Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

The first day of Sun Tech days in Singapore 2009

Could you imagine the Sun executives wore Chinese traditional costume on stage for the first day of the Sun Tech Days in Singapore 2009? Could you imagine that a new Singapore record was born for the largest number of developers waving rattle at the same time? Could you imagine how crowded was it in the Sun Tech Day (Over 1100 people showed up)? I don't want to reiterate everything, please check the detail on Arun's blog.

Actually what I'm more interested in the first day event is the Singapore OpenSolaris User Group gathering. It's nice to meet with the guys who are interested in OpenSolaris. Hope that we could start from here and roll it bigger. As for the user group, I'd like to share some of my comments with you guys:
- OpenSolaris User Group is usually the local representative for the OpenSolaris community. It's a place for people to have some gathering, technical discussion, exchange ideas, have some collaboration, inspire business opportunities, make friends, have fun and more. The topic isn't necessarily technical only.
- OpenSolaris User Group is part of the open source efforts. A lot of things that is related to open source could be embraced in the group. It's not necessarily OpenSolaris only. I'm really glad to see the cooperation between OpenSolaris User Group and some other open source groups.
- OpenSolaris User Group could be the first line help for the local users/developers. It's a doorway to the broader OpenSolaris community. The questions go to certain group mailing list should be handled properly, either fixed locally, or forwarded to the broader community for further help.
- OpenSolaris User Group is global. Wherever you go, ping the local User Group and maybe try to give some talk about the things that are interesting.

BTW, I do remember that there was some OpenSolaris community digest before to summarize the community mailing list activities periodically (weekly?). Do we still have that now? Just feel that it must be good to have that and share with the User Group guys so people can know what's happening in OpenSolaris. I myself am part of OpenSolaris desktop, indiana, opensolaris general, sw-porter. Partly due to the language reason, I didn't subscribe to more mailing list as I couldn't catch up with all the stuff.

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