PaaS and Containerization Lessons Learned from the US Courts

Tue, Nov 17, 2015, 6:00 PM (EST)

About this event

Please join us for the next Docker Richmond Meetup on 11/17 where Luke Adams and Carl Mosca will share their experience building a proof of concept for the Administrative Office for the US Court using OpenShift v3 and Docker. See Description below. 

Implementing new processes and systems in any organization can come with challenges.  New architectures and services that allow technology to keep pace with the shifts in business strategy are emerging.  Docker and other container technologies are paving the way to standards based scalable infrastructure while reducing the overhead of deploying and managing systems at scale.

Carl and Luke have worked collaboratively over the past 13+ years to advance technology and culture in the federal government.  Most recently Luke led a PaaS & SCM proof-of-concept for the Administrative Office for the US Courts in Washington DC.  The PoC consisted of migrating multiple national systems to an internal enterprise Git platform and OpenShift PaaS.  Carl, the Director of Technology at the Virginia Eastern Bankruptcy Court here in Richmond, participated in the PoC by migrating the locally developed financial system used by all bankruptcy courts across the country.  The effort resulted in a formal pilot and the adoption of OpenShift v3 and Docker at the national level.

Both Carl and Luke have a passion for technology and will share many of the lessons learned advancing containerization and developer services in the Judiciary.  A mix of strategy and technology topics will be presented and demonstrated. Participants are encouraged to join the open conversation and share their experiences.


Carl - The “still hacking” IT Director at the U.S. Courts has been in the management side of the IT world for over twenty five years but has managed to remain close enough to code to keep things interesting.  Carl holds an MS in Information Systems earned in Richmond at VCU.  Current technology favorites include open source, Linux, Java, OS X, VMs, containerization, and trying to separate trendy from long term mainstream.  When time permits, the occassional blog entry is written here:

Luke - After 11 years of service for the Federal Judiciary, Luke recently wandered off the reservation in search of new challenges.  A self-taught technologist who loves both the hard and soft side of ware, can currently be found assisting startups and companies turn their ideas into reality.  The current trend of programming infrasturce has reinvigorated his love of all technology.  Luke enjoys talking at technical forums and conferences and to pretty much anyone that will listen. When he is not coding or spending time with his family, he can be found tinkering with home automation.


Tuesday, Nov 17
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)


Capital Ale House - West End
4024 Cox Rd Glen Allen23060

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