Docker London Meetup - January Edition

Jan. 31, 2019, 6 p.m.

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Kindly hosted by our friends at Rightmove!


6:00 – 6:45 Doors open + Food

6:45 – 7:00 Introduction

7:00 – 7:30 Igor Karpovich – It’s all about Microservices

7:30 – 8:00 Scott Perham - 4,000 containers, 4 engineers

8:00 – 8:15 Beer Break

8:15 – 8:45 Phil Estes - An insiders’ look at the Docker engine evolution from 2014-2018

8:45 – 9:00 Wrap-up and Pub

Igor Karpovich (@ikarpovich) – It’s all about Microservices

These days it's all about microservices: how to build and run them efficiently. Igor is Head of Software Development at Currency Solutions where he's focused on helping the business to choose right technologies. He's been in the industry for 14 years working in telecom, web hosting, digital consultancies and fintech.

Scott Perham - 4,000 containers, 4 engineers

Polystream's platform is comprised of a broad set of technologies spanning multiple IaaS providers including many hundreds of service instances and huge amounts of telemetry, routed and processed in real-time. Using containers and supporting technologies, the platform team have been able to successfully design, build and operate a live, globally-distributed, highly-available, secure service platform with only 4 engineers. Polystream has become a great proof point for what is achievable using modern, cloud-first approaches to platform engineering, requiring only a few engineers... and a few thousand containers.

Scott is a technical architect specializing in cloud computing and distributed architecture. After a decade designing and building large scale, distributed systems for various different industries including defense, telecoms and games, Scott joined Polystream in 2016. In his previous role at Microsoft, where he led Lionhead’s Online Service team, he combined his profession with his passion for video games, and is now using his talent to design and run Polystream’s cloud computing/streaming platform as Platform Architect.

Phil Estes (@estesp) - An insiders’ look at the Docker engine evolution from 2014-2018

End users of the Docker platform may not be aware of the growth and evolution of the open source components that come together as the full Docker engine and platform of today. In this insider look at the evolution of the open source components on which the Docker engine is built, developers will get a view for how the project is built and delivered today. This will include discussion on components that have been spun out into other foundations and projects, like the Open Container Initiative (OCI) and Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

Phil Estes is a distinguished engineer for IBM Cloud, and is a maintainer in the Docker/Moby engine project, the CNCF Containerd project and a member of the OCI's Technical Oversight Board (TOB). He actively maintains several open source projects and speaks regularly at conferences and meetups worldwide on container technology.


Tecknuovo - – “If we’re doing it right, you’ll know us and trust us before you need us.” - Tecknuovo is a team of 18 eager and strangely unique individuals who aspire to change the face of recruitment. We are working together towards a shared goal to become market leaders in the DevOps, Cloud and Open Source space and we’ve made some solid waves so far. As a team we are a friendly bunch, committed to give back to the community and trying to stay on top of the ever changing technology landscape. You can find us at all the cool meetups in the London Meetup scene. Make sure to follow us @tecknuovo to find out where we are.

Katacoda -

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Oracle Cloud -

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Scott Perham

Scott Perham


Platform Architect
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Igor Karpovich

Igor Karpovich

Currency Solutions

Head of Software Development
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Phil Estes

Phil Estes


Distinguished Engineer & CTO, Container and Linux OS Architecture Strategy
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Jan. 31, 2019
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.


6th Floor, 33 Soho Square LondonW1D 3QU

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