News From Sun Campus Ambassadors Worldwide

Vincent Ding, tech lead for campus ambassadors in China, recently introduced the China functional campus ambassador blog, with entries in English and Chinese. Take a look.

Noam Vaza, campus ambassador at BGU Israel, built an application called I Love OpenSolaris, which has been approved by Facebook. If you need help with it, contact Noam directly.

Kurchi Subhra Hazra, campus ambassador at NIT Durgapur, India, has written about a summer project contest: 42 teams of students are developing applications with Netbeans IDE. Read all about promising entries in the contest.

Yao-Dong Sanic Hu of China has written a short tutorial that shows how to run a Sun Ray server on the Windows OS by using Virtual Box and Solaris OS 10 update 4. Sanic also showed how to use Sun SPOT technology as a joystick to play the Atari game Ballance. Take a look at the video and read the blog entry.

Ganesh Hiregoudar recently announced that Siddharth Wadehra, campus ambassador at RKNEC, Nagpur, India, has won the 2008 Trincas Business Innovation Award for his Mobi-Secure project. Congratulations, Siddharth!

Campus ambassador Shampavman C. G. in India has written about his experience getting Belenix 0.7 to boot straight from RAM. "This means that Belenix 0.7 can [load] like a rocket! The minimum requirement is just 1gb!" This sounds like very good news indeed.

Kumar Abhishek of SASTRA University, Thanjavur, India, put together a video that shows the GLOSS celebration of the OpenSolaris 2008.05 release on May 5. Take a look.

Zhiqi Tao, campus ambassador at the University of Melbourne, Australia, recently hosted a demo titled "Solaris ZFS: The Best File System on the Planet," with help from Sun system engineer Nathan Kroenert and education and research industry manager Nicholas Griffith. Read the more detailed report, including photos and videos.

In this audiocast, Sun's Code for Freedom winner, Angad Singh of JIIT University in Noida, India, discusses his experiences as a campus ambassador with Ed Ort of the Sun Developer Network. Angad has also set up a Twitter feed that gives the title and URL of blog entries from Sun campus ambassadors.

Silveira Neto of Federal University of Ceará recently took part in the International Forum on Free Software (FISL) at Porto Alegre, Brazil. He gave three presentations: "NetBeans: Beyond Java," showing how to use NetBeans IDE to develop using Ruby, C, C++, and other languages; "High Performance Computing and OpenSolaris"; and "JavaFX: A Free and Open RIA." A few days later, he gave a presentation about OpenSolaris at InfoBrasil and received good feedback, with attendees most interested in ZFS.

Also in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Vitório Faria Corrêa Sassi and colleagues spent two days presenting about Sun technologies to more than 140 people at Alcides Maya technical college. Vitório spoke about open source and OpenSolaris; Stephania Silva spoke about Java and NetBeans technology, and Ronaldo Prass spoke about PostgreSQL. Read more on the Porto Alegre OpenSolaris User Group site and Vitório 's blog.

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

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