Jenkins User Conference U.S. East to Feature Keynotes from Gene Kim and Kohsuke Kawaguchi, Key Sessions from IBM and Pivotal

The Jenkins World Tour Kicks off in Alexandria, VA for Two Full Days of Expert DevOps Insights

Jenkins vs Hudson - CloudBeesSAN JOSE, CA. – MAY 13, 2015 – The Jenkins community , the community of practitioners using open source Jenkins, today with organizing sponsor CloudBees, Inc. , the Enterprise Jenkins Company and continuous delivery leader, announced the upcoming agenda for the Jenkins User Conference (JUC), U.S. East, being held in Alexandria, VA. The conference, part of the Jenkins World Tour , will feature two days of knowledge, insights and innovations highlighted by keynote speakers and sessions given by some of the biggest names in DevOps and continuous delivery.

The event, being held on Thursday, June 18th and Friday, June 19th at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center will bring together Jenkins experts, community enthusiasts and ecosystem partners for two full days.

Jenkins creator and CloudBees CTO Kohsuke Kawaguchi will kick off the conference with an opening keynote highlighting recent developments and milestones within the Jenkins Community. Noted DevOps expert and author Gene Kim will also deliver a keynote highlighting the value of DevOps. Other speakers include Jenkins and DevOps practitioners from IBM, Ericsson, Pivotal and Red Hat. Throughout each day of JUC, interactive sessions from these technology leaders will provide best practices, technical tips and knowledge sharing to help users make the most out of Jenkins CI. Learn more and register here:

“I am excited to kick off the Jenkins World tour,” said Kawaguchi. “JUC this year is bigger than ever, and we've got a range of attendees from core project developers to vendors in the Jenkins ecosystem. Between them all, there will be opportunities to learn about different topics, from new features in Jenkins to best practices in large-scale Jenkins usage. It's a great opportunity to match faces with people who, to date, we have only known by names.“

"I am thrilled to be speaking to the highly respected Jenkins Community. More than ever, DevOps and continuous delivery enable organizations to out-experiment the competitors in the marketplace, quickly and safely,” said Kim. “Not only do customers get the features they want more quickly, we enable organizational learning and pay back the business faster. All of which help our organizations win."

The CD Summit will be happening concurrently, and will offer business leaders, DevOps masters and IT executives the opportunity to bring evolutionary changes to people, processes and technologies to achieve all of the benefits of continuous delivery. Forrester analyst Kurt Bittner will address the CD Summit in his keynote address, “The Enterprise Transformation to Continuous Delivery.” Bittner, along with Kim, will also participate at the CD Summit in a panel discussion about getting started with continuous delivery and DevOps. Attendees of either conference will be able to cross-attend sessions at the other conference, making registration for either conference a true two-for-one event.

Media Sponsors include DZone and Corporate sponsors include: CloudBees, Pivotal, XebiaLabs, BlazeMeter, JFrog, Perfecto Mobile, Perforce, SOASTA, Sonatype, VMware, Black Duck Software, GerritForge, Keynote, Serena Software, DLT Solutions, ElasticBox and Eliassen Group. Community sponsors include: Skills Matter, DevOpsQA New Jersey and the Montgomery County Java User Group.

The Jenkins World Tour 2015 and CD Summit 2015 conferences also include events in London, Israel and San Francisco.

Additional Resources:

Jenkins User Conference 2015

CD Summit 2015

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).

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