About the session
With the advent of all the new and exciting tech developments in
recent years, its time to talk about the latest hot virtualisation
technology from 2013!
Jokes aside Docker is here to stay and is an absolutely invaluable
tool for making the most out of your platform. As Devops engineers we
encourage the move to containerisation, we want you as engineers to
take ownership of your SDLC from beginning to end and containers are a
fantastic way to give you that control and flexibility you need to
keep being awesome.
Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned pro that wants a
Devops perspective, this could be the workshop you are looking for. We
are going to discuss what Docker is (and what it is not), we'll go
through building containers, building containers for multiple
architectures, right the way through to connecting multiple containers
together into one coherent platform.
Remember that there are no stupid questions, if theres anything you've
been burning to know about Docker or containers in general then this
might be the time to ask
What you should know
Nothing, no really, no prior knowledge of Docker is required as we are
starting off from the bottom to get the foundation right, we will ramp
up fairly quickly so don't worry if you know the basics already, all i
ask is you keep an open mind as there may be things from even the
basic level that everyone can learn.
What you should have
A laptop of some variety, with an x86_64 processor is the easiest
option but as we are covering multi architecture builds surprisingly
M1 and M2 macs are welcome.
You will need to have docker, buildx and docker compose installed,
instructions for these and any other software will be provided before
the program as will any associated files and base images to pull so we
are covered in case of network issues.
On the off chance that everything is working smoothly on the day then
creating a free account on docker hub 'https://hub.docker.com' will
allow you to upload the containers you build so you can play with them
at your leisure