Xen.org GSoC 2011 Update

A few minutes ago the GSoC application deadline for students has passed. I thought I’d give a quick update of where we are at. But first of all I wanted to thank our 13 mentors from across the Xen developer community for working closely with students intending to apply. We have received 30 applications, a large proportion are of very high quality. Students applied to work on 13 of the 20 projects we listed. Some projects had up to 5 applications.

In the next 2 weeks, we will be evaluating the proposals and will be allocated a number of slots for projects by Google. However, we won’t know which proposals are accepted until Google announces accepted student proposals on April 25th.

I wish the best of luck to the students who applied and a big thank you again to our mentors.

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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.