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Friday, September 30

1:40pm CDT

Presentation: From Engines to Orchestrators
This talk is an introduction to container runtimes (engines) and an understanding of when container orchestrators enter and what role they play. We'll look at what makes them alike, yet unique. 

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Lee Calcote

Founder, Layer5
Lee Calcote is an innovative product and technology leader, passionate about developer platforms and management software for clouds, containers, functions and applications. Advanced and emerging technologies have been a consistent focus through Calcote’s tenure at SolarWinds, Seagate... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 1:40pm - 2:00pm CDT
Dr Pepper StarCenter 12700 N. Stemmons Freeway-I35, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

2:00pm CDT

Presentation: Creating a Production-Grade Container Environment

Rancher is an open-source platform for running containers on any infrastructure. It provides teams with authentication, networking, load-balancing, and service discovery capabilities, while leveraging Kubernetes, Mesos, and Docker Swarm for orchestration and scheduling.

In this talk, we'll briefly discuss some of the considerations your organization needs to consider when adopting containers, before introducing and demonstrating the Rancher platform.

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Bill Maxwell

DevOps Manager, Rancher Labs
Bill Maxwell (@CloudNautique) is DevOps Manager at Rancher Labs, and previously worked at GoDaddy and Qualcomm. He loves automating and watching systems build from scratch to production, hands-free.

Friday September 30, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Dr Pepper StarCenter 12700 N. Stemmons Freeway-I35, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

2:30pm CDT

Presentation/Workshop: Zero to Habitat in a Containerized World
This session combines a presentation and a workshop on Habitat, an open source project from Chef Software, Inc.

During this Habitat presentation/workshop, we will do a deep dive into the components that make up Habitat and learn all about what it takes to create a Habitat Artifact that lives inside a Docker container. You will then be exposed to a few demos showing off some of Habitat's awesome features.

Afterward, you will build your own Habitat Artifact and post-process it to live inside a Docker container!


Join us as we go from Zero to Habitat in a Containerized World!

** NOTE : It's strongly recommended that you come with a working Docker environment and WiFi. If you are on Windows, please come with a Linux workstation inside a VM which has a Docker environment installed. After the presentation and demo part of this session, there will be a short break.

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Eric Maxwell

Success Engineer, Chef Software
Eric Maxwell is a Success Engineer at Chef Software and is focused on making companies more awesome by helping them "do the DevOps" and enabling them to ship at velocity. In past lives, Eric was a C# engineer, a big-data engineer, and a professional social engineer.

Friday September 30, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Dr Pepper StarCenter 12700 N. Stemmons Freeway-I35, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

6:30pm CDT

Presentation: Cluster Federation: Orchestration Beyond the Datacenter
Cluster federation allows users to efficiently scale up their application deployment and management to a global scale. Global scheduling allows replication and failover to span across physical datacenters and cloud providers, yielding lower latencies and higher availability for end users.

Kubernetes 1.3 introduced support for cluster federation, which is a natural extension to the work happening in Kubernetes and is one of those features that everyone dreams of having but few organizations achieve. Painting the picture of unified global deployments and showing these features working will help to attract more developers and operators to the Kubernetes platform. Federation brings a level of automation to cluster management that greatly reduces the operational overhead

This talk will show how to distribute workloads easily across clusters, regardless of vendor or physical location. It will also describe potential use cases and walk through future work.


Colin Hom

Infrastructure Engineer, CoreOS

Friday September 30, 2016 6:30pm - 7:00pm CDT
Dr Pepper StarCenter 12700 N. Stemmons Freeway-I35, Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Saturday, October 1

9:00am CDT

Presentation: Navigating The Obstacle Course of Microservices Implementation
In his work a Customer Success Onboarding Engineer at Iron.io, JohnPaul Keenan has seen countless people make the same mistakes over and over again when they first decide to move into a microservice-based architecture. Some of the things you do early on to save a few minutes can end up costing you hours (days...weeks?) down the road when you try desperately to debug. By making a few simple changes early on to both the theory and practice of your newly containerizing application, you'll find scalability and debugging  a much faster process.

This talk will address how to avoid common mistakes and tips for getting it right the first time.

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JohnPaul Keenan

Customer Success Engineer, iron.io

Saturday October 1, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Dr Pepper StarCenter 12700 N. Stemmons Freeway-I35, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

9:40am CDT

Presentation: Accelerating DevOps Adoption with Docker Containers

Docker containers are all the rage with developers, and it's clear why...with Docker it is easy to create consistent environments to build and test apps. But what happens post-development?

To optimally support DevOps pipelines, the Docker image must be the new artifact; from development through build, test, and deployment. 

In this presentation, Chris Ciborowski will cover how teams can use Docker in an end-to-end pipeline, using images as an artifact and obtaining "git push; deployed."

The presentation can be found here:


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Chris Ciborowski

CEO & Co-Founder, Nebulaworks
Over his 20 years in IT, he has held roles ranging from UNIX sysadmin (go Solaris!) to CTO and is now helping the enterprise innovate and deliver better software with DevOps.  Chris is at home collaborating with technologists and stake holders, creatively addressing the divide between... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 9:40am - 10:10am CDT
Dr Pepper StarCenter 12700 N. Stemmons Freeway-I35, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

10:10am CDT

Presentation: Creating Online Trials with Docker and AWS
Have a downloadable infrastructure software product, but an audience which is accustomed to instantly-available hosted services?  Why not make an online trial to lower the barrier to adoption?

This is the question we explored for our database product, Neo4j.  Plenty of questions came up - how do we authenticate users, isolate them, and scale the service while providing a genuine product experience? What types of data can we provide for users that is both meaningful and interesting?

Docker and AWS came to the rescue -- enabling us to launch isolated containers for each individual user in a time-limited trial. 

This session will discuss the architecture of that implementation (queuing services, python, elastic container service, data ingestion) + lessons learned during the implementation (and first week in production!).  We'll review the strengths and weaknesses of our approach along with later explorations of using Docker Cloud for a similar purpose.

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Ryan Boyd

Head of Developer Relations, Neo Technology, Inc.
Ryan is a San Francisco-based software engineer focused on helping developers understand the power of graph databases. Previously he was a product manager for architectural software, built applications and web hosting environments for higher education, and worked in developer relations... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:10am - 10:40am CDT
Dr Pepper StarCenter 12700 N. Stemmons Freeway-I35, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

11:00am CDT

Presentation: Maximizing the Value of Containers and Microservices with the Kontena Platform

At times it seems that the whole world has jumped on the container bandwagon, with little consideration given to what running microservices and containers in production actually requires. In selecting the best possible container orchestration and management platform, you must take into consideration everything from developer enablement to CI/CD pipeline automation to scaling of your infrastructure, among others.


In this keynote, we will examine this issue and explain how Kontena addresses them and makes running containers and microservices simple and easy, even after the initial excitement and novelty wears off.

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Jari Kolehmainen

Founder and CTO, Kontena, Inc.
Jari is founder and CTO of Kontena, Inc., the provider of the developer-friendly, open source container and microservices platform. Having architected and brought to production many cloud services and PaaS solutions over the years, Jari co-founded the Kontena project at the end of... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am CDT
Dr Pepper StarCenter 12700 N. Stemmons Freeway-I35, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

11:30am CDT

Presentation: TBD
Open time slot.

Saturday October 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Dr Pepper StarCenter 12700 N. Stemmons Freeway-I35, Farmers Branch, TX 75234