In the front row you see, holding a NetBeans Platform certificate, Tito who leads the development of some NetBeans Platform work at CIMMYT, with on his left Hector who is the instructor of the group. Students from the Philippines and one from Denmark, who work at CIMMYT, also were in the course and in the pic above.
Previous work that had been done in Visual Basic and Delphi is being moved by the CIMMYT team to Java (because of it being open source and cross-platform), with the NetBeans Platform as the application framework. A demonstration was done of a prototype application that has already been created on the NetBeans Platform:
The application above will be open sourced and any developers out there will be able to contribute code to it!
With the new NetBeans Platform knowledge gained, the fight against poverty and hunger, which is the aim of CIMMYT, now has a new weapon in its armory.