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Jenkins World 2016 Wrap-up - Introduction

Liam Newman
Liam Newman
September 21, 2016
This is a guest post by Liam Newman, Technical Evangelist at CloudBees.

Jenkins World 2016

That’s a Wrap!

Any way you look at it, last week’s Jenkins World Conference 2016 was a huge success.

In 2011, a few hundred users gathered in San Francisco for the first "Jenkins User Conference". Over successive years, this grew into several yearly regional Jenkins user conferences. This year, over 1,300 people came from around the world to "Jenkins World 2016", the first global event for the Jenkins community.

Kohsuke Kawaguchi Keynote

This year’s Jenkins World conference included:


  • Keynote presentation by Jenkins creator, Kohsuke Kawaguchi, announcing a number of great new Jenkins project features, such as "Blue Ocean".

  • More than 50 sessions on everything from the new "Blue Ocean" UI, to "Continuous Security" to "Dockerizing Jenkins".

  • Jenkins Open-source Hub, with "Ask the Experts" and demos by 20+ Jenkins contributors.

  • Booths from 30+ sponsors.

  • Stickers!

Over the next week, I’ll be posting highlights from the event, including slides, videos, and links to other useful resources. Stay tuned!

About the author

Liam Newman

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.