Sunday Nov 09, 2008

What is Open-Source University Meet-Up?

The Open-Source University Meet-Up (OSUM) is an academic developer organization that educates its members about open source technologies in a fun and engaging way.

In OSUM, you create an avatar, containing a little bit about you, your preferences and some of your work too. You can bind your blog, videos, photos, RSS feeds and more.

You can also create, or join communities that represents a technology, a university or just a group of developers. Through this is possible to collaborate online in forums and community groups with other students and academic developers and share your technical interests.

Beyond expanding your educational training and social interaction, OSUM gives you and your community the opportunity to expose your work, interests and curriculum in a worldwide university portal that has students, professors and developers from the biggest and most important academics institutions around the globe.

Sun is one of the major contributors of open source code to the community and this is another initiative visioning facilitates the access to this material and the growth of this community. The Glassfish and the JVM are examples of open source software that Sun has donated, but all open source software are included and encouraged on OSUM.


So, what's next?

Go to http://osum.sun.com , sign in and give a hello at http://osum.sun.com/profile/MarceloArbore .

After that, you can start exploring your new possibilities.


You can find more info:

http://developers.sun.com/students/osum/index.jsp

About

Hi, my name is Marcelo Arbore, I study electrical engineering at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and I work for Sun Microsystems. I also like to surf, I love the sea and I will live in California some day. marcelo.arbore@sun.com

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