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Sun Tech Days Hyderabad 2008 - Day 2

Posted by arungupta on February 29, 2008 at 9:10 AM PST
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The highlight of Day 2 of Sun Tech Days Hyderabad for
me was the keynote session by href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Axmark">David Axmark
MySQL
co-founder. In his presentation, he explained how Storage
Engine Innovation (Falcon,
InnoDB,
href="http://dev.mysql.com/tech-resources/articles/pbxt-storage-engine.html">PBXT
& others), "Free" Time Innovation ( href="http://forge.mysql.com/wiki/MySQL_Proxy">MySQL proxy,
Language Connector), Buying Innovation ( href="http://www.mysql.com/products/database/cluster/">MySQL
Cluster
from Ericsson), Business Innovation (open source in 1996, work with an
impressive list of languages, on any platform, all compiled from one
source code, designed with portability in mind, simple recompile for
64-bit portability) and other different kinds of innovation give MySQL
66%  of market share in enterprises. Google, Facebook,
Wikipedia,
Yahoo, YouTube are some of the prominent names.



The GlassFish
booth was loaded all the time with a great amount of interaction. I've
been living out of India after the IT boom started there and have only
heard about the energy, passion and excitement about the Indian
developer community. I totally
experienced it first hand during this event. There were pointed
questions which I'll summarize in a later blog (of course along with
answers). Here are some more pictures of visitors at the GlassFish
booth and attendees in the session:


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But it is overwhelming especially if there is a giveaway at the booth
as seen in the
picture below:


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I spent the evening reviewing the slides of a colleague for href="http://wiki.glassfish.java.net/Wiki.jsp?page=GlassFishDay2008Hyderabad">GlassFish
Day (more on that later) while rest of the conference
participants were
enjoying a walk on the ramp by Indian fashion models. Here is a video
of the show I
found:






However I was fortunate to catch a ramp walk by the Sun Tech Days
core team. Meet Liana, Nichole, Julie, Ranjini, Anita & Renita
on the ramp:




And some of them had a celebrity moment when a local TV channel had a
brief interview with some of them:


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Overall, it was great fun! The Tech Days concluded yesterday and a
subsequent blog will talk about href="http://wiki.glassfish.java.net/Wiki.jsp?page=GlassFishDay2008Hyderabad">GlassFish
Day which concluded earlier today.



The complete album with all photographs is available at:



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