The Docker Team is excited to announce the next DockerCon will be in held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from April 17-20. For anyone not in an event planning role, finding a venue is always an adventure. Finding a venue for a unique event such as DockerCon adds an extra layer of complexity. After inquiring on over 15 venues and visiting 3 cities, we are confident that we have chosen a great venue for DockerCon 2017 and the Docker community.
DockerCon US 2017: Austin
April 17-20, 2017
Between the lively tech community, amazing restaurants and culture, Austin will be a natural fit for DockerCon. A diverse range of companies such as Dell, Whole Foods Market, Rackspace, HomeAway and many more of the hottest IT startups call Austin home. We can’t wait to welcome back many returning DockerCon alumni as well as open the DockerCon doors to so many new attendees and companies in the Austin area.
One of the most exciting additions to the DockerCon program is an extra day of content! We reviewed every attendee survey from Seattle in June, debriefed with Docker Captains and others in the community and came to the overwhelming conclusion that two days was not enough time to get the most value out of the jampacked DockerCon agenda. In 2017, we will introduce a third day of content that will repeat the top voted sessions, give more time to complete Hands-on Labs and allow more time for other learning opportunities that are in the works.
Let’s get this party started!
Save the dates:
- Monday April 17: Paid training, afternoon workshops and evening welcome reception
- Tuesday April 18: DockerCon Day 1, After Party
- Wednesday April 19: DockerCon Day 2
- Thursday April 20: DockerCon Day 3 – half day of repeat top sessions, Hands-on Labs and workshops
Pre-register now for early bird pricing and we’ll send you an additional $50 discount code once DockerCon registration launches.
Calling all speakers!
We’re excited to hear about all of the interesting ways you’re using Docker. We’re looking for a variety of talks such as cool and unique use cases and Docker hack projects, advanced technical talks, or maybe you have a great talk on tech culture. Check out our sample CFP proposals for DockerCon for more information on what the program committee is looking for when reviewing a proposal, our tips for getting a proposal accepted, and our previous talks from DockerCon 2016.
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So, by now you’ve read this entire blog post and are now shouting, “What about DockerCon Europe?!” The truth is that we have spent many months searching for an available venue and we were unable to secure a site for this year. The reality is that the conference industry is incredibly competitive and we need to lock in venues farther in advance. For this reason we are now working on bringing DockerCon back to Europe in 2017. We will update the community as soon as we concrete details.
DockerCon 2017 is a three day, Docker-centric conference organized by Docker. This year’s US edition will take place in Austin, TX and continue to build on the success of previous events as it grows and reflects Docker’s established ecosystem and ever growing community. DockerCon will feature topics and content covering all aspects of Docker and will be suitable for Developers, DevOps, Ops, System Administrators and C-level executives. You will have ample opportunities to connect and learn about how others are using Docker. We’re confident that no matter your level of expertise with Docker or your company size, you’ll meet and learn from other attendees who share the same use cases and overcame the same challenges using Docker.