Chef InSpec and Chef Automate. Learn through hands on labs how to detect with InSpec to ensure you have secure and compliant infrastructure and Cloud platforms in line with CIS standards.

Pre Requisites
Attendees will be provided with remote workstations on the day and will require SSH capabilities from their own machines in order to access them.  Attendees will also need a GitHub account.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Customer Architect, Chef
avatar for Tom Finch

Tom Finch

Solutions Architect, Chef
Tom Finch is a Solutions Architect at Chef Software, currently focussed on helping organisations to become fast, efficient and software driven. Tom has worked in the software industry for the last 7 years covering areas from bespoke healthcare solutions to automated testing and configuration... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Breakout 1

4:45pm

Closing Drinks
Thursday June 20, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Galleria