SOA, the Rock Star
By crupi on Pri 26, 2005
Just finished the California leg of the U2 tour with Mary and Danny. That's right, the U2 tour! Unbelievably, the TED prize granted Bono three wishes and we (Sun) are delivering on one of the wishes. The wish is: Bono wants to utilize technology to enlist his fans into his army against AIDS and poverty. You can check out the video on One.org
So, driven by Mary, with Danny as the technical lead, we built a SMS solution for Bono to enlist his fans into the ONE Campaign during the Vertigo tour. We built a really cool SOA infrastructure to support the SMS solution. It's made up of a series of loosely coupled services all centered around consuming SMS messages and displaying the fan names on the screen during the concert.
Below is a pix of the Sun team on stage with Bono and Brad Pitt during a recent press conference.