For the very first time, a Jenkins World conference is happening in Europe this October; bringing together the DevOps community to learn, explore, network and help shape the future of DevOps and Jenkins. The conference is happening from 22nd – 25th October in Nice, France.
2,500 attendees will attend this year from all over the globe. They’ll get access to 100+ workshops, training opportunities and sessions, covering software automation, DevOps culture, performance measurement, security and more. Specific highlights include:
- Keynote speakers – Christina Noren (CloudBees), James Governor (RedMonk) and Kohsuke Kawaguchi (Creator of Jenkins)
- Featured topics including DevOps best practices, configuration-as-code, Jenkins X and more…
- The opportunity to meet the Jenkins community and committers at the Contributor Summit.
You can see the full schedule here https://www.cloudbees.com/devops-world/nice
Ahead of the conference, we caught up with one of the organisers Tracey Miranda who gave us some more info on what we can expect.
- For people that haven’t been before, what can you tell us about Jenkins World and why is it different from other conferences?
Jenkins World has always been the biggest gathering of the Jenkins community; committers, contributors and users alike get to rub shoulders and learn from each other. Traditionally it’s always been run in San Francisco, but this year for the first time we’ll have one in Europe, which makes it more accessible to much more of the global Jenkins community. Like a lot of other things in tech, DevOps is going through a major transformation, cloud native technologies are becoming ubiquitous and Jenkins itself is going through a major change with the recent announcements of Cloud Native Jenkins and Jenkins X. Jenkins is no stranger to transformation and the beauty is that the community has a large part to play in this.
- Can you tell us anything about Nice, and why people should come there from London?
Nice, in the South of France is the capital of the Côte d’Azur and is known for its cosmopolitan riviera vibe. It’s a short flight from the UK, the weather will be lovely and if you’re a foodie you should definitely go. Personally, outside of the conference I’m looking forward to Fenocchio!
- What Java/JVM technologies are you most excited about at the moment?
I’m most excited about how Java and JVM technologies will evolve in the cloud native landscape – release cadences of Java have already increased to pave the way for faster changes. Jakarta EE is a big collaboration towards cloud native Java, but there are lots of folks sceptical about Java ever working well in dynamic cloud environments. I would love to see how both Jenkins and Java evolve and respond to their critics in style.
If that sounds as good to you as it does to us, you should enter our raffle! DevOps World | Jenkins World organisers are offering one lucky member of the LJC the opportunity to win a free ticket to the 2018 conference in Nice, France. To be in with a chance to win, just enter the raffle here https://bcrw.typeform.com/to/CSdcnC by this Friday (14th September) at 4PM.
The conference organisers are offering all members of the LJC a 20% discount for tickets, so if you don’t win the raffle but are keen to attend just quote JWLJCMEMBER at checkout.