Intel to Open Tech Days Brazil

I just found out that Intel is doing one of the keynote presentations at Tech Days in São Paulo, Brazil September 29th to October 1st. The Brazil conference is the first of 13 events in the Tech Days schedule this year. Intel is a Gold Sponsor for the tour and a Platinum Sponsor for the São Paulo event, so it's good to see those guys not only participating from an engineering perspective but also supporting things with sponsorships as well.

Sean Maloney, Intel EVP and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, will be doing a keynote -- Acelera Brasil -- on the 30th about how the market in Brazil has grown over the last decade, some of the opportunities for developers around mobility and the enterprise, and also how the Sun and Intel collaboration is providing new tools to accelerate the growth of technology that will become the infrastructure of Brazil. Acelera Brasil means Accelerate Brazil, obviously. I understand that Sean is a technical guy and a very good speaker. And he's the first Intel exec to keynote at Tech Days.

Intel is also doing a technical session -- Optimizing OpenSolaris for Xeon -- in the Solaris track on the 29th with Max Alt, Intel’s Strategic Relationship Manager for Sun. Max is a good guy. We spoke in Prague. I'm jealous he's going to Brazil and I'm not. I first met Max at JavaOne a couple of years ago in San Francisco. I guess that's when Sun and Intel first got together on all this. He asked a million questions, as I recall. They just kept on coming and coming. :) Very nice dinner, too.

Intel seems all over the place these days supporting Solaris and OpenSolaris, Java, MySQL, xVM and other Sun software products and developer programs. That's cool. OpenSolaris needs more corporate involvement like this. Well, we need more individual involvement, too, but having some big vendors in the mix is important because they tend to bring resources to help the community grow. Also, Intel has a lot of experience with Linux, so that helps us with our community-building efforts as well. The core engineering project for Intel and OpenSolaris can be found on opensolaris.org, and if any of this is of interest technically, you may also want to check out Dave Stewart, the Intel engineering manager for OpenSolaris. He's made some outstanding videos of OpenSolaris on Intel. Dave is also known as "Intel Dave" and I'm proud to say I coined the term right on advocacy-discuss.

And I'll be checking in with the Intel guys in Beijing when I go to China next week. Should be fun.

I keep track of all my Intel stuff tagged here.
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Hey Jim!
I'll send some news from São Paulo Tech Days.

Posted by Vitorio Faria Correa Sassi on September 19, 2008 at 03:38 AM JST #

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