Victor Coisne

Announcing Docker Global Hack Day #3

Victor Coisne

The next Docker Global Hack Day will run from Wednesday, September 16th through Monday, September 21st!

Docker Global Hack Day #1 and #2 were a big success thanks to you, and we expect this year to be even better and bigger with the involvement of more Docker hackers worldwide.

Submit Your Hack Ideas!

The San Francisco edition will kickoff with talks by Marianna Tessel, SVP of Engineering at Docker and other members of the core team, who will share some updates about new features included in the latest release of Docker and how they facilitate the creation and management of distributed applications. The talks and demo will be livestreamed and recorded, so that every Docker meetup group and Docker hacker participating will be able to learn about those new features and announcements.

Everyone is welcome to join the Docker Global Hack Day either through a local Docker Meetup group or online! Most of the groups hosting events will be announced very soon, but you can already register to watch the livestream here.

If you do not find a Docker Meetup Group near you, you can participate by registering to the Docker Online Meetup group.



As a team of 1-3 hackers, you will hack on a project using Docker or its infrastructure plumbing (runC, Notary) as a central piece. You will have exactly from 4pm PDT on Wednesday, September 16th to 9am PDT on Monday, September 21st to complete this project. This window includes the time to create all materials needed for your submission.

Although it is not allowed to start your project before 4pm PDT on Wednesday, September 16th, we strongly encourage everyone to think about project ideas in advance. We will build a page with all the project ideas for everyone to see what ideas have already been submitted and help participants form teams.

Everyone will submit projects in one of three categories listed below:

1) Docker Plugins
2) Docker Plumbing – runC, Notary, etc
3) Docker Freestyle – must use features from Docker 1.7 and above.

Submit Your Hack Ideas:

You will be able to submit through this form with the following information:

• Hack Title
• Brief abstract (50-100 word description)
• Hacker Name
• Best way to contact project lead
• URL describing the project idea
• How can other people help you?

The Docker community will then vote on the best hack in each category in two different ways.


1) Local Docker Meetup winners 

A jury composed of Docker Engine core maintainers will vote for the local edition winners from each Meetup group that organized a local edition of the Docker Global Hack Day.

Prizes for the local edition winners will be announced soon.

2) Global Docker Global Hack Day Winners

We will build a page with all projects and videos for the community to vote for the global winner. Note that Local Docker Meetup winners will be featured on this page.

Voting will be done through social networks – stay tuned for an update on how this voting will work.

The Global winning team will be invited to attend DockerCon Europe (conference passes + accommodations for each member of the winning team).


Connect with the Docker hackers from around the world!

During the day the Docker team and the Docker community will be on IRC helping you hack your project or answering questions about Docker. The official back channel for this event on IRC is #docker.

The official hashtag for the event on Twitter is #dockerhackday. Everybody will tweet using this hashtag. You can also follow us on Twitter to receive news real-time during the day.


og1swStay tuned for upcoming updates including prizes, local editions and the hack idea page!

And get ready to contain all the things in September!





If you have any question about the Docker Global Hack Day #3, please email us at or ping us on Twitter.




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