Friday Oct 23, 2009

Tokyo Linux User Group: 15th Anniversary Event

Some shots from the Tokyo Linux User Group 15th Anniversary Event last night in Akihabara.

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My Tokyo Linux User Group archive.

Monday Oct 19, 2009

Tokyo Open Source Conference

The Japanese OpenSolaris Community will be at the Tokyo Open Source Conference next week (30th and 31st). The Japan OpenSolaris User Group guys will be there with talks about their group activities, and Sun`s Reiko Saito will present on how to contribute translations to the community. Stop by.

Tuesday Oct 13, 2009

Tokyo OpenSolaris User Group: Resources

I am building out a page of resources contributed to the community from the Tokyo OpenSolaris User Group. If you have something to contribute that you want posted, ping ug-tsug at opensolaris dot org (subscribe here). Also, I am looking for people who are interested in editing the TSUG website when we move to XWiki on hub.opensolaris.org in two weeks. Here is the current list of leaders. We need editors, translators, coders, writers, photographers, videographers, designers, organizers, students, professors, business guys etc. Everything. And, of course, if you are interested in presenting something on OpenSolaris or Open Source or community development we'd be happy to have you talk as well.

Friday Oct 09, 2009

Tokyo Linux User Group: 15th Anniversary Party

The Tokyo Linux User Group will be celebrating 15 years of Linux in Tokyo in a couple of weeks. I`ll be there. If you want to go, see the info here. I have been participating in TLUG for over two years now, and I have learned a great deal -- not only about Linux but also about the FOSS community in Tokyo. And, actually, the Linux community in Tokyo is international, so you are always meeting people from not only here but from all over the place. In any given meeting, you could easily have conversations with guys from a dozen countries. Really interesting group. Friendly. Open. Technical. Diverse.

Thursday Oct 08, 2009

A Little Germany in Japan

Martin Schmidt, from the Osnabrück OpenSolaris User Group in Germany, stopped by Tokyo tonight so we went out for a little dinner with Masafumi Ohta and Michael Sullivan. Nice time.

Wednesday Oct 07, 2009

Planning a Wet and Windy Nomi

A few guys from the Tokyo OpenSolaris User Group will be getting together tomorrow night for a beer (nomikai). Martin Schmidt from the Osnabrück OSUG in Germany will here, so it will be great to meet him and talk all things East and West. But there is also a big hairy typhoon spinning its way to Tokyo. So, we may get wet.

Saturday Sep 12, 2009

Tokyo Linux User Group 091209

Some images from the Tokyo Linux User Group (TLUG). Really good technical meeting on Saturday and nomikai later at night. About 50 people came by to hear Zev Blut on using the shell effectively, Alberto Tomita on the upcoming Japan Linux Symposium, and Matthew (Karamoon) on Hackerspaces.

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All of my TLUG photos here on Flickr
All of my TLUG posts tagged here: http://blogs.sun.com/jimgris/tags/tlug

Wednesday Sep 09, 2009

BarCamp Coming to Yokohama, Japan

Excellent to see BarCamp Yokohama being planned for late November. I will surely participate if I am in town. The event will be held at the Yokohama International School, so education will likely be top of mind (as it should be). We held a BarCamp in Tokyo back in May. This is what it looked like. Hugely successful conference -- organized by the community for the community. All BarCamps are slightly different, so it will be fascinating to see BarCamp Yokohama emerge its own way.

Sunday Sep 06, 2009

Tokyo Hackerspace Open House

I stopped by the Tokyo Hackerspace Open House today in Shirokanedai. Really nice day to welcome a new community of hackers, builders, and artists into existence. This space, which is a two story house in Tokyo with a backyard, is a welcome distinction to a virtual world filled with distributed digital networks. Tokyo Hackerspace is local and quite physical, and it grew out the community activities at Tokyo BarCamp in May. It`s very cool. Go to the site. Join the mailing list. Stop by the house. Get involved -- physically.

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See some videos from Masafumi Ohta here. He`s the OpenSolaris dude on the bike right above.

Thursday Aug 06, 2009

Japan OpenSolaris User Group: Aug 2009

The Japan OpenSolaris User Group will meet on Saturday Aug 8th in Sun's Yoga office. Lots of ZFS on tap. I'll be traveling, but if you are in the area, stop by.

Saturday Jul 11, 2009

Tokyo Linux User Group 071109

A bunch of images from the Tokyo Linux User Group Saturday afternoon and evening. Karamoon on Tokyo Hackerspace, Marty Pauley on security, and Michael Sullivan on ZFS.

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Friday Jul 10, 2009

OpenSolaris Night Seminar 071009

I went over to the OpenSolaris Night Seminar in Jingumae earlier this evening. Really nice turn out. About 90 people came out on a Friday night. And it was great to see Nagahara Niroharu and Hisayoshi Kato, two of the four engineers who wrote the new book on ZFS here in Japan.

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Thursday Jul 09, 2009

ZFS: Practical use of virtualized file systems

Here's the cover for the new ZFS book in Japan by Hisayoshi Kato, Michitoshi Sato, Nagahara Niroharu, and Imai Satoshi -- ZFS 仮想化されたファイルシステムの徹底活用 (大型本). I have a copy here in the office. Pretty slick. The cover was just published on Amazon a few minute ago. I think it goes on sale next week. Please note: this is not a translation of a western text. It's an original work from OpenSolaris community engineers in Japan and only appears in Japanese. 

Friday Jul 03, 2009

Upcoming Events: Linux, OpenSolaris, Web 2.0

I hope to check out three community events in Tokyo in the next week or so:

- 7/10: OpenSolaris User Group: ZFS and OpenSolaris Security
- 7/11: Tokyo Linux User Group: Network Security and ZFS
- 7/13: Tokyo2Point0: Cloud Computing and Lightning Talks

The timing is good, too. Canon called. They fixed my lens.

Monday Jun 29, 2009

Tokyo Hackerspace

I've been checking out the Tokyo Hackerspace gmail list for a few weeks. Looks very interesting. The project grew out of some discussions at BarCamp Tokyo a couple of months ago, and I spoke to Karamoon about it at the OpenSolaris community event this weekend. In a world of ever expanding global digital communities, it seems like a nice idea to have a very local a very physical space to hang out in and hack on things that need hacking. Global and digital are fine, but local and physical are needed too. For info, check it out on the wiki.

Sunday Jun 28, 2009

New ZFS Book Coming to Japan

Four members of the Japan OpenSolaris Community wrote a book on ZFS recently. It`s coming out in July, and it`s specifically for the Japanese market. The cover has not been selected yet, but here are the early details: ZFS 仮想化されたファイルシステムの徹底活用 (大型本) by Hisayoshi Kato, Michitoshi Sato, Nagahara Niroharu, and Imai Satoshi. This is quite a significant contribution to the community in Japan because it`s important to have technical content written by Japanese engineers for Japanese engineers. Translating English content from the west good, of course, but the generation of original content in Japanese also needs to be part of this community`s growth plans.

Japan OpenSolaris Community Meeting 062709

The Japan OpenSolaris Community together on Saturday. Nice day (and night). About 60 people came by for the three sessions, two of which were in Japanese and the third in English. Then all three groups came together for a nomikai. I think the model works well to start integrating the Japanese and international OpenSolaris communities.

I used a new lens for this event. My f/1.4 lens is getting fixed, so I borrowed Jon`s 50mm f/1.2, which is one scary smart lens. It`s a tad expensive, too, so I was more than a little nervous shooting with it. Anyway, at f/1.2 the focus is just razor thin. Focus on someone`s glasses and their entire face is out. I messed up a few images that way, but by the end of the night I was getting used to it. Amazing piece of glass. By the way, you can see Jon`s stuff here. He`s one of the best photographers around.

Saturday Jun 27, 2009

Japan Linux Symposium: Tokyo, October 2009

It's excellent to see the 9th Annual Linux Kernel Summit and the 1st Annual Japan Linux Symposium coming to Tokyo in October. Check out this language from the LF website: "The Japan Linux Symposium will be the showcase Japan and Asia Pacific conference for The Linux Foundation." Showcase. This is significant. The Japanese may not shout about it much, but developers in this country are contributing to FOSS and their contributions are growing. The potential in Japan for open source is huge. I've been saying it since I got here. So cool that the LF clearly recognizes this potential by bringing their conferences here. Also interesting: the LF website appears in two languages -- English and Japanese.



I already hang out with the Tokyo Linux User Group (here, here), so I hope to attend this event in October.

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.

Tuesday Jun 16, 2009

Tokyo CGM Night Episode 5: 061609

Here are some images from Tokyo CGM Night Episode 5 at KDDI Web Communications the other night. The event was hosted on by Danny Choo and Andrew Shuttleworth, of course, and it was nice to see a lot of friends and some interesting new characters as well. Here is the home of CGM night at Danny Choo`s place. Strange night, though. Too much light. Just as I was starting to get used to shooting in the dark they turned the lights on. Great fun as usual, though.

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