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Docker Global Mentor Week

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Join us for our local edition of the Docker Global Mentor Week!

Docker Global Mentor Week is your opportunity to #learndocker. Right now, Docker is working on self paced online labs that will be available through LearnDot. One lab will be for beginners and one lab will be for intermediate users. Docker mentors will be on hand at this event to help you as you work through the self paced materials.

Are you an advanced user? We strongly encourage Docker users of all skill levels to attend! We need a network of mentors who understand the Docker platform to answer any questions that newcomers may have. Click here ( to sign up as a mentor.


• 16:00 - Doors Open

• 16:15 - Welcome message, presentation of Docker & snacks

• 16:30 to 18:30 - Select and work through self-paced lab

• 18:30 - Socializing

As we get closer to the event, we will share more information including materials on how to prepare for the training.

Pre-Event Set-up

At the training, you will need to bring your own computer. Before you go to a mentoring event, there are some steps you should do some preparation to get your work environment ready. This will help get ready for the tutorial, and also save on bandwidth at the event venue. Here are the steps:

Set-up Docker on your machine

For Linux users, we need you to install Docker engine ( and Docker compose ( Make sure you have Docker compose version 1.6 or higher by running docker-compose version from the command prompt.

For Mac users, install Docker for Mac ( or if you have an older Mac, Docker Toolbox (

For Windows users, if you have Windows 10 pro install Docker for Windows (, otherwise install Docker Toolbox (

If you are a Docker for Windows user and want to try the new Windows containers, you need to have fully updated your machine. To prepare to use Windows containers,

Go through the setup steps in the Windows Container lab (

In Powershell run
docker pull microsoft/windowsservercore:latest
This will take awhile, but it is essential you do this before going to the venue. The Windows base image is a 3 gig download.

If you're new to Docker, pre-pull the docker images for the very basic tutorial

• docker pull hello-world

• docker pull alpine

• docker pull seqvence/static-site

To run the application and participate in the rest of the training, pre-pull these images

• docker pull microsoft/dotnet:1.0.0-preview1

• docker pull node:5.11.0-slim

• docker pull python:2.7-alpine

• docker pull redis:alpine

• docker pull postgres:9.4

For the orchestration part, you will want to pre-build the demo app by running the following steps

• git clone git://

• cd orchestration-workshop/dockercoins

• docker-compose build