Monthly Archives: March 2009

Evans Data Dev Conf – Cool Technology

I wanted to share some cool technology that Google showed at the Developer Relations Conference I am at this week related to graphics on next generation websites (HTML 5).

* 3D Graphics on 2D Cloth – http://gyu.que.jp/jscloth/
– Check out Demo3 with iPhone back being able to show reflections (texture mapping)

* Web Code Editor –  https://bespin.mozilla.com/

I am not a graphics guru but these seemed very impressive to me. Enjoy.

Community Member Highlight – Meet Todd Deshane

Xen Community:

If you don’t already know Todd Deshane and the work he and his colleagues have done at Clarkson University for the Xen project, take the time to check out his profile at http://www.xen.org/community/spotlight/deshane.html. Todd is very active in the community and has submitted assistance on the Xen mailing lists for over 665 questions. He has also been a leader in the community in building and teaching Xen for  USENIX Xen training classes.

Todd has also presented at Xen Summit’s with his last presentation at Xen Summit Boston in June last year; http://www.xen.org/files/xensummitboston08/Deshane-XenSummit08-Slides.pdf.

Make sure you get in touch with Todd to learn even more about his virtualization PhD research and get answers to your most sophisticated Xen hypervisor questions.

Xen Solution/Consultant Search Tool

Xen Community:

After much development and background work, I am now ready to launch a new Xen Solution Search Tool. This tool will allow anyone that has built a product with or for Xen to include it into a nice system that customers can use to easily find solutions. The tool will also support hosting companies and consultants that offer Xen services.

If you have a solution, hosting company, etc that you would like to add please go to http://xen.cyberneticos.com and register your information. This service supports images, logos, documents, email, etc for product/service promotion and lead gathering. I expect many of the companies or solutions listed in the wiki at http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/VirtualPrivateServerProviders, http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/Consulting, and http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/Consultants will find this a better way to promote themselves.

I will let this site fill up with new data for the next 2 weeks before launching to the general public by adding the link to the Xen.org site. Also, I approve all uploads of data so please allow some time for me to approve your content.

Finally, special thanks to Cyberneticos for hosting this service for the Xen Community. If you are looking for a hosting provider in Spain, I recommend them. More information at http://www.cyberneticos.com.

Xen Champions – New Xen.org Community Project

Become a Xen Champion:

The Xen.org community and website is currently focused on serving the needs of two distinct groups: developers of the Xen hypervisor and individual users looking for technical support. These two groups of community members are obviously critical to the success of the Xen hypervisor, but there is also a new group of community members that need to be addressed, Xen Champions.

Xen Champions are actively promoting the Xen hypervisor solution at conferences, seminars, industry gatherings, or anyplace that IT people congregate to discuss trends and solutions for common problems. These global members are the marketing and sales force for the Xen hypervisor community and need a place to exchange ideas, presentations, best practices, and meet. Some great examples of Xen Champions that you may know are Marco Sinhoreli who established an active Xen User Group in Brazil, Boris Quiroz who is busy presenting the Xen solution at various conferences in South America, and Josh West who is championing the Brandeis University Xen implementation and is spreading the word to other regional universities.

To support these Xen community members, Xen.org is launching Xen Champions, the global gathering place for Xen Champions. The new site is not a replacement or alternative for the existing Xen.org site, but rather a new site for people looking to form a new Xen User Group, present Xen at a conference, learn how to “sell” Xen, etc.

Xen Champions is an invitation only site so please contact me at stephen.spector@xen.org if you wish to join.

Looking forward to the coming storm of Xen Champions…

Stephen Spector
Community Manager, Xen.org