Tag Archives: OPW

Xen Project Participates in Outreachy (formerly OPW)

This is a quick reminder that the Xen Project is again participating in Outreachy (formerly known as OPW/Outreach program for Women).

Outreachy is the successor of the Outreach Program for Women. Please see its page for the information about the May 2015 round of interships.

Outreach Program for Women has been helping women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people get involved in free and open source software. It provided a supportive community for beginning to contribute any time throughout the year and offered focused internship opportunities twice a year with a number of free software organizations. This work is continued by Outreachy, with the goal of expanding the program to more participants from underrepresented backgrounds.

Round 10 of Outreachy

outreachy-poster-2015-May-AugustThe application deadline for interns is March 24, 2015 April 7, 2015. For a list of projects for interns and more information on how to apply, check our Xen Project Outreachy portal.

We have many different projects in many different areas! Check out the following project ideas: Outreach Program Projects, General List of Development Projects or MirageOS Pioneer Projects.

Learn about the Experience of past Applicants

At least year’s Xen Project Developer Summit, we ran a panel discussion that included OPW interns, GSoC students as well as mentors.


You may also want to read Women interns rocking open source at Xen Project.

GSoC 2015

Unfortunately the project has not been accepted for GSoC in 2015! However, there are several Xen related projects hosted in various mentoring organisations, such as

Please apply to these projects using the normal GSoC application process.

LinuxWorld/NGDC Event in August 2009

From August 11 – 12, 2009 the Xen.org community will be hosting a booth in the combined LinuxWord/Next Generation Data Center exhibit hall to promote our Xen hypervisor and related solutions. The event is at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA  as part of the larger LinuxWorld and NGDC events.

The goals of having a Xen.org booth at this event:

  1. Promotion of open source Xen hypervisor as the basis for many virtualization solutions (e.g. Citrix, Oracle, etc.)
  2. Promote open source community and hypervisor solution

I have already committed to a 10×10 turnkey booth and selected a good location as we are an early registered exhibitor.

I am planning to run an onsite booth promtion that ties the Xen.org booth to the other Xen related companies that are also hosting booths at the show. I am also looking for anyone interseted in demonstrating your Xen related solution at the show in the Xen.org booth.

There is no charge for anyone wishing to show your solution in the Xen.org booth except being a booth volunteer to demonstrate your product. I am not sure how many people are interested in having their solution in the booth so I cannot guarantee the full two-days of exhibiting but I will ensure that all who chose to participate are given the maximum amount of exposure possible.

If you would like to show your Xen related project/product at this show, please contact me so I can begin to put together an exhibit hall plan. I realize that the event is in August but it takes time to co-ordinate activities for a booth at a large event and I want to give everyone in the community the opportunity to participate.

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.