XenSummit and ξένος : Thank You!

Just a quick note to say thank you to Amazon Web Services and Citrix a thank you for sponsoring XenSummit, to Mark Templeton for opening the summit, to all the speakers which kept our community captivated and to all the attendees of XenSummit – our Xen community. Without you, XenSummit would not have been as much fun: many good discussions took place, connections were made, friendships were built and of course lots of coffee and beer was consumed.

When Mark Templeton’s opened the summit he reminded us all that Xen comes from ξένος which means a “foreigner or traveler brought into a relationship of long distance friendship“, which is exactly how working in our open source community feels. Thank you to everybody again!

I was hoping that by now, I could post some of the presentations and videos. However the video data is still copying and only with luck will I be able to post one video this week. In any case, presentations and videos will be posted when I return to the UK. Be patient! I will also send out a survey to all attendees, such that next year XenSummit can even be better!

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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.