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"Basic concepts and Live Tutorial on Docker Containers for Novice Users"

Mathematics of Data & Decisions

Speaker: Prem Devanbu
Related Webpage: https://sites.google.com/view/maddd/home
Location: ZOOM
Start time: Tue, May 26 2020, 4:00PM


Abstract: A "virtual machine" VM is (roughly) a megalomaniacal program that pretends to be an entire computer: when you run one, it's like you have a computer within your computer. Docker Containers are a simple, very bare-bones kind of virtual machine. Docker comes with a rich ecosystem of tools that make it very to build, distribute, download and run VMs. It's so easy, even a hexagenarian full professor can build and distribute containers all day long without begging students for help. Their convenience and resource-thriftiness have made them very popular as a gestalt packaging mechanism for the frenzied rate of what some generously call ``innovation" in on-line services like Uber, Facebook etc. These same features also make them attractive vehicles to capture reproducible data science experiments. In this short 30-40 minute tutorial, I'll give a brief overview of Docker, and show off some of the tools that constitute the eco-system.

See https://sites.google.com/view/maddd/home for ZOOM link and contact organizer for Password, no personal emails please.