Introduction to Docker

Stuart Lamont Part of XW19

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, no doubt you’ve heard people talk about Docker, Containers, or MicroServices, but what does that mean?

In this half-day workshop, I will introduce you to Docker and give you some fundamentals on how to get started, and hopefully, some ideas for using MicroServices in your own organisation.

We’ll cover the What, Why, Who and How of Docker, and even demo some more advanced concepts.

This Workshop suits SysAdmins who are curious about Docker and Microservices, but have been too afraid to ask.

Participants should install the Community Edition of Docker Desktop prior to attending the Workshop, available at This Workshop will be 96% identical to the Docker workshop run at X World 2018.

Stuart is a Sysadmin with a keen interest in process automation and simplification. He spent many years working for an MSP in Educational institutions, where limited onsite time meant process simplification and automation was key to actually completing works. This is his third year presenting at X World.