By Forest Jing, Jenkins Ambassador and JAM organizer in China
On February 29, 2020, the first CI/CD Meetup in China was successfully held online. The atmosphere of this online live streaming event was hot and welcomed. There were more than 5,000 people and 27,000 pageviews! Several CI/CD experts have shared the practices about CI, CD, and DevOps. Although affected by the COVID-19, but it could not stop everyone’s passion of learning.
CI/CD Meetup is a global community event hosted by the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF), which aims to build a CI/CD ecosystem and promote CI/CD related practices and open source projects. The CI/CD Meetup in China is co-organized by Jenkins Ambassador Shi Xuefeng, Lei Tao, and Jing Yun who are also organizers of Jenkins Area Meetup in China. And DevOps Times community and GreatOps community are co-organizer of the event. We hope we could introduce CI/CD to more Chinese IT companies to improve their IT performance.
Everyone likes the content and is curious to ask the lecturers: “As a programmer, why do you all have so luxuriant hairs?”
Details from the live broadcast content
Topic 1· CI/CD Practice of Large Mobile App
Shi Xuefeng, Engineering Efficiency Director of JD.COM, Jenkins Ambassador and Core author of DevOps Capability Maturity Model
First of all, Shi Xuefeng brought the wonderful topic of “Large Mobile App CI/CD.”
In the mobile era, mobile applications have become the main battlefield of business. In this activity, Xuefeng shared how is the CI/CD of a super large app is designed and implemented.
Topic 2· The implementation and practice of Agile && DevOps at CITIC Bank
Shi Lilong, Senior Expert, Software Development Center, CITIC Bank
Subsequently, Shi Lilong, a senior expert at the software development center of CITIC Bank, brought a wonderful sharing of “the implementation and practice of Agile and DevOps in CITIC Bank”.
Mr. Shi Lilong shared the overall promotion of CITIC Bank in Agile and DevOps, and the end-to-end tool chain of CITIC Bank.
Topic 3: How do large-scale financial and Internet companies conduct product library management?
Wang Qing, JFrog Chief Architect in China
Wang Qing, Chief Architect of JFrog China, brought a wonderful sharing of “How do large financial and Internet companies manage product libraries?”
Due to the large number of R & D personnel and large types of products delivered by large financial companies and Internet companies, the application dependent libraries and product libraries have become complicated and difficult to manage. After the implementation of many enterprise-level user product libraries, the advanced functions of the work-in-progress library solve the above problems and open up the second pulse of continuous delivery.
Topic 4: Watch out! 10 obstacles in DevOps Transformation
Shi Jingfeng, Senior DevOps expert in GreatOPS Community
Mr. Shi Jingfeng brought a wonderful sharing of “Watch out! 10 obstacles in DevOps Transformation.”
During the these days, many companies have started to work from home. Various obstacles appeared on the first day of WFH. The conference system was unstable, VPN connection was not available, remote desktops were queued, and the phone was busy. The implementation of DevOps seemed make all of these very easy . Jingfeng thinks that DevOps is like a journey, there are both beautiful attractions and obstacles. It is difficult to save yourself by not paying attention to the obstacles? How these pain points are addressed based on the DevOps Capability Maturity Model.
The last topic is a CI/CD expert question and answer part. All experts will answer the questions raised.
Finally, the last group photo of the experts, the CI/CD Meetup online salon was successfully held.
This event was co-sponsored by the CDF, DevOps Times community, and GreatOPS community. Thanks to the strong support of JFrog and Tencent Cloud Community.
The last story of the first CI/CD Meetup in China.
Shi Xuefeng (BC), Lei Tao and Forest Jing are the Jenkins Ambassador who are always organizing JAM in China. We all visited DevOps World Lisbon. At the event, we met Kohsuke Kawaguchi and Alyssa Tong. So we discussed to introduce CI/CD Meetup into China. It is a fantastic event.
By Jacqueline Salinas, CDF Director of Ecosystem & Community Development
Dear CDF Members –
Please welcome the first cohort of CDF Community Ambassadors (CDF CA)! You might be wondering what exactly is a CDF Community Ambassador (CDF CA)? Well, a CA is a passionate volunteer, representative of CDF, and Meetup super host & organizer. The vision of the CA program is to help grow the network of passionate CI/CD communities and connect them through various efforts that the CD Foundation is launching in 2020. The CD Foundation sees these CA’s as the troops on the ground rallying the community together. They are stewards of CI/CD education & best practices for their local community, active open source project contributors, and leaders helping drive awareness of open source projects.
These 13 folks have stepped up and committed to helping grow awareness about the CD Foundation, as well as, help us deploy new Meetup user groups in new locations as an effort to drive more events globally. These CA’s will continue to deliver CI/CD education to their local community and most importantly help recruit new Meetup members. These volunteers are vital to the CI/CD community and to the CD Foundation! Help me give them a warm welcome to the CD Foundation community. To help you get to know our CDF Community Ambassadors better, look for their individual blogs coming in the next few weeks.
Discover your local CI/CD Meetup Group here.
Prefer a more active role? Learn more about what it takes to become a CDF Community Ambassador. Here’s more about what the role of the CDF Community Ambassador entails:
o The Community Go-To Resource for People Interested in CDF
As a Community Ambassador, you will be an important resource to people interested in the CDF and its corresponding projects. We will provide you with training on how to best represent the CDF and provide discount codes for you to attend CDF-sponsored events.
o Help Local Users Learn More About CDF
As a Community Ambassador, you will organize and host a local CDF Users Group meetup. The CDF will provide resources to help you set up your meetup and ongoing support such as swag credits and reimbursements for costs associated with running a community event.
o Represent the Community Publicly
As a Community Ambassador, you will be a public-facing community representative. You can choose the way you are most comfortable representing CDF whether that’s through public speaking or written content such as blogs. We will work with you to find the best fit and provide you with resources to help you be successful as either a speaker, a writer, or both!
Apply here: https://forms.gle/Wo71QJMiBnoGfbLE7
By Tracy Ragan, CEO DeployHub, CD Foundation Board Member
The New Mexico CI/CD CDF Meetup, hosted by DeployHub, enjoyed an amazing presentation by Louis Vernon, Site Reliability Engineer at Descartes Labs. Louis showed in detail how Descartes Labs improved service levels to customers, dumped a waterfall release approach and simplified their GKE releases using Spinnaker, Istio and StackDriver.
Louis’ presentation covers how the team at Descartes Lab implemented Spinnaker to push continuous deployments including the integration of Istio to route updates between Dev, Beta, Pre-Release, and Release, all running in the same cluster.
The use of both Istio and Spinnaker at Descartes Labs is a mature example of what can be done to build out a modern Kubernetes Pipeline.
While Descartes Labs still implements different ‘states’ of the pipeline, the release process uses a single cluster with Istio properly routing using virtual service names.
Louis explains how the team at Descartes Labs got to the point where they understood that a shift of this magnitude was essential for creating a stable environment for all users.
In my humble opinion, moving away from separate Dev, Test and Prod clusters is the direction we will all be moving.
The full recorded demo is here:
Louis also presented at the Spinnaker Summit 2019. You can download his presentation at:
By Jacqueline Salinas, Director of Ecosystem & Community
Happy New Year everyone! We are so excited to kick off 2020. We are quickly approaching our first birthday this March, which is a huge milestone for the foundation.
The CD Foundation appreciates all of the hard work and contribution from the community in 2019, without the collaboration and contributions from you it would have been very challenging to get to the end of Year 1.
As we mature and grow we want to ensure that collaborating with us is easy. We realized that we needed to have a more streamlined process for collecting & publishing content. Here’s information on how to submit your blogs, case studies, PR/News, Announcements, and Meetups to the marketing folks at the CD Foundation. Let’s make some magic happen this 2020!
We get it… you don’t always have the time to run a meetup or travel to a conference or summit. We encourage the community to participate in other ways such as submitting written content. We would love to hear from you. Here’s how to submit your blog in 3 easy steps:
1. Select your topic and write your blog! Pro tip: Good topics are ones that the community has asked for like project milestones, project roadmap announcements, recaps of community events & conference attendance, etc.
2. Submit your blog through our form: https://cd.foundation/cdf-blog-submission-form/ Pro tip: Make sure you give us permission to see your shared doc!
3. Once we receive your submission we will send over a confirmation email and provide you a publishing date, edits & feedback, and we will also collaborate on creating some social media posts to promote your blog through the CD Foundation’s social channels.
Working on something cool? Do you have content that was already published and can get recycled through the CDF as a case study? Get in touch with us and let’s collaborate on a case study. Kick off a conversation with me and schedule some time to chat:
1. Drop us a line and set up a 30 min call through my calendly link here: https://calendly.com/jsalinas-cdf and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are speaking at an event on behalf of the CD Foundation, speaking about CI/CD technologies, recently interviewed, or know of an article that will be published soon? Let us know and we will publish this on our website and social channels. Please get Jesse Casman involved as he is our PR guru.
1. Send your PR/News/Announcement content here: email@example.com
Are you interested in becoming a Meetup organizer or CDF CI/CD Community Ambassador? No CI/CD Meetup in your city?
Here is how to request to join the CD Foundation Meetup Network. We sponsor the quarterly fees, and we will support you wherever possible. Please complete this form and you will be on your way to joining our network CI/CD Meetups.
1. Complete this form to request to create a group in your region: https://forms.gle/ztLU8g126cFzYQhA6
There are other ways to get involved in your local Meetup community! You can also join as a Meetup co-organizer and become part of the CD Foundation’s CI/CD Community Ambassador program. Learn more about the program requirements, benefits, and how to get involved.
1. Read more about joining the CD Foundation’s CI/CD Community Ambassador program
2. Apply here!
We are excited to share the latest news with the community about the progress of each project, training & resources, new blog posts, and important updates. We encourage the community to submit content they wish to share with the CI/CD community.
The CD Foundation team will compile all submitted content from the members and community to publish the bulletin on the last week of each month. If you are interested in submitting content here’s how:
1. Submit your content with this form: https://forms.gle/4BR3QjZWUVrEUPub7
2. Stay connected with the CD Foundation: https://cd.foundation/stay-connected/