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

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.

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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NetBeans 6.1 Student Reviews Contest

June 24, 2008

Hi all, you can find the finalists’ list from this link for the NetBeans 6.1 Beta version.

We hope you are all having great summer and getting ready for the up coming semester.

See you soon again !!!

Student Reviews Contest

May 1, 2008

Review OpenSolaris OS and/or NetBeans IDE 6.1 for…
• a chance to win a grand prize of $250 in Visa Debit Card, and
• 5 chances to win a prize of $100 in Visa Debit Card
1. Download OpenSolaris OS and/or NetBeans IDE 6.1.
2. Test the product and post a review!
3. Submit the URL of your review.
4. Do it before June 6, 2008.

Need ideas for what to post to claim the top prize? Here are some suggestions:
a) Describe your OpenSolaris OS installation experience and what it took for you to make it up and running on your hardware platform
b) Run benchmarks and show how OpenSolaris OS performed against a competing OS
c) Create a “how-to” on solving a specific problem using OpenSolaris OS  or NetBeans IDE 6.1 (use detailed instructions, code snippets, commands and outputs etc. as appropriate)
d) Share your deep insight about OpenSolaris OS  or NetBeans IDE 6.1, including your favorite features
e) Give suggestions on how to enhance the OpenSolaris OS or NetBeans IDE 6.1
f) Build a cool plug-in to share with the NetBeans Community.

Student Contest Description

Student Contest Flier

Student Reviews Contest Rules

Come on KTH, NetBeans Blogging Contest !!!

March 18, 2008

bloggin_contest Sun is giving away $500 for 10 winners and T-Shirts for 100 winners with the best blogs. This is a GREAT opportunity for developers –including students– to learn about NetBeans IDE, have some fun, and possibly get rich and famous! Well maybe not rich, but there are cash prizes and noteworthy blogs will be linked from NetBeans.org

As the contest web page says, the process is simple:

1. Download the NetBeans IDE 6.1 Beta (or later release) and try it out.
2. Blog about it!
3. Submit the URL to your blog.
4. Do it before April 18, 2008!

Here’s what we’d like you to do:
Post a blog describing your experience using the new NetBeans IDE 6.1, a tutorial, insight, tech tip, cool code sample, request for enhancements, etc. Your blog must be linked to a comment or trackback made to the NetBeans Blogging Contest site. Entries must be new material and not copied from something already written. Complete the submission form, or email a link of your blog entry to nb-blogcontest@sun.com

Blogging Tips:
Need ideas for what to post to claim the top prize? Here are suggestions:

  • Show a cool code sample using the new NetBeans IDE 6.1
  • Create a “Top 10” NetBeans Tutorials/Links/Snippets/Tricks
  • Share your deep insight about NetBeans IDE 6.1 development, including your favorite features
  • Give suggestions on how to enhance the NetBeans IDE 6.1
  • Build a cool plugin to share with the NetBeans Community

Contest starts: March 14, 2008
Contest deadline: April 18, 2008
Judging period: April 19 – May 12, 2008
Winners announced: May 12, 2008

Here’s some added incentive:
The 10 schools with the highest number of blogs will each receive 50 vouchers for credit towards Java certification (to be distributed by the ambassadors either to students who blogged and/or via Tech Talks). And the school with the most blogs total gets $250 USD cash for pizza at an upcoming Tech Talk.

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Videos from Swedish Game Awards & NetBeans 6.0 Tech-Demo at KTH

March 5, 2008

NetBeans_6.0_game_developmentI am sure all of you still remember the tech demo and presentation at KTH about NetBeans 6.0, new features of developing games visually and some example games from this years competition. That was a really great event.

Now you can watch the videos, download the presentation slides,which are about Sun Microsystems and NetBeans 6.0


Sun Microsystems


Videos from the Presentation

NetBeans 6.0 and What it can do for your mobile game?

History and Philosophy behind Sun Microsystems

Petr Suchomel Shows of NetBeans 6.0

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Free Workshop @ KTH/Kista !

February 28, 2008

Workshop Kista

So we are back again ! This time in KTH Kista Campus.. Solaris Product Specialist, Kjell Högström from Sun Microsystems is going to have a presentation about new technologies (Dtrace and ZFS) on 13th of March, 17.00-19.00. If you want to check out the previous event at the main campus, please have a look at here !

Details :

Date : 13th of March , 2008

Place : KTH Forum Building 5th Floor, SAL-E (Click here for the map )

Time : 17:00 – 19:00

No Registration required ! First come, first served !

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us through the Contact Us menu which is above this page.

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Do you want to win $11,500 !!!

February 20, 2008

netbeans_contestAre You a NetBeans Innovator? If So, Sun May Have $11,500 Grant For You.S un’s ‘Dreams of Reality’ contest for open source developers offers substantial grants.

Sun is offering ten grants of US $11,500 – equivalent to several months of pay for developers in some countries – for the best NetBeans projects submitted by open source developers. Conceived as a means of increasing general awareness around the NetBeans project as well as rewarding good work done by the NetBeans Community, the ‘Dreams of Reality’ contest is decribed in detail by worldwide NetBeans Community Manager Bruno Souza, the charismatic Brazilian developer, in a special audio webcast currently playing on SYS-CON.TV.

The NetBeans Innovators Grants are part of Sun Microsystems’ overall US$1M open source initiative, and the Grants program will help make your best ideas a reality and reward you. The deadline is March 3, so there is no time to lose!

“You can submit a project proposal — your ideas of how to improve the NetBeans Project — and a panel of experts will assign to the best proposals a money grant,” Souza explains in his interview with SYS-CON.TV.

“Once you have a grant approved, you know that you’ll receive the money if you complete the project. You can then work on a module, develop an application on top of the NetBeans Platform, fix bugs on the NetBeans IDE or even work on missing documentation or translations. Whatever you think is needed to increase NetBeans adoption and push the NetBeans Project to its next level.”

A total of 10 large projects will be chosen and awarded a grant of US$ 11,500 dollars, he explains. Another 10 smaller projects will be chosen and awarded a grant of US$ 2,000 dollars.

Awards will only be awarded upon actual project completion. Projects that excel may receive one of two possible gold awards of US$ 11,000 dollars or two possible silver awards of US$ 5,000 dollars.

So, to maybe get paid for ideas that help the NetBeans Project – apply now!

NetBeans 6.0 and Swedish Game Development Day #2

February 18, 2008

campus_ambassadorsToday (14,fabruary 2008), we had a presentation at KTH/Main campus about the new and hottest features of NetBeans 6.0. We had 2 different sessions. The first session was about the Sun as a company and the structure of Sun Microsystems, then the second session was about NetBeans 6.0.

netbeans1We had 55-60 students in presentation and they were so eager to learn about Java programming and NetBeans. We organized that event with the co-operation of Excitera, which is a student organization at KTH to support the ICT Entrepreneurship and help students to learn more about the market. They organize entrepreneurial events and all of these are open to KTH students as well.

netbeans2We 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 !!! All of our guest are welcome to another tech demo and presentations.