Docker SF Chapter Meetup: BuildKit and Container Orchestration

Aug 1 2018

Last week, we had a great turnout for the Docker San Francisco chapter event at HQ! The meetup was focused on two of the most popular talks from DockerCon on BuildKit and container orchestration with Kubernetes and Docker Swarm. The purpose was to give people who couldn’t attend these talks a chance to hear to hear them live,  provide the opportunity to ask the speakers questions and network with other members of the container ecosystem.

‘Introduction to BuildKit: the Next Generation Builder Component’

Watch Tibor Vass’ Presentation

First, we had Tibor Vass, a software engineer on the Engine Team at Docker and maintainer of the Docker project since 2014, take the podium with his talk ‘Introduction to BuildKit: the Next Generation Builder Component’. In this talk, Tibor went into detail about the latest developments around the builder component of the Docker Platform including BuildKit, a toolkit that builds on containerd to provide next-generation capabilities for building software with the help of containers. Watch his talk to learn about the architecture and design choices of BuildKit’s frontend model, how to use BuildKit directly, and how to leverage its features in Docker. There were a number of great questions from particularly engaged community members!



Container Orchestration from Theory to Practice’

Watch Stephen Day’s Presentation

Next, Stephen Day, a software engineer and maintainer of containerd, the industry standard container runtime, was ready to begin his talk, ‘Container Orchestration from Theory to Practice’. At DockerCon, Stephen took to the stage as part of an orchestration super duo with Laura Frank, however at our meetup it was his time to shine alone. He explained and examined technical concepts behind container orchestration systems, using Docker Swarm and Kubernetes as real-world examples. Watch the video below to gain a deeper understanding of how orchestration systems work in practice.

Many people stayed behind after the event to meet Stephen and Tibor, get their advice on projects, ask the questions they were too shy to ask in public and snap a few photos. Everyone was so engaged networking that our security guard had to usher people out of the office at closing time while they were still in deep conversation!

We will continue to feature popular DockerCon talks at the next few chapter events. Join our official SF chapter page here to be the first to find out about Docker SF community events and RSVP. If you are not located in SF, check out to look up events in your city. If in-person events aren’t your thing, you can watch all DockerCon session videos on demand here.

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