[Jenkins-fosdem] Stand request for the Jenkins project

Wynke Stulemeijer wynke at stack.nl
Thu Oct 3 07:39:13 UTC 2013

Hi Kohsuke,

Thank you for your stand proposal. We have added it to the list of candidates.

Kind regards,

On Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 05:20:53PM -0700, Kohsuke Kawaguchi wrote:
> Project Name: Jenkins
> Stand description:
> We have been to FOSDEM to the past 2 years in a row. The Jenkins stand 
> has been manned by about 3-8 community members throughout the weekend 
> who used the opportunity to meet with users who already knew about us 
> (and give them stickers!), talk about how the project works/where it's 
> going, and demonstrate Jenkins to people who never knew about it.
> We would very likely be doing much more of the same this time around if
> accepted, demonstrating Jenkins to new-comers as well as meeting 
> users/developers who are interested in meeting some of the faces "behind 
> the project."
> Project URLs:
>      <https://jenkins-ci.org>
>      <https://github.com/jenkinsci>
> Why should FOSDEM accept this proposal?:
> Besides the usefulness of Jenkins, the two best parts about the project 
> are the underlying transparency/openness and pragmatism. At last year's 
> FOSDEM I believe we gave 2 people who came to the stand commit access, 
> and the founder of the project even walked some folks through developing 
> a plugin in 10 minutes at the table. Because we come from all over, we 
> have talked with many FOSDEM attendees in their native tongue (English, 
> German, French, Dutch and Japanese were spoken last year).
> Overall the experience, and the vibe is fantastic at FOSDEM and I think 
> the Jenkins group brings a friendliness and enthusiasm for open source 
> (and automation) that helps make FOSDEM a stellar event.
> In the last few years that the Jenkins project has been at FOSDEM, this 
> event has quickly grown into one of the key gathering of European 
> Jenkins developers. Everybody from the Jenkins project was excited to 
> come back this year, including myself (the project founder) and Tyler 
> (who manages the automation dev room) who will travel all the way from 
> California for the event again.
> We are planning to organize a co-located gathering Monday in addition to 
> So we are really looking forward to a stand in FOSDEM as a meeting place 
> for all the Jenkins community people who are at the event.
> -- 
> Kohsuke Kawaguchi                          http://kohsuke.org/
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