Overall, Dockercon did a good job connecting Docker users with information. In some ways, it was a very “let’s get down to business” conference without the open source collaboration feel of previous events. For enterprise customers and partners, that may be a welcome change.
Unlike past Dockercons, the event did not have major announcements or a lot of non-Docker ecosystem buzz. That said, I miss that the event did not have major announcements or a lot of non-Docker ecosystem buzz.
One item that got me excited was an immutable operating system called LinuxKit which is powered by a Packer-like utility called Moby (ok, I know it does more but that’s still fuzzy to me).
RackN CTO, Greg Althaus, was able to turn around a working LinuxKit Kubernetes demo (VIDEO) overnight. This short video explains Moby & LinuxKit plus uses the new Digital Rebar Provision in an amazing integration.
Want to hear more about immutable operating systems? Check out our post on RackN’s site about three challenges of running things like LinuxKit, CoreOS Container Linux and RancherOS on metal.
Oh, and YES, that was my 15-year-old daughter giving a presentation at Dockercon about workplace diversity. I’ll link the video when they’ve posted them.