Mukti 2009

I was invited to Mukti 2009 last weekend for talking on Sun Open Source technologies I reached Durgapur early in the morning after sleeping for one hour the previous night due to a flight delay. I was supposed to talk on Sun SPOT, OpenSolaris and OHAC.

The first talk was on Sun SPOT and it got delayed for about half an hour. I had some fun in making the laptop work with the projector and for a change this time the projector refused to work with Vista but worked flawlessly with OpenSolaris 2008.11. Now that was a real surprise. If you are wondering why Vista, that is because I didn't have the Sun SPOT manager for OpenSolaris and hence had to demo using Windows. The SunSpot talk was attended by about 80 to 100 people. They really enjoyed the SunSpot talk and many of them wanted to try it out. Alas, its not sold in India but I pointed to NIT Durgapur Sun CA Abhishek who has a kit.

My next talk was on OpenSolaris and what makes it interesting. Most of the talk material was provided by Roman Strobl. Since I was running short of time, I didn't do any of the demos. Instead I showed them a video made by Roman about the new features of OpenSolaris. I guess the most interesting feature was Time Slider. Hopefully some of them will try experimenting with OpenSolaris.

I had to drop the OHAC talk as I had run out of time.

You can see the pictures here.

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