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Jenkins User Conference 2013 Palo Alto Wrap-up

It's been a month now, but I realized that I've never posted a wrap-up post of JUC 2013. So in the spirit of "better later than, never", here it goes.

First of all, I wanted to thank everyone who came. More than 400 of you came, and another 600 signed up for live streaming of events (and I know some people watched those live streams past midnight in their local time zone!). I did my part in signing bobble heads and answering questions, and I was able to finally put faces to some of the people who I actively interact in the community but never met before.

I tried to take as many pictures as I can, and Lisa and Alyssa had posted their pictures as well. If you have your pictures, please share it with us! My favorite is Jenkins cupcake:



JUC: Call for Volunteers to Join the Organizing Committee (and Venues!)

This is a guest post from Alyssa Tong, who drives JUC organizations around the world.


If you missed JUC Palo Alto on Oct 23, 2013 the videos are now available.

We are off to planning JUC 2014. It is hard to believe this will be the 4th annual JUC in the Bay Area. The growth in the Jenkins community since the first JUC is astounding.

Every year we are in search of a larger venue to accommodate the larger crowd. For 2014, the challenge of finding a venue for a capacity of 500+ attendees at a low cost will prove even more daunting. We would love to hear your suggestions for low cost venues (in the Bay Area) so that we may continue to keep entry cost low while providing convenience and the highest level of Jenkins education to attendees. Please send suggestion(s) to events@lists.jenkins-ci.org

We are proud to launch the call for volunteers to join the JUC organizing committee (OC). If you are interested in shaping the 4th edition of this great event, please send email to events@lists.jenkins-ci.org

We encourage you to share this blog within your network in case other people would be interested in joining the JUC OC or have ideas for a great JUC 2014 location.

Jenkins Scalability Summit Recap



The day after Jenkins User Conference, we held a smaller meet-up of serious large-scale Jenkins users dubbed as "Jenkins Scalability Summit".

In this Open Space Technology style event, we went over war stories from users. Just to show the degree of seriousness, some of those people run 1500+ slaves, and others run Jenkins in HA configuration with a data center fail over! We then picked various topics in the afternoon and discussed what people would like to see to make Jenkins scale further. Slides and raw notes from this meeting is available here.

The event allowed me to rethink and revisit what I thought we should do in coming days in the area of scalability.

Jenkins User Conference is completely full!

(This is a guest post by Alyssa Tong, the lead coordinator of Jenkins User Conference)

Our 3rd annual Jenkins User Conference in the Bay Area being held next Wednesday in Palo Alto is booked fully to the capacity and we couldn’t be more excited for this event! It’s going to be an amazing day of learning, talking to technology experts, networking with other Jenkins users, seeing cool demos and finding out how you can contribute to the Jenkins open source projects.

This event is being held at the Oshman Jewish Community Center and registration begins at 8am. There will be breakfast and plenty of coffee to get you caffeinated. Welcoming announcement will begin sharply at 9am and the keynote address follows shortly after. We’re so excited to have thirteen sponsors investing in and supporting the Jenkins community in this continuous integration space.

Jenkins at Netflix / JUC speaker interview

(This is a guest post from Gareth Bowles, a Senior Software Engineer at Netflix.)

Jenkins has been a central part of the Netflix build and deploy infrastructure for several years now, and we've been attending and speaking at JUC since it started in 2011. It's a great opportunity to meet people who are as passionate about build, test and deployment automation as we are - although as Kohsuke said last year, having all those folks in one place could be dangerous if there's an earthquake !

CloudBees and the JUC Organizing Committee have put another great program together this year. We'll be doing two talks. Justin Ryan and Curt Patrick will present "Configuration as Code: Adoption of the Job DSL Plugin at Netflix", describing how we're shifting our users from manual job configuration via the UI, to defining their jobs as Groovy code using the Job DSL plugin. Justin and Curt will describe how Netflix development teams can now create and maintain complex sets of jobs for their projects with the bare minimum of coding.