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Re: [Xen-devel] Excited for Xen Project in Outreachy

Hi Lars,

I'm already on #unikraft with the registered username - kanik.
My timezone is UTC+5:30h and I can be available for a chat at any time of the day post noon usually. 

I have subscribed to the mailing lists and gone through the documentation at https://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Submitting_Xen_Project_Patches#How_to_Generate.2C_and_Submit_a_Xen_Project_Patch_to_MiniOS_and_Unikraft thoroughly.

Also, I have completed the first task you suggested, that is, to build the hello world app. Below is the screenshot of it running on my system. 
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Keeping my skill set and experience in mind, I'm mostly interested in and suitable for projects -  Enhanced Profiling and Tracing Support for Unikraft and High-level Language Support with Unikraft. 

I was having my exams this week and hence, couldn't start with much force but now, I'm all pumped up to make significant contributions. :D
If there are not many people already working on it, please, let me know the next steps to begin contributing.

Thank you!

On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 4:15 AM, Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hello Kanika,

Thanks for your interest in Xen Project!
One reply inline below.

On Wed, 14 Feb 2018, Lars Kurth wrote:
> Hi Kanika,
> I CC'ed two lists and the mentors of projects. Thank you for your interest in the project.
> > I seek guidance in choosing the suitable sub-project in Xen according to my skill set.
> We have two sets of projects on https://www.outreachy.org/communities/cfp/xen-project/
> * 3 around Unikraft (mentor: Simon the technical side, I on the process/people side). We are both based in UTC+1 - IRC is #unikraft
> * 1 for Xen on ARM (mentors: Stefano & Edgar). Stefano is in UTC-8, Edgar is UTC-7 or 6 (can't quite recall) - IRC is #xendevel
> > I wish to begin my contribution as soon as possible. I request you to connect me to the mentors in case IRC is not the best way to get in touch with them.
> Simon is unfortunately not around this week but will be next week.
> Stefano and Edgar, are around I believe
> For practical reasons:
> * Please sign up to the minios-devel@lists.xenproject.org or xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (as appropriate)
>    (see http://lists.xenproject.org for instructions: if you use the "subscribe subject pattern" make sure you send the mail to minios-devel-request@lists.xenproject.org, ...) 
> * Please double check time requirements: This is because in the past there frequently were issues with Outreachy and University course time requirements in particular with Universities from India. I believe that there will be extra checks later in the application process, which may require letters from your University. We had one case, where an applicant did a small project, but we were not allowed to accept her due to time requirements.
> * Let us know timezone you are in and when you can hang out on IRC
> * Your registered IRC nickname (please register your nick - see https://www.xenproject.org/help/irc.html under Netiquette)
> Note that my IRC nick is lars_kurth, Simon's is skuezer, Stefano's is sstabellini, and I am afraid I can't remember Edgar's
> If you are interested in Unikraft
> * Build the hello world unikraft app: see https://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Category:Unikraft & http://unikraft.neclab.eu/ and report back
> * Familiarize yourself with the workflow at https://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Submitting_Xen_Project_Patches#How_to_Generate.2C_and_Submit_a_Xen_Project_Patch_to_MiniOS_and_Unikraft (please read the entire document) 
> For the ARM project, I will let Stefano and Edgar decide.

For the ARM project, it would be good to get familiar with Xen on ARM,
to learn how to build it:


and use QEMU to emulate an ARM board to run Xen on it, for testing and


Feel free to ask any questions!

> Regards
> Lars
> From: KANIKA SAINI <kanika16047@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2018 at 17:25
> To: Lars Kurth <lars.kurth@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Excited for Xen Project in Outreachy
> Greetings, Lars.
> I'm Kanika Saini and I'm super excited to begin contributing to Xen!
> I seek guidance in choosing the suitable sub-project in Xen according to my skill set. I'm currently pursuing a course in Operating Systems and hence, have been gaining knowledge in kernel programming by short assignments like the implementation of a system call. I'm familiar with assembly programming in MIPS, ARM and x86 as well.
> About high-level programming - I have experience with Java and have used it for desktop applications and parallel programming.
> There are certain projects listed on the project page and I'm looking for mentors' suggestion on what could be the best for both me and Xen. I have introduced myself on the #unikraft channel and I'm expecting a reply from the community.
> I wish to begin my contribution as soon as possible. I request you to connect me to the mentors in case IRC is not the best way to get in touch with them.
> Thank you!
> --
> Yours sincerely,
> Kanika Saini
> CSE, IIITD Class of 2020
> ‌

Yours sincerely,
Kanika Saini
CSE, IIITD Class of 2020
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