This is a guest post by Alyssa Tong, who runs the Jenkins Area Meetup program and is also responsible for Marketing & Community Programs at CloudBees, Inc.


For the first time at Jenkins World, the Jenkins project honored the achievement of three Jenkins contributors in the areas of Most Valuable Contributor, Jenkins Security MVP, and most Valuable Advocate. These three individuals has consistently demonstrated excellence and proven value to the project. With gratitude and congratulations, below are the well deserved winners:

Alex Earl - Most Valuable Contributor

Alex is the current or previous maintainer of some of the most used Jenkins plugins and has been for years. He’s a regular contributor to project policy discussions, and helps to keep the project running by improving the Jenkins project infrastructure, moderating the mailing lists and processing requests for hosting new plugins.

Steve Marlowe - Jenkins Security MVP

Steve is one of the most prolific reporter of security vulnerabilities in Jenkins. His reports are well-written, clearly identify the problematic behavior, and provide references that help quickly resolve the reported issue. On top of that, Steve is always responsive when asked for clarification.

Tomonari Nakamura - Most Valuable Advocate


Tomonari leads the Jenkins User Group in Tokyo, which is one of the largest and the most active with a long history. The group has been organizing meet-ups for more than 10 times now, and every meet-up fills up to 100% very quickly with regular turn-out of 100-200 people. At one point the group under his leadership organized a fully volunteer-run "Jenkins User Conference" in Tokyo that commanded 1000+ attendees.

Congratulations to our winners.

We can’t wait to recognize more contributors at Jenkins World 2018!

About the Author
Alyssa Tong

Member of the Jenkins Advocacy and Outreach SIG. Alyssa drives and manages Jenkins participation in community events and conferences like FOSDEM, SCaLE, cdCON, and KubeCon. She is also responsible for Marketing & Community Programs at CloudBees, Inc.