Saturday Mar 01, 2008

Community Day in Hyderabad

The Community Day that followed the two-day Sun Tech Days event in Hyderabad India was a hectic day for me but the enthusiasm of the attendees, mostly university students, made it exhilarating.

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Wednesday Feb 27, 2008

The MySQL Story

You've heard the story. Two young guys have an idea about computing, turn it into something tangible, become wildly successful, and change the computing culture in the process. No, I'm not talking about the story of Apple. I'm talking about the story of MySQL.[Read More]

Tuesday Feb 26, 2008

A Return to India

It's been said that once a visitor goes to India he or she can hardly wait to get out, but that once out, can hardly wait to get back.  In just such a return to India (he was there last year), Sun Executive Vice President for Software Rich Green gave the opening keynote at Sun Tech Days in Hyderabad. Of note is the fact that Green also made a return to Sun after a foray into the startup world. I don't know why Green left Sun, but I do know why he came back. I learned it in his interesting and expansive talk. The reason touches on the dramatic changes at Sun over the last year or two.

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Monday Feb 25, 2008

On the Way to Hyderabad

Yesterday  -- or was it two days ago, or three, or a  day and a half?--  I took the longest trip of my life in terms of distance: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. to Hyderabad India. Find out about some of the things I saw and did along the way.
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Friday Feb 15, 2008

Biryani Anyone?

I'm heading to Hyderabad India in eight days to cover Sun Tech Days. I'll be blogging, doing some video interviews and podcasts, and hoping to meet many attendees. And then there's the celebrated food of Hyderabad.[Read More]

Friday Jan 25, 2008

Happy 10th Anniversary, Tech Days

Tech Days, which began from a night's brainstorming among Sun employees, is now bigger and better than ever as it celebrates the 10th year of its storied history.[Read More]

Wednesday Jan 09, 2008

Sun Tech Days Atlanta is Here!

Tech days are like mini JavaOne's. They're great for learning, they're only two days, and there's nowhere else you can corner an engineer and really hammer home how critical that bug you found is.[Read More]

Monday Jan 07, 2008

When an Assignment is Fun ...

... it's not work at all. But I should qualify that: It's not grunt work but fulfilling and satisfying work instead. That's what Tech Days Atlanta (January 9-10) is shaping up to be like for me.[Read More]
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