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Community Member Highlight – Boris Quiroz

As Xen.org continues to grow with people from around the world, it will be harder for “everyone” to know “everyone”. So, I am starting a new project with this blog post where I highlight different members who contribute in a variety of ways – developers, users, testers, etc. If you see someone doing something interesting or useful to your Xen contribution, please reach out and contact them. I have included social networking links to make it easier to connect.

All people highlighted will have their profiles added to the current Xen.org community member page at http://www.xen.org/community/memberprofiles.html. If you are interested in being profiled or know someone that I should talk with, please let me know.

BORIS QUIROZ – Picture

Current Position – CEO of Substance (http://www.substance.cl)

Education -  Networking Engineer, Universidad Tecnologica de Chile

Xen Involvement – I was introduced to Xen in 2006 in a Novell meeting. Since then I’ve been working with it using different Linux’s distros as DomO, and different OS as DomU’s. In 2007, I gave my fist speach about Xen at the 7th Jornadas Regionales de Software Libre (http://jornadas.grulic.org.ar) held in CÛrdoba, Argentina. A few months later, I gave my second speach about Xen at Universidad Tecnologica de Chile. In both events, attendance has execeeded 70 people. The same year I developed the first virtualization project in Santiago of Chile; a 7-to-1 consolidation which is still up and running. This project has created more opportunities to spread Xen in Santiago other cities of Chile. My recent presentation in Spanish and English at Encuentro Linux are available on Xen.org in the “Xen in the Industry” section.

Thoughts on Xen - I think Open Source Xen is a great technology that allows us to use our computational resources more effectively. I think that’s one of the ideas we must show to people so they begin to use it.

As I said in CÛrdoba on 2007: “Using Xen you are also helping our planet: you’re helping to reduce global warming. This is not only about computers. It’s about people.”

Social Network Profiles -

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/bquiroz
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=707639546
Twitter: http://twitter.com/cereal_bars
Web Home Page: http://boris.insert-coin.org


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