Channel 9

Channel 9 is a community. We bring forward the people behind our products and connect them with those who use them. We think there is a great future in software and we're excited about it. We want the community to participate in the ongoing conversation. This is the heart of Channel 9. We talk about our work but listen to the customer.


What is Chef? Recipes, Cookbooks, and Community, Oh My! | ChefConf 2016

Nathen Harvey, VP of Community Development at Chef, tells us about Chef's three open source projects: Chef for infrastructure automation, Habitat for application automation, and Inspect for compliance control—as well as the importance of the active, caring, wickedly smart, and fast growing community of Chef engineers, contributors, and users. He also introduces their new Chef Automate, a framework that ties together Chef's open source offerings and manages workflow, infrastructure visibility, and compliance monitoring.

Find a topic:

  • [00:46] What is Chef?
  • [02:35] Chef for infrastructure automation
  • [09:35] Habitat for application automation
  • [15:11] Inspect for compliance control
  • [20:19] Chef Automate to tie it all together
  • [23:21] Value of community
  • [25:24] Becoming part of the Chef community

Get started:

  • Master the DevOps Fundamentals
  • Visit DevOps Dimension for the latest news on DevOps practices
  • Check out our DevOps blog

Take the next steps:

  • Watch Nathen Harvey's keynote at ChefCon 2016
  • Visit and for more details on Chef offerings
  • Grow your DevOps understanding and skills with Microsoft Virtual Academy DevOps courses

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