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Let's talk CI/CD and DevOps with CloudBees and Jenkins


6:00 Doors open - Food, drinks, and catching up!

6:45  Extending Your Pipeline by Brent Laster from SAS

7:15 Jenkins Today by Keith Zantow from CloudBees 

7:45 Q&A with Brent and Keith

8:30 Finish!


"Extending your pipeline with shared libraries, global functions, and external code"

In this session, Brent will talk about the different ways to incorporate shared code into your pipeline, including writing and using your own shared libraries, defining external global variables, pulling in code to use inline, internal and external libraries, and extending the DSL.

"What it means to use Jenkins in 2017"

In this session, Keith will cover how Pipeline Model Definition and Blue Ocean can improve your development and deployment workflows. Keith will give an overview of modern development methodologies and processes with Jenkins to achieve true continuous deployment and delivery with modern Jenkins tools.


Brent is a Senior Manager in the Research and Development division at SAS in Cary, North Carolina.  He manages several groups involved with release engineering processes, best practices, and tooling.  He also serves as a resource for the use of open-source technologies and conducts internal training classes in technologies such as Git, Gerrit, Gradle, and Jenkins, both in the U.S. and abroad.  In addition to corporate training, Brent creates and presents workshops for a wide variety of technical conferences, including the Rich Web Experience, Continuous Delivery Experience, UberConf, OSCON and others. Brent also presents practical workshops on how to apply open-source technologies in areas such as constructing full Continuous Delivery/Continuous Deployment pipelines. He is the author of “Professional Git” (a comprehensive guide to Git for users ranging from beginners to advanced), and a regular contributor to publications such as No Fluff Just Stuff Magazine. Brent also conducts live web trainings from time to time. Brent’s passion is teaching, and he does so in a way that makes difficult concepts relatable to all.  He has been involved in technical training for over 25 years and continues to seek out ways to show others how technology can be used to simplify and automate their work. You can learn more about Brent and his work on Twitter at @BrentCLaster.

Keith is a Senior Software Engineer at Cloudbees, Inc. He has a long history of doing full stack development using Java and web technologies, with an eye to push the boundaries of what’s possible. He's built everything from robust ORM and business process systems to pixel perfect web front-ends. Currently, Keith is an integral part of the team building Blue Ocean.

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  • Amanda D.

    Hi everyone,

    Thank you for coming out to the CloudBees Raleigh office on Tuesday evening for Let's talk CI/CD and DevOps with CloudBees and Jenkins. We truly enjoyed having you and thank Brent and Keith for their insightful and informative presentations. A link to both presentations can be found at the end of this message.

    Extending Your Pipeline by Brent Laster from SAS

    Jenkins Today by Keith Zantow from CloudBees Please be on the lookout for our next JAM! Let us know if you have any questions, or if you would be interested in speaking at or hosting a future JAM.

    Have a great day!

    Link to slides:

    2 days ago

  • John W. L.

    Two great talks on Jenkins. Loved it!

    3 days ago

  • Nawa R.

    This was fruitful for me.

    1 · 4 days ago

  • Mike L.

    Sorry I missed the meeting tonight... I wasn't feel myself and didn't want to share anything :-p

    5 days ago

    • James B.

      Np Mike. Hope you feel better! We'll be sharing the slides here shortly.

      1 · 5 days ago

  • divyaprakasham m

    Is there any way to join webcast / webinar something??

    1 · 6 days ago

    • Gretchen S.

      Or Periscope?

      6 days ago

    • Parker E.

      Hey! This is a great idea- we are looking into this for tonight and will let you know if it will be streamed virtually. However, we'll certainly plan for this option during future Meetups!

      5 days ago

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