Posts by: Lisa McNicol

Lisa McNicol

    Docker is turning 6 years old! Over the years, Docker Community members have found some amazing and innovative ways of using Docker technology and we’ve been blown away by all the use-cases we’ve seen from the community at DockerCon. From Docker for Space where NASA used Docker technology to build software to deflect asteroids to using “gloo” to glue together traditional apps, microservices and serverless, you all continue to amaze us year over year. So this year, we want to celebrate you! From March 18th to the 31st, Docker User Groups all over the world will be hosting local birthday show-and-tell…

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Last week, we had a great turnout for the Docker San Francisco chapter event at HQ! The meetup was focused on two of the most popular talks from DockerCon on BuildKit and container orchestration with Kubernetes and Docker Swarm. The purpose was to give people who couldn’t attend these talks a chance to hear to hear them live,  provide the opportunity to ask the speakers questions and network with other members of the container ecosystem. ‘Introduction to BuildKit: the Next Generation Builder Component’ Watch Tibor Vass’ Presentation First, we had Tibor Vass, a software engineer on the Engine Team at Docker and…

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Last month, Docker turned five! In celebration of this milestone, we turned the spotlight on our amazing global community of customers, users, Community Leaders, Captains, mentors, partners and sponsors, and asked them to reflect on their Docker learning journey. Everyone came together to celebrate how far they had come, think about where they would like to go and take that next step towards reaching their goal. We had a lot of fun during the #dockerbday with the Quebec #Docker community! Thanks to @ingeno for sponsoring the event, @tnazare for the cake and for being an awesome mentor!  #dockerselfie #DockerQC pic.twitter.com/YZZNkWfWjq…

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At the beginning of the summer we published a blog post announcing the Docker Student Developer Kit and Campus Ambassador program. The positive reception from students has been overwhelming and we were so excited to see hundreds of applications flood in! Many teachers took notice of the enthusiasm of their students and began to reach out, asking us for tools, resources and support in using Docker in the classroom and adding Docker to their curriculum. To this end we have put together a free package for teachers! Making use of this offer will enable teachers to effectively use and teach…

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For quite some time now we have been receiving daily requests from students all over the world, asking for our help learning Docker, using Docker and teaching their peers how to use Docker. We love their enthusiasm, so we decided it was time to reach out to the student community and give them the helping hand they need! Understanding how to use Docker is now a must have skill for students. Here are 5 reasons why: Understanding how to use Docker is one of the most important skills to learn if you want to advance in a career in tech,…

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The last weekend in February, Holberton School and Docker held a joint Docker Hackathon where current students spent 24 hours making cool Docker hacks. Students were joined by Docker mentors who helped them along the way in addition to serving as judges for the final products.  Here are some highlights from the hackathon. Third place goes to… Julien, a personal assistant built with Docker and Alexa by Bobby and Larry In their own words: After discussing a few ideas, we settled on the idea of doing a Docker/Alexa integration that would abstract away repetitive command line interactions, allowing the user/developer to check the state…

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Last week, we released Docker 1.13 to introduce several new enhancements in addition to building on and improving Docker swarm mode introduced in Docker 1.12. Docker 1.13 has many new features and fixes that we are excited about, so we asked core team member and release captain, Victor Vieux to introduce Docker 1.13 in an online meetup. The meetup took place on Wednesday, Jan 25 and over 1000 people RSVPed to hear Victor’s presentation live. Victor gave an overview and demo of many of the new features: Restructuration of CLI commands Experimental build CLI backward compatibility Swarm default encryption at rest Compose…

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Last Wednesday we had our 52nd meetup at Docker HQ, but this time we joined forces with the Prometheus user group to host a mega-meetup! There was a great turnout and members were excited to see the talks on using Docker with Prometheus, OpenTracing and the new Docker playground; play-with-docker. First up was Stephen Day, a Senior Software Engineer at Docker, who presented a talk entitled, ‘The History of Metrics According to Me’. Stephen believes that metrics and monitoring should be built into every piece of software we create, from the ground up. By solving the hard parts of application…

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