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Saturday, July 15 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm

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The open source Docker system has popularized the use of containers to run applications portably.  Containers are similar to virtual machines, but have less overhead.  They are typically smaller to move around, and less expensive to run.  There are tools to run and manage them in bulk, and there is growing support from cloud vendors.  So containers may be the most practical way to run a service portably on cloud infrastructure.  This session will introduce the basics of containers, including how they differ from VMs, and give some examples for those interested in trying out Docker containers.


Russ Tuck

Russ Tuck has been teaching Computer Science at Gordon College for 2 years now.  Before that, he was a software engineering manager at Google for 11 years.  His group at Google was responsible for parts of Google's internal container system (analogous to Docker in the open source... Read More →

Saturday July 15, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
3) Classroom 2