Docker—and containers in general—are one of the hottest topics in technology these days. Developers and operations teams are flocking to modernize their applications using software containers designed to help separate applications and infrastructure—with the goal of speeding development and promoting innovation. Docker claims more than 3.5 million applications containerized to date, with 37 billion such applications downloaded.
To help you stay current with the latest, most important news and commentary in the fast-growing world of Docker and containers—especially with DockerCon18 coming to San Francisco in June—we assembled this collection of 20 experts worthy of your attention, listed in alphabetical order. Follow these folks online to keep up with the conversation, grow your knowledge and skills, and stay close to the community:
Product marketer at Docker, tweets and retweets company news and platform tips.
Developer evangelist at Instana and founder of Nashville-area Docker meetups.
DevOps engineer at Haufe-Lexware, posts largely about containers and Docker from a Windows angle.
Distinguished engineer & CTO for container and Linux OS architecture strategy at IBM, often presents at DockerCon.
Docker consultant, offers Docker Mastery course at Udemy, posts how-tos and tips.
Director of product marketing at Docker, and a regular contributor to the company blog.
Director of engineering at CloudBees, writes about containers, Docker, and other technology.
Former Docker core maintainer, blogs extensively about containers.
Self-described Docker fan, blogs extensively about Docker and other developer topics.
Developer and consultant, author of Dive Into Docker: The Complete Docker Course for Developers.
Sean P. Kane
Lead Site Reliability Engineer at New Relic, co-author of Docker: Up & Running, Shipping Reliable Containers in Production (2nd edition out Fall 2018), and longtime Docker trainer with O’Reilly Media.
Principal software engineer at Red Hat, author of doclipser tool for running Docker containers in the Eclipse IDE.
Responsible for global container strategy at Red Hat, including all aspects of Linux and containers.
Author of Using Docker: Developing and Deploying Software with Containers, retweets a lot of other Docker experts.
Senior engineer at Red Hat, working on all things containers. Fedora Ambassador. One of the CRI-O runtime guys. Moby Project core maintainer.
Open Container Initiative
Established by Docker and others in the container industry, the Linux Foundation’s Open Container Initiative (OCI) has created the Runtime Specification and the Image Specification standards for containers.
Former senior engineer at Docker. Interested in containers, diversity, languages, music, and more.
Former Docker Engine lead, now VP of engineering at Vente-Privee. Still tweets about the platform.
Frequent speaker on container security, author of Learning Path: Building Containers from Scratch with Go.
Often retweeted, contributes a lot of container tips and tools.
Docker Hub: hub.docker.com/u/tonistiigi/
Consulting engineer at Red Hat, provides how-tos on his blog.
Co-founder and core developer of Docker who left the company in March 2018, but remains an active board member. Stay tuned to find out what he’s up to next.
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