Jenkins at FOSDEM 2016

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Jenkins was at FOSDEM, in Brussels, on January 30-31st, 2016! We also had a Jenkins 2.0 Contributor Summit on February 1st.

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Who’s coming?

Jenkins merchandise

  •  Star Wars t-shirts (50)

Planning Meeting Notes

2016-01-13 Meeting

  • Jenkins stand is located in building K, level 2

  • Stand setup begins at 9am on Saturday. Attendees will begin to come in at 10am

  • There will be wifi in the stand areas

2015-10-21 Meeting


  • Gauge who can participate and at what capacity.

  • Pre-FOSDEM Contributor Summit

  • After-hours meetup/happy hour

  • Plans for a Jenkins stand (assuming we’re accepted):

    • What demo materials

    • Schwag

    • Revised Jenkins Flyer


  • Who’s coming?

    • rtyler (attendance, organizing)

    • danielbeck (attendance, organizing)

    • kohsuke (attendance, organizing)

    • atong (attendance, organizing)

    • orrc (attendance)

    • fredg (attendance)

  • Contributor Summit Notes

    • We need a new moniker for the “Summit” series because the current event plan uses it for another purpose

    • Reuse the “Scalability Summit” / “Workflow Summit” format

      • A day of unconference with some broad theme

      • Target attendee: 20-40 people

      • Day divided into a fixed time slots and 1-2 tracks

      • The first few sessions are pre-announced to get the juice flowing

      • The rest of the sessions are decided on the fly by people with postit notes

    • Should be interesting enough for serious users that I expect some will come just for this.

    • Pick a date: Friday vs Monday

      • has a feature that helps us nail this down

      • Needs to be decided soon to let people book travel soon

    • Pick a theme

      • User experience?

      • Jenkins as Code?  (pipeline as code, deploy Jenkins via chef/puppet, Job DSL, …)

      • Jenkins 2.0?

  • After-hour events notes

    • tyler: Cafe Leroy friday before beer event?

    • fred: pre-planned dinner on Saturday night would be ideal

      • alyssa: set up a meetup to get RSVPs to make a reservation in advance (according to orrc about 15-20 attend. should add ~5 people in case people bring a friend)

  • Stand planning

    • Demo Materials

      • monitors

      • at least one dedicated PC (with wireless) for demos

      • canned demos around Jenkins 2.0 work?

        • “new things that people don’t know”

        • fred: maybe a little showreel (workflow, new UI, etc)

        • a demo presentation, or interactive version of the flyer

        • use-case driven points on the website (domain specific destination pages, e.g. mobile development)

        • eitsch: hi there, if you want to be able to cater to different  "personas" of jenkins users …​ you could prepare some                sd-cards-images for a raspberry pi and switch around to          show a running jenkins on monitor at stand

        • eitsch: i definitely liked the stickers more which were more into the badass type ;) like the ninja and the je[di|nkins] master …​ for the t-shirts you might be able to blend in the upcoming 2016 fosdem logo (if they are open to letting you use it)


    • chris: people are usually coming to the stand asking for help, stickers and t-shirts

  • Schwag

    • stickers (few thousand minimum)

    • t-shirts always in high demand (more than 30, as many as we can sell)

      • t-shirts maybe also with blended 2016 fosdem logo (need to check if possible)

    • buttons (small round badges) with Jenkins headshot / weather symbols / blue balls etc…

      • tyler: buttons for attendees: blue button + happy jenkins, red button + angry jenkins would be fun

    • Jenkins bobble-heads?


    • Flyer

      • perhaps this year we create little post-cards with permalinks to destination pages on the site “want to do mobile: go here”, etc. So stand visitors would have something tangible to remember where to find more information

        • more resilient to being out of date by the next time we have a conference than the flyer

      • fredg: flyer is a bonus not a necessity

      • 18:31 < fredg02> how about a set of "collectible" domain specific cards (Android, Java, Ruby, PHP, …)

  • Other

    • Language-spoken type buttons for people manning the stand (e.g. Chris would have a Scottish flag, English flag and German flag buttons)