Participation Era, Sun and You

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A presentation I did on FIC, 17 March 2008.
About Sun Microsystems, Participation, Open Source and opportunities like Sun Academic Initiative.

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Participation Era, Sun and You

  1. 1. Participation Era, Sun and You Silveira Neto Sun Campus Ambassador Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil
  2. 2. Agenda Sun Microsystems Participation Era Open Source Technologies Opportunities And now?
  3. 3. Sun Microsystems ● History: ● 24 February 1982. ● Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. ● Stanford University Network ● Vision: ● The Network is the Computer ● Mission: ● To bridge the digital divide more info at http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/company/index.jsp
  4. 4. Sun Microsystems ● Some numbers: ● 33,350 employees worldwide. ● Fiscal Year 2008 Q2 Revenues: $3.615 billion. ● Sun conducts business in more than 100 countries around the globe. ● #187 on the Fortune 500 (Fortune, 2007) ● #5 Most Admired Companies (Fortune, 2008) more info at http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/company/index.jsp http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/mostadmired/2008/industries/24.html
  5. 5. Participation Era Examples ● Wikipedia: ● 9.25 million articles ● 253 languages ● Largest, fastest-growing and most popular general reference work currently available on the Internet. ● Top ten most-visited websites worldwide ● Linux: ● “Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow” ● Kernel: 2.4 million source lines of code ● Distribution: 283 million source lines of code more info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux
  6. 6. Participation Era Examples • Creative Commons > Copyright alternative > Arts, blogs, music ... • Web 2.0: > Youtube, Orkut, Facebook, Myspace, Flickr ... > openness > freedom > collective intelligence • Sun and Open Source more info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons
  7. 7. Sun's Open Source Technologies • Glassfish: http://glassfish.dev.java.net • Open JDK: http://openjdk.java.net • OpenSolaris: http://www.opensolaris.org • JavaFX: http://openjfx.java.net • Netbeans: http://www.netbeans.org • OpenOffice.org: http://www.openoffice.org • OpenSPARC: http://www.opensparc.net/
  8. 8. Sun's Open Source Technologies
  9. 9. Opportunites • Sun Academic Initiative (SAI) > Sun Learning Connection > Free training > Free ePratice > Certifications Discounts > $160 → $60 (US) > $160 → $40 (Latin America and Asia) • Sun Developer Network (SDN) > Worldwide community of developers > Cool stuff and exclusive offers * more info at http://br.sun.com/teleweb/matching_grant
  10. 10. Opportunites • Others opportunites > $1 Mi Open Source Community Innovation Awards > Opensolaris, Netbeans, Opensparc, Glassfish, OpenOffice.org and OpenJDK. > Sun SPOT Open Grant Program • Matching Grant America 2008 Latina > Buy one or two units of Sun Products and receive an additional unit free * > Special offer for academic and research institutions in Latin America > (Until May 31) • Other Opportunities * more info at http://br.sun.com/teleweb/matching_grant
  11. 11. Sun Academmic Initiative • It's easy and free > Talk with your school > Ask a teacher to go at > http://www.sun.com/secure/products- nsolutions/edu/programs/sai/sai.jsp > Fill and submit the registration form. > Wait some time (usualy a month). > Receive the special code for your institution.
  12. 12. • Participate And Now? • Create • Inovate • Meet your local JUG • Meet your local OSUG http://www.sun.com
  13. 13. Thank you! Silveira Neto Sun Campus Ambassador Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil Contact: Mail: jose.neto@sun.com Gtalk/msn: silveiraneto@gmail.com Blog: silveiraneto.net http://flickr.com/photos/barelyfitz/16154197/

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