On Feb 21st, Julien Canquelain and Sebastien Rodriguez, the Sun Campus Ambassadors for INSA LYON
engineering school presented NetBeans 6.1 to their fellow students.
This was their first presentation as part of the Campus Ambassador program and I was present as Mentor and to meet with some of their Professors.
The presentation was attended by about 40 students and 3 professors, actually the room was full. The session was well organized, with a student, Julian Esperat, in charge or video recording and another one, Sanh LY, taking photos attached.
They covered various topics, including general overview of the IDE, comparison with other IDEs, Matisse,Collaboration tools, plugins etc and demonstrated Profiling, the Java Editor, Collaboration Tools and Matisse. Demos went very well; Julien and Sebastien showed how the use of Netbeans would have helped the students delivering past java projects much faster and efficiently...The audience was really impressed by Matisse.
Since then, many students have adopted Netbeans, especially to develop Java GUIs.
Well done !
More details about the Sun Campus Ambassador program can be found here