Thursday Jul 31, 2008

JavaFX SDK Preview Released. It's Giving Me a Toothache.

Back at JavaOne 2008 Sun unveiled some super sweet demos of JavaFX (hence the "Clueless" reference above, m'kay?). And now, the JavaFX SDK Preview has been released. Download it, play with it, tell us what you think about it. The preview release isn't the only new thing in the JavaFX world. I'm happy to welcome the JavaFX Blog to our blogosphere! Check out what the JavaFX team has to say about this release on their new, sure to be cool, blog.  Last, but never least, my partner in crime and all around kick ass marketing gal, Jenn Winger, aka maybeimright, recorded the first podcast of the new series "This Ain't Your Dad's Java" with Eric Klein, VP of Java Marketing and David Bryant, Sr. Director, Java Marketing at Sun where whey talk all things Java including, ta da!, JavaFX. Check it out here.

Now get playing! ;)



Monday May 12, 2008

New Video on Sun Total Access Network

I'm off from work today, but wanted to direct your attention to the Sun Total Access Network on youtube. We've got some new video up from last week. I'll be back at 'em tomorrow.


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 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!


Tuesday May 06, 2008

JavaOne Kickoff Keynote! Java + You

My first draft was deleted and I'm running to my second life session. So here is my blog entry, short form. Watch this space later for the keynote takeaways video with me and  maybeimright!

Here we go:

James Gosling, John Gage, and Chris Mellisinos do the welcome and t-shirt toss! Whoot!
JavaOne opening short film: Java + You!
Rich Grean, EVP of Software takes the stage.

Key Takeaways:
Consumers Drive Innovation!
People Define the Experience!

Things I found super-cool:
Kindle from Amazon
JavaFX. Love it. Love it. Love it. ps? Love it.
Also? The room is connected. I can count 6 people around me who are tweeting. Love it!
48,000,000 JRE downloads per month
Neil Young and Blu-ray. Hello. That is cool.  

Jonathan Schwartz takes the stage to give the 50,000 foot view.

Four fundamental differentiators for Sun:

1. Meet more devices on the planet

2. Make it compelling for developers

3. The Java platform will give more insight to developers about the users of their content

4. It's all going to be free....freely available, philosophically free, no-cost.....truly free!

Here comes the big announcement. Neil Young is on stage!!!

Wanted to do a biography of his music....Archive volume one 45-50 years of music...and he's doing it now on Blu-ray!! He needed technology that would let folks come in at any point...much like a video game. And Blu-ray is providing that technology. we're watching the demo. It's incredible!

Okay....losing battery power...Must.Recharge.Soon.

That's a wrap for now. More later!






Saturday May 03, 2008

JavaOne: Total Access

By now, if you are coming to San Francisco for next's weeks festivities you are either:

a. packing and getting ready to leave


b. en route to SF

If you aren't coming our way, or even if you are and you just want to see what's shaking in other parts of the conference (dude, the conference is huge....both in space and in session options), Sun is providing you with a plethora of social media options to help keep you in the game. Check it out here.

And of course, as always, I'll be bloggin' it real time right here at the SDN'sider. I'll be arriving in SF tomorrow afternoon and will be hitting the ground running. Look for an update here tomorrow night with some sneek peeks. And, my partner in crime, Jenn Winger aka maybeimright and I will be taping a pre-conference wrap up youtube video tomorrow night too. So hang tight for that.

A lot going on peeps. A lot. Hope you enjoy the show!


Friday May 02, 2008

Student Giveaway Winner!

Congrats to Gautam! Not only will he be attending CommunityOne and JavaOne for FREE, he's just won the Sun Spot too!

Happy Friday y'all!



We have a Winner!

We have a winner! Congratulations to Emam Hossian! You have won the JavaOne pass!
Hope to see you at the conference! I'll be the one running around with a flipcam and a latte. ;)

CommunityOne and JavaOne in Second Life

Please join us on Monday, May 5-Thursday, May 8 as we present
CommunityOne and JavaOne 2008 in Second Life. We will be featuring
technical Q and A sessions, presentations, and focus groups. Throughout
the week we'll be conducting giveaways to attendees. Top prize, a Sun
Spot Java Development Kit! Let's go over the schedule:

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Thursday May 01, 2008

For All My Peeps In the Blogosphere

I've got one more JavaOne pass for ya. Here's how you can win it:

1. Email me at heidi dot dailey at sun dot com

2. Check this blog tomorrow morning

That's right. Just send me an email saying you want the pass and I'll put your name into the hat. I'll draw tomorrow morning. One last thing, you can't be a Sun Employee. Sorry my work peeps. ;)

Who loves ya baby?

:) Heidi


Tuesday Apr 29, 2008

Attention Students!

You already know that CommunityOne and JavaOne are free to students this year. Which is an incredible opportunity for students to learn, to network, to experience this industry leading event. But I'm going to sweeten the deal even  more. I have in my possession a Sun Spot. I will give it away to a student who registers for the CommunityOne/JavaOne Conference by Friday. How to enter?

1. Register for the conferences here.

2. Send me your registration confirmation email at heidi dot dailey at sun dot com

3. Stay tuned to this blog on Friday for the winner. ;)

Okay? Ready? Set? Go! 

Student Giveaway! More Tomorrow!

Watch this space for more details!

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 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! ;) 


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!


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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