Docker Creates a Foundation to Educate Minority Engineers

Miguel Amigot II, San Francisco

San Francisco-based Docker Inc, known for its widely used containerization software, introduced today Docker Foundation, intended to lower barriers to education and create opportunities for others.

“We want to transform the world through inclusive access to technology and education,” said CEO Steve Singh on his keynote this morning during the 2019 Dockercon conference.

One of the first partners of the Docker Foundation is CodePath.org, whose CEO Michael Ellison participated in a conversation with Steve Singh this morning. [In the picture].

“There is a huge wealth of minority tech talent that has been largely overlooked. They have the potential to succeed, but they need computer science programs that are designed to work with them” said Michael Ellison.

CodePath has developed three free, semester-long courses: Technical Interview Prep, Professional iOS, and iOS for CS Majors. Courses are offered on over 25 campuses worldwide.

Two other supported organizations will be Black Girls Code and the Holberton School.

Docker’s CEO announced that he is donating one million dollars to the Foundation. Another million will come from former CEO Ben Golub, serial entrepreneur and currently Executive Chairman and Interim CEO at Storj Labs.

The Docker Foundation is also joining the Pledge 1 % global philanthropy movement dedicated to giving back to those in need.

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