Sun University RoadTour at KTH

May 1, 2009

We had a very successful event last Wednesday at KTH. Experienced technology evangelist Roman Strobl came to Stockholm to have a presentation together with Sun campus ambassadors. Students were very enthusiastic and asking lots of question regarding open source, Sun, Oracle :), java, OpenSolaris and other project.

Since some of the students wanted us to post presentation slides and notes, we are sharing our presentation slides with you.

Presentation 1

Presentation 2

We would like to thank all of the participants and hope that you learned lots of new things about Sun, open source and why it is important. For next events, please fallow our blog.

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Java™SE 7 Workshop Completed

January 24, 2009

java7_workshop2We had a great workshop by the co-operation of Senior Java Architect, Thorbiörn Fritzon from Sun Microsystems. There were about 40-45 participants and they were all very interested in the new features of Java. In the workshop we tried to find answers to the following questions:
– What is new in Java™SE 7?

- What is happening in the Java World ?

- What is next on the map of Java SE Releases ?

java7_workshop3As comparing the other workshops and presentations, the level of interest and knowledge was the top in this session. Many students asked lots of interesting questions and they were eager to learn new things. Another interesting output was that; students were much communicative and open to make new contacts. This was a great opportunity for Java programmers to meet each other and make new connections. Since community is very important, we also encourage KTH students to contribute on open souce projects and share their experiences.

java7_workshop1We will continue our Java workshops at KTH by the third one. If you want a specific topic, please send us an e-mial and we will mind it when we decide the presentation scope. Please stay tuned, we will back by another workshop of Java seminar series.


Future of Java Workshop Videos

December 15, 2008

We had the last event of 2008 on 9th of December at Kista campus. Our next event will be in KTH main campus. Please vote through our poll on the right side menu bar to decide the topic of the next presentation. You can find the presentation videos below.

As Sun Campus Ambassadors, we wish you “Merry Christmas” and hope to see you again at our upcoming events in 2009.

Future of Java Workshop Introduction by Gökhan :

Future of Java Workshop Part 1

Future of Java Workshop Part 2


JavaFX

December 5, 2008

Today is the official launch day of JavaFX 1.0 and we, as Sun Campus ambassadors to KTH, had a short presentation about JavaFX last night at opening ceremony of “Mobile Cup” in Stockholm. Mobile Cup is the world’s largest mobile competition with lots of competitors and big sponsors.  People were talking about Adobe’s Flash and Microsoft’s Silverlight technologies to compare with JavaFX.  It was really nice to got lots of positive feedbacks from competitors and other guests after the event.

The strange thing was that it was nearly midnight (11.pm)and it was actually a night club and people were offered free beers while we were talking about the great features of JavaFX, but still lots of people were really interested in the topic. That was really nice. You can find our presentation slides below:


Start-up Day 2008, Stockholm

November 8, 2008

start_up_dayToday we organized an event under the Start-up day 2008. It was really nice to meet with 400 students and talk with them about open source, java, start up essentials, netbeans, solaris and other activities of KTH OSUM group. We believe with marketing of KTH OSUM club, we will soon reach 100 members. We proudly say that, we have a very good student community at KTH and they are really active and cool people. They are really high level students and also they have lots of entrepreneurial spirit.

start_up_day2Soon, we will start our Java learning seminars and we will organize at least 3-4 java seminars. We believe, we will be able to get at least 100 students again for this workshops and also try to help them to learn java and get certified by Sun Microsystems. Please continue to follow our blog and it will be nice to meet with all of you guys at java workshops. See you soon.


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.

Click here for Facebook page for event…

For map click here…

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.


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