DockerCon 2022 Mainstage: Exciting Keynote Talks, Speakers, and More

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DockerCon 2022 is less than two weeks away on May 9th-10th! DockerCon offers a fantastic chance to engage with tens of thousands of fellow developers. We can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on. (Register here to virtually attend our interactive event.)

That’s not all! Our Docker crew has some exciting things to share in a variety of formats. Join us on the Mainstage for our keynote address, live demos, cool hacks, a special fireside chat, and lightning talks. Additionally, hosts Kat Speer and Shy Ruparel will amplify the conversation through snappy commentary and live responses to your call outs on social media (don’t forget to use the #dockercon hashtag!).

Follow along to find out what’s in store during our Mainstage sessions.

Keynote Address

From 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. PDT, on the Mainstage


CEO Scott Johnston will kickstart DockerCon 2022 with some exciting announcements and teasers on what’s to come. Tune in as Scott discusses common developer challenges, Docker technologies, and the innovative strides we’ve made together over the past year — plus what’s in store for Docker’s future. Docker’s product managers will discuss the latest releases and features, and our customers will be front-and-center to share their experiences.

We’re always immensely interested to learn how organizations are tackling their biggest challenges. Companies across numerous industries have deployed faster at scale with Docker technologies, and their teams have also enjoyed better collaboration. On the Mainstage, Scott will welcome two customers who’ve accomplished some pretty impressive things throughout their development journeys. 

Successfully deploying rich, interactive games to the masses is especially challenging. Few understand this challenge like Brian Jackson, Senior Engineering Manager at ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s in-house gaming studio. The creative outfit has released popular titles like Vader Immortal and Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge. Follow along as Brian shares his team’s development efforts from start to finish — and how Docker has helped ILMxLAB deliver virtual experiences to global audiences.

Rapid7’s Kris Rivera, Principal Software Engineer will also take the stage to discuss his company’s push for security and scalability. Containerization and Docker’s tools have been pivotal in this effort — and in helping Rapid7’s teams streamline common workflows. You’ll also learn how the Boston software vendor has used automation to successfully deliver strengthened cybersecurity to its customers. 

Fireside Chat with Kelsey Hightower

From 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PDT, on the Mainstage

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Get cozy with Kelsey Hightower, Software Engineer, Developer Advocate, and Minimalist, and Scott Johnston as the duo sits down for a casual conversation about cloud-native development. Both Scott and Kelsey will tackle questions about where the industry is headed, the future of application development, and how developer obsession plays a key role in improving experiences for everyone.

This open-ended chat will address numerous themes, from low-code development to software supply chains. Speaking from his unique perspective as a 20-year IT veteran, Kelsey is eager to share his thoughts on ecosystem development, popular technologies (Docker included), and any lessons he’s learned at each stop during his career. You won’t want to miss this frank-and-introspective discussion on the state of today’s software industry.

What’s New in Docker Desktop?

From 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. PDT, on the Mainstage


Join Steph Rifai as she guides you through Docker Desktop’s next big milestone: the launch of Docker Desktop for Linux (DD4L). During a step-by-step live demo, Steph will show you how to use DD4L, and how its core features help you accomplish more with less effort.

If you’re ready to enjoy easier collaboration and smoother workflows all without having to leave Docker Desktop’s interface, you won’t want to miss these special announcements! Can’t wait to get your hands on Docker Desktop for Linux in the meantime? Feel free to download and install our DD4L Beta

Docker Extensions and Extensions Lightning Talks

From 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. PDT, on the Mainstage


It’s official: Docker Extensions are coming to Docker Desktop! These community-and-partner developed add-ons within Docker Desktop unlock expanded functionality without requiring you to hop between windows. Docker Extensions keep you within Docker Desktop and help you harness it how we’ve always intended — as a one-stop, all-inclusive development platform that makes development more enjoyable. 

Additionally, tune in to learn more about our Extensions SDK! You’ll learn how to leverage the SDK to build powerful extensions for your team, and how to contribute to Docker’s community. We’re really thrilled about Docker Extensions, and can’t wait to showcase their true potential during these quick lightning talks.

Want to learn more in the meantime? Check out our Docker Extensions introduction video with Amy Bass (Senior Product Manager) and Guillaume Tardif (Staff Software Engineer):


Register for DockerCon 2022!

Our agenda for DockerCon 2022 is packed with value — regardless of your background or how much development experience you’re bringing with you. Our keynote speakers will touch on numerous topics relevant to the cloud-computing industry throughout the day. You’re invited to grab a seat and swing by our Mainstage during this virtual event on May 10th!

DockerCon 2022 is fast approaching. Register for free to enjoy these exciting talks and much, much more as we dive deeply into today’s leading technologies. Don’t miss it!


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