Swedish Game Awards Final Ceremony

June 14, 2009

DSC00244We, as Sun Campus Ambassadors, represented Sun Microsystems at Swedish Game Awards 2009 final ceremony on 13th of June at KTH main campus. Game awards is one of the biggest game development contest and Sun Microsystems is one of the biggest sponsors of this event.  This year around  200 people visited the stands and talked with us about Java and Java FX. We encouraged students and professional game developers to use Java FX and distributed Java books and mugs.

The competition started in 2002 as a sub-project to Excitera, the student-driven entrepreneurship association at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and was then called KTH Game Awards. Excitera Mobile Awards, a mobile application development competition, was started a year later and is now a part of Swedish Game Awards. The Categories for Swedish Game Awards 2008 have been changed to reflect changes in both technologies and the industry. They have now put the focus on the game, instead of on the platform. When contestants design a game, it doesnt matter what target platform they have intended for it, as long as the prototype runs on either Windows XP, OSX (as a Universal binary) or Linux (latest stable build of Ubuntu). The competition also support emulators and so called “mods”, modifications of existing games, such as Half-Life 2 or Unreal Tournament.

After a very tough final round Robert Larsson, from Chalmers University, won the Java FX and best execution awards by his game Imperii. We would like to congratulate Robert and hope to see more Java FX projects in the market.

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Second day of European ERC, Berlin 2009

March 25, 2009

This morning started by the opening speech of Joe Hartly. He then invited March Hamilton and now he is talking about Sun’s HPC growth target and strategy.

Beginning of second day, Joe Hartly is making an opening speech.

Marc Hamilton is talking about Sun’s HPC Growth Target

End of Marc Hamilton’s speech. He gave us great ideas about HPC technology and the road map.


Christian Frei, ERC 2009

March 24, 2009

Listen what Christian Frei, (General Manager of Keynode AG, Keynode is provider of JAZOON.COM) said about OSUM and his personal advices for students.


Sun European ERC Conference in Berlin

March 23, 2009

Today we  safely arrived to our hotel in Berlin city center and looking forward to meet with people who has lots of great ideas and experiences to share with us. The first big thing for us is that; we (Gokhan and Alper) will be speaking in opening speech by Joe Hartley – Vice President – Government, Education, Healthcare, Sun Microsystems about Sun’s Value Proposition to Education. We will both introduce our projects which we have spent 4 months together with our international teams back in home, KTH- Stockholm.

We are getting more and more excited, please stay tuned and fallow our blog for videos and new entries.


Free Workshop: Java™SE 7

January 15, 2009

Experienced Senior Java Architect Thorbiörn Fritzon from Sun Microsystems will give a workshop for students on 23 January, 5-7 pm at Teknikringen 72 (V3). He will answer the following questions :

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– What is new in Java™SE 7?

– What is happening in the Java World ?

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

– What should we do to keep updated with the new featureS?

About the speaker:

thorbiornThorbiörn Fritzon started programming Java back in 1995 and hasn’t stopped yet. Since 1999 he’s a Java Architect at Sun Microsystems in Sweden and spokesperson in Java and software development issues. Thorbiörn writes books and is a frequent speaker at conferences and other events. His hobby is programming languages of which he has a huge collection.

Date : 23 January 2009

Location : Teknikringen 72 (V3)

Time : 5 -7 pm

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Mobile Cup Presentation

January 8, 2009
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It was the latest presentation that we have ever done at 11pm.

We talked about JavaFX for some time and fortunately people were interested. Some students even approached us and asked about the details.

Mobile platform will be available in Spring 2009 but still it can be used for desktop and browsers.


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