Xen Hackathon, Munich 13-15 September

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.

If you do want to attend, drop Jürgen or me a line.

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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.