Getting Started With Containerization

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Key Takeaways

1Learn what containers are and how they work

2Understand the main use cases of containers

3Understand how to containerize an app

Containers are the new unit of deployment. The reason is simple: containers are a very powerful tool that can streamline development and ops, save companies money by focusing on deploying a packaged unit, and reduce the friction in delivering software. However, the flip side is they’re a new paradigm to understand, many things are abstracted away, and they require apps to be built with a specific architecture to take full advantage of their features.

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about Docker basic concepts, how to run containers, create your own images, interact with the "Docker Hub", and more.

Course outline:

  • What's Docker?
  • Running our first container
  • Introducing Docker Hub
  • Understanding Docker Images
  • Different types of containers
  • Building Images Interactively
  • Building Images with Dockerfile
  • Pushing and pulling images
  • Development workflow with Docker

Audience: Anyone wanting to learn about containers. Will look at things through a developers lens.


Wes Reisz

Platform Architect @VMware & Creator/Co-host of #TheInfoQPodcast, previous VP of Technology @Section

Wesley Reisz is Platform Architect at VMware and former VP of Technology at Section (an Edge Compute Platform). Wes also chairs the San Francisco edition of QCon.

Before VMware, Wes served as the product owner for all of the English speaking QCon conferences worldwide, was a principal architect with HP Enterprise Systems, and, for over 13 years, taught as an adjunct professor for the University of Louisville (Go Cards!).

In addition to Wes’ current roles, he co-hosts of The InfoQ Podcast. The InfoQ Podcast serves senior early adopter/early majority developers and architects with interviews from some of software’s most important thought leaders. The podcast has been downloaded over 1.5 million times and has a weekly listener base of around 14K.

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Jeff Butler

Senior Platform Architect @VMware

Jeff is a solution engineer for VMware covering all things related to containers, Kubernetes, and Cloud Foundry for VMware customers in Indiana and Western Michigan. Jeff has a long history of leading successful application development teams throughout the Midwest. As a developer, his relationship with Kubernetes is best described as "complicated". But he loves how self-service infrastructure is helping clear barriers for developers getting code into production. Jeff has been active in open source for over a decade and is the creator of MyBatis Generator and MyBatis Dynamic SQL.


Friday Nov 6 / 09:00AM PST (3 hours )



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Attendees should have operating system (of their choice) knowledge and the ability to ssh into a linux machine.

Technical requirements:

  • Internet access and a machine running MacOS,Windows, or Linux.
  • SSH client and web browser

3 weeks of live software engineering content designed around your schedule.

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