By Miroslav Kopecky on Aug 11, 2009
During the 1st GeeCON edition we have discovered simplicity and true of small magic plastic box. All future is inside !
Cheers and have a great time and my new blog
Cheers and have a great time and my new blog
I don't know if I did mention in the past I love dynamic linked programming languages as Groovy or Ruby (I had aslo cool discussion with Thomas Enebo about) are. Also I cann't forget for Scala which is general purpose programming language which smoothly integrates features of OOP and functional languages.I read only one books and couple of texts about but I still have only light experiences with. So this blog post will be focused on my activities more related to programming. During quiet time I read several books about Grails and Rails. If you want to learn quite easily Groovy and Grails I could only recommend the last this one: " Grails 1.1 Web Application Development" which looks to me very good and is focused on new Grails build 1.1 If you are more familiar it good to have a look at documentation which is here [Documentation]. There is written quite everything you need.
I don't want to write a long story why I love Groovy but one of important thing is its ability to work and parse text content especialy GString. At one of my previous position I needed use lot of regular expressions. At that time I used perl or AWK for. Part of my project I wrote using groovy as script language I wanted to parse websites and get only specific information. Then store them in database. With Groovy was this task very easy. I have used this CyberNeko HTML Parser library, SAX parser and couple of regular expressions of course. I guess this could be very nice presentation for Sun Campus Ambassadors.
This is also the way I tried to lead my team. Just show technologies integration with SUN ones based on universities and students expectations find equilibrium between bored marketing stuff and knowledge . I guess this could be very hard for someone who doesn't have strong technical knowledge background and experiences. I'm very proud lot of members of my team increased theirs technical knowledge. This moment was reflected by presentation successes. Professors appreciated this kind of activities now I'm writing about Central Europe. I have to mention every country needs something different. But stop now just let something for next. Next post I'm intending to write about diploma and bachelor thesis I drove in SUN cooperation... just see you later on, cheers
PS: At the first time I used ItelliJ IDEA editor for Grails but now I have returned back and I'm using Netbeans 6.7 again.
Hola, all my blog readers. I could imagine lot of you have a question why I have stopped blogging. The answer is really simple instead of fact I had lot of stuff to share. I guess this will be one of my the last blog posts here.
Now I'm inteding to share success of my team we had in Europe. Maybe this is also reason why I'm going to leave company in next months. Several people couldn't enjoy our success. Anyway this is a speculation maybe the reason is different
I know that I did mention most of time about GeeCON conference. This conferece is only part of activities I did in Europe but this conferece has defititely very positive business impact to SUN technologies. I saw data I couldn't share here (reason is logical). By other activities I mean coopartion with my team members, universities and local sun offices. I'll blog about in next posts. Now I have to attend important meeting about SUN business. See you than ...
PS: this is going to be my new blog: mirage's world of wisdom
GeeCON is over so now it's time to inform the world about our run. We are still working on after promotion. We got lof of gigabytes of pictures and videos. Not easy to sort all of them out but more information are coming soon.
My current message to the world is that we reach our goals, like international team! We had almost 400 developers, 23 sessions (2 days x 2 tracks) and great organizers. Let's look throught our GeeCON Organizers Team . All of them form JUGs (not only from Poland!): Polish JUG, Poznan JUG and guys from Chech JUG.
Now you know our GeeCON team and what about participans ? It's very good to mention that we reached also this goal! We were international. GeeCON covered following european countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Ireland, UK, Switzerland and France.
Survey we did was very positive -> We did something unique it's a GeeCON and now we are moving to the next year. GeeCON was a incredible experience and chance to meet with great world speakers. Everyone was satisfied because lot of new friendships came into being I want to also mention GeeCON University day supported by Sun Learning Services. It was really great !
GeeCON will start soon. We had GeeCON University Training yesterday as you know. I'll blog about later. What I could say at this moment. I got only very positive feedback from all participants. Every training was sold out. Cool! We got the first point. Now we are before GeeCON Conference start.
We are very busy and under time stress. I'm sending you several images from the place ( Cinema ). See you at GeeCON!
Sorry for bad quality no time to use camera and my mobile is not so good for
This is very nice example of cooperation between Ambassadors. This tech talk at Eger university was organized by 3 Ambassdors - Gergo Sulymosi, Zoltan Nagy and Tamas Rathonyi.
2. Zoltan Nagy ::: Introduction to enterprise software architecture and
development (Glassfish, webservices, ...)
3. Tamas Rathonyi ::: On the web - JSF
4. Gergo Sulymosi ::: RIA development with JavaFX, the $25.000 development competition
Good JOB guys !
I think it's good to mention now before. During my work I'm in touch with lot of professors from various universities over Europe. I'm glad that quite all of them are excited by GeeCON. Only little doubt they are having about planed time (Economical crisis). I think it could be true but Economical crisis doesn't mean that Communities are going to stop. Now it's seems GeeCON is going to be very successful. Good sign for all. I know that lot of work is behind and our GeeCON team is working pretty much last days to cover every bugs but in general we are doing very well. Our team is great. Now we have GeeCON Bus, GeeCON university, Facebook or LinkedIn groups. We are replying lot of emails and we have attendants ...
PS: this is not only professor's opinion this is only name of my post.
I want to promote GeeCON Bus organized by JSUG Group again. Progress looks very nice . By doing promo to this possibility we want to involve more people . I have still awareness about those who are interesting in this possibility. It would be cool to connect them before because GeeCON event is community driven. As I spoke to my friends from Hungary It's much easier for them to go from Vienna. For more details just have a look at JSUG main site and try to cooperate with them.
GeeCON is looking forward to see you there
I guess this time is good to announce something new. I did announce a
lot around Sun Grid Engine. We are driving this together with Lubos Petrik from
Czech SUN. Now I want to post some update around work focused on NetBeans IDE.
Together with Peter Blaha we started another Diploma thesis in cooperation with
Instead of fact lot changes are happening universities are away from this game.
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