3 of 4 Tech Demos are Done!

I would like to use here a new HTML tag: < WET >
Yes... you may read this post hearing water streaming...
Yesterday, the rain started before I woke up and (I hope) it will stop after I sleep. I almost started to search for Noe's arc.

The good news now!

Yesterday, we (me and Luiz Aquino) did our second Tech Demo on the Superior Institute of Technology of Rio de Janeiro. The institute is part of FAETEC (a foundation that supports technical education) and has a new and innovative model of teaching. The article I wrote (I posted it here, so you can read it. Just search below) to subscribe to the event were published on an eletronic magazine.
We made two Techs;

The first (on Monday): Innovating with Solaris and OpenSource Technology
It was great, almost 60 people. We got many interested faces and many questions. We talked about Entrepreneurship, bzness planning, IT and the advantages of OpenSolaris and OpenSource choices. We explained Solaris, its distributions and Project Indiana.
The professors got very excited about SAI (we talked about it too, of course) and we are sending them the e-mail with details and instructions about the academic initiative. We distributed Solaris Mini-Books and SXDE DVDs.

The second (on Wednesday): Java & NetBeans, practical development, robust solutions.
It was great too. Because of the rain (in one day, rained what should rain in 45), fewer people arrived for our presentation... about 30 to 40... but It was nice too. We explained about the importance of using OpenSource technologies, the Java Platform and the Amazing NetBeans 6.0. The only problem was that we had to do the demo on NetBeans 5.5 wich was already installed on the machine we were working on... but we talked a lot about the new features of NetBeans anyway. We gave Mini-Books for those who were not present on Monday and talked briefly about Solaris.

Now we will keep contact and make the effort about SAI.

At UFRJ, we did our Tech Demo about Solaris, Introduction and Installation, on last Friday.
It was cool too... we had and audience of 35 students, and many showed interest to join our OSUG, that is growing bigger with 12 members. We distributed OS Mini-Books and SXDE DVDs and got e-mails to add on our Sun@UFRJ mail list.

We are about to repeat this demo on this Friday!! Then I will report it again!

That's it! :D

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