Past Meetup

RVNUG Monthly Meeting: Getting up and Running with Containers

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Michael Irwin and Russ Fenn: Getting up and Running with Containers

Being new to containers can feel like sitting in front of a firehose and trying to drink all of the water coming at you. If you feel that way, no worries! In this presentation, we’re going to dive into what containers and images actually are and some best practices around them, how to use volumes and port mappings, and how to run multi-service applications. There will be quite a few hands-on opportunities. You won’t want to miss this!

Michael Irwin is an Application Architect at Virginia Tech who is striving to modernize how software is developed and run on campus by driving the adoption of Docker-based workloads, CI/CD pipelines, the public cloud, single-page applications, and more. As a Docker Captain and Community Leader (meetup organizer), he has the opportunity to share his expertise and experiences with others, but also learn how others are using the latest technologies. When developing, he writes code in Node, Java (Java EE mostly), and JavaScript, but actively contributes to projects written in other languages and frameworks. He’s blessed to have a beautiful wife and four fantastic daughters!

Russ Fenn is a web application and infrastructure team leader at Virginia Tech, who manages a menagerie of container and legacy applications.
We meet on the first Thursday of each month at the

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