Director, Open Source Programs / Chairman, Xen project Advisory Board
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 17 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 Advisory Board. Lars is an IT generalist with a wide range of skills in software development and methodology. He is experienced in leading and building engineering teams and communities, as well as constructing marketing, product management, and change programs impacting 1000s of users. He has 19 years of industry experience in the infrastructure, tools and mobile sectors working at ARM, Citrix, Nokia and the Symbian Foundation.