Docker at DjangoCon US 2013

I had the pleasure of being chosen as a speaker at this years DjangoCon US conference in Chicago last week. My talk was mostly about Docker, but also how you can use it to make your life easier when developing Django. I think the talk went well, but due to the short talk time, I wasn’t able to go into too much of the details around how it relates to Django. I was also the first talk of the conference so I was the guinee pig for some of the technical issues, and my demo didn’t go as well as I had hoped.

To make up for these two shortfalls, I felt I owed it to everyone who attended to write up a follow up blog post that included a more detailed demo covering the areas that I wasn’t able to go into. I also wanted to mention a few things about the conference and the people I was able to talk to while walking around and meeting everyone.

For those of you who were not at DjangoCon, don’t worry the talk was recorded, and once the video is available, i’ll make sure to send out a link. Until then, I have attached my slides below and I have also created a screencast duplicating my demo, including some of the things I was unable to go into, due to time.



Demo Video:


On the first day of lightning talks I watched a presentation by Roberto Aguilar about his company, and how he uses Docker to deploy his Django application to his servers. It was a pretty cool demo, and worked with no issues. It is always awesome to see how people are using Docker to make their products better. I don’t have a recording of the talk, but I have attached his slides below.


I was lucky enough to have a stack of Docker stickers and t-shirts to give away as well, here are some picture of the lucky folks who got a t-shirt, and some other random stickers featuring our favorite whale.

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This was my third DjangoCon and I had a lot of fun. It was a little smaller then past years, most likely due to the fact that it was held in downtown Chicago, which caused the conference prices to go up from previous years. Just because it was smaller, doesn’t mean it wasn’t good, in fact I would say it might have been better then last year, which is saying a lot. There were lots of great talks, and I meet a bunch of nice people, doing really awesome things with Django, and I hope I have a chance to go to next years conference in Portland, OR.


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2 thoughts on “Docker at DjangoCon US 2013

  1. Hay. the stickers and t-shirt look cool. Where can I get one ?

    • Come to a docker meetup! There are a ton listed on the community page, and they are happening all around the world. Better yet, organize a meetup, and we’ll send stickers AND send you a t-shirt (such a deal!)

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