June 2014

June 17, 2014

6:00 - 7:30 PM


Docker Workshop


Spencer Herzberg and David W. Body

We will do a workshop style introduction to Docker using Rackspace virtual machines in the cloud. We will cover the basic docker commands. We will show you a few commands and have you work through some simple docker commands on your own in a teacher-student style format.

Things we will cover are:

  • Running, stopping, inspecting containers
  • Building your own container from scratch with Dockerfiles
  • Building a basic Docker based architecture
  • Building and running a Ruby based webapp container
  • Building and running a Ruby background worker container (resque)

This workshop will be fully hands-on and the only requirements are that you bring a computer with a ssh client (putty, cygwin, *nix shell) or pair up with someone else. Basic Linux knowledge will be helpful.

The workshop will be lead by Spencer Herzberg and David W. Body.

Spencer is half devops, half developer who is passionate about agile development and automation. He works for Source Allies in Des Moines where he works on a wide variety of languages, frameworks and infrastructure.

David is a generalist software developer and organizer of the Iowa Ruby Brigade.

Rackspace machines will be provided by the Pyowa Users Group.

Pizza Sponsor

Thanks to Modis for providing pizza for this meeting.

Meeting Location

Merchants Bonding Company
2100 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, Iowa, 50321

This is across the street from Grays Lake and just south of Waterworks Park.

Park behind the building on the south side and enter through the patio.

Wi-fi Internet access is available.

Click here for a map.

Materials for the Docker Workshop