News From Sun Campus Ambassadors Worldwide

Silveira Neto, campus ambassador at Federal University of CearĂ¡ in Brazil, recently posted three videos that show how he used JavaFX code to create drag-and-drop effects. Take a look.

Jenifer Parra Orjuela of Colombia writes about upcoming student events in Medellin, Bucaramanga, and Bogota. Watch this blog for details and photos.

Abhishek Uppala, campus ambassador at Icfai Institute of Science and Technology (IcfaiTech) in Hyderabad, India, wrote about a recent demo of the NetBeans IDE and provided a list of resources.

Sidsel Jensen, campus ambassador at University of Copenhagen, Denmark, wrote about her experiences at Yet Another Perl Conference (YAPC), the progress in planning October's Open Source Days, and a research-oriented test drive on a Segway.

On SDN Channel, Chris Coe and Jordan Slott talk with Chris Leung, former campus ambassador at the University of Southern California, about Project: Possibility, a nonprofit organization that helps create open-source software for people with disabilities. Listen in, then check out the Possibility projects, such as LunarTuner, a musical instrument tuner that is designed for use by "blind, deaf, or fully-abled but pitch-challenged users."

Ganesh Hiregoudar, manager of campus ambassadors in India and APAC, recently informed ambassadors of an article in InformationWeek that highlights the Java ME technology-based Lightweight UI Toolkit (LWUIT), Sun Opens Java ME Tools to Developers. ZDNet also covered the LWUIT story.

Tzietzel Anselmo-Ramos, program manager of the Sun Academic Initiative (SAI), announced that training is available for campus ambassadors through the new SAI Learning Connection. If you are not yet an SAI member, take a look at the course options by logging in as a guest on the SAI Learning Connection site before you register.

Keep up with Sun's campus ambassadors by reading their blog postings.

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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