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Docker-in-Chief Solomon Hykes reflects on’s transformation from open-source tool developer to a PaaS to the force behind Docker containers.

The Structure Show 2014

Solomon Hykes, founder and CTO of Docker is the benevolent dictator of the super-heated Docker container universe. But with power comes responsibility and he knows that for Docker (writ large) to succeed, Docker (the company) must behave itself.

Docker Founder and CTO Solomon Hykes at DockerCon 2014Docker, then known as started out as an open source developer with cool technology “no one was interested in” to a company “using that cool technology to launch Heroku but for multiple languages.”  But now the focus is back on Docker containers and he’s definitely hoping that the project will follow in the footsteps of Linux and not another open-source project which won’t be named here — hey if you want to know, you have to listen. And make sure you have your beverage of choice ready to play the Docker drinking game.

But first, Derrick Harris and I discuss Amazon’s official entry into mobile app development platform  a la Parse, which will launch (hopefully) on Thursday; the land grab in cloud storage gateways, and why it’s sort of great that Yahoo Flickr has released a ginormous data set from all those flickr photos and videos for analysis by data scientists or just people who want to experiment with ginormous data sets.



Hosts: Barb Darrow and Derrick Harris

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