By anilam on Dec 01, 2008
The next stop in my GlassFish China Trip after attending Beijing Sun Tech Days is HangZhou. Every year, there are thousands of tourists visiting its exquisite West Lake (Xi Hu) area to enjoy the placid lake, reflecting pools and beautiful gardens.
My stay in HangZhou includes a meeting with the Students in Zhejiang University. This is organized through Yu-Hao Yang, who is Sun's Campus Ambassador. Zhejiang is one of the top university in China and this is the first time i visit any University in China. For Judy, this is a completely different story as this is the University that she graduated from. We had lunch in the cafeteria, treated by Dr. Ning, a professor in Dept. of Biomedical Engineering. Although the students there may not agree, the food there was really delicious and of great value. We believe this is one of the best meal we have so far for our trip, especially Judy as she has missed the food from this cafeteria for a long time.
I am really impressed with the campus, its learning environment and the student's enthusiastic in learning.
We have almost 100 students attending the talk of GlassFish. Some of them have been using Tomcat, some are just start learning about JavaEE, regardless, they are all eager to learn and try out GlassFish.
Jim talked about Java EE 5 and Java EE 6. I told the students more about GlassFish and gave live demo on how to use the Admin Console and Judy presented the slides about community and how it will benefit the students.
Lots of good questions raised during the Q&A. They are really smart students asking questions right to the point. They will be great engineers someday, contributing to the success of GlassFish and help building prosperous China.
Sun's Campus Ambassador and the poster:
West Lake in Hangzhou