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今週末から日本にいきます

January 6th, 2015

今週後半から来週末まで日本に行きます。

メインイベントは1/11のJenkins User Conference 東京です。まだまだ参加できますのでぜひ宜しくお願いします。懇親会もぜひ参加してください。

月曜日にはJUCにドイツはBMW Car ITから来てくれるゲストスピーカーと一緒に東京観光をしようと思っています。Jenkins界隈の人で一緒に遊びに行ける人はぜひご一報ください。

休みが明けた火曜日の夜にはJJUGのJenkins祭りが!日曜日はこれないよーという方はぜひこちらにお越しください。

その週はあちこちの会社を訪問してCloudBeesの日本上陸に奔走します。もしその手の話に興味がある方がおられればぜひ個人宛にメールしていただければと思います。

1/17, 1/18の土日はオフなので、久々の日本をエンジョイしたいと思っています。日帰りか一泊でスキーにでも行くか。誰か一緒に遊んでもいいという人がいればぜひ声をかけてください。

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This week in Tokyo

February 16th, 2012

I’m back to Tokyo this and next week, doing all sorts of Jenkins related (and other CloudBees related) activities.

First was the Developer Summit, a two-day developer conference. It covers wide range of topics from mobile to web, agile to industry designs. Yesterday I’ve done a lightening talk, trying to convince them the importance of communicating and sharing (be it code, blog, etc.) The subtext was to do so in English, ideally, so that the rest of the world can see all the great stuff that they are doing, which for me has been a constant struggle in the Jenkins community. During this lightning talk the moderator asked the audience how many of them already use Jenkins, and about 1/3 of the hands went up. Then he asked how many already knew Jenkin, and about another 1/3 went up. So I was quite encouraged.

Today in its 2nd day, I’m doing my high-level Jenkins talk, trying to spread the words and explaining why CI (especially in the context of abidance of computing power) isn’t a transient phenomena, but instead a profound shift in how we develop.

On Tuesday next week, we’ll be doing the 5th Tokyo Jenkins user meetup. Thanks to the usual suspects in the Japanese Jenkins community and a kind offer from Rakuten (a Japanese equivalent of Yahoo, would be the best way to describe this company, I think), this time we’ve got a huge venue, but we’ve already filled up all 110 seats. We have a great speaker line-up, folks from Rakuten and Mixi (a Japanese equivalent of Facebook) discussing how they deploy CI in those large organizations.

I’ve heard from many yesterday that they couldn’t get in because seats are full. In one of those days, I’d really love to bring Jenkins User Conference to Tokyo in some shape. We’ll have to do with a lot less CloudBees involvement (and that means I need to find someone else who can help organize the event, as those things are quite a bit of work), but I think it’d be worth it.

The day after that, I’ll be with Mamezou (whom CloudBees partner with to deliver training in Tokyo) and do a short introductory talk/demo on Jenkins. Whereas the user meetup is more focused on existing users and building relationship among them, this event is more for new users who have no prior experience on Jenkins. Tamagawa-san, who translated “Jenkins the Definitive Guide” to Japanese, would also come to give a presentation.

I’ll have my usual one day training on Thursday, then on Friday I’ll be at the cloud user group meet-up to present about the CloudBees platform.

I’ve brought 300 Jenkins stickers with me, but I’ve already handed out about 50 today, and I’m already regretting that I haven’t brought more. The same goes to business cards — I don’t know what it is but Japanese sure loves exchanging business cards!

In between those I’ve got some company visits and other engagements lined up, and if I get lucky I’ll be meeting&drinking with some old friends. This weekend is likely spent preparing for talks and catching up with work during my Europe trip, but I’ve got the next weekend after all my commitments are done, so I should be able to do some unwinding, too.

All in all, it’s going to be a busy week. My apologies in advance for additional delay in e-mail responses, etc.

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Jenkins HackCamp at Tokyo

October 14th, 2011

Right after JavaOne, I traveled to Tokyo, and attended a 3-day hack camp. The Jenkins community had done several 1-day hackathon around the world, but this is the first that spanned across multiple days.

14 people came to a small traditional hotel in this small sea-side city of Ito, a 90 minutes train ride away from Tokyo city center, complete with a spa. Japanese people have a special place in their hearts for a spa, so we had to have one!

We stayed there for close to 48 hours, and the hacking was literally around the clock! I was still somewhat jet-lagged, so I went to sleep earlier, but when I woke up next morning around 6am, some people were still hacking code!

In between the hacking, we ate, drunk, talked, and took a bath. Some of us played board games that one of us brought (there seems to be a non-trivial intersection between the board game fans and open-source hackers.) There were a wide variety of activities, ranging from Arduino hardware hacking for XFD to automatic slave registration based on Android devices connected to USB, a bunch of automatic tool installers to classloader enhancements. Those results should be made online once people recovered from the trip.

One lesson for me for the next occasion is to plan for more ice-breaker events (which involves more drinking!) Maybe asking everyone to do a 5-10 minutes mini-talk about what they do and who they are.

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