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Hands-on With Docker Containers
This meeting is free and open to the public Abstract: Docker is an open-source engine that automates the deployment of applications into containers. Linux containers provide a mechanism for isolating applications providing many of the advantages of virtual machines with much less overhead and near native performance. In addition to the virtualized container execution environment, Docker adds a powerful and flexible application deployment engine. I'll provide an introduction to Docker technology, describe how it can be used, what it's good (and not good) for, and show you how easy it is to get started. The best way to understand this technology is to try it yourself. I'll show how easy it is to install Docker, start containers for various pre-canned applications, as well as create custom images for your own use or to share with others. As usual we will be having a "Meeting After the Meeting" for talk and drinks, and since the meeting is on Thursday we are planning it at the Bulldog Alehouse restaurant in Bolingbrook on Weber Rd. The link goes to the restaurant's Bolingbrook website with a clickable, expandable map. Bio: Peter Fales has been a computer geek, (ethical) hacker, and do-it-yourself enthusiast ever since learning BASIC, assembly language, and soldering while going to high-school in the 1970s. He earned his BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1982 and his Master in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California in 1983. He recently retired from a career developing software and software tools for the telecommunication industry (AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent, and Bell Labs). His only son left for college two years ago, leaving him with still more time to indulge in both technical hobbies (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, 3D-Printing, and working with open-source software) and non-technical pursuits (biking, skiing, reading, home repair projects, and volunteer work with his church and the Boy Scouts). Google Maps directions to Fountaindale Library ( ) Posting on UniForum Chicago website ( Subscribe to our email list ( ) For more information about UniForum Chicago contact

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300 West Briarcliff Road · Bolingbrook, IL

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