Sun Microsystems to hold global conference in Hyderabad

February 4th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Hyderabad, Feb 4 (IANS) Given the growing international profile of the Indian software industry, Sun Microsystems is organising its global annual developer conference here Feb 18-20 for the third time in as many years.James Gosling, the father of Java programming language and Matt Thompson, senior director, cloud developer platform, will be the keynote speakers at the three-day event, designed to showcase how developers can leverage Sun technologies, services and products.

The conference, Sun Tech Days 2009, will focus on technologies around social computing, cloud computing, OpenSolaris and Java, said Naveen Asrani, senior manager of global developer relations and programmes at Sun Microsystems.

At a news conference here Wednesday, Asrani said the event would feature technical content, practical ‘how-to’ information, examples of real world solutions, tips on application performance tuning, and hands-on training.

The conference is aimed at fostering innovation, collaboration and integration among the developer community in order to drive innovation.

According to Asrani, the Indian developer community is fast moving up the value chain and becoming a key influence in the adoption of new technologies. “This is reflected in the fact that India boasts of 780,000 developers, which is the largest developer base for Sun Microsystems in the world,” he said.

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