Advocacy & Outreach SIG Meeting - January 12, 2023

Attending: Alyssa, Jean-Marc Meessen, Mark Waite, Bruno Verachten, Kevin Martens


  • Happy New Year!
  • Action items:
  • CDF Year in Review: CDF is building out their 2022 year in review post. They’ve requested 3 highlights from each project. AT provided 6 on behalf of Jenkins. Mainly highlighting modernization of Jenkins UI/UX, platform, our involvement in projects like She Code Africa, GSoC, Hacktoberfest. and Jenkins election. Will also share the link to our Jenkins 2022 Recap post once it’s published.
  • Events:
    • FOSDEM’23 - still need to decide the date and location for the Jenkins & Friends dinner. JMM will help with this.
      • Dinner: JMM suggest Sat evening. JMM will coordinate w Damien Duportal
      • JMM will attend the GSoC gathering at FOSDEM: networking and connect w/ Google
      • BoF: GSoC experience, best practices (JMM)
    • SCaLE 20X - (March 2023) booth planning to begin in Feb.
    • cdCon: May 8-9 in Vancouver, Canada
      • CFP is open, closes: Friday, February 10
      • AT is on the program committee which will meet next week.
    • DevOps World
      • CFP committee is forming for the entire conference. AT will be soliciting for volunteers from the community to form a sub-committee to help grade and select submissions for the Jenkins/Community track(s).
      • Conference date/location is TBD
  • GSoC Planning
    • (New) Prospect mentors: Saeid Bostandoust , Bervianto Leo Pratama, Rajiv Singh, Loghi Perinpanayagam, Freyam Mehta,
      • THANK YOU Kris & Bruno for responding and guiding folks to protocol!
    • Project idea proposal - still looking for more project ideas. The more ideas the more options students has
    • Mentor round-up webinar: Thursday Jan 19, 2023 @ 4pm UTC
    • Blog post: Where we stand atm w/ Jenkins in GSoC
    • Next steps:
      • Mentoring org application open Jan 23, closes Feb 7: AT to submit application on behalf of Jenkins
      • Finalize mentors and project ideas by mid Feb.
      • Feb 22, 2023 - accepted mentoring organizations published [Tentative]
        • Wk of Feb 27 Establish office hours for potential contributors:
          • Help new contributors prepare application, answer doubts
          • Mentors present project ideas overview
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