Wednesday Mar 18, 2009

Sun Campus Ambassador Meeting - day 2 -Technical Day

I did promise in the last post about SCA meeting in Prague to blog more about. Here it is. I know that there was little delay but I guess all participant of GeeCON conference will be very happy for this delay. I did lot of work with our GeeCON team in this case.

Second day was more technical. I’m very glad for because several of SCA had very strange questions. Theirs questions only uncover theirs unfamiliarity with several quite basic SUN product.s Technical day was arranged to do very big change and step forward. By a change I mean get motivation to learn much more and increase curiosity. I’m sure we ware very successful!

SCA little warmed up by very good and nice presentation about OpenSolaris driven by David Botterill and much more by Guys from SST Team (Solaris System Testing Team ). This amazing start was followed by NetBeans Roadmap done by John Jullion-Ceccarelli. I’m sure after this started every of SCAs felt satisfied. As little regeneration we got lunch. Everybody had new power then we started with Presentation around NetBeans. It was more introduction and it should show to SCAs how to present. I think only little doubt about needs could be when most of SCA are experienced in NetBeans and Java too.  But it definitely increased they awareness about presenting skills. Nevermind then we had very cool Cold Lab Tour followed by visit of Usability Lab (See any of my previous posts)

Glassfish – very nice and good presentation. Everybody was excited from. And as it seems Glassfish team is going to have an presentation at Fontys University of Applied Science. I’ll blog about later on.

Technical day was amazing and SCAs got lot of motivation…

I did post presentation to our SCA internal portal have a look for inspiration here ...

Monday Mar 02, 2009

Sun Campus Ambassador Meeting - day 1 - dinner

Comments: Img1 - Pablo during beer testing Img2 - satified guys with our photograper Andrzej in the midle  Img3 - Daniel, Me and Zoltan we thinking about dinner :)

After sometime little mindless and sometimes useful marketing day we prepared for all SCAs very cool dinner in nice restaurant in the centre of Prague. We have reserved one whole room for us. It was very good sign for good dinner with lot of fun and great mood. Everybody want to test our national treasure, Beer.

Comments: Img1 - Sasha is very hungry after marketing day Img2 - Start of Becherovka session Img3 - Our great and awarded Serena

I think they got a big chance to do it real.  Another surprise for all was that we have also another national drink called Becherovka :) Everybody became to be a fan in few minutes. I guess after second one. Becherovka is our national elixir of well-being

Comments: Img1 - No more comments Img2 - OSUM discussion Img3 - Pablo Raul and Jorge 

What to say to the end of this day. Everybody survived :) I think it is very good point.

Comments: Img1 - Sasha and his food  Img2 - One of our collective foto

Monday Feb 02, 2009

Part 4: SCA - Meeting in Prague: News

We are still closer to the final date of our meeting in Prague. I do believe all SCAs are looking forward for our presentation sessions. Whole schedule is going to be announce very soon. Now I'm want to uncover small part. During our Prague meeting we are going to have Cold Lab Tour. I do believe most of SCA will have questions about virtualization methods and hardware. They will see it in real !  Here I'm providing some images as motivation. Isn't cold lab nice ?.

Wednesday Jan 28, 2009

Sun Campus Ambassador in Spain/Iberia - Universitat Rovira i Virgil

this will be another brief post to my blog. As I'm coordinator also for Iberia/Spain I'm trying to support and advise all our SCAs there. ( Small note I have about name of the country. I still don't know what is better. In Europe we are using only Spain.) We have SCA Raul Tinedo on University Universitat Rovira i Virgil. I have to note that he is doing pretty well in his effort.

His the first presenation was around NetBeans 6.5 new features and usage. He meation also SAI or OSUM. Raul is on the right way with this kind of presenation. Personal experiencse is very important. I'm looking forward for his next presentation. I'm crossing fingers for you Raul :)

Wednesday Dec 10, 2008

The biggest European OpenSource Conference - GeeCON

   I am proud to announce on my blog  months of our effort. At the start was only small idea to create  international opensource event. Whole Europe is missing events like JavaONE is. And after months of our work we have GeeCON! This is the first article about this conference.  Maybe now you asking yoursefl what is  GeeCON ? I would like to answer your question ...

GeeCON is a conference that will focus on Java and Java Virtual Machine based technologies, with special attention to dynamic languages like Groovy, Ruby and Scala. We want GeeCON to become a forum for sharing experiences about modern software development methodologies, enterprise architectures, patterns, distributed computing and more! The conference is organised by Czech Java User Group and Polish Java User Group (supported by groups from Poznań and Szczecin).

GeeCON is for everyone! Interested in new things from the world of Java and related universes – even better! The conference is aimed at software developers and architects, IT experts, students and personalities from the world of science.

Stay tuned !           

For more information have a look at:

Tuesday Nov 11, 2008

CTU OpenContest 2008 - ACM International collegiate programming contest - Part 2

In previos report about our regional ACM contest I did promise about results. Here they are!
Also I'm posting  link to PROBLEM SET. Anyone can try to solve them :) Good Luck! I want to thanks to everybody involved in. Contest was really great!

Wednesday Oct 29, 2008

Prague World Usability Day 2008 - November 13th

Hello everybody,
This is only brief news because I have lot of things to do. Prague ACM SIGCHI (Sun Microsystems, Czech Technical University in Prague and Dobry Web) are organizing the fourth Czech World Usability Day (WUD).

The theme of this year's WUD is "Transportation".

This WUD will be in Czech language only.
More information and registration is on:

Everything looks solded out but still is here the main part :)

Friday Sep 12, 2008

OpenSolaris 2008.05 - laptop wifi configuration

I want to blog around because I want to remember also by my self. :) It could help to somebody else who decide using opensolaris natively. 

Lot of thinkgs you need is writen here and I did simply this steps.

# svcadm restart nwam

One time I wrote incorrect security keys 

#dladm show-secobj
#dladm show-wifi -p
#dladm delete-secobj nwam-<essid>-<bssid>
#svcadm restart nwam

more is written here

Friday Sep 05, 2008

Second Life - first look

Lot of us may still have a question: What is it ? Second Life is a 3-D virtual world created by its Residents. Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by millions of Residents from around the globe

Maybe now it makes more sance. Second Life could be your second world, your world of imagination, because as it is written, second life is created by its residents. For me it sounds little bit scary. If you would be obsessed by this may be you could lose your virtual identity. It could be really big shock for your. Because second life is not only the game. You could be educated here, you can have a fun here and you could have everything you ever want. It is base on your imagination.

I have joined this ilusion and I have created my virtual body. It is really excited walking through virtual parks and libraries. When you are logged in you could search for the way of yours interest (inside the application : Edit->Search(Ctrl+F)) . I wanted to join any of Sun Groups so I joined Sun Campuss Ambassador Group :). Funny it's for free. Also I have visited Second Life Sun Office. 

I'm looking forward for next experiences! Just try yours own.

Monday Jun 30, 2008

OpenSolaris Developer Conference 2008 - the first report

Last week I promised to do report about developer conference so here it is ! At the start I want to thanks to Jim Grisanzio for nice snapshot of me :) I have changed it and here is the result .

I think this conference was a great opportunity to meet everyone who likes opensolaris. People there could open your eyes to understand what opensolaris really is and what does it mean to be part of. At the first stage solaris  was focused on limited groups of users. These users prefered stability and security. This fact may give to opensolaris the biggest advatages against others.  Back to the conference program.

After nice Jim Grisanzio's presentation: Governing OpenSolaris: Get Involved! We spent few time in discussion how difficult  is building good community. How diffucult is develope good strategy to cover all potential  contributors to the opensource project. It's not easy to do this and it needs also psychological and philosophical ideas. I hope everybody will agree with . I had to leave the first day at two o'clok because had other duties but I looked forward for the next day. On the second day the first presentation was handled by man from Intel Corp. Dave Stewart . The presentation was incredible full of enthusiasm from becoming future and showed why others should use solaris/opensolaris. Also he did very nice snaphosts of Prague. Here is Dave's blog.
I had aslo chance speak to Lukas Rovensky about building community and to others from financial business.  My final status is : It was lovely time to be at conference. Many thanks to all contributors and German Unix User Group too (GUUG)! (DTrace, ZFS, Translation process of opensolaris ...)

For those who haven't been there, here is short animation of Dave Stewart's presentation. I call it look to the future :)

and colleagues from globalization team (Petr Hruska, Jan Trejbal)

and presentation about translation of opensolaris

Petr Tomasek, Robert Malovec on the picture


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