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Wednesday, November 3 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
(Video Broadcast Only) Unikraft: Bootstrapping an Open Source Community. Bridging Research, Industry, Academia and Open Source - Razvan Deaconescu, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest

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Bootstrapping an open source project is no easy task: you have to consider project visibility, technical attraction, contributors churn rate, initial governance, reviewers availability and rate of integrating contributions. Things are even more difficult when the project is a research project. In this talk, Razvan will present the Unikraft open source project (https://unikraft.org/), the evolution of the project from a research to an open source project, the steps in building a community around the project, the challenges passed and those ahead. Currently, the Unikraft community is a melange of industry and academia contributors with research and business interests. Razvan will show how technical and non-technical challenges are tackled in the Unikraft project with the aim of creating an engaging community, focusing on: * converting research results into mainline, well designed and well integrated contributions * engaging students for longer time periods, turning them into consistent * contributors, even maintainers * engaging industry staff in technical decisions, reviews and mentoring contributors * advertising the project in community, research and industry events

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Razvan Deaconescu

Associate Professor, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest
I'm an Associate Professor at University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania, the Computer Science and Engineering Department. I'm primarily interested in operating systems and security, with a penchant for teaching and mentoring. If a class uses "operating systems" as part of its name... Read More →

Wednesday November 3, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Vintner's Court