Some things I hear before the press release and hearing something in a bar is not acceptable to write a blog entry. On Nov 29th I was sitting in a bar and Bill Koefoed said he had a new job and was leaving Microsoft. Bill’s latest job was CFO at Skype, and he had a new job at a company called Puppet. Sitting in a bar with a bunch of other ski friends he was used to people saying “Puppet? What’s that?” When Bill told me, I said awesome Luke is great. Scott and Nigel too. You joined a great team. It’s a two man race against Chef who just hired another Microsoft CFO.
Now that the news is public I can reference the public disclosures. AllthingsDigital referenced Bill’s job change.
Opscode CFO announcement is here in GigaOm.
Opscode, the company behind the popular Chef configuration management tool set, has a new name (it’s Chef, duh); a new CFO in Microsoft alum Curt Anderson and $32 million in new Series D funding to make the most of that new identity and to promote itself as an IT management “platform.”
Living in Seattle (Chef HQ) and making trips to Portland (Puppet HQ) it is hard not to run into Chef and Puppet employees especially since I write articles on DevOps for GigaOm.
Here is the article I wrote on Continuous Delivery and Devops sponsored by Opscode last year.