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Jenkins 2023 Contributor Award Winners

Alyssa Tong
Alyssa Tong
May 16, 2023


At cdCon last week in Vancouver, May 8–9, the Jenkins Contributor Award winners were announced along with fifteen (15) other CDF Award winners. This is an annual award program where Jenkins contributors are nominated and voted by their peers within the Jenkins community.

Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted and to CDF for hosting this program. And special thanks to all of the Jenkins nominees, the project is in a better place because of you!

The Jenkins project has three award categories: Most Valuable Advocate, Security MVP, and Most Valuable Contributor. Congratulations to this year’s winners! Your hard work and leadership are what makes this community thrive and the advancement of the Jenkins project possible.

And the 2023 Jenkins Contributor Award honorees are…

image Security MVP: Daniel Beck

For the Jenkins code scanning tooling project he started and went to GA recently, his never-ending improvements on the security documentation for, 50+ vulnerabilities reported by Daniel that were published during last year. And his continuous effort to ensure the update center is stable and secure.

image Most Valuable Contributor: Jan Faracik

In honor of the work that he’s done to refine and improve the look and feel of Jenkins. He’s successfully implemented major changes to the Jenkins user interface, removed outdated components, and advanced the state of the Jenkins user experience.

image Most Valuable Advocate: Mark Waite

For the tremendous work he has done on all the Jenkins media (Gitter, discourse, etc.), the numerous PR reviews, the YouTube videos with Darin Pope, the SIG he runs or attends to… Well, too much to list.

The award ceremony at cdCon was filmed and we will link the video here as soon as it’s available.

About the author

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.