Yesterday marked International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women. In that spirit, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re partnering with Girl Develop It, a national 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides affordable and judgment-free opportunities for adult women interested in learning web and software development through accessible in-person programs. Through welcoming, low-cost classes, GDI helps women of diverse backgrounds achieve their technology goals and build confidence in their careers and their everyday lives.
Girl Develop It deeply values community and supportive learning for women regardless of race, education levels, income and upbringing, and those are values we share. The Docker team is committed to ensuring that we create welcoming spaces for all members of the tech community. To proactively work towards this goal, we have launched several initiatives to strengthen the Docker community and promote diversity in the larger tech community including our DockerCon Diversity Scholarship Program, which provides mentorship and a financial scholarship to attend DockerCon. PS — Are you a women in tech and want to attend DockerCon in Austin April 17th-20th? Use code womenintech for 50% off your ticket!
Launching Pilot Class
In collaboration with the GDI curriculum team, we are developing an intro to Docker class that will introduce students to the Docker platform and take them through installing, integrating, and running it in their working environment. The pilot class will take place this spring in San Francisco and Austin.
The Intro to Docker class is fully aligned with Girl Develop It’s mission to unlock the potential of women returning to the workforce, looking for a career change, or leveling up their skills said Executive Director, Corinne Warnshuis. “A course on Docker has been requested by students and leaders in the community for some time. We’re thrilled to be working with Docker to provide a valuable introduction to their platform through our in-person affordable, judgment free program.”
Want to help Docker with these initiatives?
We’re always happy to connect with others who work towards improving opportunities for women and underrepresented groups throughout the global Docker ecosystem and promote inclusion in the larger tech community.
If you or your organization are interested in getting more involved, please contact us at [email protected]. Let’s join forces and take our impact to the next level!