Shahid Iqbal

Information & Communications Technology

Azure Kubernetes Docker Containers Cloud Computing on the Azure Platform dotNet dotnet core

London, England, United Kingdom

Containers/Docker - what, why and how

It's easy to feel like you've missed the Docker hype train with containers being discussed to death for the last few years, however there are always people arriving new to the technology and also new features/opportunities.

This talk will introduce containers and Docker and cover a variety of topics (with demos) including:
-Why we might want to use containers
-Improving developer workflow with containers
-Security aspects of containers
-Windows containers and how they fit into the landscape.
-Options for running containers in production, including orchestration.

If you're completely new to containers/Docker or have some basic knowledge and want to fill in the gaps, this talk will cover the fundamentals right up to production usage.

Level: introductory
duration: 1hr
requirements: internet connect required for some demos (backup videos can be used however).


Shahid Iqbal

Independent Azure consultant, Microsoft MVP

Shahid is an independent consultant and Microsoft MVP based in the UK and operating across the globe (before covid-19!).
With over a decade of experience in .NET he works with companies to help migrate their existing applications and processes to the Cloud and Azure in particular.
He is a passionate proponent of Cloud Native approaches and employing technologies such as Azure and Kubernetes to solve modern development problems.

Shahid is also frequent speaker at both international conferences and local meetups, runs workshops on Cloud Native technologies, and is a co-organizer of a .NET meetup in the UK (Milton Keynes .NET).

When he's not working he's likely to be talking about cars, photography or gadgets.

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