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FOSDEM 2019!

Liam Newman
Liam Newman
January 21, 2019

FOSDEM 2019 (February 2 & 3) is a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate. It is an annual event that brings open source contributors from around the world for two days of presentations, discussions, and learning. While the Jenkins project won’t have a table at FOSDEM 2019, we will be well represented before, during, and after the event.


Friday Day - Workshops and Jenkins Office Hours

On Friday, February 1, we’ll start off with a couple workshops:

  • Jenkins Pipeline Fundamentals
    (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
    Learn to create and run Declarative Pipelines! You’ll learn the structure of Declarative Pipeline, how to control the flow of execution, how to save artifacts of the build, and get practice using some of the features that give fit and finish to your Pipeline.
    Registration required - see the event page for details

  • Jenkins X, Kubernetes, and Friends
    Two sessions: (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM) and (1:00pm to 4:00pm)
    By combining the power of Jenkins, its community and the power of Kubernetes, the Jenkins X project provides a path to the future of continuous delivery for microservices and cloud-native applications. Come explore some of the features of Jenkins X through this hands-on workshop.
    Registration required - see the event page for details

Aside from the workshops, from 9am to 5pm a bunch of people will be working out of Hilton Brussels Grand Place, hanging out as travelers come in. It’ll be a casual, unstructured day. Sign up on this meetup page to be notified what meeting room we’re in.

Friday Evening - Happy Hour

After the office hours and workshops, we’ll have a happy hour Friday evening before FOSDEM at Cafe Le Roy d’Espagne. See the meetup page for details.

Jenkins Hackfest after FOSDEM

Finally, a Jenkins Hackfest will be held the day after FOSDEM 2019 on Monday (February 4). Those who would like to join us for the hackfest should register for the meetup.

Meals, snacks, and beverages will be provided for the hackfest. Come join us, and let’s write some code!

Questions? feel free to contact Alyssa Tong or Baptiste Mathus or join us on the advocacy-and-outreach gitter channel.

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.