CERN Seminar: Open Source and Containers: A Proverbial Chicken and Egg?


We know that containers as a technology have had quite the renaissance of hype, excitement and usefulness in the last five years, much of it fueled by significantly large open source projects like Docker and Kubernetes, shepherded by companies who provided significant brainpower to attack containerization in both Linux and Windows, as well as hard problems in distributed computing. But has the “cloud native” renaissance also had an impact on the growing involvement and importance of open source across the industry?

In this talk we’ll look at how open source and cloud native technologies, like containerization, have had a symbiotic relationship, and how open source has expanded beyond simply code on GitHub to more collaborative approaches around knowledge and technology in science, academia, and across many industries.

May 16, 2019 9:30 AM — 10:30 AM
Geneva, Switzerland
Phil Estes
Phil Estes
Principal Software Engineer

I work on container runtime technology in upstream open source communities on behalf of AWS.