North West Ruby User Group

A Practical Introduction to Docker

Thursday 17th July 7:00pm at The Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab)

Docker has now reached v1.0+, and is consequently production-ready. In this talk, I’ll whiz through some of the key Docker concepts, why you might want to use it, and hopefully show some practical code examples of how to make use of it in a Ruby/Rails stack.

The speaker

Alex Lynham works at Swirrl as a software engineer and was asked to Dockerize all the things in order to simplify their devops workflow, help with horizontal or vertical scaling and disaster management.

The sponsors

Swirrl is a small but growing Manchester-based company, creating beautiful and powerful data solutions for organisations who want to open up their data for both humans and machines

They are currently searching for more engineers to join their excellent team of friendly nerds: www.swirrl.com/jobs.

The schedule

  • 7:00pm :: A Practical Introduction to Docker
  • 7:30pm :: Q&A
  • After     :: Post-talk drinks sponsored by Swirrl

The location

The Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN.

About NWRUG events

Our events are free and open to anyone with an interest in Ruby, regardless of experience level. There is no need to register, just show up on the day! We want to keep NWRUG as welcoming and inclusive as possible so we ask that all attendies follow our Code of conduct. If you have any questions, get in touch.