I’m at San Francisco airport now to start my first around-the-world tour!
My first stop will be Tokyo, my home town. There’ll be a Jenkins user meet-up, whose 88 seats are booked solid. This time the topic is about various scripting languages, and I’ll be presenting about the recent Ruby/Jenkins work in the core with cowboyd. On Tuesday, I’ll be doing one of the keynotes in Japan Java User Group Cross-Community Conference. This is actually a full day event with 3 concurrent tracks, showing the degree of high interest in Java in Tokyo.
I have to make sure I won’t forget to attend the Jenkins project meeting in that night. It’s 1am my time. I think the technology made the distance a non-issue, but the time zone difference is really fragmenting our community (especially Asian communities from the rest of the world), and I with we could somehow fix that.
Then I’ll be heading to Paris, to present in the “What’s Next?” event by Zenika. While this is a for-pay conference, Zenika is also generously hosting a free Jenkins user meetup in Friday night. I’ll be also speaking there, along with a number of French Jenkins developers. If you are using Jenkins or thinking about using it, this is the opportunity to learn about a thing or two and get to know some of the people behind it. Then the following Saturday, we’ll shift the gear a bit and will be doing a hackathon. While the meetup is more for users of Jenkins, hackathon is more for the current and wanna-be developers of Jenkins and its plugins. It’s also a whole day event, so you’ll have more chance of really getting to know people. So if you are already plugin developers or thinking about writing one, please join us. On 5/30, I’lll be doing the last show in Paris, at SFEIR CloudCamp about Jenkins.
On 6/1, I’ll be heading to London and will be doing another talk in Skillsmatter in the evening. The next day, I’ll be doing a one-day training, and I believe some seats are still available. And with that, I’m back to San Francisco!
So please forgive me for any delay in responses to e-mails, and I hope to see as many of you on the road.