By Zhiqi Tao on May 28, 2008
Today (28th May 2008) I went to present Sun SPOT at Sun Melbourne Branch meeting. What a great experience!
Since my audiences are mostly working in sales and marketing team, I designed a Sun SPOT presentation and left out most of technical details. I spent only a few slides on general introduction, such as what's Sun SPOT and why Sun SPOT was designed in the first place (Lots of great information from Roger Meike's early emails). I spent a majority of time on live demos, i.e. what we can do with Sun SPOT, which exactly suit my audience's interests.
Peng Deng, a research student from University of Melbourne, who has been using Sun SPOT for his research project, joined me today. He designed a new Gesture Based Human Computer Interface. What a great example of "think beyond the keyboard mouse and screen!" (again quote from Roger's early email)
Not only did our presentation go pretty well and we received a lot of applauses, but also I made quite a few friends with Sun Sales and marketing teams. They are all very nice folks and willing to support Campus Ambassador program. We might go to present Sun SPOT to other Australian research institutions afterwards and help Sun generate more revenue.
Nathan, the Sun System Engineer who joined me with "Solaris ZFS: The Best File System on the planet" tech demo, offered me to have three hours' long OpenSolaris seminar in the University of Melbourne. He planned to show from installation to getting Obviously he was impressed with the passionate audience from previous ZFS talk and willing to help more. The timing is just fantastic because I am working with Melbourne University Computer Student Association to organize an OpenSolaris Instalfest in next semester. We are going to have a great time on this!
Presenation File: http://blogs.sun.com/tao/resource/CA-Demo/sunspot-melbourne.pdf