Jenkins Contributors, DevOps Innovators Awarded Top Honors at Jenkins World

Accenture and Suramericana among the winners; both organizations recognized for DevOps scalability and automation excellence

CloudBees JenkinsSAN FRANCISCO, CA. – JENKINS WORLD – AUGUST 31, 2017 – The Jenkins project , the community of practitioners using open source Jenkins, and lead organizing sponsor CloudBees, Inc. , this morning announced the winners of the inaugural Jenkins World Awards.

The Jenkins World Award Program recognizes the achievements of DevOps innovators and Jenkins contributors across the globe. Individual Jenkins community contributors are celebrated via the Jenkins Community Awards and enterprises demonstrating DevOps excellence and proven value are honored via the CloudBees Innovation Awards.

The Jenkins Community Awards were selected by Kohsuke Kawaguchi, founder of the Jenkins project and CTO at CloudBees, in consultation with the Jenkins World 2017 Organizing Committee. Winners are the following community members:

  • Most Valuable Contributor - Presented to the individual who has moved the Jenkins project forward through feature contributions, bug fixes or plugin development.
    Winner: Alex Earl

  • Jenkins Security MVP - Presented to the individual most consistently providing excellent security reports or fixing security issues.
    Winner: Steve Marlowe

  • Most Valuable Advocate - Presented to the individual who has helped advocate for Jenkins through organizing and leading local events and Jenkins Area Meet­up.
    Winner: Tomonari Nakamura

“Jenkins would not be the vibrant, active project that it is without the contributions of many individuals. We appreciate all of the efforts community members put forth every day to advance the Jenkins project,” said Kawaguchi. “Because so many contribute so much, it was challenging to choose just three winners. However, these three individuals are truly deserving of the first-ever Jenkins World Awards.”

CloudBees Innovation Award winners were selected by Sacha Labourey, CEO and co-founder of CloudBees, Alan Shimel, editor-in-chief of and Robert Stroud, principal analyst, Forrester. Winners are:

  • DevOps Automation Excellence Award - Presented to a CloudBees customer who exemplifies outstanding DevOps process automation, and demonstrates quantifiable business value as a result.
    Winner: Suramericana

  • DevOps Scalability Achievement Award - Presented to a CloudBees customer who has significantly scaled continuous delivery and DevOps, and demonstrates quantifiable business value as a result.
    Winner: Accenture

  • Partner of the Year - Presented to the CloudBees partner who has generated the greatest number of sales, registered the greatest number of opportunities and provided demonstrated expertise to our mutual customers.
    Winner: Zivra

“These awards are a way to honor and recognize organizations demonstrating DevOps leadership. DevOps is no longer a fad - it is the new normal for delivering software,” said Labourey. “As more and more companies see the evidence of this, DevOps adoption and process automation will continue to accelerate. We are proud to highlight three organizations who are showing true leadership in software delivery.”

Additional Resources

About Jenkins and the Jenkins Community
Jenkins is the leading open source automation server supported by a large and growing community of developers, testers, designers and other people interested in continuous integration, continuous delivery and other modern software delivery practices. Built on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), it provides more than 1,300 plugins that extend Jenkins to automate with practically any technology software delivery teams use.

The Jenkins community advocates the use of Jenkins to the global development community, serving as a central source for tutorials, forums and other helpful resources for Jenkins users of all experience-levels. By recognizing the numerous contributors to the Jenkins project, the Jenkins project creates and fosters a community-powered infrastructure for maintaining and further developing Jenkins. You can follow the Jenkins community on Twitter (@JenkinsCI ).

About CloudBees
CloudBees is the hub of enterprise Jenkins and DevOps, providing companies with smarter solutions for automating software development and delivery. CloudBees starts with Jenkins, the most trusted and widely-adopted continuous delivery platform, and adds enterprise-grade security, scalability, manageability and expert-level support. By making the software delivery process more productive, manageable and hassle-free, CloudBees puts companies on the fastest path to transforming great ideas into great software and returning value to the business more quickly.

Backed by Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Verizon Ventures, CloudBees was founded in 2010 by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and an elite team of continuous integration, continuous delivery and DevOps professionals. Follow CloudBees onTwitter ,Facebook , LinkedIn and Google+ .

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