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Workshop: Introduction to Containers

Location: St James, 4th flr.

Duration: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Day of week: Thursday

Level: Beginner

Key Takeaways

  • Understand the technology underpinning containers

  • Able to pull and run basic containers

  • Able to build containers from Dockerfiles

  • Able to push and pull images from registries


Attendees should have basic knowledge of Unix (able to log-in and edit files on a Unix system).

This course will get attendees jump-started with containers. The course will explain what containers are and the major use cases, with a focus on microservices. After an introductory talk, the majority of the course will be a series of instructor-led exercises designed to guide attendees through the basics of developing and deploying a container-based application.

Topics covered will include:

  • An overview of what containers are
  • The major use-cases for containers
  • How to run containers
  • How to build your own images
  • Working with Docker registries
  • Deploying a complete system
  • Data persistence (handling state with containers)

Speaker: Adrian Mouat

Chief Scientist @containersoluti (Container Solutions)

Adrian Mouat is the Chief Scientist at Container Solutions, a European services company specialising in container technologies. He is currently researching container orchestration platforms and image management. Adrian is a member of the Docker Captains program.

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Speaker: Aliou Ba

Cloud Native engineer at Container Solutions. I have been playing with Docker since 1.14 version. I was also contributor of the first project that introduced Docker persistent storage with vSphere.

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