XenSummit 2012: Dates, Location, PMC & CFP

Dear Community Members,

I am pleased to announce the date and location of the 2012 XenSummit in North America. It will be held from Aug 27-28, 2012 in San Diego, CA, USA. The event will be held immediately before LinuxCon North America 2012, at the same venue. You will find more information on the XenSummit events page.

Call for Participation

The CFP for XenSummit is now open. All submissions must be received before midnight May 1, 2012 PDT.


I will also again be looking for volunteers to join the Program Management Committee for XenSummit. As a PMC member you have the following responsibilities

  • Review submitted topics for the event (we will typically have 3 one hour calls and a bit of homework is needed)
  • Assist in compiling the final agenda for the event
  • If attending, introduce speakers – you don’t have to

Please get in touch with community.manager@xen.org, if you want to join the PMC. We are aiming to have the first PMC meeting shortly after May 1st.


There are plenty opportunities of sponsoring the event. If you are interested, please contact community.manager@xen.org.

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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.