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Subject:[Xen-devel] Hackathon invitation proposal
From:Juergen Gross (juer@ts.fujitsu.com)
Date:May 17, 2011 3:59:37 pm
List:com.xensource.lists.xen-devel

Dear Xen Developers,

After the first Xen Hackathon in Cambridge, I would like to announce the second Xen.org hackathon to be held in Munich, Germany between 13-15 September 2011 (the week before the Oktoberfest).

The aim of the event is to give developers the opportunity to meet face to face to discuss development, coordinate hacking and collaborate with other developers as well as allowing everyone to put names with faces.

There will be no schedule, planned talks, presentations etc nor is there any specific agenda other than the above.

Note that the event will not incorporate developer or user training.

There are a limited number of places available at the venue and therefore the event will be by invitation only. If you would like to be invited please email me as soon as you are able and no later than the end of July. Please email me only and not the whole list, reply-to set as appropriate.

If you think you would like to come but are unsure if you will be able to make it let me know and I can include you on a provisional basis.

It is my hope that it will be possible to invite everyone who asks but in case this is not possible please include details of the projects or areas you are, or expect to be, working on, as well as who you expect to be collaborating on as this will allow me to (try and) ensure that the invitation list covers suitable grouping of people with mutual interests and that where possible the majority of those who are active in a given area area are included.

With that in mind, if there is someone who works in your area(s) of interest who you feel needs to attend in order for the event to be productive for you or if there are areas of development which you feel would benefit from getting a particular group of developers together then please be sure to convince those individuals to email me.

I will let those who are invited know in early August. This should give everyone plenty of opportunity to book flights and accommodation. Please be aware that the Oktoberfest starts in the week after the Hackathon. It might be a good idea to book flights and hotels as soon as possible.

There is no registration fee however as an attendee you will need to cover your own travel, accommodation and other costs such as evening meals etc. Lunch will be provided by the venue. We can provide guidance on places to stay.

The venue will be fitted out with WiFi and sufficient bandwidth to enable remote access (e.g. SSH, VPN etc) to your build and test systems. I'm afraid it won't be possible to provide any particular test hardware resource so please prepare for remote access (or bring your own).

I can't guarantee it will be possible to support large data transfers like network installs or large downloads etc so please be prepared and bring what you need.

Looking forward to seeing many of you there!

Juergen.