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Digital Twin Spark Ignition (DTS-i) For GLOSS This Semester!!!

Posted by Harish at Friday, June 20, 2008

You may be wondering at the title. Let me explain you why. Since all the activities and events in GLOSS are based on digital, we start it with 'Digital'. By now you would have guessed why 'Twin Spark Ignition' came in. That's right, we have two great events to start this semester for GLOSS with a Kaboom!!! Here are the events

July 5th, Saturday : GLOSS kicks off for first years

You may be wondering why this is very special. Read the list of chief guests attending this and you will search for some word more apt than 'very special' for the event.

The guests are: Ganesh Hiregoudar(chief co-ordiantor for Campus Ambassador programme in Asia Pacific, Sun Microsystems), Anil Gulecha (Campus Ambassador, Sun Microsystems) and Angad Singh (Campus Ambassador JIIT, Sun Microsystems)! Great guests na? Abhishek is talking with these guys for coming to the college for the event.


July 9th, Wednesday: Even bigger event

If you thought the first one was too good read this. This is the second event planned. Here is the notice forwarded by Abhishek.

Event: A Live OpenSolaris Chat in Second Life. People not familiar
with second life do not have attend with an avatar but can watch and
contribute via the web.

Goal: To educate, build awareness, gain adoption and answer questions
on
OpenSolaris

Audience: Community Members, Students, Web 2.0 developers and employees

*Date: July 9th - new date
*
Time: Early morning (7:30/8:00 am) so all geos can participate

Duration of Chat: 1 hour - 20 minutes of presenting/round table and
then
40 minutes for Q&A

*What will be discussed and who will be involved with the Chat:*

This discussion will give community members, students and all others
that join the chat an opportunity to ask questions regarding
OpenSolaris
and to hear about what direction OpenSolaris is heading.

Some Topics to discuss: (TBD)

OpenSolaris direction
OpenSolaris support
Contributions to respositories
Support Packages
Contributions to Community from Sun

*Potential Speakers: (TBD) 2 presenters and 2 additional experts for
Q&A
session*

Tim Cramer
Stephen Hahn
Glynn Foster
David Comay

What is more exciting is the members of GLOSS get to attend it!! As for people who don't know about Second Life, its like the Matrix. If you need more details, visit this site.

Now that's the way to kick off GLOSS in super style for this semester rite? Our GLOSS team members are already holding conferences to discuss plans for this kick off. Hope every thing turns out fine. I will keep you guys updated.

2 comments:

Prasoon Joshi said...

Ummm ... delight, may I say. Wish I was there in the campus :(
One suggestions though. If any of the chief planners are reading this then please try to include more stuff bout open source in general (and not just specific to SUN and its innitiatives), like there are so many open source communities working on different projects, try to encourage people bout them too. For example, so much work is being done in areas like Mozilla, SeaMonkey, Google, Django, MySQL(now ofcource under the SUN banner), and many more.
Good work guys. Kudos. If there's anything that the old guys (like me) sitting outside the campus can do for a more vibrant open source community in SASTRA please let us know.

adithya said...

cool man that is great..i think u all will be busy with it..as said i would like you to add more about open source etc. instead sun stuff coz many people dont have much awareness abt it..
any ways good to have a intro session with first years.if u had provided me with gloss videos,we could have shown that too,that would have had more effect. anyways kudos to the things being done.. great job man...

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