News From Sun Campus Ambassadors Worldwide

Jeff Boyland of Tennessee State University (TSU) in Nashville reported that his school has just completed its annual Java Boot Camp, where 20 students prepared for one week to take their SCJP certification. TSU was also selected by the Technology Transfer Project and IBM to host a secondary boot camp for students and faculty from eight historically black colleges and universities, including Howard, North Carolina A&T, and Florida A&M. Twenty-five individuals participated, and seven earned certification. Read more.

Kumar Abhishek of SASTRA University in Thanjavur, India, reports that GLOSS, the university's open-source community, has published a newsletter named OpenView that summarizes the group's activities this academic year.

Ezequiel Singer of Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ingeniería, blogged about OpenSolaris week in Argentina, particularly events in the city of San Francisco, Cordoba. Ezequiel and his colleagues participated in four additional events in three cities, introducing OpenSolaris 2008.05 to more than 600 people.

Angad Singh of JIIT University in Noida, India, has been writing about some recent projects: Sun Corona Day at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Mozilla Firefox download day, his ongoing efforts to map campus ambassadors worldwide and create related mashups, and scripts for Solaris OS network administration.

Zhiqi Tao of the University of Melbourne, Australia, presented Sun SPOT technology to an audience of Sun Microsystems sales and marketing employees in Melbourne. Research student Peng Deng, who has been using Sun SPOT for his research project, helped with the presentation.

Silveira Neto of Federal University of Ceará in Brazil recently blogged about how to create a ZFS pool with a mirror in OpenSolaris and corrupt the data on it, all within a virtual machine. He is also the latest featured developer on JavaFX Developer Central.

Eduardo Lima, business development manager for Sun Microsystems in Brazil, announced that campus ambassadors took part in a massive OpenSolaris launch effort around the country in early May. Ambassadors hosted 31 tech talks over three days and reached 1819 students, professors, and researchers in 24 universities and research centers. Eduardo congratulated these Brazilian campus ambassadors for a job well done: Alex Rafael Branti, Douglas Ramiro, Fábio Augusto, Gabriela Souza, João Paulo Samara, Jonas Dias, Leonardo Alves, Leví Silva, Luiz Felipe Aquino, Marcelo Arbore, Oscar Tanner, Pedro Reis, Ramon Lopes, Ricardo Severo, Silveira Neto, Stephania Silva, Thiago Gonzaga, Tom Mix Petreca, and Vitorio Sassi.

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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