Container registries typically give maintainers the total download count of your image, but what other information and insights are hiding behind that number? This talk explores that very question, motivations to seek this data in the first place, and technical approaches to collecting it.
What you will learn about
How container registries (e.g. Docker Hub and GitHub Container Registry) work
What kinds of data these container registries are capable of collecting what kinds of analytics they could and/or do expose from that data
How the data & insights can be useful
Ways to get this information for your project
Who this meetup/workshop is for
If you are involved with a project or company that publishes an open-source container to the world, this talk aims to provide a new perspective on how to understand the usage of your container. Technical implementation details about container registries will be discussed, but the talk still aims to be accessible to non-developers. Understanding the user base and usage patterns of your container can help everyone involved with the project be more informed and data-driven, no matter what your role might be.
About the Speaker
Avi Press is a developer tool author, functional programming language enthusiast, and founder/CEO of Scarf. He is interested in how people can solve problems by more effectively sharing data, and how that applies to building a sustainable open-source ecosystem.