The Food Fight Show

In this episode, we discuss managing Window environments with Chef.

Direct download: Food-Fight-Show-38-Windows.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59pm EST

This episode is a continuation of our discussion of Roles, Environments, Attributes and Data Bags. The episode was recorded as a Google+ Hangout and streamed live on YouTube.

Direct download: Food-Fight-Show-37-Roles-Environs-Etc-Pt2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55pm EST

This episode is a look at Roles, Environments, Attributes and Data Bags.

The episode was recorded as a Google+ Hangout and streamed live on YouTube.

Direct download: Food-Fight-Show-36-Roles-Environs-Etc.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm EST

Join this round-table discussion summarizing DevOpsDays NYC. 

Direct download: dod-nyc-wrapup.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54pm EST

In this episode, Nathen and John sat down to talk with Matthias Meyer, aka @roidrage, to discuss his DevOpsDays NYC presentation, Failure is Always An Option, TravisCI, and more.

Direct download: dod-nyc-roidrage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23pm EST

This episode is a look back at the Food Fight Show in 2012 and a discussion of the changes planned for 2013. The episode was recorded as a Google+ Hangout and streamed live on YouTube.

Direct download: Food-Fight-Show-35-A-Year-in-Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46am EST

In this episode, we discuss Ops School and training System Administrators. The episode was recorded as a Google+ Hangout and steamed live on YouTube.

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Direct download: FoodFightShow34-Opsschool.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:07pm EST

In this episode Nathen, @lusis, and Mike Fiedler sit down with Sean Porter and Ulf Mansson to discuss Sensuand #monitoringlove.

This episode was inspired by Ulf’s presentation at DevOps Days Rome 2012:

Monitoringlove: a True story in this presentation given at DevopsDays Italy. Ulf Mansson describes how the implementation of sensu and graphite convert the monitoring meme from monitoringsucks to monitoringlove. Hey kids, Ulf is right. monitoringsucks is dead, long live monitoringlove! There is now an active monitoringlove hashtag on twitter and an active #monitoringlove IRC channel. Join the Fun! Thanks to Ulf Mansson for making us realize that monitoring no longer has to suck and that if we put in just a bit of extra work, we can experience monitoringlove too.

Direct download: FFS33-Sensu_and_monitoringlove.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24am EST

Direct download: ffs32_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm EST

Join us for two Hangouts this week!

Wednesday, November 7, 19:30 UTC

Our first Hangout will be on Wednesday, November 7 at 19:30 UTC which is 2:30PM in Eastern Standard Time and 11:30AM Pacific Standard. For this hangout, we’ve invited Paul Reed and Seth Thomas to join us to discuss our most recent Food Fight Show where we discussed the practice, profession, and tools of Release Engineering.

Thursday, November 8, 21:00 UTC

Our second Hangout will be on Thursday, November 8 at 21:00 UTC which is 4:00PM in Eastern Standard Time and 1:00PM Pacific Standard.  Noah Kantrowitz, also known as coderanger on IRC, will be joining us to share some thoughts and lead a discussion about Reusable Cookbook Patterns, specifically exploring the idea of Library Cookbooks and Application Cookbooks. This is a topic that’s received a fair bit of discussion lately including at the recent Chef Community Summit and on last week’s Chef Office Hours Hangout.

How to Join

Each will Hangout will be held on Google Plus. We will send out the URL to the hangout via our twitter feed (@foodfightshow) at the beginning of each hangout. As you may know, Google Plus Hangouts are limited to 10 participants. To allow for greater participation, we will be streaming the Hangout live to YouTube. This will allow more people to participate during the discussions. We’ve also created a new IRC channel on freenode - #foodfightshow. You’ll be able to participate in the discussion by commenting on the YouTube video or joining us in IRC.

Have a specific question or want to reserve a seat? Drop us a line at

Direct download: Food-Fight-Show-Hangouts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST