Docker 101 Series Session 3 - Building Effective Images / Automated Builds

Thu, Sep 20, 2018, 6:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

Please note this event is on a Thursday! 

By now we are working with images, building our own images, and networking them together to make realistic applications. But lets talk about those images... What's in those things anyway? Can we trust images we download? And the images we build are a bit, well, large, and take a long time to build. What can we do about that? Tonight we will deep dive into the mysteries of images.

For our advanced session, Michael will talk about some advanced features of Docker Hub. We'll start a small project on GitHub and marvel as commit pushes get built and deployed automatically!

Docker 101 is a four-part series introducing developers to the world of containers and Docker. Each session builds on the concepts from the prior one, but we encourage new people to join us at any time in the series. The series topics are:

1 - Why Containers? [What problems do containers solve? Building and sharing containers.]

2 - Docker Compose. [More complex applications that network multiple containers.]

3 - Building Effective Images. [Deep dive into image layers. Efficient workflow and efficient images.]

4 - Container Orchestration. [Managing many containers in a cluster.]

The Blacksburg Docker chapter is a friendly group of developers and engineers from various industries across the New River Valley. Our members span the experience spectrum from beginners (midshipmen?) to a Docker Captain. We meet monthly to learn from each other and share tips, troubles, and triumphs with Docker.


  • Russ Fenn

    Russ Fenn

    Virginia Tech

    Russ is a web application and infrastructure team leader at Virginia Tech, who manages a menagerie of container and legacy applications.

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  • Mentors

  • Michael Irwin

    Michael Irwin

    Virginia Tech

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  • When

    Thursday, Sep 20
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)


    Modea HQ
    117 Washington St SW Blacksburg24060

    Community Leaders

  • Michael Irwin

    Michael Irwin

    Virginia Tech

    Community Leader

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  • Russell Fenn

    Russell Fenn

    Virginia Tech

    Web and Infrastructure Team Leader

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