Jenkins World 2017 – 8 Unmissable Speakers

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Jenkins World 2017 – 8 Unmissable Speakers

Bar Kofman
Bar KofmanDigital Marketing Manager | August 20, 2017

THE Event for Everything Jenkins & DevOps

On August 28-31, 2017, San Francisco will host one of the foremost conferences for DevOps and Jenkins practitioners: Jenkins World. Before you pack your bags, mark these top 8 talks on your schedule. Make sure you get there early — popular talks fill up fast!

If you want a full lineup of the speakers, check out the Jenkins World schedule. You can see our curated picks below.


1. Blue Ocean State of the Union

Thursday August 31, 2017 3:45pm – 4:30pm

Speaker: James Dumay, Director of Product Management, CloudBees.  

Blue Ocean is a project that helps “even your boss’s boss” learn how to use Jenkins. It includes a reimagined user experience as well as the extensibility you have come to know and love in Jenkins. In this talk, James digs into the past year of Blue Ocean triumphs and pitfalls, as well as a peek into the future for this Jenkins project. If you’ve ever been confused by Jenkins’ user interface or just want to learn something new, we highly recommend attending this talk.

Where: Golden Gate A

Tweet it: @i386

2. The Ten Commandments of Continuous Delivery

Thursday August 31, 2017 9:30am – 10:15am

Speaker: Viktor Farcic, Senior Consultant, CloudBees. 

Everyone wants to implement Continuous Delivery. The only problem is, everyone has different ideas about the best way to do it. Come see Viktor Farcic, a Senior Consultant at CloudBees, discuss the different ways that companies implement CD and how they can go horribly wrong. Farcic proposes “ten commandments” of continuous delivery that will make the transition pain-free. Stop worrying about a buggy pipeline and start getting results. 

Where: Salon 3-6

Tweet it: @vfarcic

3. DevOps Test Engineering Certification Training

Monday August 28, 2017 9:00am – Tuesday August 29, 2017 5:00pm

Speaker: Mark Hornbeek, Principal Consultant – DevOps and Author DevOps Institute, Trace3

This two-day Jenkins World workshop contains everything you need to know to become a certified DevOps Test Engineer (DTE). You’ll learn DevOps testing strategies, integration of these new strategies into your existing workflows, and how testing can fit within your culture and organization. You’ll get two full days of training led by DevOps authority Mark Hornbeek and leave with a Digital Learner Manual, sample templates, and access to additional sources of information and communities. Professionals looking to take the next step in their DevOps journey can’t miss this highly valuable workshop.

Where: Laurel

Tweet it: @mhexcalibur

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4. Industry Keynote: The DevOps Transformation with Jez Humble

Thursday August 31, 2017 8:30am – 9:15am

Speaker: Jez Humble, CTO, DevOps Research & Assessment.

DevOps promises to transform the way we work. But how? Jez Humble, the author of The DevOps Handbook and CTO of DevOps Research & Assessment, delivers an industry keynote that will leave you with actionable insights about the DevOps process. You’ll learn how to create reliable, secure distributed systems that can be rapidly evolved, how to overcome typical obstacles, and what outcomes DevOps can enable in your organization. Don’t miss this chance to hear from this award-winning author and DevOps expert. 

Where: Salon 9

Tweet it: @jezhumble

5. What’s New in the Jenkins Community? CloudBees Keynote

Wednesday August 30, 2017 8:30am – 11:00am

Speaker: Sacha Labourey, CEO, CloudBees. 

What’s new in the Jenkins community? During this keynote, the CEO and founder of CloudBees will focus on new updates from CloudBees and the transformations that are occurring cross-industry as a result of DevOps and continuous delivery practices. You’ll also be able to see an opening keynote by Kohsuke Kawaguchi, the creator of Jenkins. Don’t miss your chance to see both of these authorities in the same room!

Where: Salon 9

Tweet it: @SachaLabourey

6. A Tailor-Made CI from a Box

Thursday August 31, 2017 1:30pm – 2:15pm

Speaker: José R. Roca Rodriguez. Director of Engineering, Prezi & Julia Biro, Infrastructure Engineer, Prezi

No one wants to be stuck with an outdated and unstable CI system. Prezi was, but they were able to use CloudBees CJE to fix their CI woes, accommodate their wide range of needs, and improve their engineering culture. This is one of our hottest picks because we know that as DevOps practitioners, our workflows and processes don’t always run as smoothly as we’d like them to. Come see Júlia Biró and José R. Roca Rodriguez dig into their journey from CI chaos to a tailor-made CI success story.

Where: Golden Gate C1/C2

7. DevOps: Delivering on the Promise of Innovation, Agility, and Velocity

Wednesday August 30, 2017 3:00pm – 3:45pm

Speaker: Rob Stroud, Principal Analyst, Forrester

Think DevOps is just for startups and unicorns? Think again. Rob Stroud, Principal Analyst at Forrester, describes the recent research in the field that confirms that companies are utilizing Agile principles, CI and CD techniques to remain competitive in the tech landscape. This interactive discussion will allow you to review your strategies versus that of the market and how the adoption of serverless computing can further drive value in the enterprise.

Where: Golden Gate C1/C2

Tweet it: @RobertEStroud

8. Baking in Quality: Cultural Transformation at Scale

Thursday August 31, 2017 3:45pm – 4:30pm

Speaker: Isabel Muñoz Vilacides, Quality Engineering Manager, CloudBees

Isabel delivers a value-packed talk on how to “bake in quality” and build a sustainable and energizing culture at all levels of the organization. After moving from thinking of quality in the last phases of a release cycle to having quality as a goal even at the initial design stage, Isabel Vilacides knows a thing or two about cultural transformation. Learn about CloudBees best practices such as test automation, delivery process, their rollout plan, and what metrics they track over time.

Where: Salon 3-6

Tweet it: @vilacides


If you are around, come by our booth to say hello and chat about Continuous Testing! Also, feel free to reach out to me via twitter or email –

See You There!