[Jenkins-events] Bay Area JAM Kickoff Venue

Udaypal Aarkoti uaarkoti at cloudbees.com
Tue Aug 4 23:55:40 UTC 2015

On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 3:39 PM Christopher Orr <chris at orr.me.uk> wrote:

> Hi there,
> On 04/08/15 17:37, Udaypal Aarkoti wrote:
> > Sure. How about this? Feedback welcome.
> >
> > *Subject : Call to join Jenkins Area Meetup Kickoff *
> >
> > There are lots of people around the world using Jenkins and yet there
> > isn't an obvious way for them to come together and share their
> > experiences and learn about new and upcoming topics.
> If people are interested in that stuff, searching for "continuous
> delivery" or "continuous integration" or similar throws up quite a lot
> of existing groups on meetup.com:
> http://www.meetup.com/find/?radius=Infinity&keywords=Continuous+Integration
> > The purpose of JAMs (similar to JUGs) is to promote meetups around the
> > world. This kickoff is not only a kickoff to setup Bay Area JAM but also
> > to help the extended Jenkins community all over the world to setup JAMs.
> > We have volunteers from Paris, Spain, NY etc...
> There's even an existing NYC Jenkins meetup group:
> http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Jenkins-Meetup/ -- or are those the people you
> talked to?
> Just wondering: is the idea really to restrict this only to Jenkins, or
> would general talks on build/test automation/continuous
> integration/delivery meet the definition?

Thanks for the question Chris.

As I mentioned in my blog post
<http://udaypal.com/bay-area-jam-announcement/>, the goal for JAM is to NOT
restrict topics only to Jenkins itself. Its meant to be a forum for anyone
interested in related topic to participate and everything you described
above would fall into that category.

I also believe that people who want to talk about cutting edge technologies
(like Docker, Rocket, MSA or any upcoming technology) and how it relates to
Jenkins / CI / CD would be a valid topic as well.

> I ask since it seems like (in all but the largest cities) where there
> are meetup groups, it's quite hard to keep momentum going by constantly
> finding new topics and speakers on a semi-regular basis -- all the more
> so when the meetup topic is more niche.

> > provide some guidelines so that JAMs are successful.
> In any case, I'll be interested to hear the ideas and the outcome, as
> Fred G and I met up last month in Cologne and discussed something
> similar.. :)

Excellent. If you have notes from your meeting that you'd like to share
with us, please do so.

I'll definitely post the outcome from our kickoff and any subsequent
discussions here.

Thanks for your interest in JAM.

> Regards,
> Chris
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Udaypal Aarkoti
Director, Solution Architecture
CloudBees, Inc.
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