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Navigating the Open Source Landscape: Insights from Ayan Kumar and Edwin Torok

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Join us for an illuminating seminar featuring two distinguished speakers, Ayan Kumar and Edwin Torok, who will delve into the intricate world of open-source projects.

Ayan Kumar:

In his engaging presentation, Ayan Kumar will be your guide through the inner workings of open-source projects, using the Xen hypervisor as a compelling example. With a keen focus on demystifying the nuances of open-source collaborations, Ayan will walk you through the step-by-step workflow for contributions, shedding light on the collaborative modes that fuel innovation. Get ready to be inspired by the fascinating ongoing developments in the Xen hypervisor. Ayan will also provide invaluable insights for newcomers, outlining promising avenues for their initial contributions. The session will culminate in a hands-on demonstration featuring a selection of noteworthy open-source projects.

Edwin Torok:

Edwin Torok will offer invaluable wisdom on the unique challenges of joining and maintaining a venerable, decade-old codebase, drawing from his extensive experience with the XAPI project. With a deep dive into the strategies and practices that sustain such a longstanding project, Edwin will equip you with the insights needed to navigate and contribute effectively to large-scale, established codebases.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge from these two seasoned experts in the open-source arena. Join us for an enriching seminar that promises to empower both beginners and seasoned developers alike.

This talk is part of the Computer Laboratory Systems Research Group Seminar series.

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