We’re excited to announce that registration and the call for proposals is open for Xen Project Developer and Design Summit 2017, which will be held in Budapest, Hungary from July 11-13, 2017. The Xen Project Developer and Design Summit combines the formats of Xen Project Developer Summits with Xen Project Hackathons, and brings together the Xen Project’s community of developers and power users.
Submit a Talk
Do you have an interesting use case around Xen Project technology or best practices around the community? There’s a wide variety of topics we are looking for, including security, embedded environments, network function virtualization (NFV), and more. You can find all the suggested topics for presentations and panels here (make sure you select the Topics tab).
Several formats are being accepted for speaking proposals, including:
Presentations and Panels
Interactive design and problem solving sessions. These sessions can be submitted as part of the CFP, but we will reserve a number of design sessions to be allocated during the event. Proposers of design sessions are expected to host and moderate design sessions following the format we have used at Xen Project Hackathons. If you have not participated in these in the past, check out past event reports from 2016, 2015 and 2013.
Never talked at a conference before? Don’t worry! We encourage new speakers to submit for our events and have plenty of resources to help you prepare for your presentation.
Here are some dates to remember for submissions and in general:
CFP Close: April 14, 2017 (correction: was extended to April 21)
CFP Notifications: May 5, 2017
Schedule Announced: May 16, 2017
Event: July 11-13, 2017
Come join us for this event, and if you register by May 19, you’ll get an early bird discount Travel stipends are available for students or individuals that are not associated with a company. If you have any questions, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a quick announcement that the Xen Project is again participating in Google Summer of Code (GSoC), a program that awards three-month paid stipends to University students to work on open source projects, with the goal to get open source experience. The Xen Project will also again participate in Outreachy, which is an internship program that organises three-month paid internships with free and open-source software projects for people who are typically underrepresented in the technology industry. Outreachy has been helping women (cis and trans), trans men, genderqueer people and people from other discriminated backgrounds get involved in free and open source software for several years. The Xen Project is proud that it has participated continually in Outreachy (and its predecessor OPW) for 4 years.
I want to participate, how do I get started?
If you are not at all familiar with programs such as GSoC and Outreachy, have a quick look at our introduction. In a nutshell, both programs go through several stages:
Now until application period: Preparation by working on small tasks (also called micro-tasks) within our community to identify a suitable project and to familiarise yourself with the technology.
Application Period (aka paperwork): For GSoC, the application system is open from March 20 to Apr 3, 2017; however you should work on micro-tasks before and prepare your application together with a mentor as early as possible. For Outreachy, the application system is already open and will close March 30, 2017 (but you can edit and modify proposals submitted in agreement with your mentor until April 28th).
Selection Period: After applying to participate, our mentors will chose the most promising candidates. Successful candidates will be announced on the following dates: April 28 (Outreachy), May 4 (GSoC).
Internship Duration: May 30 to August 29 (GSoC) and August 30 (Outreachy).
For a list of projects for participants and more information on how to apply, check our Xen Project 2017 Summer Internship Portal. We have many different projects in many different areas: from Hypervisor work, projects in Mirage OS, to tools and test related tasks. Note that we will be adding extra projects to this page in the coming weeks and that applicants can suggest projects on their own.
You may also want to check out the pages of GSoC mentoring organisations which we collaborate with. Sometimes, you will find Xen related projects there: FreeBSD (currently 2 projects), QEMU, Libvirt.
Learn about the Experience of past Participants
At a past Xen Project Developer Summit, we ran a panel discussion that included Outreachy interns, GSoC students as well as mentors.
The second day of Xen Summit Tokyo was even larger than day 1 with 143 attendees! More pictures from the event are linked below. Thanks to all the people at Fujistu in Japan for hosting the event and helping with the planning. Also, thanks to the members of the Xen Summit Tokyo (Asia) program committee for their time and efforts in reviewing all the submitted topics and putting together the final agenda. The complete event slides and videos will be available next week at http://www.xen.org/xensummit/xensummit_fall_2008.html.