Docker Global Hack Day is happening Wednesday, September 16 through Monday, September 21, 2015. Docker meetups all over the world are hosting local editions in their cities, including Las Vegas’ own Docker Meetup.
Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. Consisting of Docker Engine, a portable, lightweight runtime and packaging tool, and Docker Hub, a cloud service for sharing applications and automating workflows, Docker enables apps to be quickly assembled from components and eliminates the friction between development, QA, and production environments. As a result, IT can ship faster and run the same app, unchanged, on laptops, data center VMs, and any cloud.
“The Las Vegas economy is diversifying,” wrote the Infosiftr team on their blog. “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 The Innevation Center to talk about Docker – a new tech that’s about to change everything.”
The Infosiftr team says Docker technology has taken over the world in just two years, and it’s slated to make a huge impact on how the world does 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 16, 2015,” the team writes on their blog. “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.”
If you can’t make the local meetup, don’t worry. Enthusiasts can join online for the livestream of the San Francisco edition through the Docker Online Meetup group here.
Get information on the prizes, hackathon rules, and details for the event’s agenda here.