AWS Experience Iberia: Containers

Modern Containers Track | Introduction to Containers by AWS

If you follow my career updates, you’ll know I’m a huge advocate for continuous learning. It’s what keeps us agile and relevant in the constantly shifting world of marketing and technology. As an international marketing expert, I’ve tackled projects in Mexico, Spain, France, the Netherlands, and London, focusing heavily on solutions from Google, particularly the Google Cloud Platform. However, I strongly believe in being tech-agnostic – staying sharp means exploring solutions from industry leaders. It’s what pushed me to investigate learning opportunities with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other players like Microsoft Azure.

So, when I learned about the events hosted by AWS-EXPERIENCE Iberia, I jumped at the chance to expand my knowledge. Last Thursday, February 15, 2024, I tackled the first module of their six-part Modern Containers Track, titled “Introduction to Containers.”

On this particular Thursday, I dived into the fundamentals of container technology, which plays a revolutionary role in building and deploying applications. This introduction wasn’t just conceptual; we tackled hands-on work to cement those concepts with practical skills.

Key Takeaways and Reflections

  • Decoding Containers: Clear explanations of what containers are, how images work, and container interactions laid a solid foundation.
  • Registries Demystified: We explored how Docker Hub and Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR) function in real-world scenarios.
  • Working with Containerised Apps: Learning to define, build, and run applications within containers proved incredibly useful.

A massive thank you to Amazon Iberia, in particular Federica Ciuffo, Ivan Sampedro Postigo, Thomas Woodhall, and Juan Antonio Albarran Fernandez – fantastic session! I’m truly impressed by the possibilities offered by Amazon Iberia and am keen to see what else is on offer. Stay tuned for my updates on upcoming modules!

The Day’s Schedule:

  • Registration and Networking: A chance to connect with peers over a quick bite.
  • Introduction to Containers: A historical overview of the tech, plus the advantages, key terms, and potential drawbacks.
  • Well-Deserved Break: Time to refuel and reflect.
  • Docker & Docker Compose Labs: My absolute favourite part – putting newfound knowledge into action!
  • Lunch and Wrap-Up: Sharing our takeaways and bidding farewell to the team.

This introductory session was brilliant – and not just for the techies! Even as a marketer, understanding containers enhances communication with the development side of the house. Suddenly, potential bottlenecks and collaboration opportunities become far more apparent. I’m now hooked on the Modern Containers Track and can’t wait to take my AWS skills to the next level.

Want to learn more?

If you’re intrigued by containers and the power of AWS, here’s what to do:

  • Visit the AWS website for information and future event listings.
  • Follow me on my website and social media for continuous updates on my learning journey!

Let me know if you have any additional questions!

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