Russ McKendrick: The Docker Guy

russ_fullRuss McKendrick, Solutions Architect at Reconnix, is beginning to be recognised for his pseudonym, “The Docker Guy”. Russ has been busy studying the world of Docker since October 2013. Moreover, he has been blogging about his use of Docker since the beginning of 2014. As a result, he has become a real go-to guy. In fact, he understands Docker so well, he has been giving talks on the processes and applications of Docker.

Docker, for those who don’t know, is an open platform for distributed applications. You can develop Docker apps quickly, with little friction between various production environments. That is, you can run the same Docker application on laptops, data center VMs, and any cloud, with no changes involved.

Here’s where it gets interesting. Docker have been so impressed with Russ’ work that they have retweeted his latest blog article, “Docker, Fig, NGINX Reverse Proxies and CentOS 7.” And, to top that, they have published him on their mailing list! A great achievement.

Interestingly, it looks like the big boys are trying to keep up with Russ, too. Recently, Google announced that they think that containers will be the next big thing. Something that Russ has been saying for a long time.

So, If you have a Docker problem, and no one else can help, and if you can find him, maybe you can hire, The Docker Guy.

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