Application Automation & Containerization with Habitat

Habitat builds and manages modern applications following the practices and principles of modern application teams. Build applications of any flavor, from microservices to traditional applications. Deploy applications in any operational environment from bare metal to containers. Habitat provides consistent, repeatable, auditable applications that lower operational complexity and simplify development workflows.

This hands-on workshop is for anyone involved in building, deploying, or managing applications. The workshop will give you experience running and building applications with Habitat and describe the application-first approach that Habitat provides. Find out more at


Participants should bring a wifi-enabled laptop to the workshop. Participants will be given a remote workstation with all prerequisites installed. The only thing required to access these workstations will be an SSH client (PuTTY on Windows) and familiarity with a interactive text editor (Vi/Vim, Emacs, or Nano).

It’s best that participants of this workshop have some familiarity and comfort with the following:

  • Writing code (of just about any flavor) in a text editor
  • Working on the command line
  • Basic system administration – installing packages, configuring those packages, starting service



Nicole Johnson

Nicole is the manager of Solutions Architects East team at Chef Software, based in NYC Metro. She has been in the IT industry for over 11 years, with Chef for nearly 2 years, and has spent previous ...nathen-harvey

Nathen Harvey

Nathen helps the community whip up an awesome ecosystem built around the Chef platform. Nathen also spends much of his time helping people learn about the practices, processes, and technologies that ...