I’ve recently started a new cookbook project called chef_magic. In my experience of working with Chef products at many different customer sites, I’ve found need to dig around outside of the box on more than one occasion to make operating at scale much simpler than can be done when following the “book”. Ultimately, this repository is a tool for advanced Chef admins working on using chef at the scale of 10’s or 100’s of thousands of nodes.
As many of you know, Chef was recently acquired by Progress. I believe that this has a lot of potential to help Chef deliver its product and feature aspirations faster and more effectively to clients. Progress provides a large resource pool of talent to help get things out of the backlog and delivered to customers. I don’t claim to know the future but there is tremendous potential here for good for the Chef community and Chef customers.