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Hacksgiving Left-overs

R. Tyler Croy
R. Tyler Croy
December 2, 2015

Last week we hosted our first Hacksgiving event, a two-day virtual hackathon with a number of recorded sessions and plenty of pull requests submitted, I would say it was a success! I would like to thank everybody who took the time to watch, chat and present in the Hacker Hangout.

hacksgiving platter

Now that everybody has had time to recover from the turkey and travel, we have some videos of the sessions sliced out and ready for publication.

In addition to the recorded sessions, there were a number of notes captured with useful links associated with practically each session. You can find those notes at the bottom of the Hacksgiving page.

The following videos are all available in this YouTube playlist

Intro to the Jenkins project

This session was hosted by rtyler and meant to provide a cursory overview of where to get started with contributing to the Jenkins project

Intro to Plugin Development Workshop

This session was given both days of Hacksgiving by schristou and does a really great job of introducing the viewer to getting started with developing a Jenkins plugin with Java.

Workflow Q&A and Demo Session

This session was not originally scheduled, but some folks on the Jenkins IRC channel had some Workflow questions and Jesse Glick jumped into the Hacker Hangout to help us out!

Internationalization Live Coding / Q&A

Another impromptu session, this time with danielbeck hosting. In this session Daniel walks through a plugin he was working on for Hacksgiving and adds internationalization support while answering a few questions here and there.

Intro to the new static site

Kicking off day two of Hacksgiving, rtyler hosted a session on the new statically-generated Jenkins site. The new site will dramatically lower the barrier to entry for contribution to Jenkins documentation and blogs, by pushing everything through GitHub.

Plugin Developer Open Q&A

This was the last session of Hacksgiving, hosted by abayer and ended up being more like a casual discussion of the current status and future work in the plugin development ecosystem.

About the author

R. Tyler Croy

R. Tyler Croy

R. Tyler Croy has been part of the Jenkins project for the past seven years. While avoiding contributing any Java code, Tyler is involved in many of the other aspects of the project which keep it running, such as this website, infrastructure, governance, etc.