Malaysia University Days

Here’s a packed schedule. There will be a Sun crew visiting these universities between 16-17 July 2008. Will you be there? Where you’ll meet the rock stars:

  • Wednesday, 16 July 2008, 9am – noon: Multimedia University, Cyberjaya
  • Wednesday, 16 July 2008, 2pm – 5pm: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam
  • Thursday, 17 July 2008, 9am – noon: Management & Science University, Shah Alam
  • Thursday, 17 July 2008, 2pm – 5pm: INTI, Subang

And what exactly will we be talking about? Besides the keynote, and tech demos, there will be focus on NetBeans (a fabulous IDE), an introduction to OpenSolaris, JavaFX, and of course, MySQL.

We all have 30 minute session slots, and the focus is rather developer centric, so I’m wondering what is best to cover in 30 minutes (what one can probably talk about in 5 days even)? Condensed talk on storage engines, index types, etc. ?

My fear is that I’ll largely be talking to a crowd that has seen and used a database, and its called Access. MySQL will be new to them. Not having a “front-end” per se, ala Access, might be scary. Then again, hooking up OpenOffice.org Base and Workbench might be the way to go for a glitzy presentation…

  • aussieaubs

    Hi Col, what I would suggest is covering MySQL at the 10,000 feet level. not too detailed but enough to get them engaged and excited about MySQL. My thoughts below:

    *Who are MYSQL (including sun)
    *what we offer (robust db from single pc to enterprise yadda yadda)
    *software is free from mysql.com
    *recommend to use it with linux.(but will work under windows, implemented by major corps – IBM)
    *plugins for developing robust online apps with (perl, php, ruby)
    *applications of MySQL use (ecommerce, research, enterprise warehousing, BSS/OSS etc)
    *repeat again – software is free from mysql.com dont forget certification from MySQL.
    * show them that the use of MySQL will greatly enhance their skills and employability in the workforce.

    hope that helps colin….
    aubs

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  • http://mobileindie.com nox

    I had been in KL for over a year and only found out now that the open source movement has also landed here!

    When would be the next Sun Developer Days in Malaysia? Although am a PostgreSQL fan, was totally blown on your post regarding MySQL and LAMP stack powered systems here.

    Anyway, great blog. Rock on!

  • http://mobileindie.com/ nox

    I had been in KL for over a year and only found out now that the open source movement has also landed here!

    When would be the next Sun Developer Days in Malaysia? Although am a PostgreSQL fan, was totally blown on your post regarding MySQL and LAMP stack powered systems here.

    Anyway, great blog. Rock on!


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