Container Strategies in Government

Microsoft Azure Government DC
Microsoft Azure Government DC
Public group
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As federal agencies strive to optimize cloud computing efficiency, they are increasingly turning to containers for a faster and more cost efficient approach to moving applications to the cloud.

Join us for great networking and to engage with our featured speakers from the National Institutes of Health, Docker, Twister and Microsoft to discuss the latest developments and exciting projects surrounding container strategies in government.

Please help us spread the word of this Meetup, and be sure to use #azuregovmeetup when sharing via social media.

Below is the agenda and directions to 1776--a great place that inspires innovation. We look forward to seeing you!


6 – 6:30 p.m. – Networking, Pizza & Beer

• Thank you, Docker (, for being our beverage sponsor!

6:30 – 6:35 p.m. – Welcome & Introductions

• Meet Up Organizer: Karina Homme (, Azure Government Product Market Lead, Microsoft

6:35 – 7:35 p.m. – Featured Speakers

• Azure Container Service Overview

Chandra Sekar (, Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft

• How to Modernize Applications with Docker and Microsoft Azure

Andrew Weiss (, Federal Solutions Engineer, Docker (; and WillKinard (, CTO, Boxboat (

• Using Docker Containers for Medical Image Reconstruction on Azure

Michael S. Hansen (, Principal Investigator, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH

The Gadgetron is a distributed high performance image reconstruction engine. Learn how cloud deployment of image reconstruction technology is improving cardiac MRI. Visit the Gadgetron website ( for more information.

• Enterprise Container Security on Azure

John Morello, CTO, Twistlock, a Docker partner and open source contributor

7:35 – 8 p.m. – Azure Updates, Wrap-up & Networking

Directions to 1776, Washington, DC

(Check in on 1st floor / Meetup on 12th floor)

1776 is located only a few blocks from both Logan Circle and the White House. The building is across the street from the Washington Post and is home to Strayer University on the first floor. A sign is visible on the exterior of the building.


There’s a parking garage to the building. Rate is $6 after 5 p.m.


Closest metro stops are McPherson Square (blue and orange lines) and Farragut North (red line).

1776 is about a 5- to 7-minute walk from each station.