A look at the evolution of the upstream Docker open source project

Thu, Nov 8, 2018, 6:00 PM (EST)

About this event

For many years the Docker open source project was one of the most popular projects on GitHub with over one thousand contributors and a fire hose of constant suggestions, issues, and changes. While Docker is still very popular, the evolution of the components that historically were a unified, single Docker open source engine has led to several different open source projects comprising the overall functionality found in a Docker installation on Windows, Mac, or Linux.

In this talk, we'll look at the Open Container Initiative (OCI), the creation of the Moby Project as an umbrella for Docker's open source components, and the CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation) containerd project--all critical components that make up the overall Docker engine--as well as talk about the growth and maturity of the container industry that brought us to this point. More than simply provide a laundry list of open source projects and details, this talk will provide the reasoning and applicability to the developer or user of Docker. The container ecosystem has grown and changed rapidly through a wild five-year ride since the creation of Docker; this talk will bring you up to date on the current state of the ecosystem and open source underpinnings of the container technology that we all know and love.


Phil Estes

Phil Estes

Distinguished Engineer & CTO, Container and Linux OS Architecture Strategy - IBM

Phil is a Distinguished Engineer & CTO, Container and Linux OS Architecture Strategy for the IBM Watson and Cloud Platform division. Phil is currently an OSS maintainer in the Docker (now Moby) engine project, the CNCF containerd project, and is a member of both the Open Container Initiative (OCI) Technical Oversight Board and the Moby Technical Steering Committee.

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Thursday, Nov 8
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)


Unboxed Technology
2201 W Broad St suite 202 Richmond,23220

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