Jenkins Contributor Summit: Oct 02 and Oct 09, 2021, APAC/EMEA

Coolio, hopefully I will get to present some of the work going on around Pipeline development with vscode.

One of the pain points for me from the last summit was the agenda wasn’t finalized until the last minute, so we couldn’t really advertise the speakers and their talks in advance. I think we should to try have the agenda finalized ASAP. How can I help with this?

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I would like to be a contributor for the Jenkins summit. I think I can help with,

  • “Getting the event promoted in the community channels: blog, twitter, LinkedIn”
  • “Facilitating conversations”
  • “Coordinating hosting of the newcomer track - Mark Waite will host this track”

As per the topics under “Help needed / Looking for organizers and contributors” on Jenkins Contributor Summit @ DevOps World 2021 - Coordination doc - Google Docs.

Looking forward to the summit!

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Thanks @Rubix982! It would be really appreciated. Let’s see how to organize it. If this is a generic topic not specific to Jenkins, maybe we could do it as a wider OSS contribution promo event as a part of Hacktoberfest

BTW, Hacktoberfest 2021 is officially announced! The Grand opening will be also a part of the contributor summit. More info: Hacktoberfest 2021 - join us!


@oleg-nenashev Are the sessions created on Zoom and subsequently to publish to YouTube? If so I may be able to help with that. Feel free to DM - I don’t check this discourse frequently.


Sure, and thanks! I will be following up as soon as possible. For us it would be nice to prepare descriptions and opengraphs for sessions we would like to highlight. The video processing itself is likely to require special permissions but we can see what we can do about that

Hi all,

Some changes in the agenda. Unfortunately I cannot do the contributor summit on Oct 02 due to some legal and personal reasons. There are also public holidays in China that make this date a bad fit for the APAC region. Based on that, we are making some changes in the program

  • Oct 02 event will take place, but will focus on Hacktoberfest Grand opening and on newcomer contributor onboarding. @MarkEWaite, @dheerajodha and @wfollonier have stepped up to coordinate the agenda. Unconference sessions might also take place, IIUC @uhafner prefers this date. Any contributions are welcome
  • The second part of the summit will take place on October 9th, I will coordinate it. It will focus on the Jenkins roadmap, unconferences, and end user panel. Any contributors are welcome too

I will update the event schedule and make announcements later

P.S: I kindly ask @wfollonier @uhafner @FeynmanZhou @LinuxSuRen @ajard and everyone else to add their session ideas, abstracts and preferred times to the Google Doc: Jenkins Contributor Summit / Oct 02 and 09 - Coordination doc - Google Docs


I would like to have time on the Contributor Summit agenda to present the Hacktoberfest topic “Moving plugin documentation to GtiHub”. I’ll submit additional details as a pull request to the page for Hacktoberfest.

Ulli agreed in the most recent UX SIG meeting that he would present a segment showing the progress on the code coverage user interface improvements. He will highlight ways that first time contributors can assist with those improvements during Hacktoberfest.

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@shadycuz would you be willing to present to new contributors during the Oct 2, 2021 session? I think there are many that would benefit from a demonstration and Q&A session that shows good techniques with vscode when working with Jenkins.

Some topics that came to mind for me:

  • Using vscode to compile and test a Jenkins plugin
  • Using vscode to develop, diagnose, and interact with a Jenkins Pipeline
  • Using vscode to develop Jenkins core

Are any of those topics of interest to you and something you’d be willing to demonstrate to others in a segment of the Oct 2, 2021 session?

@Rubix982 thanks for being willing to help with the Oct 2, 2021 contributor summit. We’ll be focusing on new contributors and starting Hacktoberfest in the Jenkins project. We’d love to have your help promoting it and participating in it.

If you’d be willing to assist with the coordination of the summit, that would be great. We’ll need people like you to be online during the summit, ready to assist people as they raise questions in the Zoom chat or as they raise questions in the Q&A facility.

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Hey @MarkEWaite

I was already hoping to give a talk about vscode in the contributors track. It’s a great talk for new and experienced people. It’s in the google doc under my personal “brand” DontShaveTheYak.

I’m not really sure I could compile and test a Jenkins plugin or submit a PR to core. In some ways I should probably be in the new comers track learning.

Have you tried @danielbeck? He has been putting together a lot of material on Jenkins Pipelines for those that are new to Jenkins.

If you really need someone to feel a slot, I can do it but we might need to brain storm a more fitting topic. I’m much more motivated to talk about advanced issues like CPS, Groovy2 vs Groovy3 and Scripted vs Declarative pipelines.

Thanks @shadycuz . Let’s apply your interests and experience in the Contributors Track as you suggested.


Absolutely, I would be up for it. I believe I should stay up to date with this thread and on Slack as well for further updates.

Super @Rubix982 . We’ll plan on having you as part of the team on Saturday, Oct 2, 2021. I assume you’re also willing to assist on Saturday Oct 9, 2021.

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I can definitely manage on both dates. What would be the timings?

We’ll start the session at 7:00 AM UTC on Saturday Oct 2, 2021. Likely run for a few hours until topics are covered and we end the session.

For Oct 09, the starting time will be the same: 7AM UTC. The duration is TBD but I shoot for up to 6 hours in total, with breaks. Sorry for the late actions, my personal life has been a kind of dumpsterfire. We can also do the second part of the summit on Oct 16 if more convenient to the audience

  • Summit on Oct 09
  • Summit on Oct 16
  • Summit on Oct 30

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@Rubix982 could you send your email address to me ( so that I can invite you as a panelist in the webinar? We won’t have you do any presentation, but it works best if those who are helping answer questions are included as panelists.

I’m sorry as well for the late reply. Finding it really hard to balance and deal with time.

For tomorrow, I may not be available at exactly 7AM UTC, but 9AM UTC works for me.

Definitely, emailing you right now.

Thank you for the patience.

No problem. We’ll accept your help whenever you arrive. We understand that you may not be available. All the best managing your schedule!

Draft agenda for the contributor summit on Saturday, all times are in UTC. Session descriptions are available here: Events . Let me know if you would like to change something or add new sessions

FWIW I am leaning towards having end user panel as separate event so that we could keep the summit shorter