Next Meeting: July 9th, 2009 at 7pm

Date: July 9th, 2009
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 403
University of Washington Campus
Subject: Infrastructure is Code
Presenter: Adam Jacob

The separation between how you manage your infrastructure and how you build your applications is disappearing. Adam Jacob, CTO of Opscode and primary author of Chef, will teach you what this means in practice – through showing how to deploy real-world applications with Chef on EC2.

We’ll talk about:

Deploying Web Applications… * Ruby on Rails * Catalyst * Django * Tomcat * PHP Setting up Database Servers… * MySQL * PostgreSQL Automating Monitoring and Trending… * Nagios * Munin * Ganglia Centrally managing your application configuration Along the way we’ll be talking about best practices in systems automation, quirks about EC2, and talking about how tools like Chef, Nanite, RabbitMQ and CouchDB can make your life easier.


A twelve year system operations veteran, Adam is a Co-Founder and the CTO of Opscode, whose mission is to bring “Infrastructure Automation to the Masses”. He is the primary author of Chef.