Docker users recognized for tireless effort on behalf of the global community

At a time when connecting with a community of users in person has become significantly limited, Docker Inc. and other enterprises have relied on an active network to keep communications channels open.

This is one reason why Docker took the time to recognize a number of its users from around the world during DockerCon Live 2020.

“We’ve been able to recognize those in the community who deliver so much to everyone else,” said Jenny Burcio, community, advocacy, and developer relations at Docker. “Nothing happens without the collective community, and DockerCon is no exception.”

Burcio spoke with John Furrier, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, and Peter McKee, developer relations manager at Docker, during DockerCon Live. They discussed the work of volunteers who support the Docker community and specific individuals recognized for their outstanding contributions during the past year. (* Disclosure below.)

Over 200 global meetups
Docker’s community program includes over 200 meetups around the world, most of which have now gone virtual, and a monthly online gathering. This is in addition to DockerCon itself, which attracted nearly 70,000 participants last week.

Users in search of a meetup can access Docker’s community page to find upcoming events or connect with one of the many community leaders assigned within each region.

“They bring a lot to the community,” McKee said. “They put their free time in; no one is paying them. They do it out of their sheer joy to give back to the community.”

During this year’s DockerCon, a number of community leaders were recognized for their work, including people from user communities in Bangalore, Penang, Rio de Janeiro, Guatemala, Budapest, Algeria, and the Chicago region.

Docker Captain is a designation that the company awards to select community members who demonstrate expertise in their field and a passion for sharing Docker knowledge with others. This year’s Captains Award went to Brandon Mitchell, who was selected by fellow captains for his work helping others in the Docker user community.

“It’s an honor to put on an event like this and have the community show up,” Burcio said. “While DockerCon may be over, what we did here never ends. Let’s continue the conversation.”

Watch the complete video interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of DockerCon Live. (* Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for DockerCon Live. Neither Docker Inc., the sponsor for theCUBE’s event coverage, nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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