Container Days Austin

October 14th & 15th 2016, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Austin


With the overwhelming success of Container Days Austin in 2015, we are launching the 2nd annual Container Days in Austin in October 2016! This year, we will host the conference on October 14th and 15th at the brand new Texas Advanced Computing Center located at 10100 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78758.

Container Days will be bigger than last year with around 250 people interested in containers and container technologies. Container Days is an un-conference style gathering meant to discuss the revolution of Docker, CoreOS and other light weight virtualization technologies and their applications.

Patterned closely after CitCon and DevOps Days, Container Days provides a forum for all those interested in all the technical, process and production ramifications of adopting container style virtualization.

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August 1st: Registration is open!

August 31st: Our workshops have been announced! Friday morning, you'll have the option to pick between the 3 hour Docker 101 workshop or learn more about Chef Habitat. After lunch, you'll get to choose your own adventure and spend the afternoon learning more about Docker Swarm/Kubernetes or Mesos. Learn more about the workshops in the Schedule below.

September 20th: Our entire speaker lineup has been announced! Learn more about conference schedule below.


We will host the conference on October 14th and 15th at the brand new Texas Advanced Computing Center located at 10100 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78758. Parking information

10100 Burnet Rd. Austin, Texas

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This will be the 2nd installment of Container Days in Austin. Last year, container days was a sold out conference with 200 attendees and was very warmly received. This year, we expect 250 attendees who are leading edge implementers in the container space. Sponsoring Container Days connects your company to local technical and business minds who influence decisions in Containers, IT operations and devops. Container Days Austin offers the following sponsorship packages for 2016, held October 14, 15 at the Texas Advanced Computing Center. For more questions on sponsorships, please email us at

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Container Days Austin happens all day Friday (October 14th) and Saturday (October 15th).

Friday includes training classes on all things containers followed by an evening keynote, and close out the evening with a social happy hour.

Saturday opens with breakfast and a set of talks followed by a quick openspace planning session. After lunch, we will break into four open sessions across 6 locations will provide a variety of topics determined by attendees fill the afternoon, followed by the closing circle.

If you would like to lead a session, please consider having something prepared to spark a discussion. This might be a short demo of a problem you are having implementing containers, or a demonstration of how you are aggregating logs, etc. We will have at least two spaces with AV for demos and other visual presentations.


What are OpenSpaces?

OpenSpace is a small set of rules that allow groups of people to interact in a simple, productive, organized way to create valuable dialogs that address the participants' most important issues.

The Fundamental "Rules" of the sessions that happen during OpenSpace conferences are:

  • Whoever shows up is the right group
  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could have
  • Whenever it starts is the right time
  • When it's over, it's over.

To Lead an OpenSpace Talk:

  • Come up with an interesting topic and title for your discussion. While many ideas will be spontaneous, we want to encourage people to come with some preparation and thoughts on hands on activities. AV will be provided in at least two of the spaces.
  • Fill out a schedule Post-It for your topic.
  • Place the topic on the schedule.
  • If you see topics that have something in common, consider combining them into a single time slot.
  • If a significant number of people want to attend your discussion and another discussion in the same time slot, try to trade into another time slot to ensure maximum dialog and participation.

To Attend an OpenSpace Talk

  • Check the schedule and sign up for a talk or just drop in if you wish
  • Use the 'Law of two feet.' If you feel that you are not contributing or benefiting from a presentation, please feel free to move on to something else.
  • Allow the discussion convener to steer his or her topic. If you have an opposing opinion that needs a full time slot you should feel free to add your own OpenSpace slot to discuss the topic.


Important Contact Information

Email address for organizers:
Local law enforcement: City of Austin Police - call 911
Sexual assault hotline: SafePlace - (512) 267-7233
Medical Emergency: Call 911
Local taxi company: Yellow Cab Austin - (512) 452-9999, Austin Cab (512) 478-2222

Conference Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Need Help?

If at any reason at the conference, you observe attendees violating the code of conduct, please contact a conference organizer or volunteer immediately. You can also reach the conference organizers via email at

The Quick Version

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.