Thursday Jul 10, 2008

OpenSolaris Chat Transcript

Yesterday we had a chat in Second Life on OpenSolaris. We were lucky
to have a terrific panel including Tim Cramer, Glynn Foster, David
Comay and Stephen Hahn. We had some technical difficulties (such is
life in Second Life!) so we were unable to use voice chat. The good
news is that allowed us to copy a transcript to share here! Also, the
slidedeck is now available on Check it out here.

And away we go:

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Friday Jun 13, 2008

Author Chat in Second Life with Cay Horstmann

We've got another hot author chat lined up later this month. Join us in Second Life as we talk to Cay Horstmann about his new SMI Press books: Core Java, Volume II -- Advanced Features and Core Java, Volume I, Fundamentals, Eighth Edition. Cay is a professor of computer science at San Jose State University and a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Come take a listen and then participate in  a Q and A session.

Date: June 25, 2008
Time: 9am PT/SL

Location: Sun Pavillion, Andromeda Theater

Hope to see y'all there!


Saturday May 10, 2008

Sun in Second Life

Cool article about Sun and it's use of Second Life in the LA Times today. Check check check it out here.


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!


Monday May 05, 2008

CommunityOne Wrap!

Wow! What a day. CommunityOne has come to a close. There have been some amazing announcements. And we kicked off our second life activities as well.

I didn't make it to the keynote today....needed to prep for our first second life chat...but I'll be at the JavaOne keynote tomorrow and will blog on site. Promise!

We've just  finished up some prep work for an after-hours event tomorrow night and I"m going to log off and hit the sack. Remember you can follow us on twitter, watch our updates on youtube, and follow our blogs.



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

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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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!!!

Wednesday Apr 16, 2008

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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Wednesday Mar 26, 2008

Second Life Event: Dr. Dobbs Mini Summit

This is too cool! Kevin Roebuck, Sun's Communities Manager for Immersive Technologes will be inworld tomorrow, March 27, 2008 at 10am SLT (Pacific) at Dr. Dobbs Island to talk about Project Wonderland and the Open Virtual Worlds project.  The Project Wonderland team has more info on this event here.

This is gonna be a good one folks, trust me. Mark you calendar and hop inworld for this one.


Monday Mar 17, 2008

SDN Chat Transcript: Author Talk with Jonathan Knudsen!

We had an incredible chat with Jonathan Knudsen today. I've got the
transcript for you if you couldn't join us this morning. But you missed
a good one. You really did. ;) But that's okay! You can make it next

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Friday Mar 14, 2008

SMI Press Author Chat: Jonathan Knudsen

So, my picture slideshow for the SXSW wrap isn't cooperating (agh! argh! ppft!) but I do have some great news to share:

SMI Press Author Talk with Jonathan Knudsen in Second Life!

March 17, 2008 - 9am SLT (PT)

Cygnus Theatre in the Developer Playground on the Sun SIMS

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Wednesday Mar 12, 2008

SXSW: Sun's Party in Second Life

Just a quick recap on our party last night in Second Life. We had a good turnout and had Second Life Superstar DJ Summer Deadlight spinning for us. If you haven't been to one our SL meet ups, you are missing out! We had great conversations about SXSW, virtual worlds, and of course, folks are still talking about MySQL. :) We also handed out some cool virtual if you are in Second Life and would like to pick up our virtual SXSW Swag Bag, just IM me inworld (Heidi SunMicrosystems) and I'll send one your way. And next time, join us!


Tuesday Mar 11, 2008

While We're Waiting....

Just wanted to let y'all know that tonight, from 5-6pm PST/SL time in Sun's Club Java in Second LIfe, we'll be having our SXSW Second Life party. Summer will be spinning tunes and we'll have fab virtual shwag. So please do stop by and enjoy the party.


Thursday Feb 14, 2008

SDN Chat Transcript: Meet the Writers of

Hey Folks! We had a great turnout for our SDN Chat with the amazing
writers from 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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