Xen.org accepted for GSoC 2011

A few minutes ago, Google published the list of mentoring organisations for GSoC 2011. I am pleased to let you know that Xen.org has again been accepted this year.

We already had a lot of interest from students and also have a list of interesting projects. Here is some useful information for students:

  • Our project ideas list: if you are a student and are interested in an idea, please get in touch with the mentors and CC community.manager@xen.org
  • The GSoC 2011 timeline and FAQ
  • GSoC Mentoring: the guide which we as a mentoring organisation use for our mentors and to administer the project.

We will publish additional  information (accessible from the ideas list), such as a student and mentor checklist. We are also considering a timed weekly IRC session (details to be announced) where prospective students can get in touch with mentors on IRC.

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About Lars Kurth

Lars Kurth is a highly effective, passionate community manager with strong experience of working with open source communities (Symbian, Symbian DevCo, Eclipse, GNU) and currently is community manager for xen.org. Lars has 9 years of experience building and leading engineering teams and a track record of executing several change programs impacting 1000 users. Lars has 16 years of industry experience in the tools and mobile sector working at ARM, Symbian Ltd, Symbian Foundation and Nokia. Lars has strong analytical, communication, influencing and presentation skills, good knowledge of marketing and product management and extensive background in C/C , Java and software development practices which he learned working as community manager, product manager, chief architect, engineering manager and software developer. If you want to know more, check out uk.linkedin.com/in/larskurth. Personally, Lars has a wide range of interests such as literature, theatre, cinema, cooking and gardening. He is particularly fascinated by orchids and carnivorous plants and has built a rather large collection of plants from all over the world. His love for plants extends into a passion for travel, in particular to see plants grow in their native habitats.