Monthly Archives: December 2010 Welcomes a New Community Manager is pleased and excited to announce that Lars Kurth will be our new Community Manager. Lars has lots of experience helping to organize and promote open source communities, and we’re confident that he’ll make a very positive impact.

We asked Lars to provide an introduction of himself so that you can get to know him a little bit better.

“Hi, my name is Lars Kurth and I am looking forward to being the new community manager for In the last 9 years I have worked with various open source communities (Symbian, Symbian DevCo, Eclipse, GNU) and have developed a great passion for working in or with open source communites. My career has been quite diverse, covering roles such as community manager for Symbian, product manager, chief architect, engineering manager and software developer. This enabled me to learn to solve and understand many different business and community problems: such as building and leading virtual engineering teams, planning and executing change programs impacting 1000+ users and developing marketing and communications programs. I have mostly worked on different aspects of tooling and development infrastructure for silicon and mobile vendors helping developers be more effective.  In any case, I don’t want to bore you too much: if you want to know more check out my LinkedIn profile on

Personally, I have a wide range of interests such as literature, theatre, cinema, cooking and gardening. I am particularly fascinated by orchids and carnivorous plants and have built a rather large collection of plants from all over the world which I grow in a small greenhouse. My love for plants extends into a passion for travel: I enjoy travelling to exotic places to see plants grow in their native habitats.

I won’t start at for a few weeks. If you see me on-line on

Drop me a line and say hello. And I am looking forward to work with you in the New Year.

Lars” to Host First Xen Hackathon in Cambridge, UK

Calling all Xen developers. A hackathon was announced by Ian Campbell on the Xen devolopers list to be held at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, UK between March 23-25, 2011. The aim of the event is to give developers the opportunity to meet face to face to discuss development, coordinate hacking and collaborate with other developers as well as allowing everyone to put names with faces. There will be no schedule, planned talks, or presentations. There is also no specific agenda other than the above. This event will not incorporate developer or user training.

The original announcement can be found here:

Please contact Ian Campbell directly if you are interested. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me at