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  • Chef on Chef: Migrating Critical Workloads to AWS Chef on Chef: Migrating Critical Workloads to AWS Jessica DeVita, Technical Evangelist & Paul Mooring, Operations Manager Recorded: Nov 30 2016 61 mins
    Chef recently completed a migration of the entire of hosted Chef service, one of the largest implementations of Chef server in the world. We moved from an on-premises, third-party data center to running entirely in AWS with only 20 seconds of downtime.

    If you’re planning a complex migration of your own, or are just curious, join us for part two of our "Chef on Chef" series, Migrating Critical Workloads to AWS, to learn about how we did it. Jessica DeVita, Technical Evangelist at Chef, will chat with Paul Mooring, Operations Manager at Chef, about this multi-faceted operation. Jessica and Paul will cover topics such as defining and redefining a minimum viable product (MVP), load testing, dogfooding all the Chef things, using pipelines to manage machine image generation, failed monitoring solutions, the use of policy files, and lessons learned along the way.

    This webinar features an extended Q&A session, so come prepared with your Chef migration questions.

    Join us to learn:
    - How Chef’s Operations team migrated from an on premises datacenter to AWS with just 20 seconds of downtime
    - How we adapted our application deployments for the cloud
    - Tips for managing large-scale migration projects

    Who should attend:
    - Systems administrators
    - DevOps engineers
    - Systems architects
  • Manage Secrets with Chef and HashiCorp's Vault Manage Secrets with Chef and HashiCorp's Vault Seth Vargo, Director of Technical Advocacy, HashiCorp & JJ Asghar, Sr. Partner Engineer, Chef Recorded: Nov 22 2016 62 mins
    There are many existing solutions for distributing secrets or sensitive information with configuration management tools like Chef. Between node attributes, encrypted data bags, and third-party services, the possibilities are truly endless.

    One such solution is to utilize a secrets management system, like HashiCorp's Vault. This webinar discusses multiple techniques for retrieving secrets from Vault using Chef. As infrastructure increases in complexity, so to does our need to secure it. Join us to learn how you can use Chef and Vault to secure your infrastructure and accelerate application delivery.

    Join us to learn:
    - Overview and architecture of HashiCorp's Vault
    - Strategies for integrating Vault with Chef
    - Common patterns to adopt and anti-patterns to avoid

    Who should attend:
    - Chef users who need to distribute sensitive information to nodes
    - Security-conscious users wishing to distribute secrets with configuration management
  • Become a Certified Chef: A guide to the Chef Certification program Become a Certified Chef: A guide to the Chef Certification program John Fitzpatrick, Training Program Manager, Chef Recorded: Nov 9 2016 44 mins
    Chef Certification provides a mechanism for individuals to demonstrate their knowledge and practical experience with Chef, allowing them to enhance their marketability. The program also provides a learning path for each badge with well defined achievements and progression milestones.

    In this webinar, we will talk about Chef’s modular and flexible approach to certification. We’ll explain why we use “badges” and how this allows us to be agile to change within Chef’s product portfolio and evolution of the wider ecosystem.

    Join us to learn:
    - How the Chef Certification framework is structured
    - The Chef Certification user experience
    - How to prepare for Chef Certification

    Who should attend:
    This webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about the Chef Certification program, its technical depth and how to get started with it.
  • Compliance as Code with InSpec 1.0 Compliance as Code with InSpec 1.0 Christoph Hartmann, InSpec core contributor & George Miranda, Global Partner Evangelist Recorded: Oct 25 2016 60 mins
    InSpec is an open-source testing framework with a human-readable language for specifying compliance, security and other policy requirements. Just as Chef treats infrastructure as code, InSpec treats compliance as code. The shift away from having people act directly on machines to having people act on code means that compliance testing becomes automated, repeatable, and versionable.

    Traditionally, compliance policies are stored in a spreadsheet, PDF, or Word document. Those policies are then translated into manual processes and tests that often occur only after a product is developed or deployed. With InSpec, you replace abstract policy descriptions with tangible tests that have a clear intent, and can catch any issues early in the development process. You can apply those tests to every environment across your organization to make sure that they all adhere to policy and are consistent with compliance requirements.

    Inspec applies DevOps principles to security and risk management. It provides a single collaborative testing framework allowing you to create a code base that is accessible to everyone on your team. Compliance tests can become part of an automated deployment pipeline and be continuously applied. InSpec can be integrated into your software development process starting from day zero and should be applied continuously as a part of any CI/CD lifecycle.

    In this webinar, we’ll explore how InSpec can improve compliance across your applications and infrastructure.

    Join us to learn about:
    - What’s new in InSpec 1.0
    - InSpec enhancements for Microsoft Windows systems
    - Integration between InSpec and Chef Automate

    Who should attend:
    Security experts, system administrators, software developers, or anyone striving to improve and harden their systems one test at a time.
  • Chef on Chef: Enabling culture through automation Chef on Chef: Enabling culture through automation Technical Evangelists: Jessica DeVita, Andre Elizondo, Seth Thomas Recorded: Oct 19 2016 55 mins
    Many companies want to break down the silos that separate different teams in their organization but find that the lack of a common approach to automation presents a formidable challenge. At Chef, we had that very problem when we realized that, to effectively demo our then unreleased product Chef Automate, we needed to automate its installation. The automation not only had to bring up a standard Chef Automate cluster, but it also had to make it easy for many different teams at Chef to layer on top of it so they could tailor the demo to their own purposes.

    In this webinar, Chef technical evangelists Jessica DeVita, Andre Elizondo, and Seth Thomas will discuss what folks at Chef learned about bringing different groups together to create something that everyone can use.They’ll talk about using tools besides Chef, leveraging test-driven development methods, and dogfooding through automation. You’ll also learn how the automation, nicknamed “wombat” is evolving, and why it’s important to implement pipelines early.

    Join us to hear about:
    - The lessons we learned while trying to enable a culture of automation within Chef
    - How avoiding orchestration solved several challenges (and presented new ones!)
    - The methods we used when building extendable automation


    Who should attend:
    - Systems administrators
    - DevOps engineers
    - Systems architects
  • Creating the next generation of DevOps Creating the next generation of DevOps Aaron Kalin, Caffeine Powered Server Fox, dnsimple.com Recorded: Oct 4 2016 48 mins
    It can be difficult to hire people with the exact skills you want or need for your DevOps team. Just look at the job boards! There’s tons of competition and not nearly enough people to meet the demand. With a total size of 8 employees, DNSimple decided to take a different approach by starting an apprenticeship program to train people with little to no experience in DevOps.

    In this webinar, Aaron Kalin of DNSimple goes over the lessons learned in budgeting, hiring, and onboarding their first ever apprentice along with why and how you might want to start a similar program at your company. Aaron will conclude with an update of where their apprentice is now and answer any questions you might have.

    Join us to learn:

    - Ways to change your hiring practices to be more inclusive and increase diversity
    - How to go about starting an apprenticeship program at your company and who is currently running programs
    - The benefits of having a DevOps apprenticeship program at your company
  • Awesome Community Chefs Awesome Community Chefs Nathen Harvey, VP of Community Development Recorded: Sep 20 2016 52 mins
    Each year a number of awesome Chefs receive special recognition from the community for the work that they do to help the community thrive. In this webinar Nathen Harvey, VP of Community Development, will sit down with this year's Awesome Community Chefs and talk about what makes the Chef Community special and discuss the upcoming Chef Community Summits.
  • The Ruby Behind Chef The Ruby Behind Chef Franklin Webber, Training Team Lead, Chef Recorded: Sep 14 2016 62 mins
    Chef is built in Ruby - a conscious choice for its great flexibility and developer friendliness. For some people, learning the language can feel difficult because most examples lack your perspective as a Chef practitioner. In this interactive webinar, we invite you to follow along in your favorite editor as we dive through the source code to teach you core Ruby concepts.

    Join us to learn:
    - Fundamental Ruby concepts and how they create the Recipe Domain Specific Language and the tools that power Chef
    - Pry’s ability to navigate and query source code

    Prerequisites:
    Come with the Chef Development Kit installed

    Who should attend:
    Chefs with a basic understanding of writing recipes and cookbooks that want to gain a better understanding of the cookbooks they author and the tools that they employ each day.
  • Chef Automate: Scale your use of automation Chef Automate: Scale your use of automation Andre Elizondo, Technical Evangelist & Bakh Inamov, Field Solutions Architect Recorded: Aug 9 2016 61 mins
    During this webinar we'll discuss the different components of Chef Automate and talk about how it unifies Chef, Inspec, and Habitat into a comprehensive automation strategy for any company in today's digital world.

    Join us to learn how:
    - Workflow features provide a common pipeline for governance and dependency management.
    - Visibility features give you deep insight into what’s happening in your organization, including serverless chef-client runs and data from multiple Chef servers.
    - Compliance features enable automated compliance assessments in your workflow pipelines.
  • Automated HIPAA Compliance: Powered by Cloudticity on AWS Automated HIPAA Compliance: Powered by Cloudticity on AWS Gerry Miller - Cloudticity, Joseph Fontes - AWS, Christoph Hartmann - Chef Recorded: Aug 2 2016 49 mins
    Healthcare organizations face increasing regulatory pressure to maintain compliance with HIPAA regulations, while also needing to significantly modernize their technology to comply with ACA, Meaningful Use, and other federal, state, and local requirements. At the same time, the Healthcare field has never had a better opportunity to increase personalized care, lower costs, and leverage technology for measurably better outcomes. Cloud computing offers nearly unlimited computing and storage capacity - but with great power comes great responsibility. The agility Healthcare is enjoying in the cloud comes with increased risk and exposure to security breaches due to lack of compliance with Healthcare regulations and industry best practices.

    Cloudticity's HIPAA Compliance as a Service, using Chef's automated compliance capabilities on AWS, is a fully automated software-as-a-service solution. In this webinar, you will see firsthand how Cloudticity has mapped Chef's compliance CIS profiles directly to HIPAA CFR regulations, providing a powerful automated solution to leverage the cloud's agility while minimizing risk.