Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

Build your own container-based system with the Moby project

Patrick Chanezon (Docker), Mindy Preston (Docker)
11:00am11:30am Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Location: Ballroom G
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)

Docker Community Edition—an open source product that lets you build, ship, and run containers—is an assembly of modular components built from an upstream open source project called Moby. Moby provides a “Lego set” of dozens of components, the framework for assembling them into specialized container-based systems, and a place for all container enthusiasts to experiment and exchange ideas.

Patrick Chanezon and Mindy Preston explain how you can leverage the Moby project to assemble your own specialized container-based system, whether for IoT, cloud, or bare-metal scenarios. Patrick and Mindy explore Moby’s framework, components, and tooling, focusing on two components: LinuxKit, a toolkit to build container-based Linux subsystems that are secure, lean, and portable, and InfraKit, a toolkit for creating and managing declarative, self-healing infrastructure. Along the way, they demo how to use Moby, LinuxKit, InfraKit, and other components to quickly assemble full-blown container-based systems for several use cases and deploy them on various infrastructures.

This session is sponsored by Docker.

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Patrick Chanezon


Patrick Chanezon is chief developer advocate at Docker, the world’s leading software container platform, where he helps to build Docker for developers and sysadmins. A software developer and storyteller, Patrick spent 10 years building platforms at Netscape and Sun and 10 more evangelizing platforms at Google, VMware, and Microsoft. His main professional interest is in building and kickstarting the network effect for the wondrous two-sided markets called platforms and has worked on platforms for portals, ads, commerce, social, web, distributed apps, and the cloud.

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Mindy Preston


Mindy Preston is a software engineer on the core team at Docker and a maintainer of MirageOS. Previously, Mindy was a research assistant, a computer security analyst, a systems administrator, a maker of sandwiches, a raker of leaves, and a sorter of discarded things.