The Web Platform
March 7–8, 2016: Training
March 8–10, 2016: Conference
San Francisco, CA

Containers and more to get your service running at the scale you need

Steve Pousty (Red Hat)
5:15pm–5:45pm Thursday, 03/10/2016
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 10 ratings)

Prerequisite knowledge

Attendees should be familiar with Docker and web applications.


You keep hearing about containers, and maybe you have even played with Docker. Now, it’s time to move beyond Docker. Steve Pousty demonstrates how to run and manage Docker-based apps in production. Steve will level set with a quick introduction to Kubernetes and OpenShift so you understand some basic terminology. From there, it’s all demo—spinning up Python and PostgreSQL, integrating code from GitHub, and making some shiny JSON spatial services—as Steve shows how to scale (both manually and automatically) the pieces of the application as load increases and covers some best practices in using containers when going to production with an application.

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Steve Pousty

Red Hat

Steve Pousty is a dad, son, partner, and PaaS-dust spreader (aka developer evangelist) with OpenShift. He goes around and shows off all the great work the OpenShift engineers do. He can teach you about PaaS with Java, Python, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB, as well as some JavaScript. He has deep subject-area expertise in GIS spatial data, statistics, and ecology. He has spoken and led over 50 workshops at over 75 conferences, including Monktoberfest, MongoNY, JavaOne, FOSS4G, CTIA, Fluent, GeoWeb, Where2.0, and OSCON. Before OpenShift, Steve was a developer evangelist for LinkedIn, deCarta, and ESRI. Steve has a PhD in ecology from the University of Connecticut. He likes building interesting applications and helping developers create great solutions.