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Five Can't-Miss Sessions at Jenkins World 2017

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Five Can't-Miss Sessions at Jenkins World 2017

The biggest DevOps event of the year offers seven different topic tracks and over 60 individual sessions. Which ones should you attend?

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In less than a month, thousands of DevOps, Jenkins, and continuous delivery experts and practitioners will gather at Jenkins World in San Francisco. The DevOps event of the year will feature seven different topic tracks and over 60 individual sessions, ranging from discussions amongst industry experts, to talks about specific technologies, to deep dives into individual companies' DevOps transformations. There will be speakers from many different industries, including folks from SAP, Capital One, PayPal, Microsoft, Rosetta Stone, and Care.com. This diversity of topics and companies represented will provide Jenkins World attendees with knowledge about how DevOps and CD are being used across different industries.

Having a hard time deciding which talks to attend? Here are our recommendations for the top five sessions you can't miss at Jenkins World 2017.

How to Make an Open Source Project Successful - On Purpose

Wednesday, August 30th, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm, Nob Hill A-D, Track VI - DevOps II

Each day sees a new crop of open source respositories on GitHub. What attracts huge communities to some of these communities and not others? Learn how to avoid "abandonware" from Andrey Pokhilko, Chief Scientist at CA Blazemeter and renowned thought-leader within the Apache JMeter performance testing community. He'll share his experiences contributing to open source communities and offer advice for building an intentionally successfully and active repository. 

Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Path to DevOps

Wednesday, August 30th, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm, Nob Hill A-D, Track VI - DevOps II

How did one of the world's largest and most venerable financial institutions move its legacy infrastructure to a DevOps environment? Vice President of Common Services Colin Wynd will describe his organization's DevOps journey and share its effects on people and processes. The discussion will include a deep dive into the realities of this intense DevOps transformation and focus on five key insights you cannot miss. 

Driving Digital Transformation With Jenkins: The Top Five Don't Dos

Wednesday, August 30th, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm, Salon 3-6, Track V - DevOps I

Jenkins Project Founder Kohsuke Kawaguchi and Harpreet Singh, VP of product management at CloudBees, will share examples from the CloudBees release team on how CloudBees transformed its internal build, test, and release processes to minimize time to market and improve overall quality. The CloudBees journey included a full overhaul of the Jenkins testing process, migrating to a new Jenkins platform, and thousands of automated tests. Hear stories from the trenches of this DevOps undertaking! 

Talk DevOps to Me: Jenkins and Alexa for Voice Activated Deployment 

Thursday, August 31st, 10:45 am - 11:30am, Salon 306, Track V - DevOps I

Get your favorite home assistant and Jenkins to join forces. Discover various ways to connect Jenkins and Alexa to start and stop jobs, check the status of jobs, and even perform deployments. This session will be led by Accenture’s Patrick Hampton

Leading a DevOps Transformation 

Thursday, August 31st, 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm, Golden Gate C1/C1, Track IV - DevOps Leadership

Tools are only part of the DevOps equation. Is your company ready to embrace new methods of thinking and management?  Jez Humble, CTO, DevOps Research and Assessment LLC and author of a little book called Continuous Delivery will present what DevOps is and what it isn’t from a leadership perspective. 

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