Arnaud Porterie

The Docker open source project is among the most successful in recent history by every possible metric: number of contributors, GitHub stars, commit frequency, etc. Managing an open source project at that scale and preserving a healthy community doesn’t come without challenges. This post is the first of a 3-part series on how we deal with those challenges on the Docker Engine project, starting with the most important aspect of all: the people.

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Arnaud Porterie

As the countdown to DockerCon EU 2015 ticks away, we’re excited to introduce a new track and summit dedicated to the Docker Project’s open source community. This past July we had a blast discussing everything Project-related in the Contributor Zone in San Francisco, and decided to take it one step forward in Europe with four sessions for anyone looking to learn about and get involved in the Docker Project. Take a look at what we’ve got planned:

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Thea Lamkin

At DockerCon 2015 in San Francisco, we’re excited to debut new activities for the community of users and contributors to the Docker Project. From a dedicated space throughout the conference to our first ever Contributor Summit, there will be plenty to do for both seasoned Docker contributors and those looking to learn more about open source. Take a look below for more details and see how you can get involved.

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Thea Lamkin

If you write code for a living, you’ve probably heard of Docker by now. You might have played around with it, and if you’re lucky, you may even have had the chance to use it to deploy systems in production. But have you made the leap to contributing to the project? There are many benefits to contributing to a popular open-source project like Docker: You earn recognition for improving a project used by many people. You get to collaborate with other amazingly smart people in the open-source community. You become a better programmer yourself through the process of understanding and…

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Steve Francia

Today we are nearing the end of the Docker Open-Source-a-Thon that kicked off with the Docker birthday party! Here’s an update about the fun times we’ve had so far.

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Steve Francia

On February 17th, the Docker project had its second Docker Governance Advisory Board ( DGAB ) meeting to discuss the operations of the project. As this was our second meeting, it was great to see everyone again. As a bit of background, the DGAB was established June 2014 with the intent of providing greater openness, while serving as an essential check to ensure that the Docker Project is serving the needs of its users. The goal of this advisory board is “to advise the Docker Project leadership on matters related to supporting the long term governance, structure, and roadmap of…

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Steve Francia

We recently announced that we’re organizing a global open-source-a-thon to celebrate the Docker project’s 2nd birthday. Thanks to overwhelming response and support, the event series is expanding to both online and community events! Online From March 23rd through April 19th, any contributions made to the Docker Project will count toward Docker’s donation to the Oceanic Society and its mission to conserve the habitat of Moby Dock and blue whales across the planet. We will be posting a guide on how to participate in this online “open-source-a-thon” on http://docker.party. Like the in-person events, Docker Project team members and expert developers from…

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Victor Coisne

Two weeks ago, we proudly announced the organization of a global open-source-a-thon to celebrate the Docker project’s 2nd birthday. Today, we’re excited to share more details around the event series and how you can participate. During the week of March 23rd, the docker community will be hosting over a dozen open-source-a-thon parties around the world. At these parties the Docker core team and expert developers from the Go community will teach and guide participants on how to contribute to open source. Contributions to the project at these events and in the weeks following will count toward our donation to the…

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