"Mr. Open Source" Ross Gardler in Israel

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We are thrilled to host Microsoft's "Mr. Open Source" Ross Gardler in Israel and to invite you for an open discussion over pizza and beer!

Ross and guests will present and discuss the following topics:

- Microsoft’s history with Docker
- Microsoft’s open source strategy relating to Docker
- Azure Container Service
- DDC on Azure
- Windows Server Containers and Docker
- Docker images as a unit of deployment to Azure
- Why our open strategy matters to you - Building a partner ecosystem

Ross Gardler is the president of "Apache Software Foundation" which he joined in 2000, a long side his role in Microsoft as the Program Manager at Azure, mostly involved with the Azure Container Service.

The "Apache Software Foundation" is the biggest and most impactful organization in the Open Source world and it leads the biggest and the most popular OSS projects at the OSS community. In his many years in Apache, Ross was personally involved in the community development of some of the most known OSS projects: Hadoop, Cassandra, CloudStack, Apache Cordova, Pig, Open Office, Mesos, Hive, Spark, Apache Tomcat, Zeplin and more.

Ross is a popular key note speaker at the biggest conferences in the field, such as "LinuxCon" and "State of the Feather"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UkQBOvVhfw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOZnf8Nn3Fo

More information about Ross is available at Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Gardler

About the meetup:

Ross Gardler is the product manager of Azure Container Service. As part of his role in Microsoft he works very closely with Docker around the world. In the meetup Ross will share the R&D vision and the roadmap of the Azure Container Service and will have an open discussion with the participants about ideas and challenges of the Israeli Docker community regarding the future versions of the product. This is a one time opportunity to have a dialog with one of the most impacting people in the OSS world and about the one of most interesting services in the Microsoft cloud.

In his own words:

Azure Container Service addresses these challenges by providing simplified configurations of proven open source container orchestration technology, optimized to run in the cloud. With just a few clicks you can deploy your container-based applications on a framework designed to help manage the complexity of containers deployed at scale, in production.

We built Azure Container Service to be the fastest way to get the benefits of running containerized applications, using your choice of open source technology, tools and skills and with the support of a thriving community and ecosystem.

With Docker image support and our commitment to open source software in the orchestration layer, your application is fully portable across any cloud and on-premises. Unlike other container services, the Azure Container Service is built on 100% open source software to maximize portability of workloads and offers a choice among popular orchestration engines: DC/OS or Docker Swarm.