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.

Friday Aug 08, 2008

Let the Games Begin!

I love the Olympics. Love 'em. Ever since I was a little girl watching Mary Lou Retton flip and vault her way to gold in L.A. I've looked forward to the summer games. And tonight they begin! (Ok, technically, the opening ceremony is over, but for us out here on the west coast, it hasn't been televised). I'll be DVR'ing all of the games, but I'll also be playing MyPicks Beijing 2008.

MyPicks Beijing 2008 is a Facebook application allows players to predict Gold, Silver, and Bronze medal winners throughout the games. When a player (ME!) predicts correctly (Which, um, I WILL), points are added to the players' home country's score and the country with the highest point total at the conclusion of the Summer Olympics is the winner. The app was built using Sun's social application development environment, known as zembly.  Zembly has been in private beta since June and enables folks to quickly develop social apps for platforms lik Facebook, Meebo, OpenSocial and iPhone.

So add MyPicks Beijing 2008 to your Facebook page and play along! Maybeimright and I have challenged each other to make the most correct predictions. I'm totally going to win. Not that it matters. But I am.


ps- I'm on vacation next week so no updates from me in this space. Have fun!

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!


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 Jun 13, 2008

New on java.sun.com

From my friend, the lovely and talented Janice Heiss:

"A June 12 banner feature article, titled
"Registering Products Using Sun Service
," reports on how to use Sun Service
Tags to track and manage registered Sun
products, such as the JDK, GlassFish
application server, and NetBeans IDE."

Thanks for the heads-up Jan!

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!


Thursday May 15, 2008

Week in Review

I'm heading off on a vacation tomorrow, so technically, this is the end of my work week. Therefore I present to you: Week in Review!

Read Laureen Hudson's JavaOne recap!

Watch new video on Sun Total Access Network and the SDN Channel!

Be an Identity Hero!

Join us on Twitter!

And? Be excellent to one another. Enjoy your weekend and I'll see ya on the flipside.




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.


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 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!


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!



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! 

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! ;) 



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