New Ideas, New Blood
By blueprints on Mar 29, 2008
We are working to expand our reach: more content reaching more readers. The first step is the new Wiki format, which not only makes it faster and easier for us to publish, but which encourages more interactivity. The next step will be creating new forms of content, possibly using different channels. The obvious candidate is to publish shorter blueprints directly in Wiki form; readers that want a PDF can have it generated for them via the Confluence engine; it won't have the fancy cover, and the graphics won't be as high a resolution. How about other media forms, such as podcasts? There is a lot of interest at Sun over the many social networking tools out there. How about using Second Life?
I'll be getting help. I have several open job requisitions: two for college intern positions, one for a new college graduate. For information, see www.sun.com/studentzone—just search for "kemer" to pull them up. All will be a part of a new team whose charter is not to only explore new media and channels, but to help create the content itself. Pretty cool job, I think: you get to work with some of Sun's best engineers to extract their pearls of wisdom about how to build better solutions.