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

Open Container Day

9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Location: Ballroom G

Open Container Day at OSCON is a gathering of industry practitioners presenting their takes around forward-thinking, container-based solutions, infrastructure, orchestration, cloud-native computing, continuous delivery, DevOps, microservices, and where this industry segment is going in 2017 and beyond. Talks will be vendor neutral and straight to the point. For more information regarding sponsorship for Open Container Day, please contact

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Tuesday, 05/09/2017


9:00am–9:05am Tuesday, 05/09/2017
Location: Ballroom G
Brian Foster welcomes you to Open Container Day. Read more.


9:05am–9:30am Tuesday, 05/09/2017
Location: Ballroom G
Sheriff Mohamed (GolfNow), Marcus Briggs (GolfNow)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
GolfNow recently migrated from a monolithic .NET/SQLServer stack to a microservices approach to enable smoother scaling and more Agile development. Sheriff Mohamed and Marcus Briggs share the journey from research phase to migration onto a new container-heavy open source environment with Docker, Kubernetes, and CrateDB and the in-production outcomes, two years into the process. Read more.


9:30am–10:00am Tuesday, 05/09/2017
Location: Ballroom G
Vincent Batts (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Much of the conversation about containers these days has shifted to container automation using powerful orchestration tools, such as Kubernetes and Docker Swarm. Vincent Batts discusses the evolution of various container runtimes and interoperability and explores the current state of container standards, as well as where and how containers will continue to innovate. Read more.


10:00am–10:25am Tuesday, 05/09/2017
Location: Ballroom G
Arun Gupta (Amazon Web Services)
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 6 ratings)
Arun Gupta offers an overview of service discovery in different container orchestration frameworks, drawing on an example of a Java application talking to a database to demonstrate configurations in Docker, Kubernetes, DC/OS, and Amazon ECS. Read more.


10:25am–10:55am Tuesday, 05/09/2017
Location: Level 4 Pre-Function
Open Container Day Morning Break (30m)


11:00am–11:30am Tuesday, 05/09/2017
Location: Ballroom G
Patrick Chanezon (Docker), Mindy Preston (Docker)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
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. Read more.


11:30am–11:55am Tuesday, 05/09/2017
Location: Ballroom G
Ryan Jarvinen (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
Codify your operational tactics and container-management best practices using the Kubernetes Operator pattern. Ryan Jarvinen provides an architectural overview, implementation patterns, and a look at a few popular solutions from this space and explains how to establish higher-order interfaces that represent the logical domain expertise (and perhaps the ideal product output) of a Kubernetes SRE. Read more.


11:55am–12:25pm Tuesday, 05/09/2017
Location: Ballroom G
Daniel Krook (IBM)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Daniel Krook explores a real application packaged using popular open source container technology and walks you through a migration to an event-oriented serverless paradigm, discussing the trade-offs and pros and cons of each approach to application deployment. Read more.


12:25pm–1:25pm Tuesday, 05/09/2017
Location: Food Trucks & Concession Stands
Open Container Day Lunch (1h)


1:30pm–1:55pm Tuesday, 05/09/2017
Location: Ballroom G
Kelly Looney (Skytap), Petr Novodvorskiy (Skytap)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Kelly Looney shares an incremental approach to introducing Docker into complex, distributed applications—resulting in modernization with less risk and more reward. You’ll learn how to evaluate which components of your applications are best suited for containers, how to experiment safely and get fast feedback, and how to increase and scale your container adoption. Read more.


1:55pm–2:25pm Tuesday, 05/09/2017
Location: Ballroom G
Merlin Glynn (VMware)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
As container proliferation accelerates, threat surfaces increase, and new security concerns emerge as applications go into production. Merlin Glynn explores some of the headaches of running secure container workloads at scale and shares methods for addressing key challenges. Read more.


2:25pm–2:50pm Tuesday, 05/09/2017
Location: Ballroom G
Phil Estes (IBM)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Containers are already "fast" in one sense: compared to VMs, the start time of a container seems instantaneous. But certain use cases care about the milliseconds needed to perform container lifecycle operations. Phil Estes offers an overview of an open source container benchmarking project that arose out of using containers as the runtime vehicle for a serverless framework. Read more.


2:50pm–3:20pm Tuesday, 05/09/2017
Location: Level 4 Pre-Function
Open Container Day Afternoon Break (30m)


3:25pm–3:50pm Tuesday, 05/09/2017
Location: Ballroom G
Tim Mackey (Synopsys)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 4 ratings)
Container deployments are based on trust—we trust our applications, developers, and infrastructure to be secure and confidently deploy microservices. But what happens when trust is broken? Tim Mackey explores the nature of data center threats and shares measures you can take to proactively identify risks. Read more.


3:50pm–4:20pm Tuesday, 05/09/2017
Location: Ballroom G
Abby Fuller (Amazon Web Services)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 7 ratings)
Abby Fuller offers a brief overview of Amazon EC2 Container Service, which provides a fully managed, highly scalable container orchestration platform, and a deep dive into container lifecycles using the open source ECS CLI and ECS Agent. Abby also discusses future plans to deliver a multitenant and fully managed open source scheduling framework that orchestrates millions of container launches. Read more.


4:20pm–4:45pm Tuesday, 05/09/2017
Location: Ballroom G
Lee Calcote (Layer5)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 7 ratings)
The time has come for network engineers and operators to prepare for the unique challenges brought on by cloud-native applications. Lee Calcote walks you through the different types of container connectivity options available, exploring their specific function (when they should be used) and comparing their performance characteristics. Read more.


4:45pm–4:50pm Tuesday, 05/09/2017
Location: Ballroom G
Brian Foster closes Open Container Day. Read more.