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Sun Tech Days Hyderabad - Day 1

Posted by arungupta on February 28, 2008 at 2:16 AM PST

30% of the approximately 5000 attendees at href="http://www.sercononline.com/suntechdays08/home.htm">Sun
Tech Days Hyderabad
were a repeat audience. It is the biggest developer Tech Days of all -
both in terms of the number of attendees and tracks/sessions.
This is my first Tech Days in India and found the show to be quite
impressive so far. Once you enter the main conference hall, it's hard
to differentiate between href="http://www.moscone.com/site/do/index">Moscone Center
(location for JavaOne) and Hyderabad
International
Convention Center
(HICC). Starting from the entrance,
conference rooms, audio/video facilities and the crew is just amazing
and very helpful.


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Here is a little video right before the opening session:



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The main convention hall can accomodate upto 5000
people at a given
time and it was packed for the opening keynote by Rich Green (Executive
Vice President, Software, Sun Microsystems).



Rich described how JDK,
MySQL (yaaay!), href="http://www.sun.com/software/products/xvm/index.jsp">xVM,
GlassFish,
NetBeans, href="http://sun.com/solaris">Solaris and many
other similar offerings provide a comprehensive suite of products that
cover the entire portfolio of software. He talked about how href="http://developers.sun.com/students">Sun Campus
Ambassadors, one-fifth of the total approx 500 are from
India, are playing a key
role in shaping the future.


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Rich also talked about "Innovate more, Code less" - basically talking
about how providing incremental functionality over existing FOSS
components foster the open source spirit and create a community. It can
be measured by a ratio of the number of lines developed and used. Rich also talked
about how MySQL
(pronounced as my-ess-kew-ell)
acquisition (completed earlier this week) has made Sun the largest open
source company in the world.



And this is India, so of course lots of people show up at sessions,
booths, lunch and every where else as well!




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I participated in a technical showcase right after the keynote which
demonstrates the latest & cool technologies from Sun
Microsystems. There were lots of cool demos ranging from href="http://openjfx.org">JavaFX,
SunSPOT,
Java2D
& jMaki.
A replay of the jMaki demo along with
complete instructions to recreate is available href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/sun_tech_days_event_map">here.
The opening session was telecast live to Bangalore & Chennai
and then there were other sessions conducted parallely as well in these
cities.



In addition to the technical showcase, I delivered 2 more sessions
href="http://mediacast.sun.com/users/ArunGupta/media/glassfish-javaee5-hyderabad08.pdf">JavaEE,
GlassFish & Their Future and href="http://mediacast.sun.com/users/ArunGupta/media/glassfish-jmaki-hyderabad08.pdf">Web
2.0 Applications Made Easy
using jMaki. And a Hands-on-Lab on Performance Tuning your
Web 2.0
Applications. Both the sessions were heavily attended with 45 minutes
presentation and an equal amount of time answering the questions.



The evening concluded by a great performance by href="http://www.dhoom.com/">Euphoria - one of the
most popular rock band in India. Their popularity was
quite evident by response and participation from the
audience. For me,
it was quite exciting to attend an Indian rock concert after a looong
time :)


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I captured the video as well and will upload once I get "decent" upload
speed ;-)



The complete album of the visit so far is available at:



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Comments

Hi Vaibhavi, There are several online resources available that you just google for. If any of your team like to read then quality books from wiley and oreilly cover such technologies in detail. I also highly recommend you could attend the upcoming Great Indian Developer Summit (http://www.developersummit.com) that is covering Java, Agile, REST, JAX-RS, mashups, .NET, Rich Web, JPA, SOA, rich user experiences, Spring, Groovy and more. They have most of the creators of these technologies as speakers. My team is attending this summit 22-25 apr at IISc campus where we are attending the web conference on April 23 and java on April 24. We have been able to get very good discounts. Maybe all those who are interested from your group can sign up together and get a good bargain from them. what say? I also attended last year's conference and had a really cool time. In Hyderabad there is Sun Tech Days with some sun speakers. Thanks, Anaz

Hi all, I am working for a software integrator company. My projects includes working on Java and Ruby on Rails and Ajax. I think Web Services is really cool. We also recently have to now work on REST and they are talking about mashups and Struts. Can anyone tell me if there are some good training or conferences so that me and my team members can get to speed with these technologies. Learning from books is not my cup of tea, even not when I was doing engineering ;) All the help that group members can provide in this regard is much appreciated. Thanks, Vaibhavi

Truely amazing. First and second day of the tech days are very informative. It is very tough to vote which is good but I personally liked JMaki presentation.