@ JavaOne 2006 -- Using a Hacker Station before the Storm

I just picked up my JavaOne 2006 Conference card and am walking through the underground hallway between Mascone Center North and Mascone Center South.

Here, in a portion of this hallway, we have "Hacker Stations" on both sides. These are beautifully designed SunRay 170 machines. (It would be unfair for a JavaOne 2006 attendee not to fall in love with this SunRay. In fact, I wish I had one in my own office or at home!)

I slide my card in, and my profile comes up in rapid sequence — it brings with it an enterprise at my finger tips.

Right away, I compile this blog, using the tools on my desktop, which include Firefox.

All it takes for JavaOne 2006 attendees to fall in love with the Sun-driven enterprise behind JavaOne, is to use their JavaOne 2006 card to log on through one of these SunRay machines, as I've done now...and on another Firefox tab, I check my mail using EdgeMail.

Who needs a laptop at a JavaOne conference - I can even login to a remote machine to develop and build a piece of software - all using my little JavaOne 2006 Card on a "Hacker Station" (read SunRay 170)! My own account, my own profile — More later!

Comments:

Sounds freaking cool!

Posted by asj on May 15, 2006 at 10:44 AM PDT #

I agree these were indeed really cool! And was hard not to love these nice displays I also noticed very peppy performance not giving any impression of a remotely connected system. The coolness was somewhat jaded when the SunRay system could recognize my card which was cool but the same card data could not be used by the session registration system for javaone sessions. I had to type my name, etc. all over. Granted the registration system and sunray servers are from disparate systems.

Posted by Shreedhar on May 19, 2006 at 02:44 PM PDT #

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