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Wednesday, June 19
 

2:15pm BST

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 BST
Breakout 3

2:15pm BST

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 BST
Breakout 2

2:15pm BST

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 BST
Breakout 1

3:00pm BST

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 BST
Breakout 2

3:00pm BST

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 BST
Breakout 3

3:00pm BST

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 BST
Breakout 1

4:15pm BST

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 BST
Breakout 3

4:15pm BST

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 BST
Breakout 2

4:15pm BST

 
Thursday, June 20
 

2:00pm BST

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 BST
Breakout 1

2:00pm BST

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 BST
Breakout 3

2:00pm BST

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 BST
Breakout 2