By Nirmay26-Oracle on Mar 02, 2009
Sun Tech Days Hyderabad, the biggest Sun developer conference in India took place in the Hyderabad International Convention Centre from 18th to 20th February. The event saw over 4500 people during these 3 days, which is the largest audience for any Sun tech days event globally. This year, the percentage of students attending the conference were a bit higher than what we have seen in the past. But, that also meant there was more energy, zest at the event and of course the fight for goodies at the pavilion was much bigger.
1. Over 1700 people attended sessions in this track with an average attendence of 300 per session.
2. Extended Q&A sessions testified the quality of audience that included corporate delegates, system administrators and ofcourse students.
3. The local team in India presented all the sessions and program managed the track. The team in India was supported by Vijay Tatkar from the global OpenSolaris team and ofcourse Sanjay who also did the OpenSolaris keynote.
4. The Sun Campus ambassadors generated a lot of interest in the audience with their Sun Spot and OHAC project presentations, another noticable highlight of the track.
5. At the installfest, sun team did a fantastic job of getting OpenSolaris up and running on over 90 laptops. This includes over 25 bare metal installations and the rest using VBox.
6. At the OpenSolaris stall in the pavilion, OpenSolaris, xVM, Crossbow, Amberroad, Dtrace and ZFS were demonstrated. The Sun CAs also had their other projects on display.
I presented 'Porting Open Source Software to OpenSolaris'. The session was attended by around 200 people. I was also managing the OpenSolaris track, which personally was a very enjoyable experience.