NetBeans/OpenSolaris Reception at SIGCSE in Houston

On Friday evening, 3rd March the NetBeans and OpenSolaris teams will host a reception for SIGCSE attendees. Stop by the NetBeans/OpenSolaris booth on Thursday or Friday to pick up a free invitation. There will be a buffet with food and beverages to enjoy. The NetBeans and OpenSolaris teams will be doing presentations and demos, and there will even be some door prizes!


5:45-6:15 Door open and buffet served
6:15-7:00 NetBeans overview and demos by Gregg Sporar. This opening presentation describes what NetBeans is and what makes it unique. Demos will be done of some of the newest and most interesting features.
7:00-7:10 Break
7:10-7:25 Daniel Liang will do a preview of his presentation, "Teaching Java Effectively Using NetBeans." Dr. Liang will provide a brief overview of his full presentation, which will demonstrate how simple it is to use NetBeans and how effective NetBeans is for teaching Java.
7:25-7:45 From BlueJ To NetBeans: Supporting the Migration, by Michael Kölling and Ian Utting. A demo will be done of a new version of NetBeans, developed by the NetBeans and BlueJ teams, that adds support for migration for BlueJ users. The interface has been redesigned to make BlueJ users feel at home, with the ability to unleash the full power of NetBeans in well-prepared steps.
7:45-8:00 Break
8:00-8:20 Sun-Sponsored OpenSolaris Security Research at Dartmouth College by Sean Smith
8:20-8:50 Observing OpenSolaris by Eric Lowe
8:50-9:00 Break
9:00-9:30 BrandZ Internals by Russ Blaine
9:30 door prizes

(Subject to change)

Speaker Bios

Russell Blaine has worked at Sun in the Solaris Kernel Development group for five years. His areas of expertise include CPU performance counters, Solaris on x86 and AMD64, system call interfaces, and interrupt management. He came to Sun in 2000 after graduating with a BSE in Computer Science from Princeton University.

Dr. Michael Kölling is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Kent. He has published several papers on programming education and software tools topics and is also a co-author of the book "Objects First with Java, A Practical Introduction using BlueJ." Michael is one of the lead developers of the BlueJ environment.

Dr. Daniel Liang was trained in theoretical computer science. He was active in graph algorithms from 1990 to 1995 and published more than ten papers in established journals such as SIAM Journal on Computing, Discrete Applied Mathematics, Acta Informatics, and Information Processing Letters. Since 1996, he has devoted his time to writing texts and has published more than sixteen texts with Prentice Hall. He is a Yamacraw Professor of Software Engineering at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

Gregg Sporar has been a software developer for over twenty years, working on projects ranging from control software for a burglar alarm to 3D graphical user interfaces. He has been using Java since 1998 and his interests include user interfaces, development tools, and performance profiling. He works for Sun Microsystems as a Technical Evangelist on the NetBeans project.

Ian Utting is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Kent. He is a member of the ACM Java Task Force, and of the BlueJ development team where he leads the effort on Extensions.