Making Docker Actually Work

Accepted Session
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Scheduled: Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 1:30 – 2:15pm in B204


Workflow and tools to make Docker work the way it should, in production and in development


Docker is the latest Cool New Thing in the relatively new field of DevOps. It’s a powerful tool, but it’s still in its early stages and has plenty of pitfalls that could make your life harder rather than easier. Having to wrestle with Docker on a live production site, I’ve picked up a few tricks to managing Docker that (sadly) aren’t immediately made obvious. In this talk I’ll be going over the best tools and practices one should use to make Docker work in a way that makes sense. This includes the use of fig (now Docker Compose), using Docker’s version control effectively, and some reverse proxy hacks to make a multi-container service more cohesive.

Speaking experience

I've given a few talks at my local Linux Users' Group, including the first half of this one, which recieved positive feedback from our members.