Quickstart for New Users of Opscode Chef
Opscode provides a new avenue for learning Chef aimed at equipping new users with what they need to start building "Infrastructure as Code". The content leads users through a quickstart, common cases, screen casts, and troubleshooting. Opscode calls it "#learnchef", which is also the name of the IRC channel new users can join on freenode to ask questions and get further information.
We created #learnchef to be a fun, inviting, and engaging entry point for Chef. It was established with a single goal in mind: What's the fastest way for a new user to go from zero to converge? We are filling a gap that has existed in Chef for a long time. Everything from the content, design, and the campaign was created with the end user in mind. From the How-To Screencasts to the Common Use Cases, we hope new Cheffers find the #learnchef campaign intuitive and exciting from the start.
Olav Maassen, Liz Keogh & Chris Matts Mar 08, 2014