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.


KTH Pizza Party

May 13, 2009

It has been some time since we have had our “Pizza Party” at KTH. Here are some of the pictures from the event and thanks a lot to all of our members who have been there with us!

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.


Gary Serda is talking about OSUM

March 27, 2009

Gary Serda (Marketing Manager, Government, Education, Healthcare, Sun Microsystems) is talking about OSUM and best practices at European education and research conference.

Dr. Helge Meinhard

March 25, 2009

Dr. Helge Meinhard (Technical Co-ordinator for Server Procurements IT Department – CERN). He is talking about Grid computing at large hadron collider

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.

Open Source Networking Project

March 12, 2009

A team of international student and Sun Campus ambassador Alper Celik, developed an open source networking solution at KTH – Stockholm, which converts a regular PC into a router !!!

OpenCASE is an Open Source project. This project’s outcome is a whole network solution completely based on open source software. Using OpenCASE solution, regular PCs can be turned into routers. But not only that, they can also run networking services like Network Administration, Traffic Monitoring, DNS, Web Server and so on.

Open source networking solution, which is 70% cheaper than proprietary alternatives in the market, developed to help capacity building in African Research and Education Networks. Open Case’s software, which is completely free, customizable and open for further improvements, has been developed to be used in regular PCs. The software provides complete network systems that include not only the routing but also the management and security means. Comparison tests against well known network companies’ products gave great results and proved what our technology can truly deliver on the promises of internet today.

If you are interested please have a look at to project web site. You can find our final report from here: http://www.tslab.ssvl.kth.se/csd/projects/0821116/sites/default/files/FinalReport.pdf

KTH and Atilim OSUM Clubs are now partners

February 20, 2009

We are happy to announce that KTH OSUM and Atilim OSUM clubs are now partners. We encourage our members to join both OSUM clubs and enjoy making new friends.

As all of you know, the philosophy behind OSUM is to be active inside the “learn-share-make community” triangle. In this perspective, we are happy to partner with different OSUM clubs all around the world and extend our network. This will also help our members in Sweden to learn new things and make new friends.

Please join our partner network for more information.

KTH OSUM: http://osum.sun.com/group/kthOSUM
Atilim OSUM: http://osum.sun.com/group/atilimuniversitycomputerclupaac