News From Sun Campus Ambassadors: Denmark, California, and the Czech Republic

Sidsel Jensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Sidsel Jensen wrote about her experiences during a presentation at SoftwareForum Alsund group. "It was a tough crowd," writes Sidsel, "most of them were embedded systems developers working with ARM chips on a daily basis, and they asked loads of questions - which I tried to answer the best I could."


Sun engineer Derek White provided some resources in a later discussion, including links to the Squawk Project at Sun Labs and the Squawk VM project at java.net. Read more from Sidsel.


Christopher Leung, University of Southern California (USC)
Christopher Leung writes about USC projects in which teams of students and mentors are spending 12 weeks developing open-source software for disabled persons. The teams are building an assistive-technology search engine, a currency reader for cell phones, a Sun SPOT framework and language for action recognition, a captioning system to add subtitles to any video, and a word prediction program. Read more from Christopher.


Tomas Hrasky, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic
Sun evangelist Roman Strobl came to talk to an audience of 35 people about the benefits of NetBeans IDE and Ruby on Rails, and Tomas Hrasky did the honors for Java EE. Read more from Tomas, and take a look at the photos and slide shows he provides.


Roman later provided a link to NetBeans Day 2008 (In a Box), which gives you all the information you need to run a NetBeans Day of your own.


Miroslav Kopecky, Czech Technical University in Prague (CVUT)
Miroslav Kopecky writes that he has a difficult time publicizing his tech talks at CVUT because someone steals his publicity posters. He's not sure why. Despite the thefts, a small but happy group of student developers managed to join him for a Sun SPOT tech demo.

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