Saturday Jul 11, 2009
Friday Jul 03, 2009
By jimgris-Oracle on Jul 03, 2009
I hope to check out three community events in Tokyo in the next week or so:
The timing is good, too. Canon called. They fixed my lens.
Sunday Jun 28, 2009
By jimgris-Oracle on Jun 28, 2009
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
By jimgris-Oracle on Jun 19, 2009
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.
OpenSolaris in Japan: http://blogs.sun.com/jimgris/tags/jposug
OpenSolaris Launches in Japan: http://blogs.sun.com/jimgris/tags/os-tokyo-launches
Monday Jun 15, 2009
By jimgris-Oracle on Jun 15, 2009
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
Thursday Mar 26, 2009
By jimgris-Oracle on Mar 26, 2009
- Tokyo OpenSolaris User Group Nomikai: Friday March 27. Drinking.
- Tokyo OpenSolaris Study Group: Sat March 28. ZFS and Solaris Process Model
- Japan OpenSolaris User Group, Hot Topics Seminar: Friday, April 3. IPS
Saturday Mar 07, 2009
By jimgris-Oracle on Mar 07, 2009
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
By jimgris-Oracle on Dec 18, 2008
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.
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
By jimgris-Oracle on Dec 05, 2008
Monday Dec 01, 2008
Friday Nov 28, 2008
By jimgris-Oracle on Nov 28, 2008
Tuesday Oct 28, 2008
By jimgris-Oracle on Oct 28, 2008
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
By jimgris-Oracle on May 24, 2008
Wednesday Oct 25, 2006
Saturday Sep 23, 2006
By jimgris-Oracle on Sep 23, 2006
Thursday Nov 10, 2005
- Tokyo BarCamp 2010: Photos
- BarCamp Tokyo 2010: 4 Days Away
- Photos: Tokyo Make Meeting 05 2010
- Tokyo OpenSolaris Study Group: May 2010
- Tokyo OpenSolaris Study Group 2010.04
- OpenSolaris Night Seminar 041610
- Tokyo Linux User Group 041610
- Sun Japan
- Tokyo Linux User Group 041010
- OpenSolaris DTrace @ Yokohama Linux UG
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