Jenkins User Conference Herzelia: Speakers
Evgeny is a software engineer at AlphaCSP. Evgeny has been working with Java for over five years as a lecturer and a developer. Since joining IDI in 2008, Evgeny has worked with various technologies, web frameworks and application servers. Evgeny has also been involved in auditing and presenting several courses at AlphaCSP.
Pini is a consultant at AlphaCSP with 10 years of experience as a senior developer and development team leader. He has worked with Java technologies for the entire time. Pini has experience with Web frameworks and large-scale J2EE applications. He has participated in several AlphaCSP's key enterprise projects, such as an Internet project at the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation (NITE), Poalim Bank and many more.
Eyal manages the Jenkins CI instances for both Red Hat Virtualization and the oVirt.org opensource projects, as part of the RHEVM Integration Team at Red Hat Israel. He has a BS degree in information systems engineering and is about to start his MBA at TAU. Eyal comes from a mixed background of IT management of Unix and Linux systems, with plenty of coding experience in web security projects using Perl, Python and Java.
Elad is a senior developer at the Israeli Direct Insurance (IDI) project as a technology leader in the Internet/ mobile development team. He specializes in the design and development of Java/J2EE (EJB, RMI, Servlets, REST, Spring, Hibernate) systems. Prior to joining AlphaCSP, Elad worked for five years as a Java infrastructure engineer for a secure web gateway company, and for the Israeli Air Force.
Kohsuke Kawaguchi (Keynote)
Kohsuke is the creator of Jenkins and wrote the majority of the Jenkins core single-handedly. He has over 10 years of experience in software development, ranging from Java to C++ and .NET to x64 assembly and including the Windows, Linux and Solaris platforms. His experience was a key enabler in developing various advanced features of Jenkins. Kohsuke was also involved in JAXB, Metro web services stack, GlassFish v3 and RELAX NG at Sun. In addition to Jenkins, he is known for many other open-source projects, including: args4j, YouDebug, com4j, Animal Sniffer, Sorcerer, wagon-svn, MSV and Parallel JUnit extension.
Nir is the development integration lead at SAP Labs Israel, where he is responsible for CI and development operations for various on-premise and on-demand SAP products. He has rich experience with continuous integration using Hudson (in the past) and Jenkins. Nir recently developed an internal quality process using Jenkins called "Quality on Submit." He introduced the process in the USA and Germany during several SAP conferences and will be extending it in Germany during Agile Testing Days.
In 2003, Sacha founded the European headquarters for JBoss and, as GM for Europe, led the strategy and partnerships that helped fuel the company's growth in that region. In this role, he led the recruitment of some of JBoss' core talent and acquired key technology. In 2005, he was appointed CTO and oversaw all of the JBoss engineering activities. In June 2006, JBoss was acquired by Red Hat (NYSE: RHT). After the acquisition, Sacha remained JBoss CTO and played a crucial role in integrating and productizing the JBoss software with Red Hat offerings. In 2007, Sacha became co-General Manager of Red Hat's middleware division. He left Red Hat in April 2009. Following a period of research, Sacha became convinced that the public cloud infrastructure would lead a fundamental IT paradigm shift and that middleware would play a key role in that shift. As a result CloudBees, Inc. was formed in April 2010.
Yoav Landman (Keynote)
Yoav Landman is co-founder and CTO of JFrog. JFrog, founded in 2008, provides the Artifactory Binary Repository and is the JavaOne 2011 Duke's Choice Awards winner. Yoav laid the foundation for JFrog's flagship product in 2006 when he founded Artifactory as an open source project. Prior to JFrog, Yoav was a software architect and a recognized consultant in the field of configuration management and Java Enterprise applications. In this role, he gained 15 years of experience in various technical lead and management roles. As one of JFrog's leaders, Yoav encourages strong collaboration with leading open-source projects such as SpringSource, Grails and Gradle by providing them with the Artifactory Cloud platform, and fuels the continuous integration ecosystem with open source plugins for leading tools such as Jenkins, TeamCity and Bamboo.
Ronen has been developing on the JVM for eight years on various projects including: server side services, stand alone client applications, automation utilities and automated testing. He has rich experience in designing/implementing large systems, from deployment and build up, to scaling large data sets. Ronen specializes in the open source ecosystem, especially in Linux, Java and alternative JVM languages. Ruby programming paradigms/techniques that he's mastered include: meta programming, DSL's, functional programming, TDD and BDD.
Frederic is a co-founder of JFrog (2008) and also AlphaCSP France (1998). He is a Java (SE and EE) architect and consultant since 1999. JFrog has served the software developer community since 2006 with its flagship product, Artifactory, and its ecosystem of OSS plugins. JFrog products support the build and application lifecycle management (ALM) of all kinds of software projects. Frederic's personal open source activities are: the realistic sky rendering stellarium4Java.sourceforge.net and the Java 7 playground project kijaro.dev.java.net. It is in the latter project that he implemented the "abstract enum" language change.
Pavel has worked in IT and operations since 1999. He has managed cloud services since 2007 and managed a startup's transition from a single physical data center to multiple cloud-based data centers. Pavel has designed and managed the implementation of multiple deployment tools.
Anton has over seven years of experience with CM and build automation for enterprise applications at Comverse, BMC and AT&T. In the past, he has also built homegrown build automation systems from scratch. A couple of years ago, Anton discovered Jenkins and was amazed at its flexibility, user-friendliness and impressive plugin base.
Haggai Philip Zagury
Haggai is a release and configuration management engineer who has worked his way up from Unix system administration into the configuration management and build engineering world. For the last five years, Haggai has held a position as professional services engineer at Tikal Knowledge, a leader of open source solutions for software development. In his work, Haggai provides consulting services for customers and implements ALM, CI and CD methodologies.