DockerCon 2019 has now come and gone and there were quite a few things announced! We'll be going over the new features, as well as an overall update on the Docker Community and other news!
As of the end of 2018, Docker has moved to a twice-annual stable release of the Docker engine. The 19.03 release (which is still in beta3) is the latest version that will be released very soon. With this release comes quite a few updates, including Docker CLI plugin support, GPU support, the new context command, and more. There are also quite a few updates to Docker Desktop, including ARM support and the Docker App and buildx plugins!
We will be meeting at the new Virginia Tech IT Collaboration Studio, which is located at 755 University City Blvd., Blacksburg, VA. Free parking can be found in the connected parking garage. When you exit the parking garage, follow the walkway (either on the second or first floor), and you'll eventually see a set of stairs. The entrance to the studio is at the top of the stairs.
A simple map/drawing can be found here: https://imgur.com/baWCjJY
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.
Michael Irwin is an Application Architect at Virginia Tech who is striving to modernize how software is developed and run on campus by driving the adoption of Docker-based workloads, CI/CD pipelines, the public cloud, single-page applications, and more. He is also a recognized Docker Captain and Community Leader, so works hard to both share his expertise and learn from others.
Web and Infrastructure Team Leader
From meetups to DockerCon and webinars to workshops, there are lots of great Docker events happening around the world. Whether you're new to containers or a Docker expert, you'll find opportunities to attend Docker events near you!