Mandi Walls is Technical Community Manager, EMEA at Chef. For Chef, she helps technology organizations increase their effectiveness using configuration management and modern IT practices. She is a regular speaker at technical conferences, and is the author of the whitepaper “Building a DevOps Culture” published by O’Reilly. She is interested in the emergence of new tools and workflows to make the task of operating large complex computing systems more approachable.
Modern Application Automation with Habitat
Habitat is an open source project from Chef Software designed to help you encapsulate exactly what your application needs to run in a single artifact. Build once for Linux, run on any Linux distribution without having to worry about the diverse naming conventions or versions for your dependencies. Build for Windows and deploy as a standalone service. Bring legacy applications forward onto new platforms or into the cloud even if you don’t have access to all of the source code. This talk will focus on the key features of Habitat, including demos of how to build and run an application in the Habitat environment.