FOSDEM 2016 Planning
Jenkins will be at FOSDEM, in Brussels, on January 30-31st, 2016! Then we will have the Jenkins 2.0 Contributor Summit on February 1st.
Planning Meeting Notes
- Jenkins stand is located in building K, level 2
- Stand setup begins at 9am on Saturday. Attendees will begin to come in at 10am
- There will be wifi in the stand areas
- Gauge who can participate and at what capacity.
- Pre-FOSDEM Contributor Summit
- After-hours meetup/happy hour
- Plans for a Jenkins stand (assuming we're accepted):
- What demo materials
- Revised Jenkins Flyer
- Who’s coming?
- rtyler (attendance, organizing)
- danielbeck (attendance, organizing)
- kohsuke (attendance, organizing)
- atong (attendance, organizing)
- orrc (attendance)
- fredg (attendance)
- Contributor Summit Notes
- We need a new moniker for the “Summit” series because the current event plan uses it for another purpose
- Reuse the “Scalability Summit” / “Workflow Summit” format
- A day of unconference with some broad theme
- Target attendee: 20-40 people
- Day divided into a fixed time slots and 1-2 tracks
- The first few sessions are pre-announced to get the juice flowing
- The rest of the sessions are decided on the fly by people with postit notes
- Should be interesting enough for serious users that I expect some will come just for this.
- Pick a date: Friday vs Monday
- Meetup.com has a feature that helps us nail this down
- Needs to be decided soon to let people book travel soon
- Pick a theme
- User experience?
- Jenkins as Code? (pipeline as code, deploy Jenkins via chef/puppet, Job DSL, …)
- Jenkins 2.0?
- After-hour events notes
- tyler: Cafe Leroy friday before beer event?
- fred: pre-planned dinner on Saturday night would be ideal
- alyssa: set up a meetup to get RSVPs to make a reservation in advance (according to orrc about 15-20 attend. should add ~5 people in case people bring a friend)
- Stand planning
- Demo Materials
- at least one dedicated PC (with wireless) for demos
- canned demos around Jenkins 2.0 work?
- “new things that people don’t know”
- fred: maybe a little showreel (workflow, new UI, etc)
- a demo presentation, or interactive version of the flyer
- use-case driven points on the website (domain specific destination pages, e.g. mobile development)
- eitsch: hi there, if you want to be able to cater to different "personas" of jenkins users ... you could prepare some sd-cards-images for a raspberry pi and switch around to show a running jenkins on monitor at stand
- eitsch: i definitely liked the stickers more which were more into the badass type ;) like the ninja and the je[di|nkins] master ... for the t-shirts you might be able to blend in the upcoming 2016 fosdem logo (if they are open to letting you use it)
- chris: people are usually coming to the stand asking for help, stickers and t-shirts
- stickers (few thousand minimum)
- t-shirts always in high demand (more than 30, as many as we can sell)
- t-shirts maybe also with blended 2016 fosdem logo (need to check if possible)
- buttons (small round badges) with Jenkins headshot / weather symbols / blue balls etc…
- tyler: buttons for attendees: blue button + happy jenkins, red button + angry jenkins would be fun
- Jenkins bobble-heads?
- perhaps this year we create little post-cards with permalinks to destination pages on the site “want to do mobile: go here”, etc. So stand visitors would have something tangible to remember where to find more information
- more resilient to being out of date by the next time we have a conference than the flyer
- fredg: flyer is a bonus not a necessity
- 18:31 < fredg02> how about a set of "collectible" domain specific cards (Android, Java, Ruby, PHP, …)
- Language-spoken type buttons for people manning the stand (e.g. Chris would have a Scottish flag, English flag and German flag buttons)