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Videos from the biggest docker meetup ever: Clocker, Storage Drivers, Docker on the Desktop, Powerstrip

About three weeks ago, the Docker London user group hosted one of, if not THE biggest Docker meetup EVER since the release of Docker as open source two years ago. With about 300 attendees in the room and an amazing speakers lineup composed of some of the most knowledgeable Docker users, the Docker London community was fortunate enough to host what we could call a small conference.

Today, we’re really happy to share the video recordings of these sessions with the rest of the Docker community.


Docker Online Meetup: Kitematic in action

Three weeks ago, we announced that Kitematic, an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) for running Docker containers on your Mac, was joining the Docker family. Today we’re happy to share with you the video recording from the last Docker Online Meetup about Kitematic (for those of you who missed the livestream).


In this video, the founders of Kitematic first explain how Kitematic works under the hood, then move on to a couple live demos to finally wrap up by answering questions from the audience.


Docker Tutorial 2 – Docker Run Command Basics

This is a casual Docker tutorial series. We will start out first with very simple sessions on how to install and use the docker run command. In future videos we will hit more advanced topics.

In this second video we explore some of the simple flags of the docker command. This is another basic tutorial. This time we explore the difference between some of the run flags (e.g., -i -t -d). We also explore the use of the docker ps commands while working with running and stopped containers.


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docker run -ti chanezon/dockerized Chanezon -v

I am a software platform builder. I joined Docker last week, to help Solomon and the Docker team build the distributed computing platform we need for the next decade, as software eats the world and is assembled in systems composed of high number of devices collaborating with even higher numbers of cloud services: a future where the paint covering the walls of your house will host thousands of units of computing, some of them getting power from the Sun, others collaborating with millions of cloud services.

About me


I am a software developer and storyteller, but above all, a platform guy. I spent 10 years building platforms at Netscape & Sun, then 10 years evangelizing platforms at Google, VMware & Microsoft. My main professional interest is in building and kickstarting the network effect for these wondrous two-sided markets called Platforms.


Updates Available to Popular Repos – Update Your Images

At Docker, we’re working with our open source community to build a rich ecosystem of containerized images.  In the past year alone, Docker users and partners have created 100,000+ images and pulled 200+ million images from Docker Hub.  We’re proud of our progress to-date, and committed to the developers who rely on Docker images for critical workflows—whether they’re Official Repos released by Docker ourselves, or images created by the community.


Before Official Repos, it was members of the community like @Pilwon who got the public repositories going with content for their fellow users. We would like to thank @Pilwon for being an awesome and early creator of community images, which he posted in an account called ‘dockerfile’. Many of these images are very popular within the Docker community and this is a great example of our community stepping up to help others. The popularity of the ‘dockerfile’ repos have exceeded what @Pilwon had originally expected—so we came up with a plan together to make sure users get to keep using the latest and greatest images.


Docker Tutorial 1 – Installing Docker

This is a casual tutorial series.  We will start out first with very simple sessions on how to install Docker and use the docker run command. In future videos we will hit more advanced topics.

This first video talks a little bit about releases in Docker and the current release cadence.  We also show examples of installing from default repo’s  on Ubuntu, Centos and Fedora as well as installs from and installing from the Docker binary.


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Docker’s 2nd Birthday Wishes: Q&A with Solomon Hykes, Founder of Docker

Docker turns two this week. To celebrate the incredible contributions of our community in such a short period of time and to continue to support and grow it, we are kicking off our first ever open-source-a-thon. The goal is to introduce the skill and potential of contributing to open source to over 1,500 developers around the world, while supporting a charity near and dear to us; marine life and oceanic conservation. We wish to adopt a real female blue whale–Molly Dock–to be a companion to our own Moby Dock.  


Aside from our collective wishes for more open source and better oceanic conservation, we asked Solomon what his birthday wishes were for the Docker community he founded two years ago this week. We also asked him to reflect on the initial Docker launch at Pycon and other accomplishments of the community over the past two years.


DockerCon 2015 CFP Extended

Thank you to all who have submitted a session for DockerCon so far. We are very excited by the nearly 342 fantastic submissions we’ve received. After our initial call for papers closed on Monday, we received an overwhelming response and many requests for more time. Due to this we have decided to reopen the CFP for an additional week. You now have until March 24th 11:59pm to submit your talk for DockerCon. This will be a hard deadline since we need adequate time to review the papers and select finalists.


Tip of the day: Speak about something you know. If you’re passionate about a certain subject, or think you’re an expert in a specific area, please share your knowledge! If matters to you, chances are it matters to others. That’s what makes DockerCon sessions great.

Please note that one free conference ticket will be rewarded for each accepted session.

We are here to help. Ping us on Twitter or email us if you have any questions.

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First Docker Maintainers Summit

It doesn’t take much during an extremely cold and snowy February to entice key Docker contributors and maintainers to get on a plane and spend a few days together at Docker HQ in (sometimes) sunny San Francisco. That’s what happened this past week as the Docker Project team invited all maintainers to a mini-summit following the quarterly Docker Governance Advisory Board meeting. Attendees included maintainers from companies such as Google, Red Hat, and IBM, as well as individual and Docker-employed project maintainers. These maintainers represented a broad cross-section of the various upstream projects including libcontainer, the Docker core, Docker Machine, Docker Swarm, and distribution sub-components.


Docker Governance Advisory Board: 2nd meeting

On February 17th, the Docker project had its second Docker Governance Advisory Board ( DGAB ) meeting to discuss the operations of the project. As this was our second meeting, it was great to see everyone again.

As a bit of background, the DGAB was established June 2014 with the intent of providing greater openness, while serving as an essential check to ensure that the Docker Project is serving the needs of its users. The goal of this advisory board is “to advise the Docker Project leadership on matters related to supporting the long term governance, structure, and roadmap of the Docker project.” The DGAB consists of representatives of the community, including contributors, corporations and our users.