Sun Tech Fest at KTH

April 15, 2009

Experienced Technology Evangelist Roman Strobl from Sun Microsystems will visit KTH on 28th of April, 5-7 pm at SAL-D in Kista Campus. He will have presentations on the following topics:suntechday-medium

- Sun and Open Source : introduction to Sun’s open source stategy, products and roadmaps (30 minutes)

-Introduction to Open Solaris – What is OpenSolaris ? What’s cool about it ? Demos of interesting technologies (60 minutes)

then Campus ambassadors will talk about the “benefits of being a member of the OSUM Club” and “student activities at KTH”.

About the speaker:

roman stroblRoman Strobl works at Sun Microsystems as a technology evangelist on the OpenSolaris project. He has approximately 10 years of software development experience in Java and various dynamic languages. Before joining Sun Roman worked as a PHP developer and system administrator for a Czech startup company. Roman is a frequent speaker at software conferences including Sun Tech Days, various Java events, and user group meetings. Roman enjoys working with open source communities and his current passion is evangelizing OpenSolaris. He writes frequent posts on the OpenSolaris user-focused blog which can be found at blogs.sun.com/observatory.

Date : 28 April 2009

Location : Kista Campus (Forum Building) SAL-D

Time : 5 -7 pm

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OpenSolaris 2008.11 Mini-Book

April 2, 2009

The Getting Started with OpenSOlaris 2008.11 mini-books were recentlyOpenSolaris released. They are available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

You might notice that there is a difference between the content of these books. They are composed by three different documents, and only the ones in English, Simplified Chinese and Japanese have them all. All other languages have only one document.

The books have a pretty basic approach, so they are aimed at people who doesn’t have much experience with the OS. This makes them perfect to be indicated during basic courses and presentations.

It seems that the 2008.11 version of these mini-books will be available only in the digital format.

Download:

OpenSOlaris 2008.11 mini-book (English)

If you have any interest in these books in other languages, you can find them at OpenSOlaris 2008.11 mini-book (Other Languages) (covers available too)


Announcing OpenSolaris 2008.11

December 12, 2008

Today, Sun announces the general availability of the most exciting release of Solaris since the original Solaris 10 — OpenSolaris 2008.11. opensolaris_cdimage1

This release builds on the success of 2008.5, which is being used by enormous numbers of developers. That release was specifically oriented to developers, incorporating the latest free open source technologies and our own innovations. The 2008.11 product we are announcing today takes the developer capability and raises it to a new level – with innovations for the developer, the deployer, and the systems administrator. For the first time, you can get one open operating environment with both the latest technologies and the ability to deploy into mission-critical production.

People developing and deploying with Solaris today enjoy core capabilities like ZFS and DTrace to radically simplify their storage and understand their running systems. OpenSolaris 2008.11 unlocks these capabilities for a much broader set of users with ease-of-use tools like Time Slider and DLight. Breakthrough packaging and update technology, superior installation and maintenance, and a new I/O subsystem are just a few in a long list of top-to-bottom major improvements, providing significant visible value to virtually every customer.

OpenSolaris 2008.11 is quick and easy to download, deploy and use — and is perfectly suited to not just students and developers, but also to the system / storage admins who will deploy it in in a variety of enterprises. With five world record benchmarks already, it also delivers the performance that demanding customers need. For production customers who need support, globally-delivered subscription support services are just a few clicks away.

Through collaboration with Intel, OpenSolaris 2008.11 is the first operating system shipping which is already optimized for Intel Nehalem, a new processor to be released by Intel in 2009.

I hope you will check out these exciting new products yourself – I encourage you to download and install VirtualBox and OpenSolaris.

Congratulations to the OpenSolaris team and community on this enormous upgrade in our operating system offering.

John Fowler

EVP, Systems Group


OpenSolaris Workshop Completed !

October 29, 2008

Yesterday, we had a great OpenSolaris workshop in KTH Kista campus ! Thanks to the nearly 100 students, OpenSolaris DVDs and Operating System books were gone in a couple of minutes. The workshop started with our presentation about Sun Campus Ambassador program, Free Vouchers , OSUM Group and the SAI.

Then our Solaris Product Specialist Kjell Högström was on the floor. In the first part of the workshop, he talked about the Open Storage and did it in a lecture style on the whiteboard. It was amazing to see nearly 100 people at the peak time, while there were only 74 people allowed in the room according to the regulations. At the end of the first part, we had a short break. During this break we served refreshments and cookies along with bananas to make the students ready and steady for the second part.

The second part of the workshop was a lot more fun, as Kjell started talking about D-trace and this time he had a hands-on approach. The students were really interested as they saw him in real action. Kjell didn’t even have a time to take a break as the students were asking him questions all the time.

So during the break and after the presentation, we had a lot of questions about our activities and the possibilities that we offer for the KTH students. We tried to answer them as much as possible. We also gave out t-shirts for the students who completed courses in SAI or passed certification exams.

As a conclusion, Kjell was surprised to see this many people so highly interested in OpenSolaris. So we believe that this was a huge success. Stay tuned, we’ll organize more for the KTH students.

By KTH students, for KTH students.


Free Workshop : Open Storage and D-Trace

October 12, 2008

If you want to learn more about OpenStorage and D-Trace which are cutting edge technologies of OpenSolaris, it is time to get excited ! Because Solaris Product Specialist, Kjell Högström from Sun Microsystems is going to have a presentation about these new technologies on 28th of October, 2008 in Kista Campus (forum building) SAL-D at 5pm. We will also have a mingle session with refreshments along with Free DVDs and Operating System books.

Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to a professional and an experienced Unix administrator.

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More about the speaker :

Kjell Högström, Sun Microsystems AB,Sweden. He has been with Sun for nine years and since seven years ago he holds his position as product specialist for Solaris. Before joining Sun he worked at Uppsala University. He has seventeen years of Unix experience.


OSUM (Pronounced Awesome) Group

October 8, 2008

We created an OSUM group for those of you who want to connect with hundreds of student clubs (OSUMs) from around the world. You can register yourself at http://osum.sun.com/group/kthOSUM

Benefits for OSUM Members:

OSUM members will gain benefits that can help them prepare for an IT career by getting access to the latest open-source technologies including free media kits and student-developer resources. Training:

  • Hands-on training through student projects and games
  • Online training through the Sun Academic Initiative program
  • Preparation for and discounts on Sun certification3
  • OSUM activities that encourage team building

In addition, OSUM members can reap the following social benefits:

  • Global social interaction and camaraderie with other student developers
  • Opportunities to collaborate with each other on projects and activities in a fun and engaging way
  • Development of interpersonal skills
  • A better attitude about learning
  • A sense of accomplishment, with a growing sense of competency and self-esteem
  • Opportunities to get challenged, get motivated, and get excited

OSUM Elements:

The OSUM has two elements that create the organization: Physical and Virtual.

Physical: The OSUM energizes students to participate on campus in Sun’s communities through tech demos, projects, and activities based on open-source technologies and communities that Sun supports.

  • Monthly meetings
  • Typical activities
  • Student projects
  • Games
  • Guest speakers
  • Installfests
  • Open-source events
  • Face-to-face interaction with campus OSUM members

Virtual: OSUMs enables student developers to connect to each other and to Sun through a virtual social network. New OSUMs and existing student-developer groups that affiliate with the Sun OSUM program will receive free access to the OSUM web site. Benefits of this web site include the following:

  • A feature-rich social networking site that can host the web site for each individual OSUM and connect it to OSUMs and their members around the world
  • Everyday interaction with a global community of student developers

Students will be able to do the following:

  • Write blogs
  • Post comments
  • Use an instant-messaging application
  • Upload photos and videos
  • Post profiles of themselves
  • Communicate in forums

The OSUM web site allows students to participate and create the online communities. Students can create their own subgroups by technology, language, and other special interests.


Software Freedom Day 2008 – Stockholm

September 20, 2008


Today is the “Software Freedom Day”. It is a special day for us, because it means freedom and openness of software. Today in the morning, we met with people from Linux, Red Hat, Ubuntu communities and some more volunteers and we distributed CDs, brochures, T-shirts and tried to inform people about the free and open source software.

That was a really good and successful day for us  since we have spoken with many people and celebrated the SFD 2008 in Stockholm. After having a successful event at Sergels Torg (The Centre of Stockholm), we had another event at KTH main campus. Many free and open source lovers were there as well with us and celebrated SFD 2008.

We met with each other and some students wanted us to organize more workshops about mobile programming, operating systems and java programming. Today was really a good day and we had a lot of fun. We made new friends, introduced ourselves and talked about the free and open source software and their benefits.

As we talked in the mingling session, after the presentation, we will start organizing workshops at KTH campuses. This year we will try to organize more events at main campus but we are also very interested in Kista campus. So, just keep looking at  our web blog and come and join us, to learn more, to make friends, have fun and improve yourselves.

In the city, we talked with people, especially with young people, to show them that they also have another options rather than the well-known software products in the market. We also tried to educate them about Solaris Operating System and encourage them to use it. It was a lot of fun, because we even talked with some sculptures and they loved Solaris and Java.

Here is the  presentation slides (You can download it if you want)

Here are the videos from event in the city center (in English and in Swedish)

1- English

2- Svenska


SAI – Sun Academic Initiative

August 19, 2008

Dear Students, Staff and Employees of KTH !

It gives us a great pleasure to announce you the new SAI Learning Connection (SAILC). SAI Learning Connection will give you access to the FREE / No Cost web courses needed to get Sun Certified !

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OpenSolaris Community Innovation Awards Program

March 26, 2008

What are the OpenSolaris Community Innovation Awards?

contestThe OpenSolaris Community Innovation Awards are intended to recognize and reward new, enabling, innovative, and high-performance uses of OpenSolaris technology, or substantial contributions to the OpenSolaris community. This program is part of a broader Community Innovation Awards Program whose goals are to “foster innovation and recognize the most interesting initiatives within open source communities worldwide.” Sun is the primary sponsor of this program and intends to contribute over $1 million across six open source communities.

We hope these awards will encourage more people to participate in the OpenSolaris community. Join a community, a project, a forum or other discussion. Use OpenSolaris. Study OpenSolaris.

To that end:

  • A large chunk, $75,000, of the award money is designated for grants for undergraduate research on OpenSolaris.
  • The contest portion, $100,000, of the award money is open to a broad range of entries. You can enter code that will eventually be putback into OpenSolaris (such as a device driver), or you can write a program that runs on top of the OS (such as a tool or game), or your entry can be something that is not code at all. You could enter materials for an operating systems course based on OpenSolaris (lecture notes, student guide, labs). Project Ideas lists some ideas for entries. These are just suggestions to get you started thinking about what you want to do. Contest Entries lists the entries that users have already registered for this contest.

What are the Prizes?

29 prizes are available:

  • 1 Grand Prize: $30,000
  • 3 First Prizes: $15,000 each
  • 25 Second Prizes: $1,000 each

All prizes are in U.S. dollars. Entries will be reviewed by an expert panel of judges.

Check this page frequently for updates and announcements.

Thanks, and good luck!

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OpenSolaris Presentation at KTH/Kista Campus

March 13, 2008

students_from_presentationToday (13,March 2008), we had a presentation at KTH/Kista campus about the new and hottest features of OpenSolaris. We had 2 different sessions. The first session was about the world first 128-bit file system, which is ZFS and its new abilities, then the second session was about the DTrace, which is about controlling whats is going on in your operating system. In addition we talked about the free online courses (SAI) for KTH students. If you are a student at KTH and want to access the free online courses please send us an e-mail from your KTH account and we will send you the user name, and company ID for KTH. (Alper Celik: Alper.Celik@Sun.com or Gokhan Dogan: Gokhan.Dogan@Sun.com)

during_presentation1We had 35-40 students in presentation and the speaker was Kjell Högström. He has been with Sun for nine years and seven years ago he holds the position as product specialist for Solaris. Before joining Sun he worked at Uppsala University. He has seventeen years of Unix experience.

during_presentation2In the photos below, you can see the Sal E in Kista before the presentation and the free stuff, refreshments. We gave lots of free t-shirts, starter kits,CDs and so on. We will continue to have this kind of presentations and please stay. tuned !!!

free_stuffsalErefreshments

Some of the students wanted the presentation slides, here you can download the pdf version of presentation slides and we can provide you more and detailed information about OpenSolaris if you need any. Please feel free to contact with us.

Some Videos From Presentation

Some Additional Slides for OpenSolaris

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