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Slideshow: DockerCon Descends on Austin

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.

Voodoo Doughnuts
Every color is a different vitamin. SO MUCH NUTRITION.
Every color is a different vitamin. SO MUCH NUTRITION.

— Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

kq4ym 4/28/2017 | 4:51:03 PM
Re: Colorful Looks like lots of yummy DockerFood at this one. Not necessarily healthy stuff but nonetheless pretty cool!  It was nice to see the availability of thumbnails here of all the photos on the story too! Lots easier than clicking through one by one in the slideshow for me.
Mitch Wagner 4/26/2017 | 8:25:29 PM
Re: Stickers Kind of like in the old days when smoking was more common – when the ashtrays of the car are full, it's time to get a new car. 
mhhfive 4/26/2017 | 3:00:12 PM
Re: Stickers When your laptop is covered in stickers, that's when you know it's time to upgrade.. 


Instead of stickers, I wish companies would hand out branded privacy screen overlays.... 

Mitch Wagner 4/26/2017 | 1:46:17 PM
Stickers I'm working on my sticker collection for my laptop. Got the back nearly covered so far. Any day now I will face the tough decision of whether to remove stickers, cover stickers, or stop adding stickers. 
danielcawrey 4/25/2017 | 4:22:00 PM
Re: Colorful Are those ice cream cookies?
JohnMason 4/25/2017 | 2:46:18 PM
meeting space I liked the encouragement of impromptu meetings via the provision of playful meeting space.
Ariella 4/24/2017 | 6:05:24 PM
Colorful The doughnuts sure are full of color and calories. Whether they offer any nutritional value at all is doubtful, though. Perhaps there were also less carbohydrate and fat-infused options for the more diet-cosncious. 
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