Jenkins User Conference New York: Speakers
Tom has developed software since 1988 for companies such as IBM, Phillips Petroleum, Citigroup and Dell. He has written software for high volume environments, and has led and managed development and build automation teams. He co-presented sessions at two Rational Software Conferences: Achieving Balance in Software Development Improvement in 2007 and, Creating Context-Sensitive Community Views that Span Multiple Repository Platforms across the Enterprise in 2011.
Petr started as a tester in the NetBeans QA team at Sun. Later, he moved to Sun Cloud Computing where he was responsible for test automation and performance testing of data center virtualization software. He has six years experience as a quality engineer. Currently, he works at Avast Software, where he leads the business products QA team. Petr’s main responsibilities are application cloud feature test architecture and automated test design and implementation.
Daniel is the tallest engineer at Art.sy in NYC! Besides standing tall, he founded and exited a successful Swiss start-up in the 90s, worked for Microsoft in Redmond, dabbled in large scale social networking and ran a big team that developed an expensive-looking enterprise product. Daniel is an open source cheerleader and a converted Rubyist.
Jesse is the manager of development for a SaaS provider that has enjoyed 40% year-over-year growth for five years in a row. He creates high levels of operational efficiency across teams of engineers. The combination of research, implementation knowledge and business proposals he has developed on this topic makes him a uniquely qualified presenter for a rubber-hits-the-road presentation to others interested in powerhouse continuous integration.
E. Camden Fisher
Camden has been in IT for 12 years, cutting his teeth on highly available, scalable infrastructure as a systems administrator in a bond trading firm, and then for Oprah.com. In 2007, he joined Yale as technical lead in the ITS Unix Infrastructure and Virtualization group. His passion is working with software developers to build robust and maintainable services. He also runs the IT infrastructure for his wife's fashion blog (more than 25m hits/month), enjoys hacking on [opscode] chef, photography, cars and walks on the beach.
Kenn leads product development for Cloudsmith. Kenn's background is in modeling technology and tools development, and he continues to be involved with modeling projects at Eclipse in his spare time. Prior to Cloudsmith, Kenn led product development teams at Embarcadero Technologies and IBM/Rational. Kenn is originally from Nova Scotia and is an avid sailor.
Kohsuke Kawaguchi (Keynote)
Kohsuke is the creator of Jenkins and wrote most of the Jenkins core single-handedly. He has 10+ years experience in software development - ranging from Java to C++, .NET to x64 assembly - and system expertise on Windows, Linux and Solaris platforms. His experience was a key enabler in developing the advanced features of Jenkins. Kohsuke was also involved in JAXB, Metro web services stack, GlassFish v3 and RELAX NG at Sun. Kohsuke is known for many open-source projects, such as: args4j, YouDebug, com4j, Animal Sniffer, Sorcerer, wagon-svn, MSV and Parallel JUnit extension.
Yoav Landman is co-founder and CTO of JFrog. Yoav laid the foundation for JFrog's flagship product in 2006 when he founded Artifactory as an open source project. In 2008, he co-founded JFrog. Prior to JFrog, Yoav was a software architect and consultant in configuration management and Java Enterprise applications for 15+ years. At JFrog, Yoav encourages collaboration with leading open source projects such as SpringSource, Grails and Gradle and fuels the CI ecosystem with open source plugins for tools such as Jenkins, TeamCity and Bamboo. Yoav blogs for JFrog and also java.net, and tweets as @yoavlandman.
As a senior QA engineer at SendGrid, Emmanuel Mwangi is responsible for all facets of QA for the SendGrid’s cloud-based transactional email platform. Emmanuel also currently works in a web development and design consulting capacity. He has more than six years of standards-based HTML/JS/CSS design and more than two years of experience in GA/Urchin analytics. Emmanuel is also proficient in PHP, Ruby, Git/SVN/Hg and UNIX. Prior to SendGrid, Emmanuel worked in project management capacities for loan modification company CUCServices.com, Campus Explorer and Side-by-Side Films.
Continuously focused on effectively integrating promising new developments in the JVM space into corporate software development, Andrew joined XebiaLabs in March 2009, where he is responsible for product management of XebiaLab's deployment automation product, Deployit. Amongst others, he worked on Multiverse, the open-source Java STM implementation behind Akka and contributes to jclouds, the leading Java cloud library. He's also enjoying the wide variety of JVM offerings, especially Clojure and Scala.
Mike Rooney, a Jenkins plugin author and occasional core committer, has a passion for automation and high availability. He has used Jenkins across various organizations for continuous deployment, monitoring, bulk emailing, cron jobs and software testing.
Harpreet has 12 years of experience in the software industry. He came to CloudBees from Oracle where he was a senior product manager in the Application Grid group, helping to onboard GlassFish into Oracle. He was at Sun for 10 years in various roles such as group product marketing manager, leading marketing efforts for Java EE 6, GlassFish 3.1 and the monetization program for GlassFish Portfolio. He also launched Hudson within the GlassFish Portfolio. In his prior life, he was an engineer on the Java EE RI, GlassFish team and technical lead for GlassFish 2.1. He has an MS in computer science from University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Noah Sussman has been helping organizations build websites for 13 years. For the most part, he has worked with bricks-and-mortar businesses in New York, helping them to provide the same high level of customer experience online as in real life.
Monty Taylor runs developer automation for the OpenStack project, including the developer tooling, continuous integration and automation systems. Monty is also a core developer on the Drizzle project and was a Senior Consultant for MySQL, Inc. before they got gobbled up. He's an expert in distributed systems and will bend your ear with stories of Burning Man if you let him.
After many years in a customer facing role, I've developed a passion for providing great customer experiences. After deciding my future did not involve slinging legalized stimulants or pandering customers to buy over-priced protection plans, I received by BS in computer science from the University of Utah. Combining my love for computers and my drive to provide fantastic customer perceived quality, I traveled down the dark side that is automated test development. My ultimate goal is for a customer to use a product I've tested and say, "It just works!"
Michael began to work as a quality engineer at Sun Microsystems on the NetBeans project, later joining the Kenai team where he was responsible for testing of the web front-end. Michael is currently a team lead at Avast Software, in the QA department. where he is responsible for testing of all avast! antivirus consumer products from manual testing to design and development of automated tests, test plan creation and building a test infrastructure for new avast! features.
Matt Wojtowicz currently works at Fundspire Inc, a provider of hedge fund analysis software. Previously, he worked at Red Hat as a JBoss middleware consultant. During his time as a consultant he provided large enterprises in many industries with expertise and best practices in JBoss infrastructure.