Tuesday Feb 24, 2009

GlassFish setup for 120 programmers in University of Copenhagen


Sidsel Jensen is a Sun Campus Ambassador at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She configured GlassFish in her department to be used by 120 freshman programmers. Starting with a standard HP DL360 G5 rack server, installing Gentoo Linux, NetBeans for deployment of web apps to a remote GlassFish, creating multiple domains and even performance tuning the Application Server.

Read all the details in Gone Fishing for GlassFish.

Thank you Sidsel for using GlassFish and sharing the steps with rest of the community!

If you are interested in learning/talking about GlassFish at your university, spotlight.dev.java.net/start provides a comprehensive set of slides (with speaker notes), demos, screencasts, training materials and other resources to get you started!

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Thursday Jan 29, 2009

"Sparks of passion" in the "world of Open Source" - Archana N contributes to GlassFish Documentation


Interested in contributing to open source ? Archana N has a recommendation for you:

Flame the sparks of passion in you,
Experience the world of Open Source anew.
Discover your potentials as they unfold,
Venture to contribute in the technologies untold.

Archana N is an ex-Sun Campus Ambassador from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India. Recently she contributed on how to secure the existing EJB converter example from the Java EE tutorial using mutual authentication. She continue to work on developing RESTful web services using Project Jersey as her next contribution for GlassFish documentation.

The GlassFish Documentation team published her interview to recognize the efforts, read it here.

Thank you Archana for your contribution to GlassFish, keep the passion alive!

If you are interested in learning/talking about GlassFish at your university, spotlight.dev.java.net/start provides a comprehensive set of slides (with speaker notes), demos, screencasts, training materials and other resources to get you started!

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Tuesday Jan 27, 2009

GlassFish in CEUI and Campus Party

As reported earlier, Alan Vargas, the Sun Campus Ambassador at CEUI (Centro Universitario de Ixltahuaca) presented on GlassFish. The message of "GlassFish v2 - Fast, Easy, and Reliable" and "GlassFish v3 - Modular, Embeddable, and Extensible" was clearly delivered in the talk.

Alan has published several useful blogs on GlassFish (in Spanish and English) recently:
The slides from his talk are available here. Here are some pictures from the talk:


The complete album is available here. Thanks to Alan Vargas for delivering a GlassFish talk!

Ronaldo Pass talked about GlassFish at the recently concluded Campus Party Brazil 2009. This is claimed to be biggest party of the Internet world in Brazil :) An attendance of over 6655, sort of, vouch for that! More details on Campus Party in the wikipedia entry.


There is a Campus Party community at OSUM, join here. Enjoy the images posted by the community on Flickr and videos @ YouTube.

Thanks to Ronaldo Pass for spreading the GlassFish wealth!

Please drop a comment on this blog if you have talked about GlassFish in your school/university/training. If you'd like to talk about it then spotlight.dev.java.net/start provides a comprehensive list of material (slides, demos, etc.) to get you started!

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Thursday Jan 22, 2009

GlassFish @ University of Ixtlahuaca, Mexico - Coming Up on Jan 26!


Learn about GlassFish at Centro Universitario de Ixtlahuaca OSUM!

Date: Jan 26, 2009
Time: 10am-12pm PT
Language: Spanish
Sign up here!

Read more about OSUMs here.

Please drop a comment on this blog if you have talked about GlassFish in your school/university/training. If you'd like to talk about it then spotlight.dev.java.net/start provides a comprehensive list of material (slides, demos, etc.) to get you started!

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Sunday Jan 18, 2009

OSUM - Open Source University Meetup - awesome venue for students!




If your university is not participating in the Sun Campus Ambassador program, you can always create an Open Source University Meetup (OSUM, pronounced "awesome") community. Sun Microsystems offers you the complete range of Open Source software - OpenSolaris, OpenOffice, NetBeans, GlassFish, MySQL, and many others.

OSUM provides an opportunity to create a student club and:

    \* LEARN about Open Source Technologies and how they are opening up new career opportunities for students
    \* ACCESS free online web courses, webinars, tutorials and other resources to prepare for career enhancing certifications
    \* SHARE your technical knowledge with other students around the world virtually and on campus
    \* COLLABORATE with a global community of students via forum, campus events, webinars, etc.
    \* CONNECT and make friends with students around the world who are committed to Open Source just like you!

Create your OSUM today and join over 900 student clubs from over 80 countries!

If you are interested in talking about GlassFish, spotlight.dev.java.net/start provides a comprehensive set of slides (with speaker notes), demos, screencasts, training materials and other resources to get you started!

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Wednesday Jan 14, 2009

GlassFish @ Manipal Institute of Technology, India - Go Campus Ambassadors!

Here is yet another (slightly dated) contribution by Vasudha Amrit on GlassFish, Campus Ambassador from Manipal Institue of Technology, India.

She arranged a GlassFish talk in her campus and one of the GlassFish team member delivered the talk (while on a personal visit :)! The blog report provide details. The event was a huge success with 482 attendees. Here is an excerpt from the blog:

we had to put up extra chairs all around the place and even then people kept coming, so much so that we had to send people back. Some people even volunteered to sit on the floor. There were a total of 482 students, HODs and faculties from four departments and the associate director ( phew!!!!! :P )attending the talk when we did a head count and that is not counting people who had gone back.

And some pictures (more in the original blog):


Thank you very much Vasudha for providing an opportunity to share the details about best open source application server! Thank you Sudhir for delivering the talk while on a personal visit!

Please drop a comment on this blog if you have talked about GlassFish in your school/university/training. If you'd like to talk about it then spotlight.dev.java.net/start provides a comprehensive list of material (slides, demos, etc.) to get you started!

Check out how widespread CAs are in this global map. Follow their aggregated blogs for details on what they are doing.

And occassionally we conduct contests for students where prize money is awarded for the best entries.

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Tuesday Jan 13, 2009

GlassFish @ University of Essex and Frankfurt - Go Campus Ambassadors!

This blog highlights couple of contributions by Campus Ambassadors (CA) from University of Essex and Frankfurt towards GlassFish.

Jenya Kovalchuk (Campus Ambassador in the University of Essex, UK) gave a talk on GlassFish. The pre- and post-conditions of talk are really compelling:

Pre-condition: No one out of 25 present ever heard about GlassFish
Post-condition: Everyone is looking forward to put their hands on, how great it is! dear all, we are approaching labs where the software is already installed…

That means there are approx 15 more students who are now trying their hands on GlassFish :)

Igor Geier from University of Frankfurt developed a A MySQL GlassFish application. The application is a work-in-progress but it sure will show the ease-of-use of GlassFish and tight integration with NetBeans.

Thank you very much for talking about/using GlassFish!

Please drop a comment on this blog if you have talked about GlassFish in your school/university/training. If you'd like to talk about it then spotlight.dev.java.net/start provides a comprehensive list of material (slides, demos, etc.) to get you started!

Check out how widespread CAs are in this global map. Follow their aggregated blogs for details on what they are doing.

And occassionally we conduct contests for students where prize money is awarded for the best entries.

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Thursday Apr 03, 2008

Poetry on Sun Campus Ambassador

Agraj is a bright Sun Campus Ambassador from Delhi University (my alma mater too :). Here is a poem dedicate to him and written by one of the professors:

Under the SUN-MICROSYS SunRay
Has bloomed a Lovely Rose,
Over Joyful in Java & Solaris
He is SUN CAMPUS AMBASSADOR Agraj.
Only one request I want to make
to the SUN's shining flower,
To remain in serene silence
During my lecture hour

                Quoted by Dr. P.K Hazra

Read the original post here.

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Monday Jan 14, 2008

GlassFish, Metro and NetBeans @ Delhi University

Agraj, the newly recruited Campus Ambassador @ Delhi University, gave his first presentation to approx 100 students. And it was all about GlassFish, NetBeans and Web services. Here are some key points that he covered in his preso:

  • Why NetBeans rocks over Eclipse ?
  • Difference between Tomcat and GlassFish
  • Web services 101
  • Ease-of-Web services development and deployment with NetBeans and GlassFish integration
Stay tuned for him when he posts more detailed notes on each of these topics.

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Wednesday Jan 09, 2008

Meet Agraj Mangal - Sun Campus Ambassador for Delhi University

As mentioned earlier, we have recruited a new student under Sun Campus Ambassador Program.

Meet Agraj Mangal - a student of Masters of Computer Applications  (equivalent to MS Computers but a 3 year program) from Delhi University. He has already started a blog - Kreativity Personified. If you are a student and would like to learn about Sun technologies then subscribe to his blog and have fun in the "quest of learning and sharing knowledge".

I met him when I presented on GlassFish @ Delhi University last year. He was selected after an intensive interview process after that. I'm glad he got selected cause he certainly impressed me with the short interaction at the University. I think he is going to be a great ambassador for our technologies. As first "assignment" in his new role, all the students in the Computer Science Department are already using  GlassFish and NetBeans for all their projects. So these students will already be GlassFish and NetBeans-enabled when they graduate.

Agraj has already started Java User Group and Open Solaris User Group in the University. Please feel free to bug him for any GlassFish and NetBeans related queries :) In order to help Agraj with his GlassFish quest, I'll create a "GlassFish For Schools" packet.

Read more about why Sun started Campus Ambassador program and other interesting details here.

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