Jenkins Contributor Summit 2021

The Jenkins Contributor Summit brings together current and future contributors to the Jenkins project. It brings together community members to learn, meet, and help shape the future of Jenkins.

Online Contributor Summit on June 25, 2021

The next contributor summit will take place on June 25, 2021. It will be an online event, co-located with cdCon - the annual event that brings together technology teams, enterprise leadership and open source communities to drive the future of software delivery.

The summit will include project updates 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 not limited to: architecture changes, Jenkins Security, Cloud Native Jenkins, interoperability with CDF and CNCF projects, documentation, and user experience. We will have lightning talks and demos of the new and upcoming Jenkins features. We also organize a track for newcomer contributors who want to participate in the project.

The Jenkins Contributor Summit is hosted by the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) and the Jenkins community. It is co-located with cdCon on Jun 22-24. There will be also many Jenkins-related talks and sessions there, and also a Birds of Feather session. See the schedule here.


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Call for participation

Jenkins Contributor Summit is a community driven event. Our agenda is based on interest of contributors and community members. If you want to suggest a session, just suggest a change in this Google Doc. If you want to help with the event organization, reach out to us in the event Slack channel.


The contributor summit will be split into the following categories: State of the Union, Newcomer track, End user panel, Contributor track with many unconference sessions in breakout rooms, Ignite Talks and Demos, Happy hour and closing afterparty. See the full agenda here.

State of the Union (full agenda)

We’ll highlight key Jenkins initiatives there:

Newcomer track (full agenda)

Track for newcomer contributors and those who just want to start contributing to Jenkins or consider doing it.

  • Contributing to Jenkins 101

  • Introduction to Jenkins plugin development

  • Introduction to Jenkins Pipeline and Pipeline Library development

  • Jenkins outreach programs and how to participate

End User Panel (to be confirmed, full agenda)

Several Jenkins end users will talk about their experiences, issues they hit and expectations from Jenkins evolution. These are not demos sessions or feature/company presentations. Contributors will have an opportunity to ask questions and clarify some points. Confirmed companies/presenters:

  • To Be Announced! If you want to present your story, contact us!

Contributor Track (full agenda)

The goal of the contributor track is to gather as many people as possible to discuss the next major initiative. Several topics will be covered simultaneously in breakout rooms. We will follow the unconference format. Any topics about Jenkins are welcome, please submit them in advance as documented above. Examples of the currently submitted topics, all tentative depending on the planning and votes:

  • Interoperability with Tekton Pipelines and Jenkins X

  • Jenkins operator for Kubernetes

  • Java 11 by default and Java 17 compatibility

  • Jenkins and Open Telemetry

  • Don’t shave the yak: Jenkins STD Lib and support for GitHub Actions

  • What’s hot in Jenkins Infrastructure?

  • Jenkins Documentation SIG extended meeting

  • Plugin End of Life Policy

  • Terminology updates sync-up

  • Securing Jenkins SDLC

  • CDF Project Collaboration, led by those project leaders, the goal is to highlight and strengthen cross project collaboration.

Ignite Talks and Demos (full agenda)

Series of really short talks and demos, up to 5 minutes each. The idea is to pitch your project or an idea for future discussion at unconference, anything about Jenkins would work.

We will be accepting demos until the very last minute, make suggestions here

Closing and Happy Hour

Closing event and afterparty. There will be some fun activities! Details to be announced.

Discussion channels


We have created the #jenkins-contributor-summit channel in the Continuous Delivery Foundation Slack workspace. Anyone is welcome to join and participate in the organization, planning, and async conversation. How to join the CDF Slack.

If you prefer IRC, please use the general purpose #jenkins channel on the Libera chat IRC. More info.


You can discuss the contributor summit on Please use the contributor-summit label. You can find all the related topics using this query.

Social media

Please use the #jenkinsContributorSummit hashtag to share about the contributor summit on social media. Find posts:

Mailing lists

We do not use mailing lists actively for this event. Should you want to use an email instead of the channels above, please use one of the Jenkins mailing lists. For organization matters, please use the Adevocacy and Outreach SIG mailing list.