June 14, 2009
We, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :
– 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:
Thorbiörn 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
January 8, 2009
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.
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
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:
November 8, 2008
Today 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.
Soon, 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.
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.