Phil is a Distinguished Engineer & CTO, Container and Linux OS Architecture Strategy for the IBM Watson and Cloud Platform division. Phil is currently an OSS maintainer in the Docker (now Moby) engine project, the CNCF containerd project, and is a member of both the Open Container Initiative (OCI) Technical Oversight Board and the Moby Technical Steering Committee. Phil is a long-standing member of the Docker Captains program and has enjoyed a long relationship with key open source contributors and experts in the Docker ecosystem.

Phil is a regular speaker at industry and developer conferences as well as meetups on topics related to open source, Docker, Linux container technology and the broader container ecosystem. Phil is a recognized subject matter expert on Linux container technology and regularly assists IBM's product teams and enterprise customers in their application of container technology for their public and private cloud solutions. He maintains an active blog...

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Arrows moving a process forward

Dive into the differences between these two operating systems that share much of the same heritage and many of the same goals.
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Arriving in Golang land: A senior developer's journey.
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Here's everything you need to know about diffs and patches, including examples of how to use them in open source projects.
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IBM engineer Phil Estes shares how his Linux hobby led him to become an open source leader, contributor, and maintainer.
Containers on a ship on the ocean

runC , a lightweight universal container runtime, is a command-line tool for spawning and running...