Tuesday Dec 02, 2008

Tokyo Tech Days: Day One

Some shots from day one at Tokyo Tech Days. Lots of sessions and labs and demos and walking around talking to a lot of people. It was also great to see James Gosling again and hear about the many Java communities out there. Although we all think of James as a technologist, I have come to see him more as a master community builder and craftsman. A wonderful guy, too.

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Monday Dec 01, 2008

Tokyo Tech Days: Rehearsals

Tokyo Tech Days begins tomorrow, but we did show prep and rehearsals tonight. I only took a few shots. That`s James Hughes down there in the first three images. He`s a Sun Fellow and Solaris CTO, and he`ll do the Wednesday morning keynote on OpenSolaris. There are many tracks and speakers and there will probably be over a thousand people roaming around, so I`ll shoot what I can inbetween my work duties.

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Friday Nov 28, 2008

Tokyo Tech Days Next Week

Next week is Sun Tech Days at Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi. Stop by. Lots of OpenSolaris, Java, MySQL, Web 2.0, and university activities. James Gosling and James Hughes will keynote. I'll take a lot of pics. See Masu for an update in Japanese.

Sunday Nov 16, 2008

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest: Hefei, China

Yesterday I attended the ACM/ICPC Programming Competition in Hefei with Shao-Ting, Chengzu Zhou (Ricky), and Edgar Liu. Very impressive event. There were hundreds of Chinese students working in teams solving problem sets written in English while programming using NetBeans running on OpenSolaris. Absolutely outrageous. I had a ball. Loved every minute of it. Here are some shots:

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Sun China is the technical sponsor for the regional China ACM events, which includes five live contests as well as a series of online pre-qualification sessions. In total, more than 15,000 Chinese students participate and touch OpenSolaris and NetBeans. That's very cool.

Thursday Oct 16, 2008

James and James in Japan

James Gosling and James Hughes will be in Japan for the Sun Tech Days Conference the fist week of December. Lots of Java. Lots of Solaris. Stop by. There's plenty of room for everyone.

Monday Sep 01, 2008

Tokyo2Point0 090108

Images from the Tokyo2Point0 gathering tonight. Really enjoyed the NetBeans and Lifestream presentations. And it was great meeting everyone and taking pictures as well.

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Friday Aug 29, 2008

NetBeans Going to Tokyo2Point0

NetBeans will be featured at Tokyo2Point0 Monday night. Stop by if you are in the area. Sun Japan engineer Masaki Katakai will lead off talking about building Web apps with the open source IDE, and then there will be a talk about Lifestream replacing the blog (ouch, that may hit close to home for me). Some food and drink mixed in, too. Should be fun.

It will be good to hear about NetBeans again since I used to do communications for those guys more than four years ago now. Interesting how NetBeans really took off after I left! :) Anyway. Hopefully in the future we can get OpenSolaris presenting at Tokyo2Point0 as well. Such opportunity all around us now with all of these communities. One of the things I really like probing is how disparate communities can get together and collaborate, or at least meet and exchange ideas and opinions. So, not only are we learning how to cross firewalls and language/cultural barriers, but we ought to be crossing community lines as well. This happens quite naturally on all of the projects we are involved with, of course, but it's also an interesting area to explore more actively as well.

Wednesday Aug 20, 2008

Sun Tech Days 2008-2009 Schedule

Sun published the Tech Days 2008-2009 Schedule recently. The tour will going to 13 cities, so check the dates and stop by. There will be plenty of ways to learn about and get involved with multiple technologies and communities. I'll be at the Tokyo event in December for sure.

Tuesday Jun 24, 2008

New OpenSolaris Guys

Cool. Here are some new OpenSolaris guys coming to the community from NetBeans -- The Observatory: Brian Leonard, Gregg Sporar and Roman Strobl.

Thursday Jun 12, 2008

Sun Czech #1

My Czech is a tad rusty, but I'm told that Sun was recently voted the best open source company in the Czech Republic for its support of the NetBeans community. Congrats, guys! I'll be in Prague for the first time in a couple of weeks, so I'm looking forward to meeting everyone there.

Monday Mar 24, 2008

CommunityOne Sessions

I see the session list for CommunityOne is filling out quite nicely. Lots of stuff on, well, communities. I'll be there. Hope to see you there, too. It's free. Stop by.

Friday Sep 21, 2007

The NetBeans "Attitude"

NetBeans vs. Eclipse, this time with attitude: "While I’m not switching to NetBeans (or anything else) any time soon, I do find much to admire in this new release and the philosophy behind it. I had a hard time coming up with a good word to describe this but let’s call it: the NetBeans attitude ... So what do I like about the NetBeans attitude? First, I like the attitude that NetBeans means one thing. It’s an IDE. Its entire purpose is to make life easier for developers. I’m a developer, so I’m all for anything that does that!" -- Ed Burnette, Software, gadgets and games, ZDNet

That's an interesting quote about NetBeans from an Eclipse fan. I can appreciate the quote because I agree with it. I was involved in NetBeans on the marketing side right around the time when IBM launched Eclipse. It was a wild time for the NetBeans team, but they surely taught me all about attitude. :) They were an amazing group of people back then, no question about it, and I see that little has changed in that regard. Which is very cool.

So, after reading this post I got to thinking about OpenSolaris. What's the OpenSolaris attitude? Do we have one? What's the one thing we are known for and do best? What's our attitude?

Monday Sep 10, 2007

Tech Days Kicks Off

Sun announces the Tech Days tour. Check the schedule for a city near you. I'll be at most of the Asian cities to participate in the various OpenSolaris and Solaris activities.

Wednesday Aug 22, 2007

India: Code For Freedom

Sun in India has started a coding contest for university students -- Sun Code for Freedom. The contest is designed to increase participation in open source and encourage academic developers to contribute code to OpenSolaris, Project GlassFish, NetBeans, Apache Derby, and Open Portal. Actually, this program could really help facilitate new developer relationships across all these projects in India, and that's really cool. I see the Bangalore OpenSolaris User Group already getting involved, as I'm sure the other user groups in India will as well.

Also, the announcement has generated some press coverage in India, too -- Sun wants Indian contribution to open source: "This contest is about creating opportunities for students in India to learn more about open source technology and it is a unique contest in India," said Anil Gupta, vice president, India Engineering Centre, Sun Microsystems. "It is unique in combination in three ways: It offers an opportunity to students to work on real source code, real problem and make a real difference. We provide support to help them contribute to open source and we are offering this across the wide spectrum of technology from open source to applications."

Tuesday Jun 12, 2007

Developers' Lounge

Some images from the Developers' Lounge last nite in Tokyo ...

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Set at flickr ...

Thursday Mar 08, 2007

Developer's Lounge

Last night I went to a very nice little gathering of developers in Tokyo -- The Developer's Lounge. I met people from various communities around here, including Linux, Postgres, KDE, NetBeans, Curl, Ruby, OpenSolaris, Java, and a few companies as well. This was my first time, but I hope to go regularly. The really cool thing about it was that many people presented about their projects, those presos were all short with just a few slides or no slides at all, and it was all done in an understated social setting. Lack of formality is oftentimes a nice delivery mechanism for the transmission of information. Good food, good wine, and a little conversation. Works for me. I took some pics, too ...

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Tuesday May 16, 2006

JavaOne: NetBeans Day, Fireside Chat: Photos

I went to JavaOne in San Francisco today. Today was all about NetBeans. And what a turn out. Something like 1,300 people registered for this day of keynotes and technical sessions. I don't know how many people were actually there, but I waited in line a lot, that's for sure. And the keynote room was packed with guys standing all along the back wall several rows deep. It was amazing. Great to see. I used to do PR for the NetBeans guys a few years ago, and back then competitors and industry observers were telling Sun to just toss in the towel on NetBeans. Ha! The NetBeans community continues to grow and continues to impress, and I bet the NetBeans community is a major influence on the Java community as a whole.

The best part of the day was catching up with some people I know to talk about their experiences building communities. I try to observe other communities and learn from them. I figure, they've done all this before we have, so there's a great deal we can learn. People are always helpful, too, and I hope to return the favor some day.

Also cool was Rich Green and Jonathan Schwartz talking about open source Java. A pretty significant change in conversation, I 'd say.

I also went to the JavaOne Alumni Fireside Chat in the early evening, which is cool. It's basically an open Q&A. No presos. No messages. Just an open conversation with the most senior guys of Java.

Tomorrow and Wednesday, the OpenSolaris community has several things planned (Freedom Toaster, SVOSUG meeting, blogger party, booth demos). I'll take some pictures. If you are around, stop by the Sun booth. I'd love to meet.

Here are some snaps from today.
The full set on flickr.

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There are more. The full set is on flickr.

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