DockerCon Day 2 - Part 1

DockerCon Day 2 - Part 1

I didn't write a summary yesterday for DockerCon mostly because it was for paid training and Hallway Track sessions like mine for the most part. I was booked solid almost all of the day, meeting with folks who were interested in Kubernetes and OpenShift and how it could take their container apps to the next level. I was more than happy to answer questions, draw pictures, discuss alternatives, etc. Thanks to the 13+ people who came and talked to me. I hope it was useful for you; it was incredibly fun for me.

General Session

After another Hallway Track session, I made my way up with a lot of folks up to the third floor where the main session of the morning was going to be hosted. Just like last year, the room was huge and it was packed with hundreds of super excited folks who couldn't wait to see what Docker had in store for us.


The stage was beautiful, and the speakers would come out of a door that was essentially the Golden Gate Bridge. Very well done.



First came this guy, who gave a huge shout out to the Golden State Warriors who just won another NBA championship over Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.


He introduced Steve Singh, CEO of Docker.


Steve's talk was really inspirational. He talked a great deal about how the growth of containers and cloud is really changing how companies are developing, building, testing, and deploying applications faster and better than before. Amazingly, almost half of the attendees at the conference are considered to be new to Docker - they are doing their first container applications, they've heard about Docker and want to know what the hype is all about, or they want to break up their huge monolithic applications into smaller, flexible microservices that are easier to scale up and deploy independently.

Whatever the reason that brought people here, he made a really great point that we are no longer in the age where companies are either focused on business needs or focused on building software. Instead, every company is becoming a software company to some degree, trying to transform and automate the processes they have so that they can increase throughput and eliminate unnecessary costs.


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