North West Ruby User Group

An Intro to Docker

Thursday 16th July 6:30am at The Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab)

You may have heard of Docker: its a way to package, distribute and run software. It has seen rapid growth, and coupled with the micro-service architecture perhaps it will replace VMs as the king in the future of cloud computing.

This talk aims to introduce newcomers to Docker: what it is and where you might use it and how to get started. In the process we will build and run a Rails app in a container, which will be a good way to demonstrate the basics and give you a head start to play with Docker yourself.

The speaker

Val (Valentin Arkhipov) is a freelance Ruby developer by night and a humble car mechanic by day, with over 13 years of living this double life he still has issues extracting sheared bolts and writing in 3rd person.

The schedule

  • 6:30pm - Doors open
  • 7:00pm - The talk; An Intro to Docker
  • After - To Abel Heywood for post-talk drinks

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.