Nebraska.Code() Sessions tagged infrastructure

Docker & Container basics

What is Docker? What is a container? Why should I care? Is a container just a Virtual Machine? How does all of this actually work?

These are the questions I aim to answer with this presentation. We'll introduce the concept of containers, talk about how they compare and contrast to virtual machines, and take a deep-dive into the inner workings of the Docker container engine.

By the end of this session, you'll know everything you need to get started with Docker and container-izing an app of your own. This presentation won't cover container deployment pipelines, or production infastructure for containers, just the core concepts that serve as a prerequisite for moving on to those more advanced topics.

Speaker

Paul Spoon

Paul Spoon

Senior Software Engineer, Olo

Agile Doesn't Work for Us - Agile in Infrastructure Teams

Infrastructure and support teams spend most of their time responding to emergencies. Trying to put support requests and incident tickets into iterations is ridiculous. Agile just doesn’t work for infrastructure teams! Or so we're told. This session will review the year-long implementation of agile/DevOps on an infrastructure team that supports 44 separate applications in a company with thousands of employees.

Attendees will learn how this team used and adapted Kanban to manage support queues and improve both the coverage and quality of support for their customers. We will also discuss how the team adopted Scrum to manage the project work that often takes a back seat to the urgent requests that regularly flood into support organizations.

There will be plenty of time for session attendees to ask questions, and discussion of issues will be encouraged.

Speaker

Keil Wilson

Keil Wilson

IT Enterprise Business Applications Architect, Nelnet