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October Meeting Announcement

The October COCCUG meeting will be on Monday, October 14th from 6pm – 8pm at Improving Enterprises (One Easton Oval, Suite 175, Columbus, OH 43219click here for an aerial view).  We are honored to welcome Michael Ducy to COCCUG this month.  Michael will share his experiences working with Chef to help automate deployments and configuration of machines in Windows Azure and Amazon AWS.

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Abstract: Getting Cloudy with Chef.

In this talk I’ll cover the various ways you can use the open source automation software Chef with various cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, and more. We’ll talk about launching new instances and then how you can use Chef to make those instances into something useful instead of just a bare operating system.


Michael Ducy currently works as an Enterprise Architect for Opscode focused on designing and implementing automation solutions for customer’s Cloud, IT Automation, and Continuous Delivery needs. Prior to Opscode, Michael worked at CompuCom, helping with the architecture and design of CompuCom’s Cloud portfolio. Michael has held other roles as a Cloud Architect, Performance and Capacity Planner, Linux Systems Engineer, Instructor of IT courses, and Private Consultant for companies such as enStratus, BMC Software, and Orbitz Worldwide. After graduating from the University of Missouri St. Louis with a degree in Computer Science, Michael completed his Masters degree in Computer Science at the University of Chicago. More recently Michael completed his MBA at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

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