Friday Apr 17, 2009

Lin Lee on Education and Global Communities

Yesterday it was my pleasure to talk with Lin Lee, who is the vice president of Sun's Global Communities group. Lin is a 20-plus year technology industry veteran who has worked on both the product side and the business strategy side. She currently splits her time between China and Sun HQ in California as she leads the globally-dispersed Global Communities team.

Listen to the short segment below to learn her view of transforming education and IT in the face of a down economy as well as get details on next week's Education Research Conference.

Lin Lee
Lin Lee

Monday Mar 23, 2009

Know JavaFX? Get $25,000!

JavaFX Coding Challenge
We just announced a new contest...

Develop an innovative rich media application using JavaFX 1.1 and NetBeans 6.5.

And you can win up to $25,000!!!

If you are a student, the deal gets even better...

In addition to the top prizes, there are three prizes @ $1,500 each for the top three student submissions.

Get going, the contest has already started and submission closes on May 29th.

Check out all the details at JavaFX Coding Challenge.

Have the thinking buds stir up, crank the code, submit the application and get great prizes and recognition.

Happy coding!

Good luck to all of you!!!

Tuesday Nov 25, 2008

Second Student Reviews Contest Winners Announced

Today we announced the winners of the second Student Reviews Contest, where students developed innovative applications using MySQL 5.1 and GlassFish v2 UR2.

Contestants from USA, Brazil, India and China submitted their coding projects via and wrote their experiences about using MySQL and GlassFish in the reviews.

The winning entry in the general students category created a hotel reservation application using VoiceXML (web pages accessed by voice) -- the judges had a good experience using it via Skype. A resource sharing application for social networking sites won the first prize in the Sun Campus Ambassador category.
Other interesting entries included a fully integrated contest management application, a system authentication application for wireless networks, test taking and test management application, a "short URL" project and a small online store.

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners and thanks for participating.

Tuesday Sep 02, 2008

Calling All Students -- Your Chance to Win $500

We just announced a new student contest today...

Students can develop a web application using MySQL database and GlassFish application server and write a review for a chance to win a grand prize of $500 in Visa debit card, and five chances to win a prize of $250 in Visa debit card.
Student Contest
The details are here.

Wednesday Jul 30, 2008

Student Perspectives on Open Source

Ashwin Bhat and Ritwik Ghoshal, the two winners of the previous Sun Student Reviews Contest, were recently invited by the Sun News Radio to discuss their views on open source. Check out Sun News Radio to listen what their experiences are so far, what open source community activities are happening at their universities and a whole lot more.

The segment is located here.
Sun News Radio

Tuesday Jul 01, 2008

Winners announced -- Sun Student Reviews Contest

This morning we announced the winners of the Sun Student Reviews Contest. Check out the winning submissions here -- those were excellent OpenSolaris and NetBeans reviews.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!!!
Sun Student Reviews Contest Winners

Monday Jun 09, 2008

Student Product Reviews Contest Update

Last month we launched the Student Reviews Program aimed at promoting hands-on experience of open-source products for students around the world. Students can post their reviews to give feedback, discuss cutting-edge technologies, get connected with experts, as well as participate in student contests to win cool prizes.

The program started with a OpenSolaris 2008.5 and NetBeans 6.1 product reviews contest .
Student Reviews
48 students from 14 different countries -- Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Moldova, Pakistan, Romania, Sri Lanka, Sweden, USA and Vietnam -- have submitted 78 technical reviews during the contest period.

Check out the detailed contest update here.

Monday May 05, 2008

Launching a new program...

Today we are launching a new Student Reviews Program. Here students worldwide can get hands-on experience on Sun offerings, post their reviews of Sun products, discuss the cutting-edge technologies, give feedback to Sun, get connected with technical experts, participate in contests, and win cool prizes!

The companion Student Views and Reviews site is also up and running with the inaugural blog post.
Sun's Student Reviews Program
The first student reviews contest has also been announced. Students can review OpenSolaris OS and/or NetBeans IDE 6.1, and get upto $250 in debit cards.




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