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.

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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 !!!


Swedish Game Awards: Game Over !!!

May 25, 2008

After a very successful organization, brilliant participants and perfect games Swedish Game Award finally finished. Congratulations to organizers, students and sponsors. As Sun Microsystems, we were there and in our small stand, we gave away free t-shirts, CDs/DVDs, pens and much more. Also we showed the OpenSolaris 2008.05 from live CD and people really liked it.

After a very long day, we had a lovely dinner at the top of the Kultur Huset in the heart of Stockholm city and mingled around. As far as we observed from the game developers, they are quite familiar with Sun’s products and they like  using them.

We hope to see more and more projects for next years competition. See you next year !!!!


Swedish Game Awards 08: Grand Finale

May 20, 2008

After having several workshops, events and a tough competition, Swedish Game Awards 2008 final event, the Grand Finale, will take place on the 24th of May 2008, at Kulturhuset Stockholm, Hörsalen on the 3rd Floor. Here is a brief timeplan of what will happen:

Grand Finale Timeplan

11:00-16:00 – Games Career Expo
During the day, the Games Career Expo will be open to the public in Hörsalen on the 3rd floor, Kulturhuset Stockholm. At the Expo you will be able to try out the nominated games and meet our partners. During the Expo, all submitted trailers will be shown in segments, you will also be able to meet some of last years winners and see how their games have evolved.

17:00-18:30 – Prize Ceremony
The Price Ceremony starts at 17:00 in Hörsalen on the 3rd floor, Kulturhuset Stockholm. Orvar Säfström will be hosting the Prize Ceremony where the the winners of Swedish Game Awards 2008 will be announced.

19:00 – Exlusive Dinner and Afterparty
All nominees will be invited to the exlusive Dinner and Afterparty after the Price Ceremony.

Two excellent mobile games have been nominated for the Java ME/Netbeans prize for 10 000 SEK, Swarm and Blocko; both teams will show off their games during the expo.


OpenSolaris Community Innovation Awards Program

March 26, 2008

What are the OpenSolaris Community Innovation Awards?

contestThe OpenSolaris Community Innovation Awards are intended to recognize and reward new, enabling, innovative, and high-performance uses of OpenSolaris technology, or substantial contributions to the OpenSolaris community. This program is part of a broader Community Innovation Awards Program whose goals are to “foster innovation and recognize the most interesting initiatives within open source communities worldwide.” Sun is the primary sponsor of this program and intends to contribute over $1 million across six open source communities.

We hope these awards will encourage more people to participate in the OpenSolaris community. Join a community, a project, a forum or other discussion. Use OpenSolaris. Study OpenSolaris.

To that end:

  • A large chunk, $75,000, of the award money is designated for grants for undergraduate research on OpenSolaris.
  • The contest portion, $100,000, of the award money is open to a broad range of entries. You can enter code that will eventually be putback into OpenSolaris (such as a device driver), or you can write a program that runs on top of the OS (such as a tool or game), or your entry can be something that is not code at all. You could enter materials for an operating systems course based on OpenSolaris (lecture notes, student guide, labs). Project Ideas lists some ideas for entries. These are just suggestions to get you started thinking about what you want to do. Contest Entries lists the entries that users have already registered for this contest.

What are the Prizes?

29 prizes are available:

  • 1 Grand Prize: $30,000
  • 3 First Prizes: $15,000 each
  • 25 Second Prizes: $1,000 each

All prizes are in U.S. dollars. Entries will be reviewed by an expert panel of judges.

Check this page frequently for updates and announcements.

Thanks, and good luck!

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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

Deadlines:
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

Presentations:

Sun Microsystems

NetBeans_6.0

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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