Introduction to Docker – Just What Are These Containers Anyway?

This talk will look at what Docker is for the uninitiated. There is a general idea that everyone must know what containers are – but some people still don’t know what is going on in that world. The aim of the talk is to be less about slides and more about showing how things work with live coding (and live making mistakes) and for people to ask all those questions that they thought they should already know.

We will look at the basics of running a container, interacting with running containers, building containers and finish with a discussion on how to build secure containers (with a side order why tags can be evil, especially the latest tag) and what we still need to think when using containers in production.

Prerequisites: The talk is aimed at anyone with a technical background who may have a little or no experience with Docker and containers.

Objective: Get to know the basics of container technologies.

You can view Kat’s slides here.

Track 3
Location: Date: May 17, 2017 Time: 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Kat McIvor Katrina McIvor