Track: Docker, containers and application portability


Day of week:

Containers have been an operating system feature for some time; now they're a hot topic due to the growth of Docker and its ecosystem. This track will feature people building stuff for and with containers who will show why application portability is so important, and what can be done with the expanding ecosystem.

Track Host:
Alexis Richardson
Founder of Weave, the docker network
Alexis is the founder of Weave, the docker network, and CEO of Weaveworks who made it. Previously, at Pivotal, he was head of products for Spring, RabbitMQ, Redis, and vFabric. Before all this he co-founded RabbitMQ, and was CEO of the Rabbit company acquired by VMware in 2010. Rumours persist that he co-founded several other software companies including CohesiveFT, after a career as a prop trader in fixed income derivatives, and a misspent youth studying and teaching mathematics.
10:20am - 11:10am

by David Pollak
Creator of Lift, the Scala web framework. Creator of Visi, the Spark engine.

Cloud services are rarely "read-only." We build cloud services to that users can interact with the data in the cloud. And the more complex the user interaction, the more likely that we will create a Turing complete query/configuration system. And sometimes we just allow users to upload traditional code like JavaScript, etc. But any Turing complete grammar means that there are all manner of security issues from running code in infinite loops to nastier issues including accessing other users'...

11:30am - 12:20pm

by Richard Kasperowski
QCon Open Space Facilitator

Open Space

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1:20pm - 2:10pm

by Colin Humphreys
CEO of CloudCredo

by Paula Kennedy
COO, CloudCredo

Platform-as-a-Service(PaaS) heralded a bright new future for simple software deployment - but developer adoption hasn't yet followed the hype. Docker containers have rapidly emerged as the hot topic in platform development but offer a radically different proposition to PaaS.

This talk will compare and contrast the two approaches, and look at how to understand their differing constraints when bringing your (micro)services to life.

2:30pm - 3:20pm

by Jessie Frazelle
Core maintainer of Docker.

In this talk, Jessie Frazelle will talk about which customer cases drove Docker clustering and describe the key technical decisions and code in the implementation. 

The challenges of clustering are significant. First - to design the simplest possible "batteries included" complete solution. Second - to create space for others to inject their own clustering via a plugin.

Finally - to introduce distributed systems concepts to docker's previously single host world. Come and...

3:40pm - 4:30pm

by Luke Marsden
Founder of ClusterHQ, makers of Flocker - data for Docker

Building the right multi-host abstractions to get Docker into production with both a natural developer user experience and an excellent operational user experience.

4:50pm - 5:40pm

by Andrew Kennedy
Senior Software Engineer at Cloudsoft

Why create a docker cloud? Because our customers wanted to deploy their existing application blueprints (created using Apache Brooklyn) onto a docker infrastructure and we quickly realized that to do this properly we needed first class networking to handle composite distributed applications such as Riak. It was a short step from this to using Brooklyn itself to to bootstrap a docker cloud effectively colonising your chosen infrastructure. A cloud that Brooklyn can then target. And so Clocker...


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