The CDF has been busy spreading its wings in 2020, welcoming new members and growing its community, who finally get to comes together for the first-ever CDCon (Oct. 7-8)
Open-source community veteran to take on new leadership position for CD Foundation, transitioning to working full-time with the Linux Foundation
CDCon will bring together, for the first time, the communities around the open-source projects: Jenkins, Jenkins X, Tekton, Spinnaker, and Screwdriver.
Find out why 2020 is the year of Spinnaker at https://Spinnaker.Live on June 18th at 9:00am PDT. Learn how enterprises accelerate with open source Spinnaker at this Linux Foundation virtual conference co-hosted by the CD Foundation and Armory.
“The CD Foundation seeks to improve the world’s capacity to deliver software with security and speed,” said Rosalind Benoit, Director of Community at Armory, and Chair of the CD Foundation Outreach Committee. “Spinnaker.Live speaks to everyone invested in software delivery collaboration and automation. Open source is powered by connections, and this event is to meet, connect, and hear great stories. Please bring your energy and ideas to this incredible global community!”
Spinnaker is a free and open source continuous delivery software platform developed by Netflix and Google to create tailor-made, collaborative continuous delivery pipelines. With unique multi-cloud building blocks, it integrates all the tools, approvals, and infrastructure needed to automate an enterprise software delivery lifecycle.
Spinnaker is housed under the CD Foundation umbrella at the Linux Foundation. It is a Founding Project of the CD Foundation.
Continued Growth in 2020
Spinnaker is continuing to grow in 2020, boasting more contributors and more Pull Requests than ever before.
Key statistics for 2020
- Q1 2020 was the first quarter since Spinnaker was open sourced that the project had at least 2 new contributors each week
- Of the 1,183 contributors to Spinnaker in the last year, 464, or 40%, contributed in Q1 2020
- Merged Pull Requests have skyrocketed in 2020. These are the code and documentation contributions that the project accepts and incorporates.
- Average since open sourced: 399/month
- Average in the last 12 months: 605/month
- Previous high was 656 (March 2019, 1.6x the average since being open sourced)
- February 674 (1.7x avg)
- March 891 (2.2x avg)
- April 962 (2.5x avg)
- May 755 (1.9x avg)
Notable Amazon Support
Spinnaker has been implemented widely with well known companies like Adobe, AirBnb, Autodesk, Comcast, Salesforce, SAP, and many more using Spinnaker to handle the software delivery life cycle. Of note, Amazon Web Service (AWS) has dramatically increased contributions to Spinnaker in 2020.
Up-to-date statistics are available on Devstats. They show a strong spike coming into 2020 in AWS contributions, with pull requests in recent months more than tripling 2019’s monthly highs. Amazon has stated publicly that they are backing Spinnaker due to strong enterprise customer demand.
AWS will be prominently represented at Spinnaker.Live with a keynote, breakout session, panel, and use case talks from AWS experts and companies who deploy software to AWS. Don’t miss it!
Tracy Ragan re-elected to serve a 2nd year on the Continuous Delivery Foundation Governing Board
Santa Fe, NM – April 17, 2020– DeployHub, creators of the first microservice management platform, today announced that the Continuous Delivery Foundation Board (CDF) has re-elected Tracy Ragan as the General Membership Board Representative.
“It has been an honor to serve as the General Member Representative for the CDF over the last year,” said Tracy Ragan. “This is an area that I have devoted my entire career to. To have the opportunity to work with other member companies who really get this space has been an amazing community experience. I promise to continue working as hard this year as I did last.”
Moving to microservices breaks the way we assemble and configure software. DeployHub puts it back together by providing a central ‘hub’ for cataloging, versioning, sharing and releasing microservices across the organization. DeployHub empowers your high performing software engineers to easily move from monolithic to microservices. For more information on DeployHub, go to www.DeployHub.com
About the CD Foundation
The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) serves as the vendor-neutral home of many of the fastest-growing projects for continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD). It fosters vendor-neutral collaboration between the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors to further CI/CD best practices and industry specifications. Its mission is to grow and sustain projects that are part of the broad and growing continuous delivery ecosystem.
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We are excited to announce that Rosalind Benoit has been elected the CD Foundation Outreach Committee Chairperson.
Rosalind is Director of Community at Armory, where she works to enable and energize the Spinnaker ecosystem. Rosalind holds an MSIS in Database & Internet Technologies from Northwestern University. Her passion for enacting change via software comes from a varied background in system administration, development, project management, and education, along with a lifelong love of Linux. She makes and facilitates Spinnaker contributions that improve the developer experience and share the secrets of the optimized Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
The Outreach Committee is responsible for the overall marketing and outreach for CDF projects, ultimately managing and guiding CDF marketing for the Governing Board. Rosalind’s election to the chairperson role is a recognition of her substantial contributions to the marketing of Spinnaker and CDF community efforts.
Rosalind Benoit said,
“I’m thrilled to be elected as Outreach Committee Chair. We have an amazing opportunity to make CDF projects stand out in the industry. I look forward to working with the rest of the CDF community this year! I’d like to thank Alyssa Tong for her hard work as the CDF Outreach Chair and look forward to this coming year!”
As the Outreach chairperson, Rosalind will continue to be a strong voice representing the perspectives of the broader CDF community, especially to the governing board. The CDF is excited to see her continue to help make CDF the definitive destination for the continuous delivery ecosystem.
Tracy Miranda, Director of Open Source Community at CloudBees, has been elected as chair of the CD Foundation Governing Board. CloudBees is a Premier Member of the CD Foundation, and Tracy has been deeply involved in CD Foundation activities over the past year, serving on the Governing Board, helping craft the 9 Strategic Goals of the foundation, and participating in CD Foundation events around the globe.
“I’m excited and honoured to be elected chair of the CD Foundation governing board. I join all CDF members in expressing sincere thanks to Kim Lewandowski for great progress in our first 12 months. Recent global events highlight how continuous software delivery is critical to every industry. The CDF will increasingly drive many key initiatives in this space, and I am excited to work with CDF members and the broader CI/CD community to pursue the CDF’s 9 Strategic Goals and move the CDF forward.”
The CD Foundation Governing Board raises, budgets and spends funds in support of CI/CD open source and standards projects. According to the CD Foundation, the Chair is responsible for the overall management of the foundation’s budget, and “will preside over meetings of the Governing Board, manage any day-to-day operational decisions, and will submit minutes for Governing Board approval.” The full charter is available here.
Tracy succeeds Kim Lewandowski, Product Manager at Google, who served as the CD Foundation’s first Governing Board chair.
Tracy Miranda Bio
Tracy is director of open source community at CloudBees, where she works closely with the Jenkins and Jenkins X communities. A developer and open source veteran, besides her work with the CD Foundation, Tracy is on the board of directors for the Eclipse Foundation. Tracy has a background in electronics system design and holds patents for her work on processor architectures. She writes for JAXenter.com and Opensource.com on tech, open source, and diversity.