Kohsuke is a well-respected developer and popular speaker at industry and Jenkins community events. He’s often asked to speak about his experience and approach in creating Jenkins; a CI platform that has become a widely adopted and successful community-driven open source project. The principles behind the Jenkins community – extensibility, inclusiveness, low barriers to participation – have been the keys to its success. Kohsuke’s sensibilities in creating Jenkins and his deep understanding of how to translate its capabilities into usable software have also had a major impact on CloudBees’ strategy as a company.
Before joining CloudBees, where he currently serves as CTO, Kohsuke was with Sun Microsystems and Oracle, where he worked on a variety of projects and initiated the open source work that led to Jenkins.
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.