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Jenkins Contributor Summit at DevOps World 2022 - Call for Participation

Alyssa Tong
Alyssa Tong
Bruno Verachten
Bruno Verachten
July 27, 2022
Jenkins DevOps


The Jenkins Contributor Summit brings together current and future contributors to the Jenkins project. It is a community driven event, with its agenda created with input and suggestions from Jenkins community members.

Date | Location

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2022 @ 9AM - 5PM

  • DevOps World 2022 | Orlando, Florida

  • This Contributor Summit will be in-person. It is Free to attend. Sign up is required. Seats are limited. Conference registration is not required to attend the Contributor Summit. However there is a fee to attend the DevOps World conference.

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Call for Participation

We invite anyone interested to join us in the planning, organization and/or speak at the contributor summit. Please reach out to us via Gitter -Advocacy-and-Outreach SIG and or join the discussion at Please use the contributor-summit label. You can find all the related topics using the search query. Main Discussion Thread.

Proposed Agenda

This is an initial draft of the agenda, additional input and participation is welcomed and appreciated.

We plan to talk about the current state of the project and its future evolution. Project updates will be provided by the Governance Board, working and special interest groups. We will also organize breakout sessions to discuss key initiatives in the project and its roadmap. Topics include but are not limited to: architecture changes, Jenkins Security, Cloud Native Jenkins, interoperability, documentation, and user experience. We will also have lightning talks and demos of the new and upcoming Jenkins features. We can also organize a track for newcomer contributors who want to participate in the project.

  • Intro words, summit overview - Bruno Verachten

  • State of Jenkins - Mark Waite

    • Major news

  • Project/SIG Updates - SIG leaders, Officers

    • Release officer - Tim Jacomb

    • Security - Wadeck Follonier

    • Infra - Damien Duportal

    • Platform - Mark Waite

    • Events - Alyssa Tong

    • Outreach SIG - Mark Waite & Jean-Marc Meessen

      • GSoC

      • She Code Africa

    • Documentation - Mark Waite & Kevin Martens

      • I18n, L10n

  • User Experience - Tim Jacomb & Jan Faracik

  • What’s next for Java - Mark Waite

    • Java 11

      • Active support ends 30 Sep 2023

      • Security support ends 30 Sep 2026

    • Java 17

      • Active support ends 30 Sep 2026

      • Security support ends 30 Sep 2031

  • Plugin health scoring project - Jake Leon & Adrien Lecharpentier

    • Inspiring plugin health improvements by scoring the current status

  • Ignite Talks / Demos - PARTICIPANTS NEEDED

  • End user presentations/demos

    • Pipeline experiences

    • Mobile development

    • Administering large Jenkins instances - Damien Duportal

    • Pre-built Jenkins test configurations with Docker - Mark Waite

    • Choosing your tests wisely

    • Security - Wadeck Follonier

  • Hacktoberfest and onboarding new contributors - Jean-Marc Meessen & Bruno Verachten

  • Future of Jenkins

    • UI - Jan Faracik & Tim Jacomb

    • Testing improvements

    • Internationalization and localization

      • First time contributor tasks

    • Making Jenkins cloudier

About the authors

Alyssa Tong

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.

Bruno Verachten

Bruno Verachten

Bruno is a father of two, husband of one, geek in denial, beekeeper, permie and a Developer Relations for the Jenkins project. He’s been tinkering with continuous integration and continuous deployment since 2013, with various products/tools/platforms (Gitlab CI, Circle CI, Travis CI, Shippable, Github Actions, …​), mostly for mobile and embedded development.
He’s passionate about embedded platforms, the ARM&RISC-V ecosystems, and Edge Computing. His main goal is to add FOSS projects and platforms to the ARM&RISC-V architectures, so that they become as boring as X86_64.
He is also the creator of miniJen, the smallest multi-cpu architectures Jenkins instance known to mankind.