This is a guest post by Liam Newman, Technical Evangelist at CloudBees.

Jenkins World 2016

As I mentioned in my previous post, Jenkins World brought together Jenkins users from organizations of all sizes. It also brought together Jenkins users of all skill levels; from beginners to experts (including to JAM organizers, board members, and long time contributors). A number of those experts also volunteered to staff the Open Source Hub’s "Ask the Experts" desk throughout the conference to answer Jenkins questions. This included, but was not limited to: Paul Allen, R Tyler Croy, James Dumay, Jesse Glick, Eddú Meléndez Gonzales, Jon Hermansen, Owen Mehegan, Oleg Nenashev, Liam Newman, Christopher Orr, Casey Vega, Mark Waite, Dean Yu, and Keith Zantow.

Ask the Experts

I actually chose to spend the majority of my time at the booth. It was fantastic to hear all the different ways people are using Jenkins and wanting use Jenkins to do even more. I answered dozens of questions on both days of the conference, often learning new things in the process of answering them. And for questions that were beyond any one person’s knowledge, there was such a breadth of expertise, very few questions were beyond our combined abilities.

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While "Ask the Experts" saw a lot traffic, the Open Source Hub’s lunch-time demos drew really big crowds. They covered wide range of subjects in a quick succession and offered people a chance to be introduced to new areas of in Jenkins without spending a whole session on them. Some demos were only presented at lunch while others were abbreviated versions of longer talks presented at other times during the conference. Here’s the full list with related links:

Demo Crowd

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Thank you to everyone who staffed the booth and gave demos.

Also, thanks to everyone who attended the demos and came by to ask questions. If you have more questions, you don’t have to wait until next year’s Jenkins World. Join the jenkinsci-users mailing list or the #jenkins IRC channel to get help from experts around the world.

And finally, a special thanks to the Jenkins Events officer, Alyssa Tong, for getting the entire booth designed, prepared, and keeping everything on track before, during, and after the conference.

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About the Author
Liam Newman

Liam started his software career as a tester, which might explain why he’s such a fan of CI/CD and Pipeline as Code. He has spent the majority of his software engineering career implementing Continuous Integration systems at companies big and small. He is a Jenkins project contributor and an expert in Jenkins Pipeline, both Scripted and Declarative. Liam currently works as a Jenkins Evangelist at CloudBees. When not at work, he enjoys testing gravity by doing Aikido.