Valentine's Day Special
By Dwarakanath J on Mar 09, 2009
Rich Internet Applications Workshop at SASTRA University:
Techfest has become a part of College life in INDIA in the recent decades.One such big Techfest is Daksh'09 of SASTRA University.Daksh is one of the very largest tech fest in India.Sun has supported Daksh from its origin.This time also Daksh was also supported by Sun MIcrosystems Inc.But this time it was bit different we had various features that were organised by Students at Daksh on behalf of Sun.
Daksh was scheduled from Feb13-15 2009.We have decided to conduct a workshop on behalf of Sun on Feb-14.So a workshop on Java FX was planned on the second day of Daksh.During the last time workshop the audience were of all levels,so it was difficult for the speakers to make it up.Hence this time I decided to filter the audience and this will help the speakers.I did it by asking a Statement of Purpose(SOP) and I did it because I had a lab of very minimum capacity.
It was a busy morning that we started the workshop,but this time with Sun Engineers-Praveen Mohan,Srinivasan,Cheran.They started the workshop at 9.45am with introduction to Javafx and then moved to graphics,media and Animation and then mentioned about Java FX contest and its importance.
We had a lab session during the afternoon hours.Abhishek started it with a small talk on IT Market and Open Source to refresh the guys,then we helped them to do the Sample excersises.During the last hour we conducted a competition and we selected three Best Applications and gave them prizes,everybody were provided by with Netbeans 6.5 with javafx SDK.
I also developed the Daksh Website and had some advantages because of it.I was asked to put up a stall at Daksh on Behalf of Sun Microsystems.I created an OSUM pamphlet and put up a stall with all I had.I went to every single event at Daksh and explained about OSUM there and circulated the SASTRA OSUM.I had also made the registrations on the Help Desk.So I was able to reach 400+ members as the effect of Daksh.
I thank all the Sun Engineers for their visit to my college,Amit Arora(Co-ordinator),Ganesh,and ofcourse Abhishek.
All put together it was a beautiful Tech Fest where I had loads of Fun with Technology.