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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.




Our Captains


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