Author Archives: Stephen Spector

About Stephen Spector

Stephen Spector is the Program Manager for responsible for the website, events (Xen Summits), mailing lists, and all things non-technical related to

Project Golden Ratio – August 2010 Data Released

Here is the August 2010 Project Golden Ratio data…


Quick highlights for those of you not interested in all the details:

  • 20,874 views of the Blog
  • 80.08% Answer rate on xen-users
  • 171 new users on the three main mailing lists (xen-users/xen-devel/xen-api)
  • 3,951 hits on the Solution Search Tool with 590 click thrus to product website (15% rate!!!)
  • 80,378 unique visitors to web site

Community Manager Says Goodbye

Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine
Robert Gallagher

It is with great reluctance that I announce my departure from as your community manager. Working with the many community members from around the world over the past three years has been a highlight in my career and I have learned so much from you that I can’t possibly thank you enough. has an amazing group of dedicated developers, testers, administrators, champions, and technologists that together have created one of the great open source solutions available currently being leveraged by hundreds of millions of people. Having the opportunity to contribute my small part toward this great community was a privilege for me.

My last day as your community manager is September 10th at which time I will send my final blog posting. Although I am leaving, I still expect to stay in close contact with the community in my new position. I look forward to watching continue to grow and revolutionize the virtualization industry although I will be on the outside looking in.

Once again, thank you for your great support and commitment to

Xen Directions South America – Update

Xen Directions South America in Sao Paulo is underway with plenty of great speakers from Cloud Providers, Google, Citrix, and Ian Pratt giving his standard opening thoughts on the future of and associated technologies. Many people are taking pictures so I will be sure to post links to these once I get the information from the members taking pictures. In the meantime, here are two shots I took with my not very good iPhone:


The second shot is myself with some leaders in South America. Prize to the first person who can name everyone in the picture in the comment! Weekly Newsletter Vol 10 No 34

Welcome to the weekly newsletter with a variety of information to keep you updated on all things Xen. Please feel free to contact me with suggestions for the newsletter.

Xen News

Xen Events

Xen Products

Xen Members in Action

  • Mailing Lists SuperStars – Fajar Nugraha, David Scott, Kouya Shimura
  • Welcome to some new members to mailing lists – Daniel Matthew, Ilya Kozlov, Jonathan Taylor

Xen Weekly Stats

  • Mailing Lists Stats: Xen-Devel (78  Patches, 33 Questions, 256  Responses) ; Xen-Users (56 Questions, 121 Responses); Xen-api (29 Patches)
  • Project Golden Ratio Data for August released late next week

The complete newsletter with all data including the summary of all xen-users/xen-devel/xen-api mailing lists can be found at