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ChicagoRuby: Downtown- Using Ruby to Provision Servers and Run Docker Containers

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Welcome to another edition of ChicagoRuby Downtown!

"Using Ruby to Provision Servers and Run Docker Containers"


I self host a lot of the tools I use. Running your own services keeps you data out of the hands of big companies and advertisers, but it comes at the expense of time an maintenance. In this presentation, I'll be talking about Bee2, a tool I wrote in Ruby that handles server provisioning, configuration (via Ansible) and building/running Docker containers. I'll discuss the challenges in interfacing with REST APIs and using docker containers.


6:00 to 6:15 - Food & Mingling
6:15 to 8:00 - Presentation
after - Q&A and networking


Sumit Khanna is a Computer Scientist from the Planet Earth. A graduate of Tennessee Tech, he's spent the past several years working mostly as a developer, with some work in operations and academic research. He is an advocate for open source, maintaining several projects. You can discover more at


FOOD AND BEVERAGES will be provided by our host, 8thlight (

THIS EVENT WILL BE STREAMED via ZOOM. The presentation will start at 6:15. Join the meeting at A recording will be made available after the event.


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