Despite having outgrown its San Francisco home, DockerCon remains a hub for a thriving open source community.
That might slowly be changing. Big companies are increasingly invading the exhibit space, trying to show off their container cred. But the show's 5,500 attendees are still mostly made up of the developers and operators who work directly with Docker -- "practitioners," Docker Inc. CEO Ben Golub likes to call them.
At least the event has stuck to hip cities: Seattle last year and Austin, Texas this year. No sign of Vegas on the roadmap yet.
Austin is always a pleasure to visit and is going to become a familiar place, because the Austin Convention Center will host Light Reading's own Big Communications Event in May.
Here's a peek into the hallways of one of the year's coolest geekfests. Click here for thumbnails, or click below to start the slideshow proper.
— Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading