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Akbar Dhanaliwala

Akbar is the CEO of Lager Data and an embedded engineer with 16 years of experience. He has developed firmware and hardware for numerous industry-leading companies including SolarCity, Pax, Juul, Volkswagen, and Bosch.

Before Lager, he was Director of Engineering for the a16z-backed startup Ringly and co-founder of Minna, an award-winning sexual health device company, and Pocobor, a Bay Area embedded systems design firm.

He holds a BS in Engineering from Cornell University and an MS in Engineering from Stanford University.

Container-ize Your Build Environment: Advantages of Docker For Firmware Development

Available in 26 days, 18 hours and 7 minutes

Docker is a relatively new technology that has revolutionized the web world, but is underutilized in the embedded systems industry. However, Docker's light-weight virtualization technology is perfectly suited for solving many of the biggest pain points firmware developers face today. In this talk we'll briefly go over how containerization works (vs. traditional virtual machines), the benefits of containerization for firmware development and automated testing, and walk through what developing with a Docker container actually looks like.

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