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Docker Captains Program

Help steer Docker into the future

We’re on the lookout for passionate developers who love our community just as much as we do.

About the program

What it means to be a Docker Captain

Docker Captains are technical experts and passionate community builders who drive Docker’s ecosystem forward. As active contributors and advocates, they share Docker knowledge and help shape Docker products.

 

Program perks

Benefits of being a Captain

Becoming a Captain opens up opportunities for career growth, networking, and professional development. Our Captains have a direct line to Docker, get beta access to products, receive Docker swag, enjoy community support, and much more.

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Visibility and recognition

Stand out as a Docker expert. Join exclusive events, access Docker customers, and seize networking and career opportunities.

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Beta access

Get your hands on beta versions of Docker products and influence their development. Create unique content before anyone else.

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Connection with Docker staff

Directly interact with Docker staff, ask questions, provide feedback, and gain insider insights.

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Docker swag and discounts

Receive exclusive Docker swag, special access, and discounts on Docker Pro and partner products.

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Community support

Join a private Slack channel to connect with other Docker Captains and staff, share ideas, and solve technical issues.

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Annual Captains offsites

Be a part of annual events with Docker Captains and staff. Discuss Docker developments and collaborate on projects.

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Education budget

Enhance your knowledge and expertise with Docker-related training or courses, covered by an education budget for Captains.

Eligibility criteria

How to become a Docker Captain

  • Must be 18+
  • Show technical expertise in Docker and related technologies
  • Demonstrate active community involvement and thought leadership
  • Provide valuable feedback and ideas for Docker’s products and features
  • Possess a strong online presence with a significant audience or following
  • Have a history of significant contributions to the Docker community
  • Abide by the Docker Community Code of Conduct
    Note: This program is open internationally.

Application requirements

What you need to apply

In addition to the eligibility criteria, Captain applicants should fit into at least one of the following categories:

Docker Advisor

Be endorsed by a member from the Docker engineering or product team, highlighting your proficiency in Docker technologies.

Criteria: A recommendation from a Docker team member.

Docker Thought Leader

Demonstrate your influence online, showcasing leadership in the Docker realm.

Criteria: At least 5,000 monthly views across blogs, social media, or other online avenues.

Docker Community Contributor

Show significant contributions to the Docker community through content creation, event participation, or open-source engagements.

Criteria: 5+ years of experience in community leadership or aiding individuals online.

Special exceptions

Sail the extra mile

Even if you don’t meet all the criteria, you might still be called for an interview if:

  • You fit multiple categories
  • A Docker member or Captain vouches for you
  • You are part of an underrepresented group
  • You’re located in a geographical region of particular interest
  • Your application is innovative, and you show genuine enthusiasm

Renewal Process

Looking to renew your Captain status?

Docker Captains enjoy a term of one year. To qualify for renewal, Captains need to persistently meet their joining criteria and continuously contribute to the Docker community. Renewals are evaluated by Docker at the end of each term.

 

 

 

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Nonnweiler, Germany
Thorsten Hans
Cloud-Native Consultant
Thinktecture AG
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Norrköping, Sweden
Simon Aronsson
Engineering Manager
Canonical
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Rome, Italy
Francesco Ciulla
Developer Advocate
daily.dev
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Vancouver, Canada
Max Proske
Director, Software Development
SIX12 Creative
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Medellin, Colombia
Esteban Maya Cadavid
Founding Engineer
FastAPI
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Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, USA
Eric Smalling
Staff Solutions Architect
Chainguard
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Raeveen Pasupathy
Platform Engineer
ServiceRocket
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Zaragoza, Spain
Angel Borroy
Developer Evangelist
Hyland
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Bonita, CA, USA
Michele Leroux Bustamante
President and Cloud / Security Architect
Solliance Inc
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Fairfax, VA, USA
Brandon Mitchell
Open Source Developer
Independent
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Berlin, Germany
Sebastián Ramírez
Senior Staff Software Engineer
FastAPI
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Golden, CO, USA
Will Crum
Software Engineer
SpectroCloud
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Toulouse, France
Aurélie Vache
DevRel
OVHcloud
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Denver, CO, USA
Melissa McKay
Developer Advocate
JFrog
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Durham, NC, USA
Nirmal Mehta
Principal Specialist Solutions Architect
AWS
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Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Bret Fisher
Independent DevOps course creator and trainer
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Penang, Malaysia
Sujay Pillai
Cloud Advisory Manager
Accenture
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Visakhapatnam, India
Kunchala Vikram
Senior Technical Specialist
Sony
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Bochum, Germany
Camilla Hemmer
Machine Learning Team Lead
Scailex
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Trieste, Italy
Marco Franzon
Data Engineer
eXact lab
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San Francisco, CA, USA
Prakhar Srivastav
Senior Software Engineer
Google
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Freiburg, Germany
Nicholas Dille
Senior DevOps Engineer
Haufe Group
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Nabiac, Australia
Scott Coulton
Principal developer advocate
AWS
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San Francisco, CA, USA
Alex Iankoulski
Principal Solutions Architect, AI/ML Frameworks
Amazon Web Services
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Burlington, VT, USA
Julie Lerman
Owner
The Data Farm
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Melbourne, Australia
Jorge Arteiro
Senior Cloud Developer Advocate
Microsoft
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Warsaw, Poland
Łukasz Lach
Senior Software Architect
CD Projekt
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Ulm, Germany
Tobias Fenster
Managing Partner
4PS Germany
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Seattle, WA, USA
Vinicius Apolinario
Principal Cloud Advocate
Microsoft
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rossana Suarez
Tech Lead DevOps
naranjax
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Aalborg, Denmark
Martin Terp
Senior Consultant
Trifork.Security
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Hyderabad, India
Abhishek Veeramalla
Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat
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GLEIZE, France
Rachid Zarouali
Cloud Architect
sevensphere
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San Diego, CA, USA
Prabesh Thapa
Site Reliability Engineer
Capsule
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New York City, NY, USA
Nick Janetakis
Full stack developer / SRE
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Winterthur, Switzerland
Darragh Grealish
CTO
56k.Cloud
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Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Paloma Lataliza
Cloud Engineer
Claro
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Ankara, Turkey
Çiğdem Kadakoğlu
Senior Cloud&DevOps Engineer
EPAM
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Quebec, Canada
Julien Maitrehenry
CEO & Cloud Architect
Kumojin
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Mohammad-Ali A’râbi
Software Engineer
Jodel
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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
Oli Sturm
Chief Evangelist
DevExpress
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Berlin, Germany
Sergei Shitikov
Lead Software Engineer
Resido
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Mielec, Poland
Damian Naprawa
Software Architect
Capgemini
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Provo, UT, USA
Rob Richardson
Portfolio Architect
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Lukasz Dynowski
Independend Consultant
SRP Consultancy
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Madrid, Spain
Ulises Gascon
Architect
One Beyond
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Osaka, Japan
Masahito Zembutsu
Technical Communicator / Engineer
SAKURA internet, inc
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Athens, Greece
Antonis Kalipetis
Software Engineer
Platform.sh
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Cheshire, UK
Nigel Poulton
Content creator
nigelpoulton.com
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Ayacucho, Perú
Edith Erika Puclla Pareja
Technology Evangelist
Percona
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Nürnberg, Germany
Timo Stark
Principal Technical Product Manager NGINX
NGINX
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London, UK
Mama Samba Braima Nelson Djalo
Founder
Amigoscode
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Quebec, Canada
Hamida Rebai
Cloud Solution Architecte
Revenu Quebec
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Camilla Martins
Senior Site Reliability Engineer
Storyblok
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Istanbul, Turkey
Batuhan Apaydın
Platform Engineer
Trendyol
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Rajkot, India
Harsh Manvar
Senior Software Engineer
Oracle
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Toronto, Canada
Vladimir Mikhalev
DevOps Consultant / Team Lead
Ataccama
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Edinburgh, Scotland
Adrian Mouat
Product Manager
Chainguard
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Rockwall, TX, USA
Don Bauer
DevOps Director
S&P Global
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Santa Clara, CA, USA
Arun Gupta
Vice President and General Manager, Open Ecosystem, Intel
Intel
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Uruguay, Uruguay
Marcos Lilljedahl
Senior Backend Engineer
Dagger
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Indore, India
Sarthak Shrivastava
Full Stack Engineer
Pfizer
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Medellin, Colombia
Maris Botero
Data Scientist Engineer
Mercado Libre
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Dublin, Ireland
Andrew Pruski
Field Solutions Architect
Pure Storage
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Singapore, Singapore
Nilesh Gule
Enterprise Architect ad DBS Bank Ltd
DBS Bank Ltd
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Chorleywood, UK
James Spurin
DevOps Consultant and Course/Content Creator
DiveInto
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Julian König
Senior Developer
j&s-soft GmbH
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Montreal, Canada
David Cardozo
Chief Analyst ML Scientist
Updata
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Bucaramanga, Colombia
Yhary Estefania Arias Trillo
Machine Learning Engineer
MindTech
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Austin, TX, USA
Lee Calcote
Founder
Layer5
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Vienna, Austria
Nana Janashia
DevOps Consultant
TechWorld with Nana
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