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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Tokyo Linux User Group 071109 Tokyo Linux User Group 071109

Tokyo Linux User Group 071109 Tokyo Linux User Group 071109

Tokyo Linux User Group 071109 Tokyo Linux User Group 071109

Tokyo Linux User Group 071109 Tokyo Linux User Group 071109

Tokyo Linux User Group 071109 Tokyo Linux User Group 071109

Tokyo Linux User Group 071109 Tokyo Linux User Group 071109

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.

Sunday Jun 28, 2009

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.

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.

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.

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?

Thursday Dec 18, 2008

OpenSolaris 2008.11 Launch Tokyo

The OpenSolaris community in Japan came together in Tokyo tonight to celebrate the launch of OpenSolaris 2008.11. Shoji Haraguchi, Hiroaki Nozaki, Akira Ohsone, and Hisayoshi Kato all presented talks about the community and the new technology in 2008.11. The room was packed with 85 people, so it was a very cool night. Actually, it was pretty hot in there.

You know, I've been watching Sun Japan's OpenSolaris community development programs grow consistently over the past two years. The operations span globalization, marketing, sales/service, and engineering. There is a Japanese OpenSolaris User Group (Japanese language), a Tokyo OpenSolaris User Group (English language), an OpenSolaris Night Seminar Program, an OpenSolaris Source Code Study Group, customer/partner interactions, installfests, university engagements with 10 Campus Ambassadors, and other events that such as Tech Days, Developer Lounges, etc.

And the OpenSolaris community is growing right along with Sun Japan's increased participation. The community is also starting to mix with the international Linux, BSD, and Tokyo2Point0 communities, which is very cool because local community development can now extend globally. And real contributions are coming in too: translations of content, generation of original content, source code (some of which has been integrated), presentations, technical articles, packages, and mirrors. In fact, the community is advancing to the point where significant stuff is just showing up seemingly out of nowhere -- such as the new Japanese OpenSolaris book and the new Japanese distribution of OpenSolaris. That last point is important. When we started OpenSolaris, we tried to learn from the open source community and build a global program that would encourage others to contribute without Sun having to drive everything.

So, congratulations to the Sun team driving this launch of OpenSolaris 2008.11.

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One more point: the Japanese may not say much in English about their participation in the community, and there are some well known cultural reasons for this. There is actually a great deal of community content to be found in Japanese language blogs, but even then it's not characterized as westerners are used to. It's different and usually indirect. And yes, this drives me mad. But if you want to really know about about this you have to dig. Deeply. You have to take the time. And if you do, you generally find significant activity generating some very interesting contributions. I'm just scratching the surface here, I realize, but there is more here than meets the eye.

Friday Dec 05, 2008

Tokyo OSUG Nomikai: 120408

Last night the Tokyo OpenSolaris User Group met for our first nomikai along with some Sun guys from the Tech Days confernce. Special thanks to Shoji Haraguchi for the shirts! We figured we`d make a bit of a statement by picking a color that would really show up in the photos. :)

Monday Dec 01, 2008

Tokyo OSUG on Facebook

I opened a group for the Tokyo OSUG on Facebook. Join us.

Friday Nov 28, 2008

First Tokyo OSUG Nomikai: 12/4

Shoji posted an announcement for the first Tokyo OpenSolaris User Group nomikai on Thurs, December 4th. Should be fun. For two years, I've been posting images of nomikais from various events around Tokyo, but this is the first time we're getting together as an international OpenSolaris community. We are just starting, so hopefully it will be nice and small. But the intention is to grow and build with diversity in mind as the foundation for the community. The model for this is TLUG, which started with one person and grew to hundreds. Also, those guys get about a dozen countries represented among 50 or so people at their technical meetings and 25 or so at nomikais. You can't beat that size and diversity for global reach in a local user group. So, if you are interested in stopping by and talking about OpenSolaris, let me know. No agenda. Just conversation. And food. And drink. TSUG

Tuesday Oct 28, 2008

Tokyo OpenSolaris User Group Opens

The Tokyo OpenSolaris User Group is now open. We are a local user group in Tokyo, but Tokyo is a massively big city with interesting connections around the world. So, as we grow we intend to grow globally. If you are interested in Japan or Japanese technology or if you ever come to Tokyo, then subscribe to our list and talk to us. We'll be talking about all things OpenSolaris and FOSS. All communities welcome. All technologies welcome. All nationalities welcome. All languages welcome. All skills welcome. Everyone has something to contribute.

Saturday May 24, 2008

OpenSolaris 2008.05 Tokyo Launch

Here are some images from the OpenSolaris 2008.05 launch last night in Tokyo. It was great to see some guys from the Linux and BSD communities stop by, and many thanks to Simon Phipps for coming all the way from London to open the evening of presentations.

Wednesday Oct 25, 2006

Photos: NSUG Tokyo

I went to the Nihon Sun User Group (NSUG) meeting last night in Tokyo to hear Hajime Akashi talk about Solaris. Very nice to see everyone. Here are some pics ...


Saturday Sep 23, 2006

NSUG: 107 Photos

I attended the 18th Nihon Sun User Group Symposium in Tokyo yesterday. It was very nice meeting everyone from the community and hearing about their experiences in this market. I have so much to learn, my goodness. It's very exciting, though. I was also honored to present my OpenSolaris Story to everyone, and I appreciate the live translation, too. I took about 100 images from the all day event.

jimgris

Thursday Nov 10, 2005

Solaris Installfest at JavaOne

Solaris is well represented JavaOne here at this installfest. There were several packed sessions of developers and customers installing the latest bits of Solaris on their laptops ...

All of my images from JavaOne here.

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