Talk @ LBS College of Engineering, Kasaragod, Kerala

I visited LBS College of Engineering, Kasaragod for a workshop organised by thier collegeOSUM Club. This was my first workshop outside NITK. They had suspended the classes for the afternoon so that most of them could attend the workshop. And its really great that the college is supporting them for the OSUM club as college’s support is of prime importance for the growth of the club.

They had booked the seminar hall from 1:30 till 4:00. It takes about 2 and half hours to travel from my college to Kasaragod. I was accompanied by my friend Manjunath. We left at 10:00 and reached Kasargod by 12:30 in the afternoon. We were received by Allan and his group members. They took us in their car for lunch and then from there we were driven to their college. I ate as much less as possible as I had to feel comformtable while giving the talk. Their college was on top of a small hill. The seminar hall was full by the time we reached the venue and we were in time unlike other speakers who most of the time reach the venue late. The seminar hall was packed and i guess some 150+ students attended the workshop.

We were introduced as the chief guests by one of their club members. The talk was also attend by their faculty co-ordinator. I had prepared on a higher concepts in Java- Strings, File I/O, Serialization, Multithreading, Graphics, Event Handling, Swing. I gave a brief overview of each of them and also wrote some simple programs using the Netbeans IDE. I extensively used the white board to explain different concepts. I gave them a brief overview of OOPS concepts as they were familiar with OOPS, i did not spend much time there. Also I had few goodies to give away for which I asked questions during my presentation. I felt the auidence was shy to answer 😉 may be because they were not familiar with the speaker 😀 I also carried few Netbeans 6.5 discs and OpenSolaris discs to distribute to the club members. This presentation was totally unlike my usual presentation. This time I was slow, interacting with the audience, cracking PJs between ;).

The OSUM Club had made perfect arrangements and the event went on really well. This was their first OSUM club event and there were a lot of expectations from me and I feel i did my job to the best possible extent. Hope this event will attract more students to be a part of the club.

Looking forward to visiting more colleges for presentations 😀

Java, Netbeans- Kasaragod

MySQL: World's Most popular Open Source database

What is MySQL?

MySQL is an Open Source database management system(DBMS) that one can download for free from MySQL Website (www.mysql.com). MySQL is one of the world’s most popular systems for Java web applications because of its consistent fast performance, high reliability and ease of use. MySQL runs on more than 20 platforms including Linux, Windows, OS/X, HP-UX, AIX, Netware, giving the developers right kind of flexibility. 

MySQL is owned and sponsored by a single for-profit firm, the Swedish company MySQL AB, now a subsidiary of Sun Microsystems, which holds the copyright to most of the codebase. The project’s source code is available under terms of the GNU General Public License, as well as under a variety of proprietary agreements.

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MySQL: World’s Most popular Open Source database

What is MySQL?

MySQL is an Open Source database management system(DBMS) that one can download for free from MySQL Website (www.mysql.com). MySQL is one of the world’s most popular systems for Java web applications because of its consistent fast performance, high reliability and ease of use. MySQL runs on more than 20 platforms including Linux, Windows, OS/X, HP-UX, AIX, Netware, giving the developers right kind of flexibility. 

MySQL is owned and sponsored by a single for-profit firm, the Swedish company MySQL AB, now a subsidiary of Sun Microsystems, which holds the copyright to most of the codebase. The project’s source code is available under terms of the GNU General Public License, as well as under a variety of proprietary agreements.

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Sun Campus Ambassadors Induction Programme- Day 2

Continuing with my posts on Sun CA Induction Programme- All the curiosity had died down and the Sun CAenthu had faded away. This was best reflected in the fact that i reached for the 2nd Day- Some 15 minutes late 😉 But i was lucky that even Angad Singh- Tech Lead and his successor reached along with me. So i somehow got into the seminar hall. And luckily i did not miss much of Gary Serda’s session- He was speaking on the Sun CA programme- Giving some important inputs for the CAs. After that was the session on Java and its related fields like J2EE, J2ME and so on. The speaker gave an overview of how Java is doing in the current scenario. Later on Anup from Sun Microsystems spoke about the Sun Certifications. Actually i have an SCJP at the back of my mind. Hopefully will try it by the end of third year.
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Sun Campus Ambassadors Induction Programme- Day 1

I had been anxiously waiting for the Sun Campus Ambassador (CA) program- This was mainly for two Sun Logoreasons- One and the most important one was that i could get to stay for a week at home and the other was the curiosity about how the programme is going to be. As i mentioned earlier- I came home well b4 the CA Induction programme. But then i couldn’t relax much cause i had to prepare the Presentations for the Java Workshop which i had planned for (The wokshop got over and had a good number of audience). The CA Induction Programme was scheduled to be held from July 27 till July 29, 2008.

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Sun Campus Ambassador Programme, Sun CA Selection Process

Sun Microsystems has recently launched “Sun Campus Ambassador Programme“, an initiative to connect with Student Developers at colleges. Its into Third year now and has over 100 CAs all over India. The main work of the CAs is to evangelize Sun Technologies which are Open Source. Sun Microsystems has the largest share in the Open Source Market. Sun CAs help in connecting between the company and College/University. There are certain tasks which the CAs have to undertake as part of their programme, they will have to take up trainings, conduct Demos, Workshops, Events at their college. Also encourage Students to contribute to Sun Open Source Technologies.
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