Xen Documentation Day: March 26th

We have another Xen document day come up next Monday. Xen Document Days are for people who care about Xen Documentation and want to improve it. We introduced Documentation Days, because working on documentation in parallel with like minded-people, is just more fun than working alone! Everybody who can contribute is welcome to join!

For a list of items that need work, check out the community maintained TODO and wishlist. Of course, you can work on anything you like: the list just provides suggestions.

How do I participate?

  • Join us on IRC: freenode channel #xendocday
  • Tell people what you intend to work on (to avoid doing something somebody else is already working on)
  • Fix some documentation
  • Help others
  • And above all: have fun!

Interesting items on the TODO list

I just went through our community maintained Docs Day TODO list and thought I’d highlight some items:

  • A feature status document that shows which features work in which Xen release! That would be something for our developers to create!
  • Admin docs covering topics such as “Setting boot order for domUs (PV and HVM)”, “Chaining pypxeboot and pygrub”, etc. Any proficient Xen user can help put these together!
  • Reviewing Wiki main page categories such as Beginners could really benefit from YOUR input. It would help to see whether the documents in a category are useful to YOU and which ones should be highlighted in a trail.
  • There is also some easy Wiki maintenance work that needs doing: some of it is as easy as formatting. Anybody who knows could do this!

Personally, I will be working on:

  • A new “Why Xen” and maybe “Which Xen” document, to help people decide whether Xen is for them and what flavour of Xen is best
  • I will also be working on content for the new xen.org website

I am looking forward to the day and hopefully documentation days will become a regular Xen event. See you on IRC!

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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.