Technical Workshops

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May 20 | $275

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What was my favorite part of ChefConf 2018? Definitely the hands-on workshops.

– 2018 ChefConf Attendee

Our full-day workshops cover numerous automation topics and are available for people with varying experience levels. All the workshops emphasize hands-on learning and are taught by Chef experts and IT thought leaders from all backgrounds.

Attendance in one of the workshops requires registration for the full conference and there is an additional price of $275.

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Chef Jumpstart – Beginner

Come along with us on your journey to learn how to Automate your Infrastructure with Chef. We will cover the basics from writing cookbooks & custom resources with Test Driven Development, right up to how you can deploy changes to your production systems safely in a structured well-tested manner using Policy files.

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InSpec Jumpstart – Beginner

Concerned about Compliance and Security? This workshop introduces you to the power of InSpec. Learn through hands on labs how to detect and correct with InSpec to ensure you have a secure and compliant infrastructure.

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Habitat In Production – Beginner

Are you ready to learn about the latest awesome technology from Chef? Habitat is an open-source project that moves the automation of an application’s configuration, management, and behavior to the application itself, not the infrastructure that the application runs on. You will learn about this new concept along with how to access and manage Habitat packages and their lifecycles with Jenkins. Join us to learn to use Habitat in CI pipelines.

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Automating Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with Chef – Beginner

This workshop is an introduction to automating GCP with Chef that includes a mix of lecture and hands-on labs. Participants will be introduced to a number of different services on GCP and will use Chef to configure and manage these services. Participants will also learn about validating their infrastructure and cloud configuration with InSpec and experience deploying a Habitat-managed application on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).

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Modern Operations on Azure – Automate and monitor your infrastructurE  – Intermediate

You’ve got a solid understanding of Chef and you want to leverage these skills on the Azure platform. In this workshop, we’ll combine a mix of lectures and collaborative hands-on labs to explain the nuances of modern operation practices from design to monitoring your application in production. Participants will apply principles and practices championed by DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering to migrate a sample application to using infrastructure as code, monitor the deployed application, troubleshoot failures, and audit their infrastructure.

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Detect and correct with InSpec and Chef on the AWS platform – Intermediate

In this AWS focused workshop you will learn to detect potential security and compliance issues in your environment, learn to quickly and safely remediate those issues, and finally learn to ensure that any instance in your AWS environments is also built according to your compliance standards.

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Deploying and operating Habitat at scale – Intermediate

This workshop will teach you the fundamentals of planning, deploying and operating a large scale Habitat deployment.

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Managing a DevOps Transformation – Intermediate

Managing people in a transformed, high velocity work environment is full of exciting challenges. Working through the many changes for yourself and your team, understanding the role of a manager in an agile work environment, dealing with the financial implications of “waterfall” not being the way to do work are just a few of these challenges. This workshop, lead by managers who have gone through this transition, will focus on the techniques that will set you up for success in managing and directing the DevOps Transformation.

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Application modernization with Habitat for Windows – Beginner

Learn to effectively move your legacy applications into the world of modern development lifecycles. In this session you will use Habitat and learn a fundamentally different approach for effectively migrating your applications and seeing real business value.

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Application modernization with Habitat for Linux – Beginner

Learn to effectively move your legacy applications into the world of modern development lifecycles. In this session you will use Habitat and learn a fundamentally different approach for effectively migrating your applications and seeing real business value.

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Chef Automate v2 Up and Running – Beginner

Chef Automate is a platform that allows you to manage your applications & infrastructure at scale by capitalizing on the rich compliance data from InSpec and configuration management data from Chef. This session will provide hands-on experience with installing, using and administering Chef Automate 2.0. You will experience all the power in Chef Automate 2.0 across the entire software development lifecycle.

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35 Sponsors

4 days

1,600+ Attendees

72 Sessions

20 Workshops

501 Certification Tests

1 Hack Day

1 Community Celebration

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