foss.in/2007, KVM, Call for Linux Kernel Developers

Posted by Amit Shah on November 23, 2007

I will be speaking at the foss.in/2007 conference in Bangalore on the 7th of December. My topic? Virtualisation: The KVM Way.

foss.in is the premier conference in India on Free and Open Source Software, and sadly I've not had the opportunity to attend it all these years. And to think, last two years I actually was in Bangalore! So I'm making up for it now. I'm not only going to attend, but am also speaking this time. It's a big collection of great minds and I am looking forward to meeting several people who work on the software I use daily and finally get a chance to thank them!

As most of you already know, I'm working with Qumranet for quite some time now. Qumranet is the sponsor of the KVM project, which has become the focus of quite a lot of attention these days, and that's good!

For me, KVM, the Kernel-based Virtual Machine, is the second most thrilling idea since the Linux kernel. I've always had many ideas about how to do things with the OS and Linux gave me the perfect opportunity for me to play around. And just when we were thinking there's not much happening in the OS space that deals with hardware, here come all the virtualisation extensions in the hardware and KVM, which makes the optimal use of the new hardware and all the existing software. And I can't stop talking about how excited I am to actually be working on it.

By the way, I'd be delighted to talk to you if you're interested in working on KVM in India. We're looking out for people with experience of programming in the kernel.

If you happen to be at foss.in, please come up and say a 'hi'.