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It’s here! Ready or not, DockerCon — our free, one-day, all-digital event designed for developers by developers — has arrived. Registration is open until 9 a.m., so if you haven’t already done so, go ahead and sign up!
This is your chance to learn all you can about modern application delivery in a cloud-native world — including the application development technology, skills, tools and people you need to help solve the problems you face day to day.
Final reminders: Don’t forget to catch our line-up of keynote speakers including Docker CEO Scott Johnston, and to bring your questions to Live Panels hosted by Docker Captain Bret Fisher, as well as our two developer-focused panels and Hema Ganapathy’s women’s panel. Just put your questions on selected topics in chat, and the team will do their best to answer them.
That’s it! Now go forth and carpe DockerCon!
DockerCon LIVE 2021
You’ll have no shortage of content to choose from at DockerCon 2021. The one-day virtual event on May 27 will offer a smorgasbord of demonstrations, product announcements, company updates and more — all of it focused on modern application delivery in a cloud-native world.
But if you need some help narrowing down what’s in the must-see category, allow us to recommend the following key sessions. They include hands-on coding using Docker’s new HTTP APIs, a dive into Docker Dev Environments, tips for navigating a multi-architecture world, and what to do if your container image has more vulnerabilities than you have Twitter followers.
Check them out. They’re all free! And if you can’t participate live, you can watch recordings at your own pace.
DockerCon LIVE 2021
Join us for DockerCon LIVE 2021 on Thursday, May 27. DockerCon LIVE is a free, one day virtual event that is a unique experience for developers and development teams who are building the next generation of modern applications. If you want to learn about how to go from code to cloud fast and how to solve your development challenges, DockerCon LIVE 2021 offers engaging live content to help you build, share and run your applications. Continue reading
The Docker community spans the four corners of the world. To celebrate the global nature of our community at DockerCon this year, we’ve created something new: Community Rooms.
Building on the learnings of our “regional rooms experiment” during our last Community All-Hands, Community Rooms are virtual spaces that DockerCon attendees will be able to join to discuss, share and learn about Docker in their own language and/or around a specific topic area.
The main focus of these Community Rooms is to bring people together and encourage interaction so we have set them up to be 100% live. Yep, that’s right, all the content you’ll find in these rooms, whether they’re talks, demos, workshops, panel discussions etc. will be in real-time, all broadcast over a live Zoom link.
Hosted by the Community for the Community
Each Community Room will be overseen by Docker Captains and Community Leaders. They will be responsible for every aspect of the room, from the curation of content, to the management of the schedule, to the recruitment of the speakers, to the moderation of their room’s live chat.
There will be seven community rooms to choose from, each with one or Continue reading
WIth exactly one month before lift off, here’s a quick update on all the goodness that awaits you at this year’s DockerCon LIVE 2021. Like last year, we’ll have one full day of keynotes, breakout sessions across several tracks and live panels and interviews. The current agenda and full list of speakers is available on our website.
Engaging in real-time
A big focus is live content and interaction between speakers and attendees. Our partners at The Cube have worked hard on improving their conference platform and expanding on functionality, so get ready for more real-time content and awesome new features to help speakers and attendees connect, meet, greet, share and learn from each other.
To help set the stage, that day kick’s with must-see keynotes from Docker leadership and compelling guest speakers. We’ll have a special post about our keynote line-up on our blog soon.
We’re still building out the schedule (yes, that’s what happens when you have so much awesome content to work with!) but we anticipate that we’ll have at least 40 breakout sessions with an absolutely stellar line-up of speakers. You can find the current list of speakers here and the Continue reading
With just over a month to go before DockerCon LIVE 2021, we’re thrilled to announce our first round of speakers. We have returning favorites and compelling new first time speakers to round out your DockerCon experience.
We received hundreds of amazing speaker proposals which made it difficult to select just a few. We set up a small team this year composed of seven Docker staff members and three Docker Captains to diligently review each proposal and deliberate once a week. We have more speakers and sessions to announce so stay tuned.
Remember, if you haven’t registered for DockerCon, please make sure to do so now to get an early peak at the conference website.
Melissa McKay – Developer Advocate @ JFrog
The Docker and Container Ecosystem 101
Lukonde Mwila – Senior Software Engineer @ Entelect
Docker Swarm: A Journey to the AWS Cloud
Peter Mckee – Head of Developer Relations @ Docker
Event Emcee and Panel Moderator
Bret Fisher – DevOps Consultant and Docker Captain
Julie Lerman – Software Coach and Docker Captain
Nick Janetakis – Full-Stack Developer and Docker Captain
Best Practices around Creating a Production Ready Web App with Docker Continue reading
Docker Captains are select members of the community that are both experts in their field and are passionate about sharing their Docker knowledge with others. “Docker Captains Take 5” is a regular blog series where we get a closer look at our Captains and ask them the same broad set of questions ranging from what their best Docker tip is to whether they prefer cats or dogs (personally, we like whales and turtles over here). Today, we’re interviewing Nuno do Carmo who has been a Docker Captain since 2019. He is a Sr System Analyst for a pharmaceutical company based in Switzerland and he is based in Montreux.
Back in 2015, I was hanging with friends and we would meet once a week to check on technologies and we found out a training on Pluralsight, given by a certain Nigel Poulton, and we decided to “temporarily” download it, **cough**.
Both the training method from Nigel and the technology of Docker were an instant hit for us. We started to learn as hobbyists and fast forward, I guess I took it more at heart than my friends, haha.
`docker Continue reading
Every day, hundreds of passionate Docker users around the world contribute to Docker. Whether you are just getting started or are an expert in your field, there are many ways to get involved and start contributing to Docker. If you’re into technical writing, you can easily publish and/or edit articles in docs.docker.com. If you’re more into code contribution, there are dozens of open source Docker projects you can dive into. Or if you’re just interested in sharing knowledge and spreading Docker goodness, you can organize a local meetup or a virtual workshop on our community events page.
There are literally countless ways one can contribute to Docker. This makes it sometimes a bit difficult to find the right project or activity that maps to your interests and level of Docker expertise. That’s why we’ve been working to make it easier for anyone to learn more about ways to contribute and find the right project or activity. To this end, we created a community-driven website that aims to make it easier than ever to navigate the many different contribution opportunities that exist at Docker, and ultimately, to find the right contribution pathway to get started.
Time flies. Eight years ago Docker was introduced to the world and forever changed the way applications are developed. We have enjoyed watching developers from all walks of life and from every corner of the globe bring their ideas to life using our technology.
As is our tradition in the Docker community, and as announced during our last Community All-Hands, we are celebrating Docker’s big day with a birthday challenge where Docker users are encouraged to learn some of our Docker Captain’s favorite tips + tricks by completing 8 hands-on interactive exercises. Unlike last year’s challenge, this year as you complete an exercise you not only earn badges but you also earn points based on speed and accuracy which will be displayed on a leaderboard organised by individual score, country score and Captain score.
The challenge is on for the next month and we will announce the winners and award special prizes to the top three individual scores.
So let’s celebrate 8 years of Docker and let the challenge begin!
We’re excited to announce that registration for DockerCon LIVE 2021 is now officially open!
Taking place on Thursday, May 27th, the one day virtual event brings together all of the application development technology, skills, tools and people to help you build, share and run applications faster. And the best part? It’s FREE.
We are sharing a recap of last week’s second quarterly Community All-Hands and the feedback we got from the community.
The Community All-Hands deepen our engagement with the Docker community and bring users, contributors and staff together on a quarterly basis. It is an opportunity for the community to get updates on what we’re working on and align on priorities for the year. It also provides a live forum for the community to engage and ask questions directly to Docker’s executive and community leadership.
In December, we wrote that we wanted to build on the feedback we got after our first Community All-Hands and that we are committed to providing more content, a longer format and make it more interactive for attendees. To this end, we chose to extend the event by 2 hours and include parallel tracks with more speakers and a mix of live keynotes, workshops, lightning talks and regional content. We also picked the Tulu.la video platform to host the event, leveraging their awesome innovative features (eg. integrated chat, multi-casting, WebRTC).
These improvements paid off in an impressive way: we had close to 3,000 unique attendees (including Youtube-live stream viewers), almost tripling the number of Continue reading
At Docker, we’re constantly trying to engage and connect with developer communities around the world to explore ways we can cross pollinate ideas, share, and learn from each other. Today, we’re thrilled to announce that Docker and the CNCF are joining forces to run a community-led event series called “Container Garage”, covering all things containers and focusing on a particular theme each time (eg. “runtime”, “images”, “security” etc…). The aim of the event is to engage our respective communities and foster closer collaboration.
To this end Docker Captains and CNCF Ambassadors are taking the lead with the planning and execution of the event, working in lock-step to curate excellent content and recruit amazing speakers for engaging talks, demos, and live panels.
The kick-off event will be on Thursday April 1st around the theme of container runtimes. The agenda is structured as follows:
2pm – 4pm CET : Talks & Demos
4pm – 4:15 CET : Break
4:15pm – 5pm CET : Live panel discussion
5pm – 5:15 : Break
5pm – 7pm CET : Talks & Demos
Again, the first event will be held on April 1st on the topic of container runtimes.
Next week, on Thursday March 11th, 2021 (8am PST/5pm CET) we’ll be hosting our next quarterly Docker Community All-Hands. This free virtual event, open to everyone, is a unique opportunity for Docker staff and the broader Docker community to come together for company and product updates, live demos, community presentations and a live Q&A.
As luck would have it, this All-Hands will coincide almost to the day with Docker’s 8th birthday (yay!). To mark the occasion, we’re going to make this event extra special by introducing :
We’re also really excited about the new video platform we’ll be using that makes it much easier for attendees to engage/connect/share with each other.
First off, a big thank you to all those who have already submitted a talk proposal for DockerCon LIVE 2021. We’re seeing some really excellent proposals and we look forward to reviewing many more! We opened the CFP on February 8th and with a few more weeks to go before we close the CFP on March 15th there’s still lots of time to submit a talk.
If you’re toying with the idea of submitting a talk but you’re still not sure whether or not your topic is interesting enough, or how to approach your topic, or if you just need a little push in the right direction to write up your proposal and click on “Send”, below are a few resources we thought you might find interesting.
Amanda Sopkin wrote a great article a few years ago that has now become a reference for conference organizers sharing tips on how to get a technical talk accepted for a conference. We also like Todd Lewis’ 13 tips on how to write an awesome talk proposal for a tech conference. Other interesting articles include:
Docker Captains are select members of the community that are both experts in their field and are passionate about sharing their Docker knowledge with others. “Docker Captains Take 5” is a regular blog series where we get a closer look at our Captains and ask them the same broad set of questions ranging from what their best Docker tip is to whether they prefer cats or dogs (personally, we like whales and turtles over here). Today, we’re interviewing Nick Janetakis who has been a Docker Captain since 2016. He is a freelance full stack developer / teacher and is based in New York, United States.
I was doing freelance web development work and kept running into situations where it was painful to set up my development environment for web apps created with Ruby on Rails. Different apps had different Ruby version requirements as well as needing different PostgreSQL and Redis versions too.
I remember running a manually provisioned Linux VM on my Windows dev box and did most of my development there. I even started to use LXC directly within that Linux VM.
That wasn’t too bad after investing a lot of time to Continue reading
We’re excited to announce that our next Community All Hands will be on March 11th, 2021. This quarterly event is a unique opportunity for Docker staff and the broader Docker community to come together for live company updates, product updates, demos, community shout-outs and Q&A. We had more than 1,500 attendees for our last all-hands and we hope to double that this time.
This all-hands will be particularly special because it will coincide with none other than….you guessed it…Docker’s 8th birthday! For this “birthday edition,” we’re going to make the event extra special.
We’ll start by extending the format from 1 hour to 3 hours to pack in more Docker goodness. The main piece of feedback we got from our last all hands was that it was way too short. We had too much content that we tried to squeeze into 60 minutes. This longer format will give us plenty of time to cover everything we need to cover and let presenters catch their breath
Another new feature of this all-hands will be integrated chat and multi-casting made possible by a new innovative video conferencing platform we’ll be using. This will give us the opportunity to present content Continue reading
Ahoy! You can now submit your talk proposal for DockerCon LIVE 2021!
Taking place May 27, 2021, DockerCon brings together the entire community of Docker developers, contributors and partners to share, teach, and collaborate to grow the understanding and capabilities of modern application developers. The Docker community is growing fast and is incredibly diverse, and our aim is to have a conference that reflects this growth and diversity. To that end, we’re announcing the CFP a bit earlier this year to substantially increase the number of submissions to review.
Like last year’s edition, DockerCon LIVE will be 100% virtual. To allow for conversation and ensure a stress-free delivery for the speaker, session talks will be pre-recorded and played at a specific time during the conference. Speakers will be able to chat live with their audience while their recorded session is broadcast and be available to answer questions in real-time. We’re really excited about this format and we look forward to introducing a host of new interactive features that’ll ensure that speakers (new and seasoned) and attendees alike have an exceptional experience.
The theme of this year’s DockerCon is developer team collaboration in the new remote-first world.
Before Continue reading
Docker Captains are select members of the community that are both experts in their field and are passionate about sharing their Docker knowledge with others. “Docker Captains Take 5” is a regular blog series where we get a closer look at our Captains and ask them the same broad set of questions ranging from what their best Docker tip is to whether they prefer cats or dogs (personally, we like whales and turtles over here). Today, we’re interviewing Elton Stoneman who has been a Docker Captain since 2016. He is a Container Consultant and Trainer and is based in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.
I was consulting as an API Architect, building out the backend services for a new Android device. My role was all about .NET services running in Azure, but we worked as a single team – and the people working on the operating system were using Docker to simplify their build tools.
I started looking into their setup and I was just stunned at how you could run complex software with a single Docker command – and have it run the same way on any machine. That was way back in 2014, Continue reading
Docker Captains are select members of the community that are both experts in their field and are passionate about sharing their Docker knowledge with others. “Docker Captains Take 5” is a regular blog series where we get a closer look at our Captains and ask them the same broad set of questions ranging from what their best Docker tip is to whether they prefer cats or dogs (personally, we like whales and turtles over here). Today, we’re interviewing Gianluca Arbezzano who has been a Docker Captain since 2016. He is a Senior Software Staff Engineer at Equinix Metal and is based in Italy.
How/when did you first discover Docker?
At this point, it is not easy to pick a date. Four years ago I was in Dublin away from my home town near Turin. The Docker Meetup along with many other meetups were a great opportunity for nerds like me looking for new friends and to grab free pizza while having a good time. Back then I was working for a company that helps businesses move to the cloud. I saw that Docker was a powerful tool to master. Not only was Docker a useful tool and led me Continue reading
Last week, we held our first Community All Hands and the response was phenomenal. A huge thank you to all 1,100+ people who joined. If you missed it, you can watch the recording here. You can also find answers to those questions that came in towards the end that we didn’t have time to answer here.
This all-hands was an effort to further deepen our engagement with the community and bring users, contributors and staff together on a quarterly basis to share updates on what we’re working on and what our priorities are for 2021 and beyond. The event was also an opportunity to give the community direct access to Docker’s leadership and provide a platform to submit questions and upvote those that are most relevant and important to people.
The overwhelming piece of feedback we got from attendees was that the event was too short and people would have loved to see more demos. We certainly had a packed agenda and we did our best to squeeze in as much into an hour. For our next one (in February 2021!), we’ll aim to extend the event by 30 minutes and include more live demos. We’ll also try Continue reading
Back in April, we did a limited launch of a Desktop Developer Preview Program, an early access program set up to enable Docker power-users to test, experiment with and provide feedback on new unreleased features on Docker Desktop. The aim was to empower the community to work in lock-step with Docker engineers and help shape our product roadmap.
For this first phase of the program, we limited the program to a small cohort of community members to test the waters and gather learnings as we planned to roll-out a full-fledged program later in the year.
Today, we’re thrilled to announce the official launch of the program, renaming it the Docker Developer Preview Program and broadening its scope to also include Docker Engine on Linux.
First and foremost, this is an opportunity for anyone in the community to help shape and improve the experience of millions of Docker users around the world. As a member, you get direct access to the people who are building our products everyday: our engineering team, product managers, community leads etc… Through the program’s private Slack channel, you get to share your feedback, tell us Continue reading