I’m Kohsuke Kawaguchi. I’m a software engineer who enjoys writing code and solving problems. I have been working on a large number of open-source projects. I am probably best known as the creator of Jenkins, a continuous integration server. My projects span many different areas of the technology, but my main interest is around developer tools, XML, and web services in Java.
I have worked for Sun Microsystems, Inc. for about 8 years, and then briefly worked for Oracle as Sun was acquired by Oracle in 2010. Since 2010 April, I founded InfraDNA to work on Jenkins (then called Hudson), which eventually got acquired by CloudBees, where I currently work as an architect.
I’ve presented in many technical conferences about my projects in the past:
- “Continuous Integration with Hudson” at San Francisco JUG — 2010 Feb. slides and video.
- “Hudson: a continuous integration system” at JavaZone 2009 — general introduction of Hudson.
- “Continuous Integration in the Cloud With Hudson” at JavaOne 2009 — slides.
- “Improving the Engineering Process Through Automation by Hudson” at JavaOne 2008
- “GlassFish Project v3 as an Extensible Server Platform” at JavaOne 2008
- “Hudson, a continuous integration system” at JavaPolis 2007
- “Unleashing the Power of JAX-WS RI: Spring, Stateful Web Services, SMTP, and More” at JavaOne 2007
- Hudson BOF at JavaOne 2007
- 2012 Japan Open-Source Software Contributor Award for Jenkins
- 2011 JavaOne Conference “Rockstar Award” for “Continuous Integration with Jenkins”
- 2011 O’Reilly Open-Source Award for leading the Jenkins project
- 2008 Duke’s Choice Award in the developer solutions category, for Hudson.
- 2006 Japan Software Science Society Tutorial Paper Award for “XML and Schema Languages.”
- 2005 Exploratory IT Human Resources Project “Super Creator” (youth divison) by Information-Technology Promotion Agency, Japan.