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!
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 the broader open source community will teach and guide participants on how to contribute to open source. We’ll also create dedicated online communication channels for people new to contributing to open source and/or new to Docker.
There is no specific date and time for the online event, so no need to RSVP! It is open to everyone with even the smallest desire to be a part open source or those who just want to help a great cause, regardless of technical experience.
If you are interested in mentoring online or at one of the events then please sign up to be a mentor here. Remember, mentoring counts as a contribution, too.
When they heard the open-source-a-thon was happening, many community organizers reached out to us to see if they could host local events themselves in cities that, due to logistic and resource constraints, we simply couldn’t staff ourselves. We are so grateful to these wonderful community leaders for the time and talents that they donate to open source.
These community events will use the same material as the other events and will provide mentorship from expert developers from the broader open source community. Docker team members will be available via chat to help, but won’t be attending in person. Like the official events, any contributions made to the Docker Project at these events and in the weeks following will count toward Docker’s donation to the Oceanic Society.
If you are interested in hosting a local event, or want more information, please email email@example.com so we can provide you with the right materials and list it on our website.
Map of all the birthday celebrations / open-source-a-thon already announced on meetup.com:
Look forward to…
- Learn how to contribute to open source
- Learn about the Docker Project
- Learn Go
- Contribute regardless of their technical experience
- Help marine wildlife (a donation will be made for every contribution)
- Enjoy food and drinks
- Teach people how to contribute to open source
- Introduce participants to Go
- Help with git
- Mentor with code contributions
- Help marine wildlife (a donation will be made for every mentor)
- (Also) enjoy food and drinks
Big thanks and shout out to our sponsors for offering venues, food and drinks to all the participants and most importantly the opportunity to contribute to open source while helping preserve marine wildlife and oceans!