Docker is actively working to improve opportunities for women and underrepresented minorities throughout the global ecosystem and promote diversity in the larger tech community.
We’re proud to have contributed close to $100,000 in sponsorships, scholarships and complementary tickets to DockerCon. In addition to these funds, the Docker Team has launched and supports several ongoing initiatives with like-minded partners.
Earlier this year, we celebrated the Docker project’s third birthday by providing training to those new to Docker.
We partnered with several leading organizations that are dedicated to promoting diversity in tech including Women Who Code, ChickTech, General Assembly, Woman Who Go and GoBridge to ensure that all of these events were inclusive for everyone attending. Many thanks to our global partners who helped make all of these birthday celebrations possible!
Women Who Code
As part of our ongoing effort to make sure DockerCon, Docker meetups and other Docker events are safe and welcoming spaces for women, Docker has partnered with Women Who Code and donated $20,000 in support of their initiatives.
In an effort to include more women at DockerCon, we extended a donation of 50 full DockerCon passes to Women Who Code members. Thanks to their guidance and outreach, we’re working to make DockerCon and all of our Docker meetups more inclusive.
DockerCon Diversity Scholarship
DockerCon brings together members from all aspects of our growing ecosystem and community. To ensure that members of underrepresented groups have the opportunity to attend DockerCon without the barrier of financial strain, Docker has proudly launched the DockerCon Diversity Scholarship Program. The goal of this initiative is to provide support and guidance through mentorship and a scholarship to attend DockerCon Seattle. Meet the five scholarship winners here!
Bump Up Challenge: Together, we win!
As part of the Bump Up Challenge, attendees receive a Bluetooth, LED wristband that lets you earn points by learning, meeting others and sharing at DockerCon. These points are not only for your personal rank, but also go toward a DockerCon community total.
We will pool points as a DockerCon community and unlock inaugural funding for the Docker Scholarship Fund. As you and the Docker community participate, more points are accumulated and Docker will donate more to sponsor scholarships for individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups in tech to attend a coding school. Help ensure that we guarantee the maximum donation from Docker by engaging in the Bump Up Challenge!
Want to help Docker with these initiatives?
We’re always happy to connect with other folks who want to improve opportunities for women and underrepresented minorities throughout the global ecosystem and promote diversity in the larger tech community.
If you or your organization are interested in getting more involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. With your help, we are excited to take these initiatives to the next level!
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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