In just a couple of days, over four thousand people will be joining us in Seattle for DockerCon 2016 to learn from top practitioners, take part in hands-on labs, engage with Docker ecosystem innovators and meet others in the Docker Community.
We realize that attendees were bummed when we didn’t announce an in-person hackathon but we have been working hard to remedy this by organizing an online hackathon for participants to hack on the newest features and products coming out of DockerCon!
We can’t reveal too many of the hackathon details right now, but we can tell you that we will be using a platform called DevPost. By using DevPost, Participants will have access to resources allowing them to review the rules, submit their hacks, view other hacks, participate in and start discussions, and easily find other participants with similar interests or complementary skills to join forces with!
Starting on Thursday, June 23rd, those interested in participating in this online hackathon can register, start forming teams and brainstorm on the ultimate hack ideas! Submissions will be due a month later on Monday, July 25th and by Monday, August 1st, three teams will be selected as the winners of the hackathon!
Each of our five judges will assign a rating of 1-5 stars based on the following criteria:
- Fit: Does Docker improve the project or fundamentally enable it?
- Efficiency Is this implementation small in size, easy to transport, quick to start up and run?
- Integration: Does the project fit well into other systems, or is it sufficiently complex itself to be its own system?
- Transparency: Can other people easily recreate your project now that you’ve shown how? Is your code open source?
- Presentation: How well did you present your project in the video? Does the video convey your hack clearly and do you cover all the important points?
- Usefulness: Popular vote on how many would people would use your hack. So keep your audience in mind!
- Longevity: Can the project be improved / built upon?
Each participant on the winning hackathon teams will win a prize depending on their rank. We’re still finalizing the prizes for winners, but here is a sneak peek into some of the prizes we already have in mind: Oculus Rift, Hololens, and a MakerBot – Replicator Mini.
What can you do to get a head start before we officially announce the hackathon next week?
- Watching the DockerCon General Sessions live to hear first all of the exciting announcements that will be central to the focus of the hackathon.
- Attend a DockerCon Recap event near you! Several have already been posted on our events site and many others will be announced soon. Shout out to these groups that have already posted their recap meetups: Amsterdam, Austin, Bangalore, Brussels, Dallas, Denver, London, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Portland, Rome, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Tokyo, Western Mass, Zurich.
We do need your help! If you attending DockerCon and want to share your experience your local Docker community or if your organization wants to host a DockerCon Recap event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Can’t join us in Seattle for DockerCon 2016?
Don’t worry, all of the general sessions will be livestreamed! We are also recording the conference sessions and will post them online along with the presenter’s slides after the conference.
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