Friday Jun 19, 2009

OpenSolaris 2009.06 Launch: Tokyo

I went to the Tokyo launch of OpenSolaris 2009.06 at Sun's office in Jingumae earlier tonight. Good turn out of about 100 people. The lineup: Introduction, Akira Ohsone; OpenSolaris 2009.06, Shunsuke Kuroda; OpenSolaris Demo, Shoji Haraguchi; Solaris 10 5/09, Hiroaki Nozaki; and CommunityOne West Report, Masafumi Ohta. See videos here from Shoji. This is the third such launch of OpenSolaris in Tokyo. Both the 2008.05 and 2008.11 events were excellent as well. Tonight seemed to be an interesting mix of Sun Solaris 10 customers and the growing OpenSolaris communities in Tokyo. There was also some chatter on #opensolaris-jp on IRC. Nice night.

Monday Jun 15, 2009

Japan OSUG and Tokyo OSUG: Joint Meeting 6/27

The OpenSolaris community in Japan is planning its second multi-session user group meeting -- combining the Japan OSUG and the Tokyo OSUG. The meeting will be in Sun`s Yoga office (directions with photos here) on Saturday June 27th. It`s a killer line up, too. Stop by if you are new to OpenSolaris or if you are an experienced developer. All are welcome. I have OpenSolaris t-shirts to give out, too.

Friday Jun 12, 2009

BSD, Linux, OpenSolaris: A Conference in Tokyo

I've been thinking that it might be an interesting time to do a little kernel conference for OpenSolaris, Linux, and the BSDs right here in Tokyo. Get everyone together. See what happens. What the heck.

We could hold the event right at the Sun office on the 27th floor just like BarCamp back in May. We already hold the Tokyo Linux User Group meetings here and get about 40 people each time, we hold OpenSolaris meetings and get about 40 people (and about 100 for formal product launches), and BarCamp drew 100 people from multiple communities. That`s basically where I got the idea from -- and, of course, watching James C. McPherson put together his kernel conference in Australia. So, I wonder what would happen if we organized a day long conference specifically to bring together developers and community members from the key open source operating systems in an informal, un-conference format? I wonder what technology and community building bits we could all share together? I bet we could attract 150 top guys from Tokyo, and I bet we'd make quite an impression in the process. And I think there is more than enough talent right here to pull it off without having to call in people from the U.S. or Europe (although they'd certainly be welcome to come and participate, of course).

Just kicking this idea around ...

Tuesday Jun 09, 2009

Tokyo: Solaris Community for Business

This is another bit to add to the ever growing number of elements making up the OpenSolaris ecosystem here in Japan -- The Solaris Community for Business, which is a group of companies led by Sun that are involved in implementing Solaris solutions in the enterprise. I`ve always been interested in the business aspects of community building and in now these things evolve in different ways, so I`ll have to check this out more closely. The consortium runs an annual event called the Solaris Innovation Forum as well.

Monday Jun 08, 2009

OpenSolaris 2009.06: Tokyo Launch Scheduled

Now that OpenSolaris 2009.06 has been officially released, the Japan OpenSolaris community will get together on June 19th for their own launch at Sun's Jingumae office in Tokyo. Stop by.

OpenSolaris on ARM: A Japan Development Project

Really cool to see Koji Uno announce the port of OpenSolaris to the ARM platform earlier today. The OpenSolaris community in Japan continues to grow and diversify. Take a quick look and you`ll see this new ARM port joining an interesting mix of elements here in Tokyo: the Jaris distribution, the Japan and Tokyo OpenSolaris User Groups, a group of Campus Ambassadors, and some contributors of source code, binaries, and translations. Seems like a nice foundation from which to build, eh?

ARM platform port here: http://opensolaris.org/os/project/osarm
All things OpenSolaris in Japan here: http://blogs.sun.com/jimgris/tags/jposug

Saturday May 30, 2009

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Nice time today at the Japan OpenSolaris User Group meeting. Check out this schedule -- several sessions. Very cool that the JPOSUG is big enough now to have some break out sessions. There were about 45 people there, and what`s even better is that there were a lot of new people who stopped by. Building for the future. I did a short talk on community building and the upcoming website transition, and then there were some deep dives into OpenSolaris internals and installation with the Tokyo OpensSolaris Study Group. Some guys went out for a nijikai afterwards, but I didn`t. Gotta catch a plane to San Francisco tomorrow. 

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Thursday May 21, 2009

Tokyo OpenSolaris Study Group: May 2009 Meeting

I`ll be doing a talk on the 30th of May at the next Tokyo OpenSolaris Study Group meeting. Stop by.

Sunday May 17, 2009

BarCamp Tokyo 051609: Photos

Amazing day at BarCamp Tokyo all day Saturday and well into the evening. I got home totally exhausted. This event was wonderful because it was organized by volunteers, the corporate sponsors were interested in supporting the community, everyone cooperated and participated, the talks were diverse and interesting, the venue was cool, and we filled the place with about 100 people from many international and Japanese communities in Tokyo. It`s all about the community. And the community led in every way. Over time we should continue moving in this direction and mixing among as many communities as possible. Tokyo is a very large hub in the global community, no question about it. More here on BarCamp Tokyo.

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Monday May 11, 2009

11 Sponsors for BarCamp Tokyo

Very cool to see 11 sponsors contributing to BarCamp Tokyo this Saturday ...


Sunday May 03, 2009

Photo Directions: Sun Yoga Office

If you come to Sun`s Yoga office in Tokyo for OpenSolaris or Linux meetings or the upcoming BarCamp event, it`s really hard to get lost now. I updated the directions with new text and photos.

Saturday May 02, 2009

Wanted: T-Shirt Sponsors for BarCamp Tokyo

The planning for BarCamp Tokyo is coming along nicely. I see over 100 people signed up to attend, and there is a lot of buzz about who will present during BarCamp on May 16th. The venue is all set, too. There are six sponsors so far: O'Reilly, Opera Software, Sun Microsystems, Tokyo2Point0, Sapphire Interactive, Fujimamas. All of us organizing BarCamp greatly appreciate the efforts and resources those sponsors are contributing to this community effort. However, there is one last item we need sponsorship for: T-Shirts. This is a big deal. We need a shirt to wear. And we are really looking forward to creating an original BarCamp Tokyo t-shirt that blows people away and makes sponsors proud to be involved. I'm not talking about some half-baked design just to have a shirt. I'm talking about something with some style. Something beautiful. Something everyone wants. Remember, we are building an multi-level international community in Tokyo -- a community of communities that calls Tokyo home but reaches right around the world into well-established and emerging markets and interesting new communities. In other words, it's big. Heck, Tokyo is big enough, but that's not big enough for us. Tokyo = Global.

So, there you have it. There are sponsorship opportunities open for companies to get directly involved in BarCamp Tokyo and contribute to some cool shirts. Interested? Check in with Karamoon (here, here, here). Or leave me a comment here. Or mail me at jimgris at sun dot com.

Saturday Apr 25, 2009

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I stopped by the Tokyo OpenSolaris Study Group meeting Saturday afternoon. Nice day.

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Tuesday Apr 21, 2009

Tokyo OpenSolaris Study Group Meeting 4/25

The Tokyo OpenSolaris Study Group will meet this Saturday to talk about the OpenSolaris distribution constructor and how to build ON. Stop by. Study. This group, by the way, is a spin-off from the Japan OpenSolaris User Group. Discussions take place on ug-jposug.

Friday Apr 17, 2009

Tokyo BarCamp 2009: Date and Venue

Tokyo BarCamp 2009 will be held on May 16 at Sun Microsystems in Yoga. This is very cool. We`ll be taking over the entire 27th floor of the building for an entire day, so we`ll have some stunning views from every conference room looking out over Tokyo. If you are in Tokyo and into open communities and want to make a difference, check out the wiki and come along. Bring your computer. Open your mind. Share your ideas. Participate. And bring a camera, too. Spread the word.

Tuesday Apr 14, 2009

OpenSolaris Live USB Creator

Check this out. Hiroshi Chonan in Japan built a new tool so you can make OpenSolaris Live USB sticks from your Windows computer (announcement, liveusb-creator). Hiroshi's site is in English and the tool is under CDDL (Common Development and Distribution License). Seems like a nice contribution to the community, eh? Nice, job Hiroshi. I don't have a Windows machine handy, but some guys here say it works well.

Friday Apr 10, 2009

BarCamp Tokyo 2009

There is a BarCamp being organized in Tokyo. Cool. I am looking forward to participating. If you are in Tokyo and will be around at the end of May, go to BarCamp Tokyo 2009 and jump in. I have never been to a BarCamp, but I think the Tokyo community will end up running an interesting conference locally that also extends internationally.

Friday Apr 03, 2009

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Taki Yasushi presented IPS to about 65 people at the Japan OpenSolaris User Group tonight. Another great turn out. Shoji Haraguchi also presented, and Takanobu Masuzuki hosted the evening. Met a couple of guys I hadn`t seen in a while, too. Cool.

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Thursday Apr 02, 2009

Building Community in Japan

Nice article from Robert Sanzalone about online community building here in Japan -- JapanSoc: Building Community Online In Japan: Expats Unite As A Network For Fun AND Business. If you are a foreigner in this country and want to connect with the international community, there are many ways to do that now. Don't be shy. Jump in. I didn`t know about JapanSoc until I read Robert`s piece. Learn something new every day.

Community building in Japan has been quite an experience. Japan is different. It just is. On so many mind-numbingly complex levels. Some exciting. Some frustrating. But in general, I have found the community building environment in Tokyo over the last year or so nothing short of outstanding. And the potential is far greater than most in the West realize. I have mentioned this to a few friends in the international community, and they have also seen a noticeable uptick in activity. Reasons? Not sure. Perhaps some critical mass has been reached? Perhaps the international community has grown enough to draw out and engage more Japanese? Perhaps the tech and web tools are just better and easier and more pervasive? Perhaps the foreigners are just now discovering how to interact with the already existing -- and quite large -- Japanese communities? Who knows. Doesn't matter much. But it is clear that there is something special here in Tokyo and it deserves exploration. I participate in a bunch of online communities in Tokyo on Twitter, Facebook, and other sites, and I've also attended a pile of live events in the last few years. Some of those activities can be found on my blog here at these tags: Tokyo2Point0, Tokyo Linux User Group, Tokyo OpenSolaris Community, Consumer Generated MediaPhotowalks. And probably a few others.

Many people photographed at those tags. Many more to come.

Saturday Mar 28, 2009

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On Saturday I spent the day with the Tokyo OpenSolaris Study Group. These guys participate in the Japan OpenSolaris User Group, but they formed this study group that gets together for a half day technical session on Saturdays to dig into the internals of OpenSolaris. Then a nomikai wraps up the day and goes well into the evening. Cool.

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All of my posts on the OpenSolaris community in Japan are tagged "jposug" here:
http://blogs.sun.com/jimgris/tags/jposug

Friday Mar 27, 2009

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A few of us from the Tokyo OpenSolaris User Group got together for a little nomikai tonight in Shimbashi.

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Thursday Mar 26, 2009

3 Upcoming OpenSolaris Events in Tokyo

There will be three OpenSolaris events in Tokyo in the next week:
I keep track of everything from the OpenSolaris community in Japan here at this tag: http://blogs.sun.com/jimgris/tags/jposug. Currently, I have 4 pages of blog entries and about 125 entries. Tokyo is clearly one of the most active OpenSolaris communities in the world. And there is still a big announcement coming that will add significantly to the community in Japan. Soon.

Saturday Mar 07, 2009

OpenSolaris, ZFS, and that Orange T-Shirt

Check out David Stewart talking about Intel, OpenSolaris, and ZFS. And check out that orange t-shirt he has on as well. So, cool. That`s the shirt from the Tokyo OpenSolaris User Group we started a few months ago. Shirts get around, you know, and this one made it all the way to the Pacific Northwest. It`s actually a very nice shirt, and if you wear it outside you are guaranteed to get attention. You`d probably stop traffic, too. It`s a tad on the bright side. Which is probably why Dave had to put a black shirt over the top. Makes a nice combination if you are doing serious technical demonstrations on YouTube about OpenSolaris, Intel, and ZFS.

Update: I found another Tokyo OSUG t-shirt video in the Intel Dave OpenSolaris series -- OpenSolaris & Intel: PowerTOP.  How could I have missed that one?

Friday Mar 06, 2009

Tokyo OpenSolaris Study Group

The Japan OpenSolaris User Group has grown significantly in recent months, and what`s happening now is very cool -- it`s spinning out new groups! One group is the Tokyo OpenSolaris User Group, which is an attempt to build an international community to extend the Japanese community globally. And the other group is the Tokyo OpenSolaris Study Group, which is an attempt by the Japanese community to dig down deeply into the technical details of OpenSolaris technology. Earlier tonight the core members of the study croup met to discuss some projects and also to plan their next meeting for Saturday March 28th.

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About 100 people turned out for the Japan OpenSolaris User Group Night Seminar earlier this evening. That`s a normal turn out for this community, of course, but it`s especially excellent given the pouring rain we`ve had here in Tokyo all day.

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Thursday Mar 05, 2009

Upcoming Events: Linux, OpenSolaris, Tokyo2Point0

There are three upcoming events in Tokyo for OpenSolaris, Linux, and Tokyo2Point0:
Should be a busy time. Stop by if you are around.

Saturday Feb 21, 2009

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Here are some images from the four OpenSolaris sessions at the Tokyo Open Source Conference today. Also, here is a report I posted to advocacy-discuss about the event and the community in Japan. Some press here and some video here. The semi-annual conference drew over 1,500 people over two days.

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Thursday Feb 19, 2009

Tokyo Open Source Conference: 4 OpenSolaris Talks

There will be four OpenSolaris presentations at the Tokyo Open Source Conference on Saturday at the Nihon Denshi Technical School:

- Masafumi Ohta on the EeePC at 11 a.m.
- Takahiro Machino on the OSUM program at 11:30 a.m.
- Hisayoshi Kato on DTrace at 12 p.m.
- Reiko Saito on translation and localization at 1 p.m.

I'll be there for all three. Stop by and say hello. The OpenSolaris community will have a booth on the show floor as well. Photos to come.

Saturday Feb 14, 2009

Jaris at OpenSolaris Hot Topics Seminar

I stopped by the OpenSolaris Hot Topics Seminar last nite in Jingumae. The guys from the Japan OpenSolaris User Group (JPOSUG: portal, forum) were talking about Jaris and other OpenSolaris technologies. About a 100 or so people were there.  Kotaro-san, the Jaris technical leader, was there in the early evening, but I missed him because I was busy in the other room on a call with some guys in the U.K. Damn. Oh, well. Next time. Jaris made its way in front of 300 people in the last two days, and I`m hearing that developers in Tokyo, and even around the world, are taking notice. Cool. This could get interesting.

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Thursday Feb 12, 2009

Jaris & OpenSolaris at the Tokyo Developers Summit

It was great to see Hisayoshi Kato, Taki Yasushi, and Masafumi Ohta present OpenSolaris to more than 200 people at the Tokyo Developers Summit this afternoon. See the video (Japanese language only) starting around the 18:00 mark here. And out in the booth the Japan OpenSolaris User Group was showing the new distribution based on the OpenSolaris operating system -- Jaris.

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