Jenkins is an open-source automation server
Jenkins, originally founded in 2006 as "Hudson", is one of the leading automation servers available. Using an extensible, plugin-based architecture developers have created hundreds of plugins to adapt Jenkins to a multitude of build, test, and deployment automation workloads. Jenkins core is open-source (MIT License)
In 2015, Jenkins surpassed 100,000 known installations making it the most widely deployed automation server. The Jenkins project has a big community (about 300 active contributors), which includes many people working on Jenkins core, plugins, website, project infrastructure, community management and localization activities. In the project we release new Jenkins version almost every week, a stabilization release every three months and maintain the backward compatibility for more than eight years.
In 2016 the Jenkins project is planning to release Jenkins 2.0. This is a major effort targeting the user experience in wide terms. It includes not only user interface changes, but also availability improvements and major new features like Pipeline-as-code. The activity involves all components of Jenkins: core, plugins, website and internal automation infrastructure.
This year we invite students to join the Jenkins community and to work together on the ongoing Jenkins 2.0 activities and other medium-term projects.