GOTO Amsterdam (June 17-19, 2015) is a vendor independent international software development conference with more that 50 top speakers and 500 attendees. The conference covers topics such as AngularJS, Disruption, Docker, Drones, Elasticsearch, Hadoop, Microservices & Scrum.

GOTO Night: Docker - An Introduction & Its Uses

Host: Adrian Mouat, Jamie Dobson, Henk Kolk & Mark Coleman

When: 19. Jan 2015 at 18:00 - 22:00

Where: ABN AMRO, Dialogue House, Foppingadreef, Amsterdam


Venue/Host ABN AMRO
Costs Free of charge
Speakers Adrian Mouat, Jamie Dobson, Henk Kolk & Mark Coleman
Pizza & refreshments included

18:00 Registration & Pizza
18:30 Short Intro by Freek van Gool
18:35 "Docker - An Introduction & Its Uses" by Adrian Mouat
19:30 Short Break
19:45 Q & A Session with Jamie Dobson & Henk Kolk facilitated by Mark Coleman
20:45 Ending with beers

"Docker - An Introduction & Its Uses" by Adrian Mouat

In this talk, Adrian Mouat will look at how Docker can be used to provide specialised environments catering to niche requirements by wrapping applications along with their dependencies and configuration. For example, imagine starting on a new software-development project and being given a container holding an IDE configured with the coding standards, plug-ins and repositories used by the project rather than spending days getting a working environment up and running.

The talk will explore this technique and its potential benefits and applications, centring around a demonstration of using Docker and a customised version of Vim to provide a "writeroom" like writing environment.

Adrian Mouat is the Chief Scientist for Container Solutions, a pan-European services company who specialise in Docker and Mesos. Container Solutions focuses on the tools and how best to create environments for their successful adoption.

Adrian has recently worked developing a Docker based PaaS solution for a hosting company and has written several successful blogs on Docker. He is currently writing a book on Docker for O'Reilly publishing.

Twitter: @adrianmouat

Download Slides [PDF]

"Q & A Session with Jamie & Henk" facilitated by Mark

Q & A Session
Ask Jamie Dobson and Henk Kolk anything you've ever wanted to know about Docker. Mark Coleman will facilitate this extended Questions & Answers Session.
You don't wanna miss it!

Bio Mark Coleman
Mark Coleman is a freelance Continuous Delivery consultant, a founding member of Docker Amsterdam, an associate at Container Solutions, and a co-organiser of DockerCon Europe 2014. He has more than 10 years of experience in Software Development, Configuration Management and IT Operations and has helped some of Europe's largest companies to change the way they create and deliver software to their users. Mark lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Twitter: @mrmrcoleman

Bio Henk Kolk
Senior IT manager with a passion for software engineering. Loves talented people that want (need) to create software. Currently responsible for Enterprise Architecture, the ING IT Academy and Continuous Delivery pipelines, platforms and tooling at at ING Domestic Bank NL.

Twitter: @henkkolk

Bio Jamie Dobson
CEO of Container Solutions, a consultancy and product development company specialising in programmable infrastructure.

Twitter: @JamieDobson

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