Past Meetup

Docker Meetup @Disney w/Datadog, Sumologic, and Microsoft

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6 to 6.30 pm - networking, food/drinks

6.30 to 6.50 pm - Surprising Facts about Docker Usage by Ilan Rabinovitch of Datadog

As a SaaS monitoring solution specializing in containers and cloud, Datadog has a unique vantage point into the world of Docker, orchestration, and containers. Join us as we open up the data and discuss surprising facts about real world Docker usage. Is Docker usage making it into production or are we all dabblers? Which deployment patterns most often lead to successful rollouts? Are containers really short lived? Join us as we bust myths, review usage statistics, and make a few predictions.

6.50 to 7.10 pm - Native DNS Service Discovery on Docker Swarm Clusters by Ahmet Alp Balkan of Microsoft

7.10 to 7.30 pm - Docker and Windows Server Containers by Taylor Brown of Microsoft, Principal Program Management Lead, Windows Virtualization

7.30 to 7.50 pm - Comprehensive Monitoring with Docker by Christian Beedgen, co-founder of Sumo Logic, Inc.

7.50 to 8.20 pm - panel discussion, Q&A

About the Speakers

Ilan is Director of Technical Community at Datadog. Prior to joining Datadog, Ilan spent a number of years leading infrastructure and reliability engineering teams at organizations such as Ooyala and In addition to his work at Datadog, he is active in the open-source and DevOps communities, where he is a co-organizer of events such as SCALE, Texas Linux Fest, DevOpsDay LA and DevOpsDays Silicon Valley.

I am Ahmet Alp Balkan, a software engineer living in Seattle. I work for Microsoft Azure Linux Team and I hack on open source ( as my full time job. I recently ported Docker to Windows (, have been a top contributor of Docker project for a quarter, wrote open source projects Azure SDK for Go (, Docker.DotNet (, go-linq (, ASP.NET Docker Image (, ORMan (, AzureFS ( a whole bunch of others you can find on GitHub ( Fun facts: all Microsoft employees worldwide are wearing the badges I designed ( for fun. I am a specialty coffee enthusiast and trying to run a half marathon nowadays.

Taylor Brown is a Principle Program Management Lead in the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft. A part of the Windows engineering team he and his team focus specifically on container technologies, including Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers. Taylor is part of a core group at Microsoft that worked on every virtual machine technology shipped by Microsoft including Virtual PC, Virtual Server and every version of Hyper-V enabling him to become an industry export in virtualization technologies.

Christian Beedgen is the Co-Founder and CTO of Sumo Logic, Inc, and has spent the past 15 years architecting enterprise software and leading development teams. Prior to co-founding Sumo Logic, Christian served as Chief Architect at ArcSight, where he designed and implemented the core backend event handling and object-relational mapping frameworks and helped in the design and development of a flexible framework for real-time query processing.

About the Sponsors

Datadog is a monitoring service for IT, Dev & Ops teams who write and run applications at scale, and want to turn the massive amounts of data produced by their apps, tools and services into a unified view of IT infrastructure. Datadog's capabilities are provided on a SaaS-based data analytics platform that enables multiple teams to work collaboratively on infrastructure issues.

Offering 50+ turnkey integrations and a robust API, Datadog bridges together metrics & events from every component in the environment to to provide teams with graphing, correlation and data analytics. The product enables a single view across on-premise and cloud deployments. This holistic view of an enterprise’s IT is becoming more critical with the ever increasing amount of data and devices within organizations. Read more (

Dev9 ( is a Docker implementation partner and custom software development firm delivering solutions based on Continuous Delivery.