XenSummit Program Management Committee

XenSummit is approaching: the Call For Participation will be open until May 31, 2011 20:00 UTC+1. More information about XenSummit can be found here.

Program Management Committee:

I wanted to also take the opportunity to introduce this year’s Program Management Committee.

  • Boris Quiroz, Senior SysAdmin, Xen fan and evangelist since 2006. Currently trying to put Xen and Cloud Computing to the serve of online banking in Chile. His interests includes: Linux and Xen sysadmin, cloud computing and playing Xbox360.
  • Dan Magenheimer has been hacking on Xen since 2004 and completed the first port of Xen to another architecture (Itanium).  His current interest is physical memory utilization, both in Xen and in Linux, e.g. Transcendent Memory (aka “tmem”).
  • Eddie Dong has been working on Xen Hardware Virtual Machine and performance tuning since 2004. His latest focus is Xen SR-IOV and nested virtualization support.
  • Jose Renato Santos is a principal research scientist at HP Labs, where he is currently a member of the Intelligent Infrastructure Lab. He was a key contributor to the development of XenOprofile, which enables system wide performance profiling in Xen using hardware performance counters and contributed to performance analysis and improvements of Xen network para-virtualized drivers.
  • Pasi Kärkkäinen has been using Linux since 1994 and Xen since 2003. Pasi has been contributing documentation (wiki additions/fixes) and tutorials for xen.org, and also testing efforts of new hypervisor releases and pvops Linux kernels. You can find Pasi active on various Xen related mailinglists.
  • Stephen Spector is currently the OpenStack community manager and previously held the Xen.org community manager position.

There will also be a representative from each sponsor: Amazon Web Services and Citrix.

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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.