Jenkins founder Kohsuke Kawaguchi to deliver keynote address; conference expected to draw more than 800 attendees onsite and via live streaming
LOS ALTOS, Calif. – October 16, 2014 – CloudBees, the enterprise Jenkins company, and**** the Jenkins Community, the community of developers using the Jenkins CI open source integration server, today announced its Fourth Annual Bay Area Jenkins User Conference (JUC) in San Francisco. The conference will include speakers from some of the most well-known names in American business. Sessions will be hosted by IT leaders from The Gap, eBay, Google, Target and EA (Electronic Arts).
The event, being held Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport hotel, brings Jenkins experts and community enthusiasts together for an invaluable day of Jenkins-focused learning and networking opportunities. Jenkins founder and CloudBees CTO Kohsuke Kawaguchi will deliver the keynote address and the conference’s opening remarks. Throughout the day, sessions will provide best practices, techniques and knowledge sharing for effective usage of Jenkins CI.
The San Francisco JUC event is the last of four Jenkins conferences held in 2014, following other events in Boston, Berlin and Herzliya, Israel. Overall, the conferences will have drawn more than 2,000 attendees throughout the year. The San Francisco event is expected to be the largest, with more than 598 registrants on site and more than 400 expected to watch the event on a free live-stream feed.Those interested in the live-stream can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jenkins-user-conference-us-west-san-francisco-live-stream-tickets-12240011203 .
“The continued growth of these conferences conveys that the Jenkins Community is thriving and looking for venues to network, learn and engage with one another for best practices,” Kawaguchi said. “We are seeing top businesses speak about their experiences with Jenkins and share their knowledge with the community as a whole. We are excited for next week’s conference.”
The Platinum sponsor for JUC San Francisco is CloudBees. Gold Sponsors include: JFrog, XebiaLabs, Black Diamond Software, Inc., ElasticBox, Keynote Mobile Testing, Ravello, BlazeMeter, Perfecto Mobile and Zend. Silver sponsors include: Choose Digital, Sauce Labs, SOASTA, |opensourcearchitect|, Serena Software and Yahoo. Cloudera is a corporate sponsor.
About Jenkins CI and Jenkins Community
Jenkins CI is an open source project developed for and by the Jenkins CI community. Jenkins CI is the leading open source continuous integration (CI) server. Built with Java, it provides more than 1,000 plugins to support building and testing virtually any project.
The Jenkins Community helps advocate the use of Jenkins CI to the larger development community, serving as a central source for tutorials, forums and other helpful resources for Jenkins CI users of all skill-levels. By recognizing the numerous contributors to the Jenkins CI project, the Jenkins Community creates and fosters a community-powered infrastructure for maintaining and further developing Jenkins CI. You can also follow the Jenkins community on Twitter (@JenkinsCI).
CloudBees ( cloudbees.com ), the Enterprise Jenkins Company, is the continuous delivery (CD) leader. CloudBeesprovides solutions that enable IT organizations to respond rapidly to the software delivery needs of the business. Building on the strength of Jenkins CI, the world’s most popular open source continuous delivery hub and ecosystem, the CloudBeesContinuous Delivery Platform provides a wide range of CD solutions for use on-premise and in the cloud that meet the unique security, scalability and manageability needs of enterprises. The CloudBeesJenkins-based CD solutions support many of the world’s largest and most business-critical deployments.
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 on Twitter , Facebook , LinkedIn and Google+ . You can also try CloudBees solutions for free -- in the cloud or on-premise.
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