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Comunidade verde-amarela do Jenkins, uni-vos!

O Jenkins, servidor de integração favorito de todos, é muito utilizado no Brasil, e agora tem uma lista de e-mails em Português além do primeiro encontro de usuários Jenkins no Brasil. Se você utiliza o Jenkins, desenvolve plug-ins, tem interesse em aprender mais sobre esta incrível ferramenta Open Source e sobre Integração Contínua, essa é a sua chance!

Além de matar dúvidas sobre o Jenkins e aprender com os outros participantes, há várias outras atividades na comunidade como a tradução de documentação, tutoriais e livros, bem como a divulgação de eventos e treinamentos.

Gostei! Como participo?

Você pode começar se inscrevendo na lista de e-mails de usuários do Jenkins em Português (jenkinsci-br). Lá você poderá enviar suas perguntas, bem como ajudar outros usuários com dúvidas sobre o Jenkins ou plug-ins. Se você utiliza o Twitter, os anúncios e links serão disponibilizados no @jenkins_br.

Encontro de usuários Jenkins do Brasil 2012

O primeiro encontro de usuários Jenkins do Brasil acontecerá no próximo dia 1 de Dezembro de 2012. O evento é gratuito e acontecerá na USP, em São Paulo. Lá você poderá acompanhar palestras, lighting talks, conversar com outros profissionais e também terá a oportunidade de conhecer pessoalmente Kohsuke Kawaguchi, outros usuários e desenvolvedores de plug-ins do Jenkins.

Confirme já sua presença no encontro de usuários Jenkins do Brasil 2012! Apesar de gratuito temos lugares limitados e precisamos estimar o número de participantes para brindes, bebidas e para acomodar bem todos os participantes.

Esperamos você lá! :-)

New mailing list for better event/meet-up/local community coordination

As per the discussion in the project meeting today, we created a new mailing list for:

  • discussing and coordinating Jenkins related events
  • share knowledge between different local communities
  • helping new organizers by having existing community people offering advices
  • improving visibility and transparency of event organization work

If you are interested in facilitating local communities (being from Japan, I know for a fact that a local community that speaks the native language makes a big difference in many parts of the world!)

The list is open for anyone to join and the archive is public. Looking forward to seeing you in the list.

Fundraising for travel grant

We are trying to raise $2000 travel grants for assisting Jenkins contributors to travel, meet, and strengthen their relationships with the other Jenkins contributors. Specifically, we have FOSDEM and SCALE11x in mind, in which there already are a fair amount of Jenkins contributors concentration.

Being an open-source project, Jenkins developers are highly dispersed, yet a lot gets done in the community through human relationships, just like any other organizations. This poses a challenge, because most of the contributors work on Jenkins on their spare times, and so people are on their own to travel to the shows, creating greater divides between those of us in the U.S., Europe, and in Asia.

This fundraising is a bit of experiment to see if it's worth the money. The goal is to sponsor two people who don't work on Jenkins full time to travel to those events (and hopefully present talks, although that's subject to the acceptance by conferences.) We'll also report back what came out of them.

Saturday night drink-up

Because the dinner looks popular, here's another last minute gathering for JUC San Francisco.

We'll have a small drink-up Saturday night at 21st Amendment (563 2nd Street), like from 6pm to whenever. If you are coming from out of town, you probably are around, so why not join us!

At least abayer, majost, and kohsuke should be there, and hopefully more. If you are coming, please leave a comment in this post so that we get the sense of who to expect!

Take the Jenkins Survey!

Just like the last year, we are running a survey this year, to get some objective insights into what our users would like to see in the project. Obviously, the developers in the project deal with individual bug reports and feature requests all the time, but sometimes those day-to-day issues distract you from a bigger picture.

This year, we kept some of the questions the same, so that we can see the trend. But we also discussed what we wanted to ask among ourselves and revised some more.

The tricky thing about being an open-source project is that it's not like some of us can actually decide what we'll be working on — in the end it's up to individual contributors to decide what they want to work on. So I can't make promises, but in a way, that's precisely why we'd like to get these objective, measurable, quantitative feedbacks. It lets us discuss how to solve the problem, instead of spending time discussing what the problem is.