Saturday Feb 21, 2009

OpenSolaris at the Tokyo OSC 022109

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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Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109 Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109

Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109 Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109

Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109 Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109

Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109 Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109

Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109 Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109

Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109 Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109

Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109 Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109

Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109 Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109

Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109 Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109

Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109 Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109

Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109 Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109

Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109 Tokyo FOSS Conference 022109

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.

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:

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

ACM/ICPC Programming Contest ACM/ICPC Programming Contest

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.

Saturday Nov 15, 2008

Hefei University of Technology

Yesterday Shao-Ting and I stopped by Hefei University of Technology to meet with some professors and students about starting an OpenSolaris User Group. We also met with Wei Liu, Sun's Campus Ambassador at at the university. Really great day hanging out with these guys. Shaoting and Wei talked about the OpenSolaris distribution, and I talked about some ideas to start a user group.

Hefei University of Technology Hefei University of Technology

Hefei University of Technology Hefei University of Technology

Hefei University of Technology Hefei University of Technology

Hefei University of Technology Hefei University of Technology

Hefei University of Technology Hefei University of Technology

More images from Shaoting here.

Friday Nov 14, 2008

University of Science & Technology of China

A couple of days ago Chengzu Zhou (Ricky), Edgar Liu, and I presented OpenSolaris to a group of graduate and undergrad students at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei, which is not too far from Shanghai. I understand that USTC is in the top 10 of Chinese universities, so it was a quite pleasure to speak there. We covered the new features in the OpenSolaris distribution, the OpenSolaris Web Stack, and the OpenSolaris community. It was great fun for three hours. The questions from the students were excellent and their enthusiasm was infectious. I'm continually impressed with how much Chinese students are interested in connecting with the West.

University of Science & Technology of China in Hefei University of Science & Technology of China in Hefei

University of Science & Technology of China in Hefei University of Science & Technology of China in Hefei

University of Science & Technology of China in Hefei University of Science & Technology of China in Hefei

University of Science & Technology of China in Hefei University of Science & Technology of China in Hefei

University of Science & Technology of China in Hefei University of Science & Technology of China in Hefei

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Friday Nov 07, 2008

China Universities in November

OpenSolaris at University of Science & Technology of China I'll be in China next week for OpenSolaris activities in Hefei and Fuzhou -- user group meetings, gatherings with students and professors, and the ACM/ICPC coding contest at the University of Science & Technology. I have to remember to bring a jacket. The contest will be a bit on the formal side. Other than that, it should be pretty casual. I'm thrilled to be going back to see Chinese university students. Should be very cool. It's becoming my favorite activity on OpenSolaris. I'm also looking forward to seeing Shaoting, Chengzu Zhou, Edgar Liu, and Fang Li. These guys -- and many others -- are doing a great job building community in China. 

Also in China: there will be new OpenSolaris User Groups soon. Shaoting recently sent a proposal to advocacy-discuss to connect two existing OSUGs in China to the main community on opensolaris.org. Today I set up those projects and updated the OSUG leaders grid. We are now at 78. Get infrastructure for your OSUG here.

Friday Oct 31, 2008

Open Source University Meetup

OSUM portal from Sun -- ZDNet. Ok, I signed up to another open source social network. This is my billionth social network, I think, but somehow I find the time and space. This one is the Open Source University Meetup (OSUM), and it fits directly into of the most important goals for OpenSolaris -- to grow. There's more than just OpenSolaris on this network, though. You'll find MySQL, NetBeans, OpenSPARC, Java, and OpenOffice as well. See Gary Serda for everything happening on universities involving Sun.

Thursday Oct 16, 2008

OpenSolaris in China Programming Contest

Jim -- The Hammer -- Hughes was in China recently for the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. Excellent to hear from Chengzu (Ricky) Zhou on advocacy-discuss that OpenSolaris is being used as the contest platform for the contest's China 5 regional sites event. It's really wild looking at many students using OpenSolaris at the same time. See pics in Ricky's blog.

Thursday Sep 25, 2008

Beijing Jiaotong University

I went to Beijing Jiaotong University with Shao-Ting and Chengzu Zhou today. We spoke to a group of about 60 college freshmen. I really love going to universities here. It changes my perspective. And it's hard not to feel welcome when people jump out of their skin to talk to you, and when students and professors and school administrators ask you to come back. I'm continually impressed by the level of English spoken here, and how eager students are to engage in English. People have even asked me to move here! Talking to administrators afterwards, I was not at all surprised to hear that integrating with the west is a top priority for the university. You don't have to hear that, though. It's obvious. Very nice day ...

Beijing Jiaotong University

Beijing Jiaotong University Beijing Jiaotong University

Beijing Jiaotong University Beijing Jiaotong University

Beijing Jiaotong University Beijing Jiaotong University

Beijing Jiaotong University Beijing Jiaotong University

Beijing Jiaotong University Beijing Jiaotong University

Wednesday Sep 24, 2008

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

I just got back from a couple of hours at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications talking to a small group of 30 students about OpenSolaris. Sun's Robert Sohigian also spoke about career opportunities these guys can expect to encounter as they finish school and enter the dynamic IT work place here in Beijing. It was a really nice night, and the students had a lot of interesting questions during and after the talks. Fiona set all this up and she has more here.

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Sunday Sep 21, 2008

Beijing Next Week

I'll be in Beijing next week to meet with the Linux and OpenSolaris communities and also hook up with students at Beijing Jiaotong University and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Can't wait. Should be a nice trip. Also looking forward to seeing my Sun colleagues and our Intel partners as well. If you are around, please feel free stop by the OSUG meeting.

Thursday Aug 21, 2008

Sun Campus Ambassadors

I was recently invited to participate in the Sun Campus Ambassador Program. Check out their community website. I just updated my page as well and hope to communicate with students around the world who are involved with the OpenSolaris community. Cool.

Wednesday Jun 04, 2008

Contest Update: 10 Days to Deadline

The OpenSolaris Community Innovation Awards project is moving along. The project includes two programs: (1) a contest and (2) a student grant program. Submissions for the student grant program are now closed, and we will announce the grants June 16. Here are the current proposals. But more importantly, the deadline to submit entries for to the contest program is June 14. That is only 10 days from today! Winners will be announced in August. Here are the current contest entries.

What we need: We are especially looking for judges now. If you are interested in getting involved in the project and helping judge entries, please send mail to awards-program at opensolaris dot org. You can also post from the awards-program Jive forum.

Thursday May 15, 2008

Campus Ambassador Map

There is a new map of the Sun Campus Ambassadors on the Sun Developer Network site. There are over 500 of these guys, and the list promises to grow dramatically next year.

Monday Apr 14, 2008

New OpenSolaris Images from China

I can't keep up with all this stuff, so I just point to whatever I can when I can. Check out Fiona Duan's flickr photostream for some new images of various OpenSolaris events at Chinese universities. Lots of Beijing OpenSolaris User Group activity, too. Great to see the community thriving in China.

Friday Mar 21, 2008

University of Tokyo and Sun

Seems the University of Tokyo and Sun are teaming up for some joint research projects on high performance computing and web-based programming languages. See Sun press release for details in Japanese and English.

Friday Feb 22, 2008

Campus Ambassadors in Japan

It was great to meet the three Campus Ambassadors in Japan yesterday -- Heejoung Park, Takahiro Machino, Hiroya Susuki. I'm going to be getting more involved with various education programs around OpenSolaris in China, India, and Japan. Should be fun. I've been on OpenSolaris for four years, and I've worked on many aspects of the project. But working with students is the most rewarding by far. Looking forward to doing more in this area.

Tuesday Feb 12, 2008

Teaching OpenSolaris

I see that Max is out there teaching again --  new opensolaris course material. Excellent. And I see that the OpenSolaris Curriculum Development Resources page is growing rather nicely, too.
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