Workshop: Docker Jumpstart

Length: 1 day (plus optional second day of hands on consulting)

Docker is the red-hot container solution that companies big and small are adopting at record pace. This workshop is our years of learning, consulting, and teaching wrapped into an action-packed hands-on lab with two instructors walking you through the Docker toolset.

This one-day course will teach you the fundamentals of container technology, and how you can leverage Docker in your development and production environments.

Students will learn:

  • How to use Docker and Compose on your machine for better software building and testing.
  • Skills to build advanced development environments with your code running in Containers.
  • Hand’s-on with best practices for making Dockerfiles and Compose files like a Pro!
  • Understand the new Windows Containers and how they are different from Linux Containers.
  • Build a fancy multi-node Swarm cluster for production deployments!
  • Update and change your Swarm Services without downtime using blue/green deploys.

(Optional) Day 2 “Bring Your Own App”

Day 2 is an optional day of 1-on-1 training using your app! Only 4 (two-hour) Slots Available!

Bring your own app(s) and we’ll work 1-on-1 with you for two hours to Dockerize and test your app. Think of it as rapid prototyping the migration of your non-Docker app. You’ll take home Dockerfile’s and Compose files we help you build.

Day 2 Schedule: We’re in classroom all day 9-5, and will assign you a two-hour window where we’ll focus just on your app on the Projector. The rest of the time you can learn from how we’re Dockerizing other teams apps, or just keep working on your Dockerizing efforts. One of us will still be available for questions.

Want to do a rapid migration prototype in a private session? Contact us and we’ll schedule a migration roadmap session or an actual private workshop to migrate your app.

You’ll also get access to

  • Bret’s Docker Mastery Course on Udemy ($200 value)
  • The Docker Mastery Slack Community plus a private channel for this workshop
  • Docker Command Cheat Sheets
  • Online tutorials to try on your own, including advanced security options, deploying your own image registry, deploying centralized monitoring and logging, and more.


  1. No paid software required - Just install your favorite text editor and browser!
  2. Local admin access to install Docker for Mac/Windows/Linux
  3. Understand terminal or command prompt basics

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Bret Fisher

Bret Fisher is freelance Docker consultant, trainer, speaker, and open source volunteer. He’s been a cloud and data center ops and system administrator for 20 years. Currently, he helps teams Dockerize their apps and systems and improve their speed of deployment, resiliency, metrics, and awareness (all that DevOps-y stuff). Bret is a Docker Captain and Code for America Brigade Captain. He also has a bestselling Udemy course on Docker at In his free time Bret CrossFit’s, surfs a little, travels with his wife, and geeks out in the awesome dev community in Virginia Beach, VA.

Email: [email protected]

Kevin Griffin

Kevin Griffin is an author, teacher, mentor, and consultant focusing in software development. He is the author of the Twilio Blueprint. As the owner of Swift Kick, a software training and services company, Kevin specializes in helping businesses push their technology stacks into the 21st century. You can often find Kevin speaking at conferences and user groups across the country or blogging at

Email: [email protected]

Upcoming Offerings
July 27-28, 2017Richmond, VirginiaRegister