California-based Sun Microsystems, Inc., the creator and leading advocate of Java technology, yesterday announced that Dr. James Gosling, chief technology officer for Sun’s Developer Platforms Group, keynoted at the Sun Tech Days event in São Paulo, Brazil, April 5-6.
Dr. Gosling, globally recognized as the “Father of Java,” presented a compelling message on “Java: Building the Connected World” to attendees at the event.
Other key announcements from the event included that SouJava, the largest Brazilian Java Users Group (JUG), became a member of the Java Community Process (JCP).
SouJava, the Brazilian Java Users Society, is the first Java Users Group (JUG) to join the JCP and the group includes Java users and Java evangelists from Brazil whose objectives are to strengthen, expand and professionalize the use of Java technology in the country.
With SouJava now a member of the community, the global reach of the JCP program now expands considerably to include the largest and most active JUG in Brazil.
In addition, attendees were invited to an executive panel and Q&A session following a presentation which featured James Gosling, the Father of Java, and Vice-President, Sun Microsystems, Onno Kluyt, senior director, JCP Program, Sun Microsystems and JCP Chair, Dabolir Topic, Kaffe Project, Geir Magnusson Jr., Vice-President, Apache Software Foundation and ASF representative to the JCP Executive Committee and Sergio Amadeu, President of ITI (National Institute of Information Technology).
“James’ presentations are always inspiring, a developer speaking to developers. This is perfect, since Sun Tech Days is a developer gathering, where developers from the public sector, educational institutions and companies come together to learn the latest about Java technology.
“The diversity of our community is clear in an event like this,” said Bruno Souza, Community Leader of the worldwide Java User Group community and founder of Brazil user group SouJava (the Java Users Society), one of the largest user groups worldwide.
Following the Sun Tech Days, attendees joined Café Brasil, a technical and training event held in Brasília and supported by SouJava. Café Brasil will feature a demo of NetBeans with Project Looking Glass and NetBeans CDs will be distributed.
Other Featured presentations at the São Paulo Tech Days event included:
– Advanced Java 2 Platform Micro Edition (J2ME) Development
– Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Persistence
– SOA Web Services and Business Modeling
– Java technology Game Development
– Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE) and J2EE technology performance.
Afternoon sessions on both days included hands-on Lab sessions, which covered J2ME technology, J2SE 5.0 platform and Sun Java Studio Enterprise.
Attendees at Tech Days were offered a Sun Java Studio Creator developer program bundle special offer. This offer included Sun Java Studio Enterprise, Sun Java Studio Creator and a 90-day warranty and installation support for US$ 995. .
Sun Tech Days are designed to provide professional developers, programmers, Web developers, content providers, service providers and system integrators with technology, training and tools for enhancing the development of applications for the Internet, intranets and enterprise environments.
Sun Tech Days events are very popular regional venues that, over the last several years, have drawn capacity crowds as developers from around the world gather to learn from prominent industry experts about Sun products, technologies and programs.
Designed to be Sun’s most technical developer events, Sun Tech Days are loaded with practical information including insights on Java technology, examples of third-party partner solutions, and “how-to” training on an array of hot technology topics including enterprise computing, security, mobile computing, Web services, open source and developer tools.
The next Sun Tech Days event is scheduled for May 19-20 in Bangalore, India at the Bangalore Trade Centre.
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