As a result of the success of the Jenkins User Conference last year in San Francisco, this year CloudBees and other sponsors are planning 4 Jenkins User Conferences around the world. Yup, that’s right — four!
Making events like these successful would be a win for everyone, so I’d like to encourage you to …:
Register to attend
If you are in the greater Paris or NY City metro areas, sign up now! You will experience lots of great learning opportunities and further your Jenkins knowledge. And perhaps more importantly, you’ll get the chance to connect with other Jenkins users and learn about the latest developments in the Jenkins project. I always love watching the community interact – we all learn from each other and on so many occasions, I have seen a Jenkins user have an “Aha!” moment in conversation with another Jenkins user. There’s something magical about meeting face-to-facet that you just can’t replace any other way.
Dates for the JUC conferences in the first half of 2012 are:
- Paris — April 17: Early Bird discounted registration (€50) ends 18 February
- New York City — May 17: Early Bird discounted registration ($54) ends 25 February
- Registration includes all sessions, lunch, a social/networking hour at the end of the day and a FREE Jenkins t-shirt (a hot commodity at the JUC last October)
- Two more conferences will be scheduled later in the year in San Francisco(Sept) and Antwerp (Nov), and there’s a planning going on for one in Tokyo — stay tuned for dates.
Apply to speak
Share your Jenkins knowledge with the community. The quality of the speakers was the most highly praised aspect of JUC 2011. If you’ve been writing plugins, tell the community what those are and meet people who use your plugins, which is quite a rewarding experience. If you’ve been using Jenkins in interesting ways, tell the community about it, and through the feedback you’ll learn just as much as they would. Do it fast though — the deadline for Paris is February 24th and for New York is March 16th.
Sign up to sponsor
If you can, consider sponsoring the events. If you feel your organization has benefitted from Jenkins, now’s your chance to give back to the community… and at the same time get some great visibility for your company.
If you still need more convincing about JUC, watch the highlights video from last year’s conference. Looking forward to seeing you!