Ashlynn Polini

DockerCon15 Website is up, announcing the first speakers!

Ashlynn Polini

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Today we’re thrilled to announce that the DockerCon website is live with (almost) everything you wanted to know about the conference, including the first batch of speakers! With over 380 submissions this year, the DockerCon Community Committee set to the task of narrowing the sessions down to 24 spots. It’s taken a lot of long hours so thank you to those on the committee that volunteered their time to give us a hand in this process. Given the large number of submissions and the limited number of sessions, we won’t be able to accept as many speakers as we would like for this year’s DockerCon but we sincerely want to thank everyone who submitted such awesome talks.

At DockerCon, you’ll have the opportunity to hear about all of the interesting ways developers, Ops, DevOps and Sysadmins are using Docker. No matter your level of expertise with Docker or the size of your company, we’re confident that you will find useful content that the community committee has selected for you. From use cases that feature happy Docker customers to Docker tutorials and advanced technical talks, DockerCon will offer each and every attendee a deep dive into the Docker Ocean.


The tracks for DockerCon 2015 will be organized by the following four themes:

  • Getting Started With Docker
  • Use Cases
  • Advanced Technical
  • Culture


Other tracks include:

  • Hands-on Docker Tutorials
  • Hands-on Partner + Docker Tutorials
  • Ask the Experts (bring your problems and questions – we’ve got you covered)



Congratulations to our first round of speakers for DockerCon 2015!


thomas-shawThomas Shaw, Build Engineer

Demonware (Activision) 



Using Docker to drive cultural change in the games industry

In the games industry, where a missed deadline can break a franchise, we used Docker as a cultural change agent. Docker helped solve many of our technical challenges within months but the ongoing cultural change brought about by using Docker rages on.


adrian-cockcroftAdrian Cockcroft, Technology Fellow

Battery Ventures



Faster, Cheaper and Safer: Secure Microservice Architectures using Docker

It’s clear that Docker speeds up development and makes testing and deployment more efficient. As Docker moves into production new use cases and patterns are emerging that address availability and security concerns. With microservices, safety is part of the architecture that developers need to understand and build for. It’s no longer good enough to wrap a firewall around an entire app when it goes to production, and have a cold standby in case it breaks. This talk will explore concepts like consistency vs. availability, root of trust, attack surface and minimum privilege as they apply to docker based deployments.


eric-buthEric Buth, Interactive News Developer

The New York Times



Docker in the New York Times Newsroom

In the New York Times newsroom you’ll find a deeply heterogeneous technology environment that exists – by necessity – outside of the larger, more well-defined development pipelines of the rest of the organization. On the Interactive News team, part of our mission is providing a reliable path to production for designers/developers/reporters who need to be able to make their own technology choices on what can be extremely tight deadlines.

Containerization is becoming increasingly important to these efforts, and we’re ready to share our experience working with Docker and crafting complementary orchestration, communication, and organization solutions.


steve-hoffmanSteve Hoffman, Senior Principal Engineer

Orbitz Worldwide



Enabling Microservices @Orbitz

In this talk we will discuss how we enabled decomposition of one of our 250+ system components into a continuously deployed microservice cluster. This includes building a standardized Docker server composed of various local companion services along side the Docker daemon including: dynamic service discovery via Consul, a log relay to a centralized Elasticsearch cluster, and forwarding/batching of Dropwizard metrics to Graphite. Building on this we’ll cover our Jenkins driven automated pipeline for building Docker images and rolling deployments via Ansible using static placement on existing infrastructure while prototyping dynamic placement using Docker + Apache Mesos.


frank-yuFrank Yu, Co-Founder




Docker Community in China

What will happen when an emerging technology meets with the emerging market? Docker has become an extremely popular topic among the Chinese developer community, internet companies, tech startups and even some of the traditional industry. This talk will go into deep analysis of the China local business drivers and market momentum which make Docker important in the era of mobile internet, and share a future landscape of how Docker will be used in enterprise scenarios, industry use cases and business solutions.


Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors who are helping in numerous ways to bring DockerCon to life. You’ve heard this before but without our sponsors, DockerCon wouldn’t happen! Please be sure to chat with each sponsor during the conference to find out how they contribute to the ever-growing Docker ecosystem. We have a limited number of sponsorship opportunities left, if you’re interested in sponsoring DockerCon15 please send an email to



We are happy to announce that a very limited hands-on training course will be available on Wednesday, June 24th to DockerCon attendees for a special price. The training will be condensed into one day and we’ll keep the class sizes small so that you have access to the resources needed to succeed. Through instructor-led discussion and interactive, hands-on exercises, participants will understand the more advanced topics required to deploy Docker in Production.

This course is appropriate for system administrators who will be setting up or maintaining Docker Hosts and Registries deployed on and off premise. Basic Linux system administration experience is a prerequisite for this training session. Please visit the website to learn more. 



Docker is organizing a 24 hour hackathon the weekend before DockerCon US 2015. The prize for the winning team includes  tickets for DockerCon 2015 and a chance to present their project during the conference. As a Team of 1 to 3 hackers, you will hack on a project using Docker as the central piece. Over 500 people have already RSVP’d for this event – this could be one of the greatest hackathons we’ve been a part of! Come hack, come chat with the Docker team and community, and most importantly have a super fun weekend!

Want to get involved and help at DockerCon? We have exciting opportunities for Docker community volunteers! Send an email to to find out more.

We invite you to follow the official twitter account: @DockerCon and hashtag #dockercon in order to get the latest updates.

Stay tuned for more announcements!


– The DockerCon Team

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