The Las Vegas economy is diversifying. We have the startups and downtown initiatives, the software and robotics talent, the new interests and new attractions. And we have Switch: a company on the forefront of the cloud tech revolution.
We also have a fast-growing Docker community, and we’re meeting once monthly in Switch’s “InNEVation Center” to talk about Docker – a new tech that’s about to change everything.
Docker technology has taken over the world in just two years, and it’s slated to make a huge impact on how we do computing over the next decade or more. Las Vegas is in a unique position to be part of that impact. That’s why we’re inviting local developers, educators, entrepreneurs and community leaders to come join our special event: the Docker Global Hack Day #3, on Wednesday, September 16th.
This is the first time Las Vegas as a community is a part of Docker’s Day of Hack: a chance to not only learn about Docker, but to help build up the ecosystem and maybe build some very cool solutions with Docker.
No one here expects you to be a Docker expert, and we will be there to answer your questions and help develop any ideas you might have that you want to do during the hack. Just maybe we’ll invent something together. (Another good part about fledgling technologies: there’s still plenty to be invented.)
Come join us and other like-minded folk. Details about the Meetup are below and located here: http://www.meetup.com/Docker-Las-Vegas/events/224589794/
- 4:00 Arrival
- 4:30 Presentations by Docker Team
- 5:30 Dinner and beverages served
- 6:30 Form teams and start hacking!
- 9:00 Event ends – hacking remotely continues throughout the week and weekend until Monday, September 21, 9:00 AM PDT!!
As a team of 1-3 hackers, you will hack on a project using Docker as the central piece. You will have exactly from 4pm PDT on Wednesday, September 16th to 9am PDT on Monday, September 21st to complete this project. This window includes the time to create all materials needed for your submission.
Although it is not allowed to start your project before 4pm PDT on Wednesday, September 16th, we strongly encourage everyone to think about project ideas in advance. We will build a page with all the project ideas for everyone to see what ideas have already been submitted and help participants form teams.
Everyone will submit projects in one of three categories listed below:
- Docker Plugins
- Docker Plumbing – runC, Notary, etc.
- Docker Freestyle – must use features from Docker 1.8 and above (including experimental binaries)
Submit Your Hack Ideas:
You will be able to submit through this form until Thursday, September 17th at 9am PDT with:
- Hack Title
- Brief abstract (50-100 word description)
- Hacker Name
- Best way to contact project lead
- URL describing the project idea
- How can other people help you?
The Docker community will then vote on the best hack in each category in two different ways.
1) Local Docker Meetup winners
A jury composed of Docker Engine core maintainers will vote for the local edition winners from each Meetup group that organized a local edition of the Docker Global Hack Day.
Prizes for the local edition winners will be announced soon.
2) Global Docker Global Hack Day Winners
We will build a page with all projects and videos for the community to vote for the global winner. Note that Local Docker Meetup winners will be featured on this page.
Voting will be done through social networks – stay tuned for an update on how this voting will work.
The Global winning team will be invited to attend DockerCon Europe (conference tickets + accommodations for each member of the winning team).
Connect with the Docker hackers from around the world!
Not only will we be there it help out, but during the event the Docker team and the Docker community in general will be on IRC helping you hack your project or answering questions about Docker. The official back channel for this event on IRC is #docker.
Help spread the word on Twitter as well, the official hashtag for the event on Twitter is #dockerhackday. Everybody can tweet using this hashtag. You can also follow us on Twitter to receive news real-time during the day.
Bring your ideas and friends; we look forward to seeing you there.
– InfoSiftr Team