We’ve always thought Blue Box software design engineer and Chef-extraordinaire Fletcher Nichol is fantastic. A couple weeks ago the Opscode Chef community demonstrated its agreement by awarding him one of the three inaugural Awesome Community Chef awards at #ChefConf 2013!
Opscode, #ChefConf conference organizer and creator of Chef, asked the Chef community to nominate those doing exceptional work and/or making a difference within the community. After sifting through tons of nominations, a committee chose three winners: Bryan Berry, Cycle Computing; Jamie Winsor, Riot Games; and Fletcher. The Awesome Community Chef awards were given out on April 26th at this year’s #ChefConf in San Francisco.
Fletcher is very active in the Chef community. His work here at Blue Box and on his own includes Chef-Broker for Razor, creating Jamie/Test-Kitchen 1.0, Knife-Server, and contributing to many cookbooks. Much of his work on Razor will help make deployments quicker and easier for Blue Box cloud hosting customers.
When asked why Fletcher was chosen for the award, Nathen Harvey of Opscode mentioned all of the contributions Fletcher has made to Chef and went on to state, “Not only is he writing great code, Fletcher embodies what it means to be a great citizen in the Chef community.”
In addition to the community recognition, Fletcher and the other winners each received an iPad mini, a personalized Chef track jacket, and an all expense paid trip to the Opscode Community Summit.
Congratulations to Bryan, Jamie and of course Blue Box’s own Fletcher!