In case you haven't been following the frequently updated @hudsonci Twitter stream. Here's a collection of photos I've taken thus far.
Editor's note: This is a very rough set of notes from Kohsuke Kawaguchi's presentation at JavaOne 2010.
Kohsuke takes the stage, asks "who uses's Hudson" the majority of audience raises their hands
Discussing the great ecosystem using Hudson across the wide-variety of platforms/languages. 330+ community written plugins. Last year at JavaOne we had 230+ plugins
Eclipse Community Survey, Hudson adoption from 9.1% in 2009 to 21.8%
Discussing Hudson adoption, going over Hudson job postings on indeed.com going up compared to a stagnant Cruise Control.
Kohsuke introduces himself and InfraDNA, started Hudson in 2004/2005.
First steps to CI, 10,000 foot overview of SCM monitoring/build/testing.
Yesterday Digg was kind enough to host and "sponsor" (read: free drinks and pizza!) a Hudson meetup at their offices in San Francisco. While Digg has been the source of some controversy and press due to their recent redesign and corporate shake-ups, as far as the Hudson community goes they've been largely responsible for a great case study on continuous deployment using Hudson and Gerrit.
Attendees included all of InfraDNA (Kohsuke and Kedar), some folks from CloudBees, a number of local users/developers like LewisHam and myself, and to top off the list a couple Oracle employees including Winston Prakash who is now hacking on Hudson inside of Oracle.
As folks started arriving there was a lot of discussion around "Hudson at Scale", specifically regarding Hudson "in the cloud".
Last night on my way out of San Francisco I stopped by 4th and Howard St to get my first taste of JavaOne/Oracle OpenWorld which was already taking shape at the location. Besides snapping the photo below, I also managed to get yelled out by an old woman wearing a red "security" jacket; suffice to say my JavaOne experience is already everything I expected!
At this point I'm not sure what I can expect as far as the JavaOne portion of the event goes, we do have two Hudson related events scheduled: