A respected developer and popular speaker, Kohsuke Kawaguchi is perhaps best known for creating Jenkins, a CI platform that has become a widely adopted and successful community-driven open source project. Kohsuke's principles behind the Jenkins community—extensibility, inclusiveness, and low barriers to participation—are many of the driving factors in DevOps. You can follow him on Twitter at
Viktor Farcic: Before we delve into our conversation about DevOps, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Kohsuke Kawaguchi: I'm probably best known as the creator of the Jenkins project, which started at the CI server, and is now more broadly used in the general computational industry and automation. Currently, I'm the CTO of CloudBees, a company that's involved in a number of things, among which is productizing Jenkins, and helping companies through their digital transformation.