Lisa McNicol

Docker in Higher Education: Announcing Tools & Resources for Teachers

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 Docker in the classroom as we will be able to provide: Free Tools: eliminating the need for students to install anything locally, thus saving you valuable class time Resources: the most up to date presentations, hands-on labs, workshops etc. on Continue reading…

Lisa McNicol

Announcing the Docker Student Developer Kit & Campus Ambassador Program!

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, according to Business Insider. You can just start coding instead of spending time setting up your environment. You can collaborate easily with your peers and enable seamless group work: Docker eliminates any ‘works on my machine’ issues. Docker allows you Continue reading…

Lisa McNicol

Meet the winners of the Holberton School and Docker hackathon

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 of her Docker containers, and easily deploy them to production, only using voice commands. Hands free, we would prompt Alexa to interact with our Docker images and containers in various ways (ex1: “spin up image file x on server y”, Continue reading…

Lisa McNicol

Docker Online Meetup recap: Introducing Docker 1.13

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 to Swarm Data management commands Brand new “init system” Various orchestration enhancements In case you missed it, you can watch the recording and access Victor’s slides below.   Below is a short list of the questions asked to Victor at Continue reading…

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Lisa McNicol

Docker & Prometheus Joint Holiday Meetup Recap

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 metrics in Docker, he thinks it becomes more likely that metrics are a part of your services from the start. See the video of his intriguing talk and slides below. ‘The History of Metrics According to me’ by Stephen Day Continue reading…

Lisa McNicol

Docker San Francisco Meetup #50: Swarm Mode

Last Wednesday was Docker’s 50th meetup in San Francisco! There was an awesome turnout from the local Docker community to see Docker’s own Nishant Totla and Dongluo Chen and their talk on Swarm Mode. Nishant and Dongluo gave a talk entitled ‘Using Docker Swarm Mode and healthchecks to Deploy Applications Without Loss’ where they demonstrated how to do service upgrades without impacting your application.   They explained that Docker swarm mode enables users to manage their applications with service primitives and the healthcheck feature provides health indications for a container. Coming up in the Docker 1.13 release, Docker Swarm can connect healthcheck results with load balancers to implement no-loss service upgrade. Check out the talk including Nishant’s demo in the video below.     Want to learn more about the Docker platform and Docker’s open source projects? Join us for the next Docker Online Meetup (Wed, Nov 9th Continue reading…

Lisa McNicol

Docker Community Spotlight: Nimret Sandhu

Nimret Sandhu has shown himself to be a key player in the success of the Docker Seattle Meetup group; and now with almost 2000 eager members,  organizing engaging events has become quite the responsibility! On top of his busy work schedule at Dev9, his extracurricular activities and a family life, Nimret took the time to tell us his Docker story, his favorite thing about the Docker Community and also departed with some words of wisdom for anyone just starting a meetup group.   Tell us about your first experience with Docker. What drew you to joining as an organizer for the Docker Seattle Meetup group? My first experience with Docker was when our company, Dev9, looked into partnering with this up-and-coming startup named Docker a couple of years ago. Since I’m a long time *nix user who’s been exposed to solaris zones, bsd jails, etc. in Continue reading…

Lisa McNicol

Docker SF Meetup #47; Docker 1.12, Docker for Mac and Tugbot

On Wednesday members of the Docker SF Meetup community joined us at Docker HQ for our 47th Docker meetup in San Francisco! It was a great evening with talks and demos from Docker’s own Ben Bonnefoy, Nishant Totla, as well as Neil Gehani from HPE.