With over 190 attendees, the ITI's JETS (JavaTM Education and Technology Services) unit was launched, at the Cairo Marriott Hotel on Tuesday the 22nd of May, 2007. The launching seminar started by a welcome speech by Dr. Mohamed Salem – ITI Chairman, followed by an introductory speech by Mr. Amr ElShafey – JETS Director.
For this special event, the ITI invited Mr. Sang Shin - Consultant, Technology Architect and Evangelist at Sun Microsystems, USA, who presented a session about the Open Source Community, and Sun Microsystems' contributions towards this area, followed by a hands-on workshop that featured an overview on several new JavaTM Technologies (JSF, AJAX, EJB3.0, Web Services, and BPEL).
The attendees represented the JavaTM Developers community in Egypt, and some Middle East countries, who work in leading multinational companies and organizations using the different JavaTM tools and Applications.
The JETS stands out as a center of excellence dedicated to JavaTM and its related technologies. JETS' mission is to provide professional services that contribute to the development of ICT industry using tools and applications of the JavaTM technology. JETS aims to provide comprehensive training programs in different application areas that integrate business knowledge with JavaTM technologies.