Awesome Community Chef Awards – 2016
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The Chef community is full of many awesome individuals who contribute and do exceptional things every day. Each year at ChefConf, individuals are awarded the Awesome Community Chef award. The Awesome Community Chef awards are a way for the community to recognize a few of the individuals who have made a dramatic impact and have helped further the cause.
Four individuals received the Awesome Community Chef award this year at ChefConf. Join Nathen Harvey (@nathenharvey), VP of Community Development, and this year's Awesome Community Chefs in a roundtable discussion about the Chef Community during our Awesome Community Chefs webinar on Tuesday, September 20 at 10:00AM PDT.
Mike (@mikefiedler) is a person who takes technologies like Chef and makes them work for him and the organization he is with. Mike is a person who fosters the growth of others, especially in the DevOps Community. Mike is there for people when they need answers on IRC/Slack/Twitter, man you name it. Mike gives you the understanding that great things can be accomplished in technology by trying. You may fail, but at least you try. Mike is an ear, Mike is a mind, Mike is a heart.
Mike is a long-time co-host of the Food Fight Show podcast and has been involved in numerous open source projects within the Chef ecosystem. Some of the projects Mike works on include:
Stuart (@stuartpreston) is a dedicated, passionate, energetic Chef community member. He will work through the night, through the weekend, through holidays. He solves technical problems at what feels like the speed of light for us mere mortals. He takes ownership and will never fail to investigate an issue, or reply to a PR. No matter where he is or what he's doing. He takes time on twitter to seek out people who are struggling and he helps them, even the ones who are working with our competitors! Stuart is selfless to a fault and committed to community above competition. And on top of all this, his contributions are really bloody useful. Awesome work on Chef & Azure Integration.
Some of the projects Sutart works on include:
- Author of Using Chef with Microsoft Azure
- Maintainer of Chef Provisioning
- Chef Extension for Visual Studio Code
- Microsoft Azure MVP
- Stuart was featured in Chef's HugOps video.
Doug (@dougireton) is a community builder – his friendliness and passion attract the people around him and he puts so much love and effort into what he does. He strategically contributes to the Chef Community, encouraging and enabling others to do the same.
Some of the projects Doug works on include:
- ChefDK Bootstrap
- mirror_pond – An opinionated Vim distribution for Ruby and Chef development.
- Collaborator for cookbooks on the Supermarket
- Co-organizer of Downtown Seattle Friday Morning CoffeeOps
- Member of the Chef Board of Governance (CBGB)
Seth (@cheeseplus) has driven the newly expanded pool of Test-Kitchen maintainers and helped ship a number of great enhancements that way. He is also one of the most consistently available helpers in IRC and elsewhere on the intertubes. All of the things. He keeps user support in IRC running, is helping keep Test Kitching running, etc.
Some of the projects Seth works on include:
Awesome Community Chefs Webinar
Join Nathen Harvey (@nathenharvey), VP of Community Development, and this year's Awesome Community Chefs in a roundtable discussion about the Chef Community during our Awesome Community Chefs webinar on Tuesday, September 20 at 10:00AM PDT.
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