Docker Edinburgh: 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 18h30 to 20h00, with further discussion afterwards in the pub! Cloudsoft will be sponsoring the meetup, and pizza and beer will be provided.

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!


* David McKay - In 2018, Container-Native Development is the de-facto; right?


While great leaps are made in the continuous integration and deployment space, through GitLab CI, Drone, JenkinsX, and Kubernetes; local development has been left behind, even abandoned by its founding father: Docker Compose.

In this talk, I will take a look at the lessons I’ve learnt with 4 years of blood, sweat, and tears; providing you with a crash course of essential daily tips, tricks, and treats for blissful Container-Native Development.


David McKay is a software and technology professional, born & bred in Glasgow, Scotland. As a serial user-group organiser, founding Cloud Native, Docker, DevOps, mongoDB, and Pair Programming Glasgow; David is always searching for new and creative ways to share knowledge with others.

David was an early adopter of container technologies, deploying his first Docker container to production in 2014.

Since then, David has embraced the Cloud Native landscape; encouraging developers to adopt the right tools and languages for the job, rather than those within their comfort zone.

* Alec MacQueen - Dockerise Everything!

This is a talk about Administrate's journey into the world of Docker and the lessons we've learned so far. Alec will cover topics like moving from Chef to Docker, dockerising monoliths and tips/gotchas for deployment with Amazon's Elastic Container Service.


Alec is part of the infrastructure team at Administrate, and previously worked on their Python GraphQL API. He is also the organiser of the Edinburgh Golang Meetup.

* Jörg Thalheim - Cntr: Lightweight OS Containers

Cntr provides the performance benefits of lightweight containers and the
functionality of large containers by splitting the traditional container image into two parts: the “fat” image — containing the tools, and the “slim” image — containing the main application. At run-time, Cntr allows the user to efficiently deploy the “slim” image and then expand it with additional tools, when and if necessary, by dynamically attaching the “fat” image.

Current Schedule

18h30 - Pizza and beer (thanks, Cloudsoft)
19h00 - David McKay - In 2018, Container-Native Development is the de-facto; right?
19h30 - Alec MacQueen - Dockerise Everything!
19h50 - Jörg Thalheim - Cntr: Lightweight OS Containers
20h15 - Discussion continues at an appropriate external venue...

Look forward to seeing everyone!

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