Build & maintain complex distributed systems
October 1–2, 2017: Training
October 2–4, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Creating pipelines to build, test, and deploy containerized artifacts

Tom Adams (ThoughtWorks)
1:30pm5:00pm Monday, October 2, 2017
Location: Gramercy Level: Intermediate

Who is this presentation for?

  • Anyone who wants to understand how to automate the building and testing of container images using open source software

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of of build pipelines and the Linux command line

Materials or downloads needed in advance

Additional instructions:

  • Download the workshop VM before the conference
  • Import the ova file and make sure the VM starts on your machine
    • The user id for the VM is DevOps; the password is none.
    • The VM is configured with no login on startup.
  • Review the readme on the VM: /home/devops/mlb-scores/ReadMe.txt

What you'll learn

  • Explore an end-to-end solution to build and deploy containerized software artifacts
  • Understand established CI practices and see how they apply to containerized software


Containerization has launched a new wave of software deployment models, but do our philosophies for building, testing, and deploying software still hold true? Tom Adams walks you through creating a build pipeline for Docker images from application compiling to container deployment that is rooted in continuous integration (CI) practices.

Topics include:

  • Goals of CI pipelines
  • How CI practices apply to containerized software artifacts
  • Application and container image versioning
  • Automated testing for multiple container images
  • Basics of building a Docker image
  • Pushing a Docker image to a repository
  • Deploying the Docker image to a EC2 node in AWS
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Tom Adams


Tom Adams is a hands-on technical principal at ThoughtWorks, a software company and a community of passionate individuals who are seeking to revolutionize the IT industry. He believes the hardest problem for a developer is fighting the urge to solve a different, more interesting problem than the one at hand. Tom is interested in helping teams deliver awesome software products, sharing his knowledge, and all the tools (especially Java).

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10/03/2017 8:03am EDT

Slides Link

10/02/2017 10:07am EDT

Hi Steven,

You can find all available speaker slides here:

We’ll continue to add more slides as we receive them from speakers, but please note that some speakers choose not to share their presentations.

10/02/2017 9:53am EDT

could you please post the link to the slides?

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09/22/2017 6:27am EDT

Hi All – I’m looking forward to the workshop…here are workshop notes. Please try and download the VM before the workshop it is 2.7gb (made it as small as I could).

  • Attendees need a laptop running a recent version of VirtualBox
  • Attendees need to be comfortable working with the linux command line
  • Download the workshop VM before the conference
  • Import the ova file and make sure the VM starts on your machine
  • The user id / password for the VM is DevOps / none
  • The VM is configured with no login on startup
  • Review the readme on the VM /home/devops/mlb-scores/ReadMe.txt