Since the first Xen Hackathon in Cambridge this year, I have been asked a few times whether we will be organizing another Hackathon this year. The short answer is yes!
Fujitsu will host the next Xen Hackathon in Munich. The Hackathon will take place September 13-15, 2011 (the week before the Oktoberfest). If you want to attend, save the date. I wanted to thank Fujitsu and in particular Jürgen Groß for making the Munich Hackathon happen.
The aim of the Hackathon is to give developers the opportunity to meet face to face to discuss development, coordinate, write code and collaborate with other developers as well as allowing everyone to put names with faces. There is no registration fee. However as an attendee you will need to cover your own travel, accommodation and other costs such as evening meals etc. More details will follow and will be communicated in due course on the blog, mailing lists and via the wiki page. Some more information is already available on the xen-devel mailing list.
Fujitsu is playing an active role in development of Xen by maintaining the IA64 architecture, CPU pools and pv USB drivers. Fujitsu is using Xen as the base for the SQ mainframes supporting Windows and Linux guests together with Fujitsu’s mainframe OS BS2000, which was ported to run as a pvHVM guest on x86 hardware with Xen.