Friday Jan 25, 2008

A successful technical software event...

The Technical software event organized last week in Grenoble Engineering Center has been a great success. Kudos to Dominique, a great G.O.

The attendance exceeded our expectations (and almost our room capacity). There was more than 190 persons over the 4 days, an average of 100 attendees per day (and nearly 120 on the first dat), coming from 20 different countries.

DSC_8015.jpgOn the Thursday and Friday, all the Campus Ambassadors from France attended the presentations and some additional meetings with their mentors and Dan Berg, CTO GSS & VP EMEA Systems Engineering.



Below some of our guest speakers : Dan Berg, Alban Richard -Director of the Directory Services Engineering and Grenoble Site Leader-, Roman Strobl -aka Mr. NetBeans-, Gilles Gravier -OpenSolaris and open source enthousiast-, Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine -GlassFish evangelist and emeritus skier-.

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DSC_8025.jpgOn Friday, I presented an introduction to the OpenDS project (PDF) in the general session and in the afternoon a 2 hours session demoing the basic features and principles of OpenDS. There is some feedback to the developer team with regards to dsconfig and usability, an area where we haven't really focused so far.

There has been other reports on the event, by Dominique [1], [2], [3]. [4], Alexis.

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Friday Dec 14, 2007

OpenDS, OpenSolaris, GlassFish et bien d'autres...

 Ludo Resource Dcp 6547Nous organisons un seminaire technique sur les logiciels et projets open-source pour nos partenaires, au centre de recherche et développement de Grenoble (Grenoble Engineering Center), du 15 au 18 Janvier 2008.

Seront presentés, entre autres, Sun Secure Global desktop, OpenSolaris, GlassFish, NetBeans, OpenDS, OpenESB , xVM, OpenJDK, OpenDMK, Identity Management, Federation Management, Java CAPS...

L'agenda détaillé incluant la liste des présentateurs, les points de contact et les modalités d'inscription sont en ligne.

Attention le nombre de participants est limité, donc n'attendez pas la derniere minute pour vous inscrire.

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Tuesday Jul 17, 2007

12 years under the Sun

Today marks my 12th anniversary with Sun.

12 years is a long time, and probably more than I anticipated initially when I joined the company in 1995.
But I've been and I am still having a lot of fun, working on a pretty successful product, in a beautiful environment and with very smart people.
Sun Directory Server was started in the Grenoble Engineering Center -GEC- (called International Center for Network Computing - ICNC - at that time) in 1996. The team has evolved a lot with the Sun / Netscape Alliance, the merge with the Innosoft Directory team and all of the yearly re-organizations. But the largest part of Directory Services Engineering remains in Grenoble (well a few kilometers outside Grenoble, in Montbonnot more specifically) where we continue developing both DSEE and OpenDS.
Meanwhile Sun's facilities have evolved as well. In a celebration mood for this anniversary, here are all the buildings I've been working in for the last 12 years.

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I think I'll be around for a few more years, as I've found a good balance between a highly motivating working environment (and project), and quality of life in the Alps...

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Tuesday Mar 20, 2007

Winter is still here at the Grenoble Engineering Center

Last week, flowers and trees were blossoming and we thought the spring had arrived. But the winter reminded us yesterday that it was not over yet. It snowed yesterday and today in Grenoble (even down in the valley for the first time this year).

This morning we woke up with a couple of inches of snow in the garden, but all the roads were cleared.

Here's a picture of Grenoble Engineering Center as I arrived in the office this morning. No more snow on the ground, but the mountains around are covered. As the sun is supposed to reappear later this week, it might be a pretty good week-end of skiing :-)

 Grenoble Engineering Center March 20th 2007



This is the blog of a senior software engineer, specialized in LDAP, Directory Server and OpenDS. Ludovic Poitou works in France at the Grenoble Engineering Center, in the Directory Services Engineering team. Outside work, I love skiing and taking photo


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