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Here are some remarks about the Tomsk Sun Tech Days 2008 that was held on 7th November in the student business incubator of Tomsk university of electronic management's systems (TUSUR).

There were more than 100 people in attendance, mostly from TUSUR, some from TPU (Tomsk polytechnic university). The majority were students, while the remainder were employees of technical-support, teachers, and developers.

Some photos to give an impression:


Introductory words were spoken by Anastasia Blizniuk, the head of Sun Microsystems' department in Novosibirsk. Her presentation described the activity of the company, the technologies relating to Sun, and the possibilities which the company is able to give to students in their further educational and professional work.

Anastasia's talk.

The next speech was mine, devoted to NetBeans IDE 6.5 and its latest innovations. I talked about the latest possibilities of this IDE and about the NetBeans-community. After the presentation there were several questions, about PHP-debugging in NetBeans, about its history, and about distinctions between different versions and distribution kits.

Me is sitting face to face :)

Then there was a short report from Irina Filippova, manager of technical writing department of Sun in St. Petersburg, who told us about the distinctions between licensing in open-source products and the main aspects of the work of technical writers in software companies.

After that there was a small break!


The following part was preseted by Philip Torchinsky. Two of his presentations were devoted to OpenSolaris, its basic features, virtualization, and ZFS. Both performances were very interesting and humorous, supporting his speech with "technical includes". There were a lot of questions concerning adjustment and configuration of Solaris.

Running the OS-demo.

In the breaks between presentations there were quizes, and prizes were given out for correct answers.

At the end of the event all interested persons received disks with the newest software from Sun Microsystems.

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