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The Colorado Springs Open Source Software Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

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6:00 - 6:30 PM - Food, Drinks & Networking
6:30 - 6:35 PM - Announcements
6:35 - 7:15 PM - Basic Concepts
7:15 - 7:20 PM - Break
7:20 - 8:40 PM - Main Speaker
8:40 - 8:55 PM - Door Prize Drawings

Introduction to Docker

Docker is an open source engine that enables any application and its dependencies to be encapsulated as a lightweight container that will run consistently and virtually anywhere. It’s emerged as one of the fastest-growing open source projects, and is already having significant impact in the worlds of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), DevOps, scale out, and cross-cloud computing.

This session will teach you why Docker is an important technology, where it came from, and how to use it to make useful application containers. Bring along your Linux based laptop or VM with the latest version of Fedora (preferred) or Ubuntu and play along.


Gearing up Docker with geard

So Docker provides the foundation for image and container management, but how do I bring a complex multi-container application together? geard is a command-line client and agent for integrating and linking Docker containers into systemd across multiple hosts. It is the core of the next generation of OpenShift Origin (a Platform-as-a-Service) and helps administrators install and manage the components of their developers' applications.

In this session you will learn how you can take your Docker containers to the next level of application orchestration using geard.

William Henry

William Henry has over 25 years experience developing large scale, distributed systems, service oriented architectures and cloud technologies for both government and private industry, including finance, telecommunications, internet commerce, health-care, transportation, movie animation and software product development. William has worked in engineering, professional services, partner alliances and has held several management positions. William currently works in the Cloud Product Strategy team at Red Hat with a specific focus on emerging technologies. This includes various cloud and container technologies. He has recently contributed to the upstream Docker and ProjectAtomic open source projects.

William has been guest speaker and expert panelist at various industry events including Red Hat Summit, OMG, JavaOne, TheServerSide, and other software industry events. William hold a B.S. and a M.S. in Computer Science from Dublin City University, Ireland, and now lives in Colorado, USA.

Current Position Senior Consulting Software Engineer (distinguished engineer) in the Cloud Product Strategy at Red Hat (NYSE: RHT).

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Food Sponsor: Blackstone Technology Group (
Door Prize Sponsors: Jetbrains ( - Software license (Several products to choose from)
Book Sponsor: OReilly Publishing ( - Technical books


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