billboard in Hyderabad showing James Gosling as the featured speaker at Sun Tech Days 2010

The last Sun Tech Days, 2010

The final edition of Sun Tech Days was held in Hyderabad in March, 2010 – after that, all events were Oracle-branded. This was my last big trip for Sun, and of course I jumped at any opportunity to go to India. I was amused to catch the above billboard on my way in from the airport. I had not met James Gosling at that point. When he was pointed out to me in the hotel café, he looked grumpy and unapproachable (not his usual style), and he quit Oracle soon after that.

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