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Microsystems brings Tech Days to Singapore
Sun Microsystems, in its
ongoing commitment to the local developer community, has announced that it
will bring Tech Days to Singapore from 20 to 22 January 2009.
Revolving around the theme of Empowering You, Sun’s premier global developer
conference will focus on fostering "Innovation, Collaboration, and
Integration," among the vibrant developer population in Singapore.
Sun Tech Days is part of Sun Microsystems’ commitment to foster open source
technology, which enables developer communities to collaborate and innovate
without barriers, and for enterprises to reduce costs.
There are 3.9 million registered Sun Developer Network developers worldwide.
The three-day event will be held at the Raffles City Convention Centre,
Singapore from 20 to 21 January. This will be accompanied by a University
World Tour held at the National Library on 22 January.
Participants will experience the latest technology in action, network with
their peers and participate in communities, which are changing the face of
technology. Sun Tech Days also represents a great opportunity for them to
hone their skills in popular technological platforms such as Java.
Jeff Jackson, Sun’s Senior Vice President of the Solaris Engineering group,
and one of the originators of the J2EE project at Sun, will deliver the
keynote speech for Sun Tech Days.
“Sun Tech Days is a key part of fostering the developer community in
Singapore. With digital media, IT services and technology entrepreneurship
being focus areas for the economy moving forward, Sun is proud to help build
a strong foundation for the developer community here,” said Jackson.
“By helping developers engage their peers and network with like-minded
communities, Sun Tech Days provides the platform to groom tomorrow’s
visionaries in Singapore’s technology industry.”
Cloud computing, the much talked about trend for 2009 will also be addressed
at the conference. Sun will share its vision for delivering a wide variety
of Sun-powered clouds – both public and private – that are open and
interoperable. Specifically, Sun executives will talk about the role
developer communities around the world will play in the cloud ecosystem.
Other highlights of this worldwide developer event include over 40 technical
sessions, live demonstrations, hands-on labs and trainings covering all
technologies related to daily development in Java technology, scripting,
RIAs, MySQL, OpenSolaris, Open Storage, NetBeans.
Gan Boon San, President, Asia South, Sun Microsystems added that Singapore
has all the right conditions for a thriving developer community, a strong
emphasis on quality education, a tech savvy society with high broadband
penetration and a highly conducive environment as supported by the local
"The developer community here has a lot of opportunities and potential to
innovate and shape tomorrow’s success stories in the technology industry.
Who knows? The next big thing in technology may very well come from Asia and
very possibly Singapore,” said Gan.
Now in its 11th year, the Tech Days conference has brought together more
than 150,000 developers across six continents. To register and learn more
about this event, visit