Thursday Feb 22, 2007

Sun Tech Days, Day 2

Honestly I never expected this. From the various conferences I have attened, I see that attendence on the day 1 will be full. Participants will attend the conference, visit all the stalls, collect all the goodies, Free CDs in all the stalls, collect their delegate kit and go. Not all turn up for the next day. Hardly 50% turns out for the second day.

But Today I was zapped. When Jim Huges CTO of Solaris was talking about OS futures in the main hall, I saw a packed audiance. I was amazed to see such a response from the Developer community. Jim Spoke about the Horizantal Scaling, Vertical scaling challenges in the coming future and what operating systems should do to address this. 

Vijay Anand, VP Oracle was the guest speaker. He spoke about the SOA, EJB3.0. It was a plesent surprize for me to see Vijay  there.

Unlike yesterday, we had lot more space for Solaris Demos. The Netbeans Contest team were done with the contest on Day 1. So we used that stall space to do solaris demos.

Solaris Track started with Madan's presentation on "Writing Highly Availabe application using Sun Cluster" The turnout was good for this talk. There was lot of questions and session was quite interactive.

University Track was a major hit. There was a huge queue in the pavilion area to attend this track. The hall capacity was about 1000. But even after the hall was full, I could see around 200-300 people waiting to enter the hall. Specially for the first talk on "Whats going to happen in the Next 10 years, and what you should know as a student Today" By Matt Thomson. I have taken couple of photos graphs.

Of all the Technical track presentation I attended today, I felt Sanjeev's presentation on ZFS was the best. He was able to make audiance understand the problems with the existing filesystem model and How ZFS is addressing them in a completely new approach.

After all the event, we had a First Hyderabad OpenSolaris User Group meeting. More than 100 turned up for this event. We had some guest from US, Jim Huges CTO of Solaris, Kathy Jenks, Director of Security, Frank Curran attending this USOG meeting.

Moinak spoke about the belenix and the experience he went thru while creating Belenix.
After the talk, there were some very lively discussion on Belenix and its futures, Opensolaris and the plans etc.

Tomorrow is a big day for me. Its OpenSolaris Day and I am program managing this event. It will be a long day for me. I hope there will be a tremendous turnout for this event too.  


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