Nathen Harvey and Adam Jacob


Talk Abstract

Title: The Evolution of Automation

Description:

We’ll talk about the fundamentals of automation, what we’ve learned over multiple generations of tooling and research, and discuss the path forward.

Bio:

Nathen Harvey, VP of Community Development at Chef, helps the community whip up an awesome ecosystem built around the Chef platform. Nathen also spends much of his time helping people learn about the practices, processes, and technologies that support DevOps, continuous delivery, and high velocity organizations. Nathen is a co-host of the Food Fight Show, a podcast about Chef and DevOps. He is also an occasional farmer who loves eggs and #hugops.

Adam Jacob is a co-founder of Chef Software and the creator of the Chef IT automation platform. Adam is a leading voice and pioneer in DevOps and the digital economy, with a passion for empowering businesses to delight customers with technology. Prior to Chef, he founded HJK Solutions, an automated infrastructure consultancy. During two years at HJK, he built new infrastructures for 15 different startups. Including his time at HJK, Adam has 13 years of experience as a systems administrator, systems architect, and tools developer. He has been responsible for large production infrastructures, internal corporate automation, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts.

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