Quarta-feira Out 24, 2007

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

Sábado Set 29, 2007

OSUG getting bigger

More people are entering the OSUG.

We are scheduling to distribute the OpenSolaris Mini Books.

I will next send them instruction for registering at opensolaris.org to make them able to ask for free starter kits. We will create a separate e-mail group to deal about the OSUG subjects.

Quinta-feira Set 27, 2007

OSUG at UFRJ

We are starting our OSUG at UFRJ. Six people are in the boat. We plan to increase it at our next Tech Demo!
The first step is signing them up on opensolaris.org and ask for their Starter Kits.

Terça-feira Abr 03, 2007

SAI at UFRJ

Good News!

SAI subscriptions were sent to Sun by our professors (Thanks Villas and Rincon!) and are waiting to be approved.

Google Group for UFRJ

Hi!
After our Tech Demos, we got names and e-mails we turned into a Google Group that will be our way to stay in contact with people interested in the project. Today, the group has 39 nine people and it's increasing! Seems great! We are still negotiating UFRJ SAI inclusion... it's being quite difficult... :(

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Quarta-feira Mar 28, 2007

Starting with good News!

Hi Everybody!

I got a surprise when I accessed my blogs admin page! A new option appeared letting me create my external blog.
But better than this are the news about the Tech Demos that I and Luiz Aquino did at UFRJ on Monday and Tuesday of this week. It was our first one and we decided to talk about Java Apps using NetBeans. We got full class for both presentations - about 60 students per demo. We had the presence of a professor that is helping us a lot with our project (Thanks Villas!). A great Java project at UFRJ may be coming!
Our SAI registration is coming too! Many students are interested to have access to Sun's material through the Academic Initiative program and are planning to have their certifications.
We got people interested in Solaris too! What great!
We got some technical problems too. With short time, and doing things by the first time, we got troubles to schedule a room and tribulations with bureaucracy things. But, in the end, things just happened alright.
We are already planning our next presentation!
I will keep blogging news.
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