Sun Tech Days Hyderabad 2009

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India has always had the largest number of attendees of all the Tech
Days, and this time is certainly no exception. 10,000+ attendees, the
passion for technology, the eagerness to share their work, and
everything else makes it certainly one of the most exciting venues for
Tech Days.

The Hyderabad
International Airport
is certainly very impressive - big,
clean, and very 21st centurisque with a 8-lane freeway connecting to
the main city.

See a short video as the attendees were allowed to enter the href="http://www.hicc.com/">Hyderabad International
Convention Center (the venue for Tech Days):

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I got a chance to talk to the General Manager of the convention center
and very happy to
know that similar convention centers are planned for Pune (1/2 the size
of existing one), Mumbai (4x), and
Bangalore (2x) in the near future.

As part of the opening, there was an excellent performance by an
11-year old percussionist, enjoy the video here:

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Absolutely stunning performance!

It was funny, I was standing right
next to the boy's parents while recording the video. Apparently the boy
was allotted 10 minutes and the parents were trying their best to
distract the boy right at the beginning of 11th minute :)

I presented on:
  • WSIT: Security, Reliability, Transactional, and
    .NET-interoperable Web services ( href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/resource/confs/wsit-techdays-hyderabad09.pdf">slides).
    The href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/screncast_ws7_secure_and_reliable">screencast
    #ws7 is the demo shown during the talk.
  • GlassFish & Future of Java EE ( href="http://mediacast.sun.com/users/ArunGupta/media/glassfish-javaee5-hyderabad09.pdf">slides)

There were 1000+ attendees in both the sessions and had some very
interactive discussions post session. It was a great opportunity to
meet lots of local href="http://developers.sun.com/students/campus_ambassadors.jsp">Campus
Ambassadors, students using GlassFish for their projects,
engineers using GlassFish for their development/deployment, Sun
colleagues and lots of other folks!

Here are some of the pictures:

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And finally the evolving album:

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Elaina Thursday, February 19, 2009

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



  • Pratap Thursday, March 5, 2009

    Hi Arun,

    You had given a nice presentation on WSIT. And its good that you have put the slides of that also on the net. I am trying to find the presentation slides for the other sessions. Do you happen to know where they are posted?

    I searched on the sun tech days website. But I could not find any postings there. Please help me.



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