Tuesday Aug 26, 2008

You Can Still Be a Playa! SunQuest: Ruby of Destiny

Read and play along with our adventurer as he quests for the Ruby of Destiny in our choose-your-own-adventure style minibook. As our brave hero faces different thrills and adventures, you control his actions and ultimately decide his fate.
Should he fool the witch or kill her? Can you make it to the end? Or is failure your destiny...

So what are you waiting for? Come on in...if you dare.

Monday Jul 14, 2008

Hit Us With Your Best Shot!

We've just launched our Sun Total Access Network set on Flickr and we'd like you to join us. Become a contact and upload your Sun Developer Network-related photos...old or new! Whether a JavaOne snap from 2000, a group shot from a Java User Group event, or a photo of you at Tech Days 2008, we want 'em on our set! And to make things interesting, we'll be giving away a Prize Pack to one of our new contacts. Upload your photos between July 14, 2008 and July 28, 2008 and tag them with SunTAN/Sun Developer Network/Event title/Event date/Persons shown and you will be entered into a drawing for our Prize Pack which includes a Sun SPOT Development kit, Sun t-shirt, SMI press book, and Java ipod carrier. It's pretty cool...but we expect your photos to be even cooler. Become a contact and start uploading today!


-Heidi

Monday Jul 07, 2008

Sprint's Instinct Java Developer Contest

So this is pretty cool. Sprint has just announced the Instinct Java Developer Contest, focusing on the new Samsung Instinct. The contest will be open to consumer and business applications optimized for the Instinct and has a $20K grand prize. More information in the coming days, including a webinar you can register for here.


Check it out. Create a cool app. Win the prize. Remember you heard it here. ;)


-Heidi

Thursday Jun 19, 2008

Ch-Ch-Changes: SDN Channel Edition

The SDN Channel has gotten a facelift! As always, there's the great content, but now it's got an updated look and easier navigation. Check it out. There are four distinct shows that make up the Channel:


\*Developer TV - 5-7 minute vodcasts with techincal overviews of developer news and trends.


\*Tech Deep Dive - 20 minute vodcast with in-depth technical interviews with experts and includes demos  and hands-on development experience.•


\*SDN on the Road - Informal audiocast includes interviews capturing highlights from industry tech events and conferences.


\*CampusCast - Audio podcast series features interviews with Campus Ambassadors worldwide.


Head on over and check out the new navigation and look. Let us know what you think. And big props to Eileen Allan who led the charge on this one. Way to go!



Friday May 30, 2008

Friday Five

Time for our next installment of the Friday Five! This week, we feature
Cassandra Clark, one of the funniest and nicest people I've worked with
at Sun. The first time I met Cassandra, almost three months ago, we sat
in the JavaJava cafe and talked like we had known each other for years.
We are very lucky to have her  in SDN-land. ;) Cassandra also
documented her adventures as the JavaOne Newbie over on our youtube
channel, Sun Total Access Network. Okay, let's go to her answers to the
Friday Five: 

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Wednesday May 28, 2008

Explore the SunQuest Chronicles!

I love an adventure. And I'm willing to bet most of y'all do too. So I'm really pleased to announce the launch of the SunQuest Chronicles!  Read
and play along with our adventurer as he quests for the Ruby of Destiny
in our choose-your-own-adventure style minibook- SunQuest Chronicles. 

Register as an SDN member (current SDN members just log-in) before you start
the story and you will be entered to win one of seven SunSPOTs.

Cool story, cool giveaways. Great way to start the summer. Check it out, and let me know how your story goes!

-Heidi


Wednesday May 07, 2008

Quick Update

Video did not happen! I literally ran from the keynote to the Second Life base of operations in Moscone and maybeimright had to dash to another potential video interview! I want to remind folks that we are presenting a schedule of events in Second Life for JavaOne. So if you can't be here in SF, join us inworld. Today I'll be conducting an SDN Focus Group at 11am PST and then we'll have Nandini Ramadi inworld at 1pm PST to talk all things JavaFX. And after yesterday's keynote, I'm even MORE excited to talk about JavaOne. We'll wrap our SL events today with our JavaOne party from 4-5pm PST in Club Java. We'll be giving away some great prizes...be sure to join us!

If you are in SF, stop by the SDN booth on the Trade Show floor for your pass to tonight's SDN Rocks party! It's going to be off the hook and I know for a fact that we are going to have some super stars there ;)

I just realized I have two parties in one day. Crazy! ;) 

Okay, better shake a tail feather and get over to Moscone!

Cheers!
Heidi
 

Wednesday Apr 23, 2008

REMINDER: Author Chat with Darryl Gove!

Please join us tomorrow as we chat with Darryl Gove, author of Solaris Application Programming. Details:

April 24, 2008 9am SLT (PT)

Andromeda Theater, Sun Microsystems SIM.

Hope to see you there!!!

Tuesday Apr 22, 2008

Three Free Passes to JavaOne....Want One?

Hey Guys,

I'm so stoked about this. We've secured three more FULL passes to JavaOne to give away! That's right...you could attend JavaOne 2008 for free! All you need to do is follow us on twitter here. We'll be picking winners at random on Thursday. So hurry! ;) 

-Heidi

Monday Apr 21, 2008

The Road to JavaOne 2008

With fifteen days to go until JavaOne (14 'till CommunityOne!) things
in SDN-land are ramping up like crazy. I've heard some amazing things
that will be happening this year. You can keep up with all the action
here at SDN'sider and/or by following us:

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Wednesday Apr 16, 2008

We have WINNERS!!!!

We have our WINNERS! I've sent y'all email seperately...but congratulations to:
Kurt, Paul, Jack, Maneesha, and Micheal!!!

Enjoy the conference and come by the SDN booth when you get a chance!


 

EVENT ALERT! SDN Author Talk with Darryl Gove

I'm pleased as punch to announce our second SDN Author Chat in Second
Life. We'll be talking to Darryl Gove, author of Solaris Application
Programming. Come listen to Darryl talk about his latest book and then
participate in our Q and A.

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FREE JavaOne Passes for the First FIVE

AMAZING offer brought to you by us folks in SDN-land. Check it out. If
you are not an SDN member but would like to be, the time has come my
friends. I have been given FIVE passes to JavaOne and will give them to
the first five folks who email me at: heidi dot dailey at sun dot com.
Here are the rules:

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Friday Apr 04, 2008

More Video: Sun Total Access Net

Heya! Two new cool videos posted in the last 24 hours to the Sun Total Access Network channel on youtube. 

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Thursday Feb 14, 2008

SDN Chat Transcript: Meet the Writers of java.sun.com

Hey Folks! We had a great turnout for our SDN Chat with the amazing
writers from java.sun.com. We were lucky enough to have Ed Ort, Janice
Heiss, Dana Nourie, and Laureen Hudson in-world with us today.
Transcript is below.

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