Meet the Sun You Don't Know
Location: Saal Maritim ABC
You think Sun is the Java company. Enterprise Edition. Steak and strippers. But Java’s only part of the story, and the story is changing every day. In ten minutes, you’ll get a whirlwind tour of a different Sun, one that gives hardware breaks to startups, open sources cornerstone software like Solaris, OpenJDK, ZFS and DTrace, and actively funds Ruby projects on and off the JVM. You may not know this Sun yet. But you guys really need to meet.
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Nick Sieger is a staff engineer at Sun Microsystems where he has been working on a team building Project Kenai (http://kenai.com/), a large JRuby on Rails application. He is a member of the JRuby core team, leading the effort to improve Rails deployment on the Java Virtual Machine. He created and co-maintains the JDBC adapter for ActiveRecord that JRuby on Rails uses for database connectivity, as well as the Warbler tool and JRuby-Rack library for dealing with Java application server deployment. He maintains a blog on Ruby and JRuby-related topics at http://blog.nicksieger.com/.