Thursday Mar 28, 2013

Students, Java and Immersion


We're into planning this week for our student developer presence at the annual Immersive Education Summit. With a goal to lay out a Java tool and curriculum path for kids to get started learning programming and problem solving early and get them on their way to a good job as an architect/programmer, we'll be promoting the Academy intro to Comp Sci program offering, Dan Green's contributing sessions on Minecraft and sessions on OpenWonderland.  Immersive learning experiences like simulations, virtual worlds, games and animation are key to many STEM initiatives, but also increasingly relevant to use cases in the enterprise as online learning is adopted across all industries at a rapid pace. They also present a compelling new front-end user experience for our talent and human capital development solutions for our customers. Watch this space for an upcoming special event on "Talent Cities" in the near future.


Wednesday Jul 25, 2012

Codename One


When Dr. Dobbs says something good about it, then it's definitely worth looking into right?. In this case, some ex-Sun guys have created a Java-based lightweight tool capable of producing native interfaces across mobile platforms for a Write Once, Run Everywhere Mobile story and with a NetBeans plugin announced yesterday that looks great for our academic customers and to integrate with our stack. Cool. Time for a call with Shai next week.


Tuesday Jul 24, 2012

The Cup, Beans and a JUG


Next week we get back together with the America's Cup Event Authority, KQED and Autodesk to set a course (no pun intended) for the education outreach program surrounding the 34th America's Cup. Our "Make the Future" story about making it fun for kids to learn about computer science, engineering and programming in Java continues as way to bring about a tidal wave of next-generation coders using NetBeans. In the end though, kids need mentors and that's where a JUG somewhere may wish to play along. Meanwhile, here's a quick look at the new Oracle Racing AC-72 wing arriving in San Francisco and due to hit the Bay on August 21-26. Inspirational.




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