Sun Tech days, Hyderabad Day 1.
By madhu on Feb 21, 2007
This is my First Sun Tech day Event. This year Sun Tech Days is happening
in Hyderabad International Convention Center.
For the first time in Sun Tech days history, we are having a separate day for opensolaris.
It is scheduled on Day 3 i.e on Feb 23rd. I am program managing that event.
I flew from Bangalore on Feb 20th morning. We all had a tour of the venue on Feb 20th just to
make sure that we know what event is happening where and who is taking care of what.
I must say that this venue is just AMAZING. The hall where Keynote was supposed to happen
is really big. I think first time I am seeing such a big hall.
When I was walking through the convention center, I had only question in my mind all along.
Why don't Bangalore has such a center ? Well let our Chief Minister and other concerned
person worry about this. Lets come to actual topic Sun Tech days.
I was told that there were more than 4000 registration on Day 1. But I got the feel of what 4000
means for on the day. The hall was packed. It felt really good to see so many people coming to
our event (remember it is not free event. It is a event). Its not only these 4000 people.
People from Mumbai, Delhi and Pune are also listen to these Keynote on Day 1.
I was told that registration at these satellite cities are close to about 1000.
This brings a huge responsibilities on Us to deliver good talk, interact with these people, make them
understand our technology, convincing them on why it was worth their time and money spent in this event.
The Event started with an Introduction from Bhaskar Pramanik, MD Sun Microsystems, India.
He is one person whom I always consider as a good speaker. He knows how to grab the audience attention and he makes you listen to him all the time.
This talk followed by Guest Speaker for the event, Ramalinga Raju, Chairman, Nasscom.
He spoke about change management.
Then came the Keynote by our Executive VP Rich Green's Key Note address.
He gave a good foundation for the Sun Tech days and told developers what are they missing if they are not using Sun Technologies. I was very happy to see him mentioning about Belenix and BOSUG.
There was some cool Technical demos from Srikanth Ramakrishna, Simon Ritter and
others on various Sun Technologies after Keynote address.
This followed the actual talk track.
I was at the Solaris booth most of the time and talking to all the people who visited our stall and spoke about Solaris.
We had a quite a good discussion about Solaris Zones, SMF and ZFS with lot of people.
Solaris Track had a lucky Dip contest. All the people who had attended any solaris track presentation were asked to fill up a registration form. At the end of the day, A lucky winner was chosen by a lucky dip.
The prize for the winner was Acer Aspire 5100 with Latest solaris express installed. Venugopal from Tejas was the lucky winner.
The Day 1 ended with Famous Bollywood Singer KK performance for the audiance. He sang all his popular numbers and entertained the crowd.
I have taken lots of pictures during the event. I will post them soon.