Friday Oct 16, 2009

Parfait presentation at the LLVM Developers Meeting 2009

CristinaParfait is built using the LLVM infrastructure.  Earlier in October I presented on Parfait at the LLVM Developer Meeting 2009, here are slides and a mobile (m4v) video of the talk.  The LLVM meeting was well attended by people from industry and academia, it's program shows the wide use of LLVM in the compiler community; check it out

Wednesday Sep 02, 2009

Software Freedom Day @ University of Technology Sydney

Guest Speakers Alan Hargreaves will talk about Solaris and Andrew Latham who will talk about Cloud Computing and Open Software.
This is an epic event, not to be missed. Lucky Door prize, Giveaways and a Free lunch.

Where: 15 Broadway, Ultimo - City Broadway Campus, University of Technology Sydney

When:  Thursday, 17th September 2009

Cost:    Free

Monday Aug 24, 2009

Engineering Expo at the University of Melbourne

Where: Gryphon Gallery, Graduate Center, University of Melbourne

When:  Friday, 25th September 2009

Cost:    Free

Thursday Aug 20, 2009

Software Freedom Day

Keep tuned for Software Freedom Day TechTalks during September 2009 in Universities in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Monday Jul 20, 2009

BegBunch talk at the Defects workshop

Cristina presented our work on benchmarking for C/C++ static analysis bug-checking tools, BegBunch, at the Defects Workshop in Chicago yesterday.  BegBunch allows users to measure accuracy and scalability of their bug-checker, as well as compare bug-checkers to help determine which one may be better suited to your task.  BegBunch consists of 2 harnesses and 3 suites: Synthetic, Accuracy and Scalability.  

Accuracy suite Scalability suite

Tuesday Jul 14, 2009

Parfait TechTalk at Kernel Conference Australia

Join us this Thursday at the Kernel Conference Australia in Brisbane, where we discuss about Parfait and finding buffer overflows in 3 open source kernels: OpenSolaris, Linux and OpenBSD. 

Parfait results



Monday May 11, 2009

University Day @ University of Sydney, 19th May 2009

Join us for a morning of cool talks and demoes by Sun Evangelists at the University Day in Sydney

When: Tuesday 19th May 2009

Where: Law School Lecture Theater 106, University of Sydney

Host: Chris Leong, University of Sydney Student Ambassador


8:30 – 9:00am Registration
9:00 – 9:10am University Welcome - Reginald Hutcherson
9:10 – 9:35am Demos You Don't Want to Miss (all Evangelists)
9:35 – 10:10am JavaFX: Building Rich Internet Applications with Ease - Angela Caicedo
10:10 – 10:45am Building Cool Applications with NetBeans - Chuk Munn Lee
10:45 – 11:00am BREAK
11:00 – 11:35am Introduction to OpenSolaris – Earn a Certificate! - Peter Karlsson
11:35 – 12:10pm Java ME  - Angela Caicedo
12:10 – 12:40pm 7 Habits of Highly Effective Developer - Chuk Munn Lee
12:40 – 1:00pm
Hear the Power of Sun - from Local Campus Ambassador - Chris Leong

Speakers Bio

TechTalk in Melbourne, 12th and 14th May 2009

Join us for a TechTalk by Ashwin Rao from the Developer Tools organization, who will talk on "Accelerating your development with NetBeans".

Where: Monash University.  Tuesday 12th May 2009, 1-2pm

And:   University of Melbourne, ICT Building, Theater 2.  Thursday 14th May 2009, 1-2pm

Hosts:  Aupi As-Saber, Monash University Student Ambassador

  Arif Mohammed, University of Melbourne Student Ambassador


Having the right tools for the right job is a notion that is true across many disciplines, if not all, and application development is no different.

This session showcases how the NetBeans project, which consists of an open-source IDE and an application platform that enables developers to rapidly create web, enterprise, desktop, and mobile applications using the Java platforms, can significantly improve developer productivity. The IDE supports many languages such as Java, PHP, JavaScript and Ajax, Ruby and Ruby on Rails, Groovy, JavaFX and C/C++.

The session will touch upon highlights of the upcoming NetBeans 6.7 release. Among the new features, is the ability to facilitate the collaborative development paradigm with seamless connections into, a collaborative project hosting infrastructure that sits in the cloud.

Finally, the session will talk about JavaFX, an expressive rich client platform for creating and delivering rich Internet experiences across all screens of your life. Developing to JavaFX is vastly simplified with the support built in to the NetBeans IDE.


Ashwin Rao is a Product Line Manager in the developer tools organization at Sun Microsystems. He has been associated with developer tools for most parts of his career. Ashwin started his career as a developer in the defense industry working on developing real time software for command and control systems. Before joining Sun, he held various technical positions in Baan an ERP company, including that of a developer / team lead in a development group at Baan working on the next generation ERP platform and development tools.

Friday May 08, 2009

TechTalk in Brisbane @ QUT, Thursday 14th May 2009

Join us for a TechTalk by James McPherson from the Solaris team, who will talk on "Care and feeding of developers: experiences from the OpenSolaris Gate". 

Where: Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point campus, Room S 408

When: Thursday 14th May 2009, 3-4pm

Host: Umair Awan, QUT Student Ambassador


The OpenSolaris development community is globally distributed, and reliant on well run infrastructure. This presentation will explain some of the quirks and features, as well as covering some of the procedural and infrastructure issues that we have come across while moving to an Open development model including a new source code management system.


James McPherson has worked for Sun Microsystems for nearly 10 years, in support and development roles. In the past he has supported backup and volume management software, and developed fibre channel, multipathing and SAS features for OpenSolaris. He recently transitioned from his development role to work as gatekeeper for the core OpenSolaris kernel group, responsible for the care and feeding of the gate machines and playing a more hands-on part in keeping OpenSolaris quality up to standard. 


Cristina Cifuentes


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