Monday Jun 30, 2008

Cay Horstmann Rocked The Theatre

Cay Horstmann spoke at last weeks SMI Press Author chat and did a fabulous job! There were around 30 attendees to this chat and Heidi Dailey from the Sun Developer Network facilitated the discussion wonderfully as always.

Here are a few pictures from the session. We really hope Cay comes back to participate in this chat series - he was informative, fun, honest and just a joy to have participate - thanks Cay!

Christy (SL: Violet Portola)

Cay and Heidi on stage. 

A few from the back of the theatre.

Monday Jun 23, 2008

Cay Horstmann to speak at the next SMI Press Author Chat

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SMI Press Author Chat with Cay Horstmann, author of Core Java books, will take place on June 25, 2008 at 9am PT in Second Life. This Author Chat is hosted by Sun Developer Network and Sun Learning Services.

Location: Sun Pavillion - Andromeda Theatre in Second Life
Cay Horstmann will be talking about his new SMI Press books - Core Java, Volume II—Advanced Features and Core Java, Volume I-Fundamentals, Eighth Edition. Come listen to Cay (professor of computer science at San Jose State University and a frequent speaker at computer industry conferences) talk about his latest book and then participate in a chat with him during the Q&A! See the Facebook event listing for this Author Chat.

Sun employees can access Cay's books online via the Safari Books Online service. Non Sun employees can find out about eBook versions at the Safari Online Books public site.

We hope to see you there - come prepared with your questions! :)

Never attended a SMI Press Author Chat in Second Life? Take a look at this video that gives you an idea of what they are all about:

Thanks -

Christy (SL: Violet Portola)

Wednesday Apr 23, 2008

Solaris Application Programming - SMI Press Author Chat with Darryl Gove

We are holding our second SMI Press Author Chat - April 24, 2008 - 9am SL (PT)! This time, we welcome Darryl Gove, author of Solaris Application Programming.

Solaris Application Programming

Solaris Application Programming is a comprehensive guide to optimizing the performance of applications running in your Solaris environment. From the fundamentals of system performance to using analysis and optimization tools to their fullest, this wide-ranging resource shows developers and software architects how to get the most from Solaris systems and applications.

The chat is hosted by Sun Developer Network (SDN) and is being held in Sun's new Andromeda Theatre at the Sun Pavilion in Second Life (SLURL:

Come listen to Darryl talk about his latest book and then participate in a chat with him during the Q&A! There will even be a contest with the prize being a signed copy of Darryl's book - come participate with us and find out more.

Check out Darryl's blog for more information about his expertise and interests. 

Hope to see you there!

Christy (SL: Violet Portola)

Thursday Mar 13, 2008

First SMI Press Author Chat in Second Life - March 17, 2008

The first SMI Press Author Talk in Second Life will take place on Monday, March 17th at 9am PT and feature Jonathan Knudsen. Jonathan is the author of the recent SMI Press book entitled Kicking Butt with MIDP and MSA: Creating Great Mobile Applications. Come listen to Jonathan talk about his latest book and then participate in a chat
with him during the Q&A session.

Sun Microsystems
Developer Playground - Cygnus Theater - 9am SL (PT)


Write and Win! 

Attendees of the SMI Press Author Talk with Jonathan Knudsen are invited to compete for a signed copy of his new book. Your job is simple. Tell us what you thought about this chat by blogging on the event, starting a thread about the topic on your favorite forums board, or by sending out a summary of the event via group notice to your favorite SL group. Once you've done that, send the url or notice to Fiona May in Second Life and the Sun SL team will pick 10 winners (funded by Sun Learning Services). What are you waiting for? Get talkin'!

Hope to see you at the chat on Monday!

Christy (SL: Violet Portola)



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