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.


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


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 ( 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.

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

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
4. Write a review of these products and post it in your blog.
5. Submit your 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 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.

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 2008 – Stockholm

September 20, 2008

Today is the “Software Freedom Day”. It is a special day for us, because it means freedom and openness of software. Today in the morning, we met with people from Linux, Red Hat, Ubuntu communities and some more volunteers and we distributed CDs, brochures, T-shirts and tried to inform people about the free and open source software.

That was a really good and successful day for us  since we have spoken with many people and celebrated the SFD 2008 in Stockholm. After having a successful event at Sergels Torg (The Centre of Stockholm), we had another event at KTH main campus. Many free and open source lovers were there as well with us and celebrated SFD 2008.

We met with each other and some students wanted us to organize more workshops about mobile programming, operating systems and java programming. Today was really a good day and we had a lot of fun. We made new friends, introduced ourselves and talked about the free and open source software and their benefits.

As we talked in the mingling session, after the presentation, we will start organizing workshops at KTH campuses. This year we will try to organize more events at main campus but we are also very interested in Kista campus. So, just keep looking at  our web blog and come and join us, to learn more, to make friends, have fun and improve yourselves.

In the city, we talked with people, especially with young people, to show them that they also have another options rather than the well-known software products in the market. We also tried to educate them about Solaris Operating System and encourage them to use it. It was a lot of fun, because we even talked with some sculptures and they loved Solaris and Java.

Here is the  presentation slides (You can download it if you want)

Here are the videos from event in the city center (in English and in Swedish)

1- English

2- Svenska

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 :