The Food Fight Show (general)

Listen to your show hosts - Nathen Harvey and Nell Shamrell-Harrington - discuss our favorite memories of Food Fight and our podcasting future.

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Listen to our conversation with Mary Thengvall about her book: The Business Value of Developer Relations.
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Listen in on our discussion of civic hacking and technology for social good.

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A conversation with Chris Short (@chrisshort) and Julian Dunn (@julian_dunn) about the role of Product Marketing Managers.

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Sensu’s platform is the solution to the monitoring problems you’re facing today, and the right foundation for your organization tomorrow. From bare metal to Kubernetes—get complete visibility across every system, every protocol, every time.
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Nell and Nathen teamed up with Matty and Trevor from the Arrested Devops podcast while at ChefConf 2018. The episode was recorded in the ChefConf Demo Theatre before a live audience.
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Join a discussion with John Allspaw (@allspaw) about the STELLA Report from the SNAFUcatchers Workshop on Coping With Complexity.

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Winter storm Toby hit the Northeast US, including Baltimore, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. DevOpsDays Baltimore was originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 22. The conference was moved to Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23. This move impacted everyone associated with the conference: attendees, sponsors, speakers, organizers, and vendors.

Join some of the organizers of DevOpsDays Baltimore 2018 as they host a learning review and share their experience about the impact Winter Storm Toby had on the conference.

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Join Phil Dibowitz for a discussion of how Facebook uses Chef and to learn more about the Cookbooks they have published to GitHub and the Supermarket.

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Join Kelsey Hightower (@keslseyhightower) for an introduction to Kubernetes.

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Join Blackrock 3 Partners as they discuss Incident Management on the Food Fight Show.

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Nell Shamrell-Harrington, Tasha Drew, and Jamie Winsor discuss the latest updates to Habitat!



* Nell Shamrell-Harrington [github](, [twitter](
* Tasha Drew [github](, [twitter](
* Jamie Winsor [github](, [twitter](

Show Notes

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* [Chef Community Slack](

* [Chef Conf](

* [Kelsey Hightower ChefConf 2016 Keynote](

* [Habitat with Kubernetes Blog Post](

* [Habitat Scaffolding RFC](

* [Habitat Community Slack](



* [Venmo](
* [Orphan Black](


* [Smart Nora](
* [Puzzle Fighter](


* [The Disaster Artist](
* [Marcela's Creole Cookery](

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Learn Chef Rally is the best place to get started on your journey towards mastering Chef, Continuous Automation, and DevOps. Tracks give you a guided curriculum, Modules allow you to complete lessons à la carte to create you own learning path. Badges help you track your progress throughout the journey.

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Learn about getting involved, contributing to, and learning from your peers. We will also discuss the upcoming Chef Community Summits and share a promotional code to save some money on the ticket!

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Food Fight teamed up with Arrested DevOps to host a live DevOps call in show where Dr. Nicole Forsgren answered audience questions about devops, metrics, and more!

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Join Nell Shamrell and Matt Ray as they discuss the Microsoft Ignite Australia conference.

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A Policyfile file allows you to specify in a single document the cookbook revisions and recipes that should be applied by the chef-client. A Policyfile file is uploaded to the Chef server, where it is associated with a group of nodes. When these nodes are configured by the chef-client, the chef-client will make decisions based on settings in the policy file, and will build a run-list based on that information. A Policyfile file may be versioned, and then promoted through deployment stages to safely and reliably deploy new configuration.

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This is a joint recording with Arrested DevOps and Software Defined Talk.

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Food Fight Show - 100 - Habitat

Join us for a discussion about Habitat a new approach to automation that focuses on the application instead of the infrastructure it runs on. With Habitat, the apps you build, deploy, and manage behave consistently in any runtime — metal, VMs, containers, and PaaS. You’ll spend less time on the environment and more time building features.

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Food Fight Show 96 - Chef and OpenStack
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Listen in as we discuss Chef's Audit Mode, Analytics, and compliance.  

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A live recording of the Food Fight Show. Wherein we discuss the key learnings and insights from DevOpsDays DC with a panel of guests.

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Food Fight Show 89 - ChefConf Preview
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Listen in as we discuss three years of the Food Fight Show and make some predictions of things to come.

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Join our panelists as we discuss Test Kitchen!



  • Fletcher Nichol
  • JJ Asghar
  • Joshua Timberman
  • Mike Fiedler
  • Salim Afiune
  • Scott Pustay
  • Nathen Harvey
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Join us as we discuss chef-metal with it’s creator, John Keiser.

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Best Practices?!  Do they exist?  Join our panel as we "rapid fire" through a bunch of items looking for some consensus on best practices.

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Join us as we recap the Opscode Community Summit and talk a bit about AWS Re:Invent.

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Join Nathen as he discusses the first day of the Opscode Community Summit with Tom Duffield and John Dyer.

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Join us as we discuss how to test your distributed system in production with Al Tobey.

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Andrew Clay Shafer (@littleidea) joins us to discuss the future of DevOps.

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Bryan and Nathen are joined by Brock Palen and Jeff Squyers, the co-hosts of the RCE Cast, a podcast about High Performance Computing.

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Join us for a discussion about Ohai and writing Ohai Plugins.

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In this episode we discuss OpenStack, the private cloud software.

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Join us as we discuss DevOps at Riot Games.

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Join us as we discuss Packer with Mitchell Hashimoto.

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Join us as we discuss Immutable Infrastructure with Chad Fowler.

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In this episode, we discuss managing secrets with Chef.

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An introduction to Erlang and OTP for operations professionals.

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Join this episode where we re-cap DevOpsDays Silicon Valley.  We were lucky enough to have members from The Ship Show and DevOps Cafe.

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Jez Humble, Adam Jacob, and Mike McGarr join us to discuss Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment, and Continuous Integration.

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We discuss the internals of the chef client code.

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A round table discussion on using Chef with AWS and brief exploration of some of the many AWS services.

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Foodcritic, knife cookbook test, Chefspec, minitest chef handler, and cucumber chef.  So many tools but how are these actually used in practice?

Listen in on the panel discussion of testing in practice.

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DevOps Delicacy - Monitorama:  Sam Kottler with @samkottler

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DevOps Delicacy - Monitorama:  Pete Cheslock on Culture with @petecheslock

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DevOps Delicacy - Monitorama:  Kyle Kingsbury on Riemann with @aphyr

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DevOps Delicacy - Monitorama:  Julian Martinez from Locaweb

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DevOps Delicacy - Monitorama:  John Willis on Docker with @botchagalupe

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DevOps Delicacy - Monitorama:  Github and Happiness with @wfarr, @jnewland, and @nixgeek

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DevOps Delicacy - Monitorama:  Bethany Erskine of Paperless Post with @skymob

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DevOps Delicacy - Monitorama:  Bear on DevOps Consulting with @bear

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All about Netflix's Open Source Software projects.

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Join us as we discuss Docker, dotCloud, and linux containers.

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In this episode, we discuss SmartOS and other Solaris derivatives.

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Show Date:  26 April 2013

This is another FoodShipShow Joint Production!

Join us as we wrap-up #ChefConf 2013.

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In this episode, we sat down with Gene Kim and Jez Humble to discuss The Phoenix Project:  A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win.

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In this episode, we sat down with Shay Banon, Karel Minarik, Rashid Khan, and Dan Phrawzty to discuss elasticsearch.

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In this episode, we sat down with Miah Johnson, Ranjib Dey, Doug Ireton, Chris McClimans, Joshua Timberman, and Seth Vargo to discuss Libraries, Definitions and LWRPs.

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In this episode, we sat down with Matt Wise, Ben Hartshorne and Charity Majors to talk about using zookeeper with Chef and Puppet.

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This is the audio version of the Hangops session from March 8, 2013.  During the Hangops session, we talked all about Chef 11.  Seems like a good cross-post for the Food Fight Show!


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In this episode, we sat down with Baron Schwartz to discuss his presentation on Adaptive Fault Detection. Jason Dixon and Brandon Burton joined the conversation.

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In this episode, we sit down with some of the engineering team at Opscode to discuss the recently released Chef 11.

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In this episode, we discuss the role DevOps can play in helping science overcome some of the most pressing research challenges such as climate change and canceer research.

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In this episode, we discuss Logstash and The logstash Book with Jordan Sissel and James Turnbull.

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