Docker Edinburgh: February Docker Meetup

The Docker Edinburgh meetup takes place at Codebase, in their Event Space, which is accessible from the entrance on 38 Castle Terrace. The Meetup will run from around 18h00 to 20h00, with further discussion afterwards in the pub! This month, Exception will sponsor the food (normally pizza) and a range of drinks.

Please let us know what sort of speakers or topics you would like to see at future Meetups, or if there are alternative formats like lightning talks that would prefer.

We're always looking for new speakers, so please get in touch if you have something you'd like to present about Docker or the wider DevOps & Cloud Native community!


6:00 PM: Doors Open: Check-In

6:30 PM: Food & Drink

Food and drinks provided by our sponsors

7:00 PM: Nev Stokes: "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"

Nev will talk about transferable Docker techniques for quickly building your own secure and performant custom images from source and scratch, as well as some of the other motivations of why you might want to do this in the first place instead of relying on "official" base images.

7:30 PM: Harry Reeder: Using Concourse to keep Docker Images Up-To-Date

Docker images quickly fall out of date, and unless you're pushing code regularly, they will often get left behind. Enter Concourse.
Concourse describes itself as "an open-source continuous thing-doer". It is a container based system which lends itself to CI/CD best practices rather well.
Harry will look at automatically triggering image builds to always have the most up to date base image wherever possible, and the use cases for this.

8:00 PM: Discussion continues at appropriate venue...

Usually the Blue Blazer :)



Nev Stokes - People's Postcode Lottery (Software Engineer)

Nev is a software engineer at the People's Postcode Lottery, after stints in local government and design agencies. Containers aside, he is interested in devops practices, encryption, security and tinkering with things in general.

Harry Reeder - Cloudreach (Devops Engineer)

Harry is a devops engineer at Cloudreach, working within the Cloud Operations team. General interests include automation, code simplicity, opinionated tooling and a hint of networking.


Adrian Mouat - Container Solutions (Chief Scientist)

Chief Scientist at Container Solutions and long-time tinkerer with Docker and Kubernetes. Author of "Using Docker" published by O'Reilly. Currently working on, a distributed, secure registry for clusters.



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Exception, a Docker Partner, is an independent Digital Solutions company that helps customers transform digitally and realise the opportunities for better business outcomes. Headquartered in Edinburgh our customers are based throughout the UK and Europe.


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