Your Docker Agenda in May

April was quite an eventful month for the Docker Community. By the end of April, over 1,200 people attended the 24 birthday events organized by the Docker community in 11 countries. With the overwhelming number of contributions we received, we were able to donate $25,000 to the Oceanic Society. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who dedicated their time and expertise to make these events a success.     In the month of May, there will be lots of fantastic events across the world. Have a look at the agenda for this month and make sure not to miss the Docker meetups in your region.

David Messina

Docker’s 2nd Birthday Wishes: Q&A with Solomon Hykes, Founder of Docker

Docker turns two this week. To celebrate the incredible contributions of our community in such a short period of time and to continue to support and grow it, we are kicking off our first ever open-source-a-thon. The goal is to introduce the skill and potential of contributing to open source to over 1,500 developers around the world, while supporting a charity near and dear to us; marine life and oceanic conservation. We wish to adopt a real female blue whale–Molly Dock–to be a companion to our own Moby Dock.   Aside from our collective wishes for more open source and better oceanic conservation, we asked Solomon what his birthday wishes were for the Docker community he founded two years ago this week. We also asked him to reflect on the initial Docker launch at Pycon and other accomplishments of the Continue reading…

John Willis

Why I Love Docker… and Why You’ll Love it Too

About Me John Willis joined docker from the recent Socketplane acquisition. John is one of the founding members of the core Devopsdays team and was an early executive of both Chef and Enstratius (sold to Dell).   A little history… In early February 2013, I received a tweet from Adrian Cole telling me that I should talk to this Dotcloud outfit. I typically don’t ignore Adrian (not a wise move), but this time, in all honesty, I ignored his tweet. At the time, the public PaaS market was a race to the bottom. Heroku was killing Engine Yard and I wasn’t really a fan of this space anyway. I felt PaaS’s were too opinionated for building infrastructure and a Public PaaS made it even worse. About two weeks went by and I received another ping from someone else telling me that I Continue reading…

Kitematic a Docker GUI joins the Docker family

We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of Kitematic, the fastest and easiest way to use Docker on the Mac.  Because Docker is a tool for developers, we find that the developers in the ecosystem build the best tools for Docker.  Orchard’s Fig (now Compose) and SocketPlane are great examples of where great ideas were generated in the ecosystem to improving the developer experience and providing operational flexibility for distributed applications. Today with Kitematic, we take another step in simplifying the developer experience and making Docker accessible to new and different software developers – further growing and enriching the community and ecosystem together.

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Michael Chiang

Our one click upgrade from dorm room to Docker – the Kitematic story.

If you didn’t already know, Kitematic is the fastest and the easiest way to use Docker on your Mac  We are super excited to announce Kitematic is going to be part of Docker family.  We get to work alongside the team of developers that inspired us to start a company together.  Together we will continue our mission to build easy-to-use yet powerful open source developer products at Docker. So why did we join Docker? The answer to that question can be found in the Kitematic story. The Itch We Had to Scratch It all began in our student apartment (ok – so it wasn’t a dorm room, but close enough). After going through a number of different internships while studying engineering at the University of Waterloo, we collectively came away with a sense that there fundamentally needed to be better Continue reading…

Steve Francia

Introducing Docker’s New Open Source Community Manager

I’m thrilled to introduce Docker’s new open source community manager, Thea Lamkin. Thea (pronounced Tey-uh) will be focused on the contributor community and experience. She joins us from New Relic, where she was very active in building a great developer-centric community.   Our contributor community could not be in better hands. Thea has deep passion for and experience with communities, developer or otherwise. Prior to New Relic she managed communities at Flickr and Tiny Speck (pre-Slack). At Flickr Thea had the challenging experience of working with the community and the mountain of mostly negative feedback around Flickr’s major redesign in 2013. It was through this experience that she developed the ability to manage any difficult situation in a graceful and constructive way.