Friday Mar 14, 2008

OpenPortal @ Glassfish Day Hyderabad

SunTechDaysHyderabad The three days at Sun Tech Days walked through an interesting keynote by Rich Green(Executive Vice President, Sun Microsystems). Rich described how JDK, MySQL , xVM, GlassFish, NetBeans, Solaris and many other similar offerings provide a comprehensive suite of products that cover the entire portfolio of software. He talked about how Sun Campus Ambassadors, out of which around 20% being from India, will play a major role in the future. He also focussed on reusability.

 

The first day also saw a concert hosted by a popular rock-band in India, namely "Euphoria".
The second day hosted a lot of talks especially the ones around masshups, SOA, BPEL interested me. On the Glassfish day I presented the talk on wholistic features of "OpenPortal" saw an attendance of 400+ developers. Extra chairs had to be ordered to accomodate the crowd in the auditorium which had a capacity of around 400. Have a look below at the Glassfish Day Audience.

GlassfishDayAudience 

I was anticipating lot of questions comparing OpenPortal with other portals, however folks were more interested around the Enterprise features of OpenPortal.
Specifically lot of interest around SAW and jBOSS. There was an interesting use case around WSRP. Interest was expressed around BPEL, OpenESB Integration with OpenPortal, Eclipse plugin equivalents for PortalPack and SAW/Mirage NetBeans plugin.
Many of the audiences openly appreciated the talk by inclining to contribute towards some feature or the other or to download it.

If anyone's watching over OpenPortal or ThePortalPost hits, I am sure they would have increased after Friday.

Me Presenting OpenPortal @ Glassfish Day

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Saturday Nov 03, 2007

Sun Tech Days

Sun Tech Days, one of the most coveted events by Sun was held this month.
And guess the venue. It was none other than the very place where 2008 Olympic Games going to be held. Yes, you guessed it right. It was none other than Beijing, China. You can spot the Bird's nest in the picture, peeping behind the balloons over the Sun Tech Days venue the Beijing International Convention Center. This was the 10th anniversary of Sun Tech Days and we celebrated it by cutting a cake.

The first day began with welcome speeches and key notes(Jim Hughes) from Sun and Oracle in a very warm and spirited manner.

Then followed some very cool demos, one was about Sun SPOTs, jMaki and JavaFX, small devices which can communicate helping the dream of  controlling your Home AC from your office, hopefully, a reality. Then ofcourse was JavaFX, which seems to be catching up quite a bit. Some cool features of Netbeans followed.

OpenSolaris, Glassfish, OpenPortal, Oracle BPM,Workflow, OpenESB, Metro- Web Services, JavaFX, JRuby were other technical sessions apart from the various hands on labs that were being carried out. Time passes  and Glassfish day arrived promising lots of interest. Not disappointing there was a quite a turnout for Glassfish Day.

The participants seem to be very enthusiastic and keen to participate. As was reflected by the one of the most interesting events of the Sun Tech Days, Beijing, the talent show.
The participants who were aged group between 15-25 were in high spirits and ready to go. Ofcourse one was the winner and she won the cool Java Leather Jacket for dancing.
In a nutshell loads of fun, loads of energy and loads of participation and some very powerpacked sessions.

Watch out my next blog on  The Glassfish Day



      



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