Docker tutorial session

Bring your laptops for a hands-on evening with docker, the open-source deployment engine that's changing the game in configuration management and virtualization. 

Andrew Baker will give a brief introduction to docker and discuss his experience using it in his recent open-source project, spin-docker. We will then work through some tutorials to help you learn how to use docker and how to dockerize your own apps.

There will be two sets of tutorial content available:

• An intro track for people new to docker. Andrew will also be on hand to help you learn the docker basics.

• An advanced track, which will cover a few complex applications of docker and highlight interesting open source docker projects. It will also include a few discussion starters for people already using docker to share their experiences.

Setup instructions will be posted here a few days before the meet up so you can be ready to hit the ground running on 4/29. There will also be some docker swag up for grabs!

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  • Andrew T. B.

    Thanks for coming out tonight everybody! Here are the links from tonight's session:

    Tutorial repo:

    To get the extra docker hosting credit from Tutum, shoot an email to Bryan. His email address is on the last slide of the presentation:

    Thanks again to our sponsors: Twilio, UberOffices, and Excella Consulting!

    People can reach me at [masked]. If you have any docker questions in the future, feel free to shoot me an email. Also, I hope to run this session again in the future at different venues. If you have any feedback on how I can make it better for next time, please email me!


    1 · April 29, 2014

  • Andrew T. B.

    Hi all,

    I have built in some time for environment setup in my schedule for tonight, but if you want to get ahead you can follow the instructions in this section:

    I will also have some cloud servers running for those who would rather avoid setting up their development environments entirely.

    See you all tonight!

    1 · April 29, 2014

  • Matthew M.

    Hey all, if you're like me and go to a significant number of tech meetups you're probably sick of pizza. So this Django District will be catered by Pho Cyclo Vietnamese Restaurant.

    4 · April 28, 2014

  • David J M.


    I was wondering if the setup instructions are available yet?


    1 · April 28, 2014

    • Andrew T. B.

      Hi David! I'm finalizing the tutorial materials tonight. I plan on using Ansible (with Vagrant) to make setup easy.

      I will also provide some already-provisioned cloud servers for people to use if they don't want the hassle of setting things up locally.

      I will comment here when the materials are finalized! Thanks!

      April 28, 2014

  • Andrew T. B.

    I've also been talking to the good folks at Tutum (, a new docker hosting service, and they're offering an extra $15 of credit for folks who attend!

    1 · April 21, 2014

  • Drew E.

    Great topic!

    2 · April 8, 2014

    • Trevor

      I was just thinking about learning Docker today.

      1 · April 8, 2014

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