NIIT Java Seminar @ Pune, Mumbai and Hyderabad

I’m blogging after a long time.. the past couple of months have been a blur.
I was busy working, traveling and ofcourse talking (mostly technologies 🙂 ).
NIIT had invited me to deliver a talk on Java at Pune, Mumbai and Hyderabad, something along the lines of what I did for them earlier in Delhi and Chandigarh..

I touched various topics namely – Java, Open Source and Open Standards, NetBeans etc.

  • 17th Dec 2006 – Java Seminar @ Pune,
  • No. of attendees – 500+

    Photos – Coming soon!

    The event was promoted in a big way using – flyers, banners etc.
    Even the local Radio station was roped in to advertise the event.

  • 18th Dec 2006 – Java Seminar @ Mumbai,
  • No. of attendees – 700+

    Photos – Coming soon!

  • 6th Jan 2007 – Java Seminar @ Hyderabad,
  • No. of attendees – 500+

    Photos – Coming soon!
    I really enjoyed my stay at Hyderabad… had some really nice Biryani 🙂

I also talked about the upcoming Sun Tech Days
to be held in Hyderabad (Feb 21-23) and
Sun Developer Days (1-day) that’ll be held in parallel at Pune, Mumbai and Delhi.

Sun Microsystems-NIIT Partnership

Sun Microsystems has tied up with NIIT (India’s leading IT education and training company) for providing Java and Solaris courses that would help students prepare for Sun Certifications. NIIT is currently conducting Java seminars all over India to promote this partnership. I was invited to deliver a talk on “Technology Innovation in Java: 2006 and Beyond” to the students, members of academia, industry and press in two cities.

  • 19th Aug 2006 – Seminar @ Chandigarh,
  • No. of attendees – 300+

    (Audience at Chandigarh… )
    Chandigarh Audience

  • 22th Aug 2006 – Seminar @ Delhi,
  • No. of attendees – 700+

    (Audience at Delhi… )
    Delhi Audience

I took the oppurtunity to showcase Netbeans and Project Looking Glass.

The audience simply loved Netbeans. Less than 20% of the students had tried Netbeans prior to the presentation and were amazed to see the ease with which one can develop applications for Desktop (Swing), Web and Mobile phones.

I developed a midlet client for an existing web application and also showed them how to develop a simple game for mobile phones.

The show-stealer of the day was definitely Project Looking Glass. It got a huge applause from the audience.. for a second I felt like a magician conjuring some tricks on the stage 🙂

All in all it was an exciting experience.

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