Friday Jun 19, 2009

Sun news podcast

Listen to the short segment below as Chhandomay and I cover some of the successes achieved during Sun's WWVW as well as two new blogging contests!

Thursday Jun 18, 2009

More cash to be earned through blogging

The JavaOne Online Blogging Contest looks to extend the learning experiences gained from JavaOne 2009, so why not catch up on what you missed and write a blog that could potentially win you $$!

Anyone can enter by either blogging about the technical sessions you attended at JavaOne, or by blogging about one of the PDF presentations hosted at JavaOne Online. All you have to do is write about what you thought of the sessions, what you learned and how it will help you, or discuss Sun technologies!

The contest has 10 $300 dollar American Express Gift Cards (or a check -- winners choose the form of the prize) up for grabs and runs through July 24.

To enter you must:

  • Watch the JavaOne 2009 technical sessions at JavaOne Online

  • Blog about the technical sessions that you saw on JavaOne Online and/or attended at JavaOne 2009

  • Submit the URL for your blog posting

For more information on the contest click here!

Friday Jun 12, 2009

Get your JavaOne 2009 recap in this podcast!

Listen to the short segment below as Chhandomay and I recap the highlights from the JavaOne 2009 conference.

Friday May 08, 2009

Don't delay -- sign up today for Java University and JavaOne!

The popular Java University is back and will be held May 31-June 1 in San Francisco. This year Java University has been expanded to a 2-day format with advanced workshops. Java University is a great way to give your skill set a boost and network with fellow developers and experts in the industry.

More than two dozen courses are on tap for the event, and there is even the opportunity to get Java certified onsite.

Java University Program Schedule (Sunday, May 31, 2009):
Java University Program Afternoon Courses 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Java University Program Reception 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Java University Program Bonus Evening Courses 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Java University Program Schedule (Monday, June 1, 2009):
Java University Program Morning Courses 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Java University Program Lunch 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Java University Program Afternoon Courses 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Java University Program Reception 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Java University Program Bonus Evening Courses 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

There are numerous pass and pricing options available for Java University as well as for Java University in combination with JavaOne, so be sure to pick the one that is best for you!

And for those who are still on the fence about JavaOne, you should know that this year's conference has one of the deepest curriculum programs ever. With more than 1,300 submissions you can choose from a variety of tracks, labs, and BOFs that will help enhance your skill set, show you new tools and products, and give you hands-on opportunities. So don't delay, register now and pre-enroll to make sure you get into your preferred sessions.

Monday May 04, 2009

Get ready for CommunityOne!

Preparations for CommunityOne West are well under way here at Sun!

The third annual developer conference will be from June 1-3 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.   

There is no fee to access the main conference on June 1, along with access to the Pavilion and JavaOne general session June 2-4.  Access to the CommunityOne Deep Dive sessions can be purchased for either one or two days, or you can purchase an All Access pass for complete access to both CommunityOne and JavaOne with reserved seating, express entry to sessions, and a computer bag. 

CommunityOne West will feature more than 70 technical sessions, lightning talks, and hands-on labs led by experts on topics such as Cloud Platforms, RIAs and Scripting, Mobile Development, and Web Platforms.  All the session details are available in the CommunityOne catalog.

Sun is providing a full conference pass for all students to participate in BOTH the complete CommunityOne and JavaOne experience.  The full conference pass will grant students access to all general sessions, technology sessions, birds of feathers, and specially developed Java University classes, as well as give them the opportunity to network with leading-edge technologists from around the world.   

For more information about the CommunityOne conference click here, view updates on Twitter, or join the Communityone Facebook group.  

Wednesday Apr 29, 2009


Dude, you want to come to JavaOne this year but are a little short on cash? Well, if you are a student no need to worry because you will get in free! But, if not then submit a 30-second video for a chance to win a free pass to JavaOne! All you have to do is tell us why YOU want to be at JavaOne this year and why JavaOne is THE event to attend.

Be sure to tell us where you are coming from and why JavaOne – as one of the world's largest developer events – is so important to you.

Humor and creativity are strongly encouraged – but don't forget to tell us WHY you want to be at the conference.

The winners (hint: there will be more than one!) will receive a full pass to the conference in addition to $1,500 to offset travel and lodging expenses.

All entries will be judged by a panel of experts and based on the following (equally weighted) judging criteria: originality, creativity, humor, appeal to a worldwide audience, what is so great about JavaOne, and the reason why YOU want to attend JavaOne.

So, get your cameras rolling because you only have until May 12 to submit your video, and check out the official 'Dude, where's my pass?' site for all the details!

Tuesday Apr 21, 2009

Last day for JavaOne early bird savings!

Have you signed up for the JavaOne conference yet?  If not, you only have one more day to catch the early bird registration for a savings of $200! To get the discount you must register by April 22 (tomorrow).

This year's JavaOne will be from June 2-5 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. 

The conference is a great place to get hands-on experience, network with peers, and connect with technology experts and industry leaders.

At you can download the conference guide, get the details on more than 200 technical sessions, Birds-of-a-Feather, as well as information on the Hands-on Labs and the Java University program. You can also sign up for the JavaOne conference RSS feed or the JavaOne mailing list to get all the latest information.

Some of the sessions planned for the conference include:

- Cloud Computing: Show Me the Money

- Java in Brazilian Digital TV: Interactivity and Digital Inclusion on TV 

- A Music Visualizer with the Java Media Framework API and JavaFX Technology

- The Modular Java Platform and Project Jigsaw

- Securing Web and Service-Oriented Architectures with Apache Axis, WSS4J, Spring, and OpenLDAP

- Exploiting Concurrency with Dynamic Languages 

- Web 2.0 Phone Home: Rapid Development of Telecom-Enabled Web Applications  



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