Come Learn How Facebook Uses Chef to Manage Their 12,000 Macs

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time: 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Mike Dodge_web

Mike Dodge
Client Platform Engineer

Session Description:

There are many solutions to managing a large fleet of mac clients. At facebook, we have a unique culture that encourages us to be creative in our problem solving process, and can also be very demanding. From needing to keep our team small, while having to move blazingly fast, while the company as a whole grows world wide at a rapid pace, all while needing to be able to customize every piece of your tools to fit the ever growing complexity of our business needs. Come learn how we use Chef to manage our 12,000(and growing) macs at facebook. I will go in to why we choose Chef. How to write a cookbooks to configure your fleet of macs, as well as how to create a custom resource and provider to do what you need to fit in your unique environment. We tore down our entire environment and rebuilt it using Chef in 2 months. You can too.