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Intel hosts Xen Project Hackathon, April 28-29 in Shanghai

I am pleased to announce the next Xen Project Hackathon to be held this spring.  Although we call it a Hackathon, the event consists of several parallel sessions in which Xen Project developers will create, discuss and review designs and changes that impact Xen’s architecture. We’ll perform code reviews, discuss our future roadmap, work on improving the development process, tackle debug problems in the code base and cover other development related topics. Sessions are very interactive: typically there are no presentations.

Intel-logoThe Hackathon will be hosted by Intel at their Shanghai Zizhu Campus, April 28-29. I wanted to thank Susie Li and Mei Yu from Intel for hosting the Hackathon. Intel has been one of the core contributors to the Xen Project since 2003 and has been contributing many features to the Project. Intel joined the Xen Project Advisory Board in 2013 when the software became a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. We recently interviewed Donald Dugger, Intel’s Virtualization Architect, to find out why Intel continues to support, contribute and invest in the Xen Project.

What to expect at a Xen Project Hackathon?

The aim of the Hackathon is to give developers the opportunity to meet face-to-face to discuss development, coordinate, write code and collaborate with other developers. Of course, the event will allow everyone to meet in-person and build relationships; to facilitate this, we will have a social event on the evening of the 28th. We will cover many hot topics such as the latest Xen Project Hypervisor 4.6 features, planning for the next Xen Project Hypervisor release, Cloud Integration, Cloud Operating Systems, MirageOS, as well as new opportunities in embedded, mobile, automotive and NFV. But at the end of the day, the community chooses what topics will be covered.

To ensure that the event runs efficiently, each day is divided into several segments. We will have a number of work areas that are labelled with numbers (or other unique identifiers). Each morning will start with a plenary and scheduling session. Every attendee can propose a session, which we will map against a work area and time-slot. This makes it easy for other attendees to participate in projects and sessions they care about. Of course we also encourage attendees to highlight projects they plan to share before the event by adding them to our wiki.

How to Register

Spaces for the Xen Project Hackathon are limited (we can accommodate 50 people). Be sure to request an invitation to the event before our cut-off registration date of April 12th, 2015.

More Information

Meet Xen.org Community Manager

Being somewhat new to the Xen community, just my third month in the community, I want to make every effort I can to meet with people who are directly or indirectly supporting the Xen initiative. I will be posting my travel schedule on this blog to allow members the opportunity to contact me for a meeting (informal of course) to talk about Xen and possibly have a nice “Xen” refreshment (on Xen’s tab).  I am based in Ft Lauderdale, Florida in the US but will be in San Francisco, CA later this month at the 2008 InfoSys Open Source Business Conference at the Palace Hotel from March 24 – 26.

The event starts Tuesday morning and I arrive early afternoon on the 24th so I have time to meet and enjoy those “Xen” refreshments with any community member.  I am leaving on a red eye on the 26th so I have some time to meet during the event as well. If you are interested in offering feedback on Xen.org please contact me at stephen.spector@xen.org. I look forward to meeting with the community throughout the coming year.