[Jenkins-events] Bay Area JAM Kickoff Venue

Kohsuke Kawaguchi kk at kohsuke.org
Wed Aug 5 06:35:39 UTC 2015

2015-08-04 15:39 GMT-07:00 Christopher Orr <chris at orr.me.uk>:

> 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?

Nice, I didn't know this, and I don't recognize the organizer. We should
reach out to them. I'd love to stop by NYC on my way to Europe and present
if that helps, too.

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?
> 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.

I think Selenium guys <http://www.meetup.com/seleniumsanfrancisco/> have
done this very well. I think Tyler is involved in this, too.

Their topics have been fairly broad, and as a case in point I've presented
there once about Jenkins. Like Selenium, Jenkins touches a lot of things,
so I think we can have good coverage of topics without losing the focus.
But I do want to retain "Jenkins" in it because I see this as a way of
engaging with the Jenkins community and building more relationship, which
is a part of the fun.

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.. :)

We'll make sure to take notes!

Kohsuke Kawaguchi
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