4 weeks to Xen Hackathon Munich

Just a quick reminder that it is only 4 weeks to the Xen Hackathon in Munich, hosted by Fujitsu from Sept 13-15. There are still a few places free: if you plan to attend, do make sure to book your flights and hotels soon as the Oktoberfest begins on Sept 17 and hotels and flights will fill up quickly. If you do want to attend, drop Jürgen or me a line. 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. Information on location, hotels, etc. can be found on the Wiki.

Xen Hackathons 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 to faces. The format is a mixture of unconference and time for coding, as needed at the time. The March Hackathon in Cambridge was a great success: our developer community released Xen 4.1 during the Hackathon and many of the items in the Xen 4.2 roadmap were discussed and planned. This time, I expect that key topics will be Xen 4.2, project Kronos and some discussion about the future of Xen.

I also wanted to thank Jürgen Groß from Fujitsu again, who is helping to make this event happen. See you in a few weeks!

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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.