Xen Event Update, May 2012

A quick round-up of Xen events in May and an update on Xen Summit in August: for more information see the Xen Events page.

Xen @ Ubuntu Developer Summit, May 7-11, Oakland, CA

The Xen and XCP teams will be participating in the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Oakland, CA. The agenda for technical discussions is not yet quite tied down: when it is we will let you know.

Xen @ Build a Cloud Day, May 10, San Francisco, CA

Learn how to build an open source cloud cloud with CloudStack, RightScale, Ubuntu, Xen and Zenoss at the free Build a Cloud Day. Build a Cloud Days are about learning, best practices and industry insights into building elastic, scalable and profitable open source clouds. The event is held in conjunction with Citrix Synergy 2012 in San Francisco and as a bonus you will get a free pass to the Synergy Cloud Keynotes and Solutions Expo.


Xen Day Fortaleza 2012, May 30, Brazil

Xen Day Fortaleza is a community organized evening of lectures focussing on virtualization with Xen and cloud management with Cloudstack. The event will be held on May 30, 2012 in Fortaleza, CE, Brasil. It is a free event: register here.

Xen Summit, August 27-28, San Diego, CA

Program Management Committee and CFP

First I wanted to welcome the Xen Summit Program Committee, which this year will be: David Nalley (Cloudstack.org), Donald D Dugger (Intel), Ian Campbell (Citrix), Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk (Oracle) and Lars Kurth (Xen.org).

I also wantet to let you know that the community asked me to extended the deadline for the Call for Participation: the deadline now is midnight June 15, 2012 PDT. More information at the XenSummit event page.

Xen Dev Day

You should also note that we are contemplating to hold a Kernel Summit like Developer event called Xen Day alongside Xen Summit. The event would be invite. A community vote is open until Friday, Apr 27 regarding time and date preferences.

Hotel Bookings

It is now possible to book the hotel for Xen Summit. Several events will be held in the same hotel in the same week: Xen Summit, LinuxCon, Linux Plumbers Conference, Linux Kernel Summit and CloudOpen. If you plan to attend Xen Summit and any of the other events, it will be possible for you to book your hotel for the entire week for USD$170/night through any of the event sites. Note that rooms must be booked before 17:00 PST, July 27, 2012 and that there are only limited rooms available, which might fill up fast.

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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.