Marc Verstaen

From Board Member to Team Member: Leading Product Development at Docker

Docker was unleashed on an unsuspecting world in March 2013. Prior to that, I had the distinct pleasure of getting an early preview of Solomon Hykes’ vision of creating a programmable layer for the Internet in a dotCloud board meeting. Until then, I had considered dotCloud (now Docker) only as a way to create the best and coolest PaaS. What Solomon helped me and the other board members to see was that the value of our technology was in how we were doing things, not in the product we were actually delivering at the time. We had to make containers accessible to all, instead of using them for our internal benefit. I was fascinated by Solomon’s vision of a new, straightforward, standardized way to build, deploy and run everything on the Web.