Lisa McNicol

Docker SF Chapter Meetup: BuildKit and Container Orchestration

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 maintainer of the Docker project since 2014, take the podium with his talk ‘Introduction to BuildKit: the Next Generation Builder Component’. In this talk, Tibor went into detail about the latest developments around the builder component of the Docker Platform including Continue reading…

Lisa McNicol

Docker Birthday #5: Thank you Docker Community! 

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 — Julien Maitrehenry (@jmaitrehenry) March 23, 2018 We invite you to do the same. Whether you just want to test the waters, or want to dive right in, there are a variety of ways for you to take the next Continue reading…

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…

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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…

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…