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.


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:


Java Tutorials Community Portal

November 11, 2008

Hi KTH people,

We are sure most of you are familiar with the Java Tutorials:
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/

But some of you may not be aware of some changes Sun made earlier this year.  Prior to JavaOne, Sun expanded the tutorial license.  It is now possible to modify or extend the tutorial’s content without special permission from Sun, so long as it is for non-commercial use.  We hope this will encourage educators to use and adapt the Java Tutorials in their curriculum.

As part of that effort, Sun also launched the Java Tutorials Community Portal on java.net:
https://javatutorials.dev.java.net/

Sun encourage you to use this site to discuss the tutorials and related issues.  It includes a forum:
http://forums.java.net/jive/category.jspa?categoryID=65

And a wiki where you can post examples (either examples that extend tutorial examples or brand new ones):
http://forums.java.net/jive/category.jspa?categoryID=65

We also hope that we can collect information on tutorial translations, projects that involve tutorial usage, and so on. We hope this will serve your needs!


Student Reviews Contest

October 6, 2008

MySQL 5.1 Community Edition and GlassFish Application Server v2 Update Release 2 (UR2) application server are now available to download. We’re pretty excited about these products, but we want to know how you, the student developers, can develop useful applications using the new features of these products.
Use MySQL database and GlassFish application server to develop a web application and write a review for…
* A chance to win a grand prize of $500 in Visa debit card, and
* Five chances to win a prize of $250 in Visa debit card

Simply:
1. Download MySQL 5.1 Community Edition and GlassFish v2 Update Release 2 (UR2).
2. Develop a cool web application using the combination.
3. Create a project of your application at java.net.
4. Write a review of these products and post it in your blog.
5. Submit your java.net project’s URL and your review’s URL.
6. Do it before October 22, 2008.

How to Enter

To participate, do the following:
1. Develop an innovative web application that uses MySQL 5.1 Community Edition database and GlassFish v2 UR2 application server. You can develop in any of the following languages: Java, PHP, Python, or Ruby. You must submit complete source code of the application, user documentation, developer/administrator documentation including application installation instructions, and appropriate executables. You must make all these deliverables available as a project at java.net. Provide your project’s URL in the Submission Form below.

2. Write reviews of MySQL 5.1 Community Edition database and GlassFish v2 UR2 application server based on your experiences as you developed the web application. You must post the review in a blog or on a web page, and you must provide the corresponding URL in the Submission Form below.

The developed application and the reviews must be new material that you have written and not copied from something that you or others have already developed or published.

Finally, complete the submission form, and if you have any questions, submit a contact request.

Deadline
Contest starts: September 2, 2008
Submission deadline: October 22, 2008
Judging period: October 23 – November 20, 2008

Winners announced: November 21, 2008

For more information please look at here


Software Freedom Day

September 9, 2008

Hej all,

Welcome back again and we hope you had a great summer and ready for the exciting events for 2008-2009 seoson.

Our first event will be at 20th of September in Lindstedtsvägen 3 (E32) in KTH main campus at 5pm.

What is Software Freedom Day (SFD) ?

Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Our goal in this celebration is to educate the worldwide public about of the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business — in short, everywhere! The non-profit company Software Freedom International coordinates SFD at a global level, providing support, giveaways and a point of collaboration, but volunteer teams around the world organize the local SFD events to impact their own communities.

For more information click here

This is the map for the seminar place

Poster of the Event :


Participate in MySQL-GlassFish Student Contest and Win $500

September 2, 2008
We just announced a new student contest…

Use MySQL database and GlassFish application server to develop a web application and write a review for…

  • A chance to win a grand prize of $500 in Visa debit card, and
  • Five chances to win a prize of $250 in Visa debit card
Sun Student Contest

Simply:
1. Download MySQL 5.1 Community Edition and GlassFish v2 Update Release 2 (UR2).
2. Develop a cool web application using the combination.
3. Create a project of your application at java.net.
4. Write a review of these products and post it in your blog.
5. Submit your java.net project’s URL and your review’s URL.
6. Do it before October 22, 2008.

The Sun Student Reviews site has all the details, so does the contest page.

And here is a nice flier for you.

Good luck and have fun!


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