Sun Curries Favor with International Student Developers

Sun Microsystems has expanded its "Campus Ambassador Program," an initiative whereby the software giant offers free training in Sun-based technologies to 170 universities in 30 countries.

The training, conducted by Sun "ambassadors," or "student evangelists," includes technologies and open source projects related to the firm's Solaris operating system, Java programming language and NetBeans, and Sun Studio development tools.

Kim Jones, veep of global education, government, and health sciences for Sun, said the firm is hedging its bets by extending its training globally. "The next great technology innovation can come from anywhere," Jones said. "It's as likely to be invented by a student in China or India as one in London or Silicon Valley."

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