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Friday, September 30

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

4:45pm CDT

Workshop: Launching a Containerized Application with Rancher

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 hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to deploy a fully-containerized application with Rancher. We'll cover setting up access control, choosing an orchestrator, connecting registries, provisioning infrastructure, and ultimately launching and monitoring your application.

1. A linux VM with Docker. (For this workshop we do not recommend Docker for Mac, Windows, etc)
2. Docker 1.11.3 or greater.
3. Git
4. Docker/Linux command line familiarity. 

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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 4:45pm - 6:15pm CDT
Dr Pepper StarCenter 12700 N. Stemmons Freeway-I35, Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Saturday, October 1

1:15pm CDT

Workshop: How to Containerize Your Build Artifacts

Historically, CI/CD pipelines produced software artifacts that needed to be deployed into specially configured run environments.  Problems often occur because environments are different or configuration is missing.  Docker is a containerization technology that addresses this challenge.

Tom Adams leads a hands-on tutorial that walks you through transforming a build pipeline from creating a software artifacts to building Docker images - that includes both the software and environment configuration.

You’ll learn about basic build pipelines, CI Servers and building Docker containers.  

This workshop is relevant for both developers and sysadmins. If you have only heard / read about containers, this workshop provides an excellent hands-on demonstration of how they work and demonstrates their value.

Knowledge / Materials Needed In Advance

  • You have a laptop running VirtualBox and be comfortable working at the command line
  • The workshop will use a VirtualBox VM that will contain the software needed, so you will need to have VirtualBox installed and the workshop VM downloaded.
  • I will have some thumb drives at the event with the VM.

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Tom Adams

Developer, ThoughtWorks
Tom is a hands-on technical principal at ThoughtWorks, a software company and a community of passionate individuals who are seeking to revolutionize the IT industry. He believes the hardest problem for a developer is fighting the urge to solve a different, more interesting problem... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 1:15pm - 3:30pm CDT
Dr Pepper StarCenter 12700 N. Stemmons Freeway-I35, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

3:45pm CDT

Workshop: Running Neo4j Container on Kontena Platform to Analyze Your Twitter Graph

In this workshop, you'll learn how to install and scale the Kontena container and microservices platform. Once the Kontena platform is up and running, we'll move on to installing Neo4j & Twitter graph analyzer, enabling the audience to analyze their own respective Twitter graphs.


Take homes:

  • Learn how to install Kontena container management platform
  • Experience the power of graph analysis using Neo4j

Knowledge / Materials Needed In Advance

  • A laptop with Vagrant >= 1.6 (with VirtualBox) & Ruby >= 2.0 installed
  • You are comfortable working at the command line
  • Twitter account

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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 →
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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 3:45pm - 5:30pm CDT
Dr Pepper StarCenter 12700 N. Stemmons Freeway-I35, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

5:45pm CDT

Workshop: Building and Running Containers with rkt
CoreOS rkt is a secure, modular execution engine for app containers. It was designed to reflect the lessons of running container cluster infrastructure at scale and is released under the Apache license.

Written in Go, rkt implements container isolation through a flexible and interchangeable set of “stages,” providing multiple execution regimes for a container image. At rkt’s core is a command line utility that does not invoke a long-running daemon process, making app container lifecycle management simpler and allowing loosely-coupled integrations with service management and orchestration systems like systemd and Kubernetes.

This workshop and Q&A will review the design of rkt, outline the current state of portable container image standards, and demonstrate rkt’s operation. After this introduction, developers will be able to run their containers securely with rkt, and begin to contribute to rkt and rkt in Kubernetes themselves.

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Josh Wood

DocOps, CoreOS
Josh Wood’s passion for the rkt container runtime led him to CoreOS, where he is responsible for documentation. He enjoys photographing polydactyl cats and writing short autobiographies.

Saturday October 1, 2016 5:45pm - 6:45pm CDT
Dr Pepper StarCenter 12700 N. Stemmons Freeway-I35, Farmers Branch, TX 75234