Sarah Woodall

My marginalia and some of the things that I do

just a doodle

My talk at the Jenkins User Conference 2015

Sarah Jenkins talk
You can see the entire talk on the Cloudbees YouTube channel or via the conference website, where the slides are also available. It’s the last item on Day 2.

Some people do this kind of thing all the time, but it was quite an adventure for me. They put me on the big stage, too, with two giant screens! I counted the audience quickly before the lights went down, and there were about 100 of them. And they had lots of questions at the end. It went better than I’d expected. The only regret I have is that I didn’t realize my pointer wouldn’t show up in the video, so some of my explanations about where things are in the pictures are a bit puzzling.

The weird bit – the really startling bit – was the absence of women. Maybe there were some I didn’t notice, but my impression is that there were no women in my audience. At all. Was it because my subject involved hardware, and the women at the conference (there were women at the conference) had come to hear about more mainstream use-cases for Jenkins?