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Tuesday, August 19 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Panel: Are We Growing Our Community with GSoC and OPW?

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Join Lars Kurth as he hosts a panel of selected Google Summer of Code and/or Gnome Outreach Program for Women participants and mentors. This year, the Xen Project is mentoring 7 applicants (4 of which are women) on a number of different projects designed to spread open source skills and participation. We will explore what it is like to be a mentor or participant of GSoC and OPW for the Xen Project, why comparably so many women participate in the Xen Project, whether we have a good track record in retaining GSoC and OPW participants, whether we are increasing open source participation and what we can do better in future. 

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Lars Kurth

Director, Xen Project / Citrix
Lars Kurth had his first contact with the open source community in 1997 when he worked on various parts of the ARM toolchain. This experience led Lars to become a passionate open source enthusiast who worked with and for many open source communities over the past 19 years. Lars contributed to projects such as GCC, Eclipse, Symbian and Xen and became the open source community manager for Xen.org in 2011 and later chairman of the Xen Project... Read More →


Arianna Avanzini

Arianna is a student from the Computer Engineering Master's Degree of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy). In her bachelor thesis, she has had the opportunity to collaborate with Paolo Valente on his BFQ storage I/O scheduler. She is currently developing her master thesis in collaboration with Evidence Srl; during the related internship, she had the chance to work on their real-time operating system ERIKA Enterprise... Read More →
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George Dunlap

Staff Software Engineer, Citrix
George Dunlap worked with the Xen project while a graduate student at the University of Michigan before receiving his PhD in 2006. He is currently working as Staff Software Engineer for Citrix on the open-source Xen team in Cambridge, England. He has done work in many areas of Xen, including performance analysis, scheduling, and memory management. He writes technical articles regularly for the xenproject.org blog, including one describing in... Read More →

Jyotsana Prakash

Jyotsna Prakash is an undergraduate in computer science. She spent the summer learning OCaml and working on bindings to the EC2 API.

Mindy Preston

Mindy is a current OPW intern with the Mirage OS team, with whom she squashes network stack bugs and implements all the RFCs you're likely to shake a stick at.  Mindy has previously worked in embedded systems development, network security analysis, and systems administration.  She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and a Hacker School alumna.

Konrad Wilk

Software Director, Oracle
Konrad Wilk is a Software Director at Oracle. His group's mission is to make Linux and Xen Project virtualization better and faster. As part of this work, Konrad has been the maintainer of the Xen Project subsystem in Linux kernel, Xen Project maintainer and had been the Release Manager for the 4.5 release of the Xen Project Hypervisor. Konrad has been active in the Linux and Xen Project communities for more than 7 years and was instrumental in... Read More →

Tuesday August 19, 2014 4:30pm - 5:15pm

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