Docker Global Hack Day

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Docker Global Hack Day
Tue 03 Dec 2013 17:00
till Wed 04 Dec 2013 1:00
Docker Hack Day
docker container virtualisation lxc lightweight devops
HSBXL Brussels,BE
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What is Docker?[edit]

Docker is an open-source engine that automates the deployment of any application as a lightweight, portable, self-sufficient container that will run virtually anywhere.

Docker containers can encapsulate any payload, and will run consistently on and between virtually any server. The same container that a developer builds and tests on a laptop will run at scale, in production*, on VMs, bare-metal servers, OpenStack clusters, public instances, or combinations of the above.

Docker is mostly based on LXC containers, but can also run on other VM types.

Why the Hack Day?[edit]


  • Because containerisation is more lightweight then emulating a full machine
  • Because Docker just released their version 0.7, which should run on any recent distribution
  • Because hotfixers on production and test systems should die
  • Because OpenVZ is damn old


  • 19H30: Live video streaming for Docker101: There will be a 1 hour long 101 online session starting at 10:30 am PST (19H30 BXL time) to help beginners get started with Docker. Nick Stinemates will be presenting Docker: what and why, Basic commands, Demo, Q&A. IRC session will be open at #docker101 on Freenode.
  • Install docker on your distro
  • Your first docker container
  • Download some images from the long list of available images
  • Run a remote X session in a container with X and x2go
  • Examples of docker files


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