News From Sun Campus Ambassadors in Switzerland, Brazil, India, and Germany

Stefan Rothenbuehler of Switzerland shared a video that shows his workplace: the enterprise lab at Hochschule Luzern, a Sun Center of Excellence. Although Stefan does not appear in the video, his colleagues Michael Thalmann and Bruno Joho show you around. Take a look.

Silveira Neto of Federal University of CearĂ¡ in Brazil reported recently that "Every month we do our CEJUG event called 'Tapioca With Coffee' (tapioca is a typical local food here)." Subjects at the April meeting were OpenSocial: build your network; introducing Spring; and a comparison between Spring and EJB 3.0. Take a look at the photos.

Kumar Abhishek of SASTRA University in India shared photos on his Facebook album of Sun University Day: "This was the last event which we organized under our local open-source community GLOSS... and it turned out to be truly awesome!" -- almost 200 students attended. Discussion topics included VirtualBox, the NetBeans IDE and Opensolaris.

Ajay Kumar of the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management participated in a GNU/Linux Install Fest on April 12, displaying OpenSolaris for more than 300 attendees. "People were looking at my Solaris desktop with curiosity and asked is this Mac OS X? ... Played songs & videos on mplayer and told them about Solaris Express Developer Edition, Belenix & Nexenta. Once it started, there was huge rush towards my stall." Read more.

Angad Singh of JIIT University in India hosted a virtual install fest, which allowed fellow students to install "the bleeding-edge RC0 version from Sun" of Project Indiana without leaving the hostels where they live. Read more.

Igor Geier at JWGU in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, recently held a presentation about ZFS and OpenSolaris, using eight 1 GB USB flash drives and two 4-port USB hubs. The attendees each received a USB flash drive. Read more.

Learn more about Sun's offerings for university students: internships, the Campus Ambassador program, Sun Academic Initiative, and Sun's portal for student developers.

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