Monthly Archives: January 2010 Mascot Contest – Example Entries

I have already received some great entries for the Mascot contest and thougth I would share some of the ideas to try and spark some more submissions from the community. Remember, the winner will receive a $100 based on the final community vote.

  • Panda in the lotus position with a transparent projection hovering above your head
  • A Bonsai tree
  • Penguin as a Buddhist monk
  • Xyphophore (fish)

As a reference point, here is a page of existing open source project mascots to give you more examples of what other communities have done. More on the contest here.

Speaking on Xen in 2010

Are you planning to attend an event in 2010 where you will be speaking about the Xen hypervisor, community, or any other product from Xen such as XCP or XCI? If so, I am looking for you. Please send me details on the event you are speaking at as well as slides, if possible, so I can promote your appearance as well as share your information with the community. Booth at Citrix Synergy

I have decided to take to another event this year to further promote our technology and open source message – Citrix Synergy in San Francisco, CA May 11-13, 2010. Here is how the event is described on the main event site:

Synergy is the industry’s only conference focused on the growing convergence between virtualization, networking and cloud computing and how it can solve real business problems. It’s an open exchange of ideas, technology innovations and real-world experiences on how to deliver just about any desktop, application, media or service to any user, anywhere.

I view this event as another great opportunity (SCALE, SE LinuxFest) for the Xen message to reach more users and potential developers. I have booked a Bronze level sponsorship which gives us a nice sized booth as well as 3 booth passes and 3 conference passes. If you are interested in showing your Xen related technology at the booth, please let me know as I will try and find a way for all interested parties to participate at no cost.