Travis Reeder, the co-founder and CTO of Iron.io, spoke at last night’s Docker NYC meetup about Microcontainers. In addition, Hermann Hesse of Sumo Logic spoke about Logging in Docker. Iron.io is a big proponent of microcontainers, which are minimalistic docker containers that can still process full-fledged jobs. We’ve seen microcontainers gaining traction amongst software architects and developers because their…

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Go 1.6 Launch Party

Lightning, thunder, and even hail swept through SF yesterday. But, that didn’t deter hundreds from hustling to Docker’s HQ for the Go 1.6 release party! GoSF received over 470 signups, a nice sum for a relatively young language. Yesterday’s launch party boasted trivia, stuffed gopher giveaways, and a limited run T-shirt from Iron.io’s Bruce Lu. Oh, and…

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SF Rails: Reduce Complexity and Simplify Code

Last night we swung by the snazzy DevBootCamp offices. Our goal? To learn from the fine folks joining us at the SF Rails meetup. The topics included DCI, a comparison of static site generators to traditional CMS, and how workers are better fit than functional programming for reactive infrastructure. Heady stuff! Keep reading for a preview…

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Today, we’re getting an additional spark that will accelerate our push into the enterprise market. We are excited to announce an extension of our Series A round which now equals $11.5 million; and welcome Sapphire Ventures, to our list of investors – Baseline Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Divergent Ventures, Ignition Partners and Cloud Capital Partners.…

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As a Customer Success engineer here at Iron.io, I’ve been fortunate enough to see people using Iron.io in ways I never thought about. It’s actually one of my favorite parts of my job. Recently, I was chatting with a customer who mentioned his students were using Iron.io in their final project. This peeked my interest,…

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Thanks to Eutelsat_SA for the base image! CC BY 2.0 Space, the final frontier. If only we could take selfies. Wait, what? We can? This is the service Astro Digital provides. A selfie-stick from space is my crude analogy. Turns out, there are better analogues. I had the pleasure of catching up with Bronwyn Agrios,…

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This post is a continuation of our Defrag 2015 coverage from yesterday. Read on to hear about our favorite talks from day two. Talks Where Does the Time Go? – Researching Top Activities At Work Lisa Kamm is a Product Manager at Google. She got involved with a project to figure out how Googler’s spend…

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Yesterday was the start of the 9th annual Defrag conference! What is Defrag? Defrag describes itself as: “We explore the frontiers of technology’s intersections with society, government, education, healthcare, and commerce through discussions and sessions rooted in topics like cloud computing, APIs, mobile technologies, big data, devops, the internet of things, and next generation human…

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