New AdventureSun, May 15, 2016
I have always been a tooling guy. Early in my carrier, now more than 10 years ago, I realized how much I love writing things making my life easier.
Automation for the win!
I have also always liked to be part of opensource communities. Sharing knowledge and helping others, learning a lot in the process. Participating in things like Hibernate documentation translation, Hibernate forum, Apache Maven mailing lists, MOJO @ CodeHaus (now MojoHaus) Continuum, Archiva, M2E, Sonar[Qube], Hudson, and… Jenkins.
After switching from Apache Continuum, I started using Jenkins around 2009 when it was named a bit differently. My first message on the users mailing list seems to date back to early 2010.
My first code contribution to Jenkins seems to date back to 2011, where I had to
git bisect a weird issue we were probably only very few to have, as we were using IBM AIX at that time.
About 2 years ago, I started participating in the Jenkins Governance Meetings on IRC.
Full Time Jenkins!
All those years, I have been spending a fair amount of time on that project close to my heart. So, having the opportunity to work full-time in "a professional opensource company" on all-things-Jenkins is obviously something strongly motivating to me.
I am thrilled to say I will be joining CloudBees next August.
I am very proud to soon start working with so many great individuals, bringing my small contribution to smoothifying the software delivery process in our industry.
Follow me on @bmathus to get more updates if you are interested :-).