Become a Docker Community Leader

Can’t find a local Docker Chapter in your city? Why not start one?

Ready to launch your group? Fill out this application form to get started and our team will be touch with next steps!

What are the best practices for launching a Docker User Group?

  • Attend similar community events to gain experience and gauge interest in Docker.
  • Contact people interested in Docker to help organize and promote.
  • Research companies in your area willing to host an event.
  • Check out the calendar to find dates that don’t compete with other events.
  • Understand what topics interest your local audience
  • Pay attention to the chapter page aesthetics, add logos and pictures, invite members to leave comments and reply to these comments
  • Promote the event on social media and invite your peers

How does Docker, Inc support Docker Community Leaders?

  • We send you some cool SWAG (t-shirts, stickers, etc)
  • We promote every User Group event on the Docker Weekly newsletter and social media
  • We help schedule speaking engagement from Docker employees and community members
  • We connect you with other Community Leaders, local users and companies willing to host or sponsor user group events in your area.

Are there any benefits associated with being a Docker Community Leader?

We see Docker Community Leaders as members of the Docker family. Although there are no direct compensation associated with being a community leaders, we often reward community leaders with free or discounted tickets to DockerCon, special swags, or treat you to a nice lunch (or drinks) when you come visit us at Docker HQ. 

How many attendees usually attend Docker User Group events?

Docker community events usually range from 30 to 400 attendees depending on the popularity of Docker in your city and the size of the venue we find to accommodate the events.

What’s the standard format of a Docker User Group event?

Docker chapter events are usually two or three hours long and start between 4pm and 7pm. We usually have from 1 to up to 3 main talks of about 30 minutes but sometimes adjust the agenda to accommodate 10 minutes lightning talks.

What are the typical first steps after the chapter page is live?

  • Post a message on one or all of the following Docker User channels: #Docker on IRCDocker on LinkedinDocker on Google+Docker on Reddit,
  • Create a Twitter handle for your group and ping @docker to get retweets
  • Send an email to the docker-users mailing list including the link to your new chapter page.
  • Look for a company willing to provide the venue
  • Find a date for the first event that does not compete with other local tech groups
  • Look for potential speakers living in your city

Am I allowed to use the Docker logo?

You are allowed to use the Docker logo on your chapter page as long as you respect our code of conduct. Review our media kit to choose which versions of the Docker logo you’d like to use.

What happens if I no longer have time to run a Docker User group?

We really appreciate all the contributions to the Docker community. Although we hope to collaborate with you in the long term, we totally understand it if you have to step down as an community leader just reach out and let us know whether or not you’ve found a substitute.

Looking for more information on how to start and grow a Docker User group? Contact us by email at community@docker.com  to learn about all the tips, lessons learned and best practices from our community team and some of the most successful community leaders.

Who should I contact if I my company wants to host / sponsor a user group event?

We are always looking for new office space to host Docker events or new companies to sponsor food, drinks, swag or video recording. If your company is willing to sponsor a local Docker User Group, please fill out this form or contact the local community leaders directly via the local chapter page on events.docker.com/chapters

Who should I contact if I or one my colleague wants to give a talk?

Please fill out this form to get started and have our team reach out or contact the local organizers directly via the local chapter page on events.docker.com/chapters