Epilogue

The AppsLab experiment ended this week as nearly all of us were let go. Noel and I decided to keep this blog running, both as a historical resume of sorts and as a way for all of us who worked in ‘Lab over the years to share our ongoing adventures and talk about technology. We… Read More

Exploring AR

Since back in 2014 when we got the Not-For-Sale developer model of Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition which only works with Samsung Note 4, we started to set our eyes on the development of immersive digital media experience of virtual reality. Along the way, we have researched on enterprise VR use cases, device platform, and… Read More

Research on Emerging Tech Like AI, IoT Aims to Make Your Work More Efficient

Cross-posting this bit I wrote for the official Oracle Application User Experience blog, enjoy. Recently, at Oracle CloudWorld in New York, Oracle President Thomas Kurian talked about how emerging technologies can change the way you do your job for the better. Investigating this impact is the primary focus of the AppsLab, the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) Emerging… Read More

Shoe Treads

In December our team was allowed two weeks to pursue a “passion project”. It didn’t have be work-related, just something you truly wanted to work on. I chose to design tread patterns on the soles of shoes. I had never given a thought about shoe treads until, a week earlier, a woman on the NodeBox… Read More

Choropleths

In this post I will simultaneously have Fun With Data and Fun With Maps. I will use public APIs to turn my Isle of Alameda into a “choropleth“, a map which displays areas that are colored or patterned in relation to data. To do this I will need to find boundaries within Alameda that I… Read More

Oracle Code – Recap

March 1, San Francisco, USA – August 30, Seoul, South Korea 183 days (exactly 6 months), 20 cities around the world thousands of speakers, OTN staff and local consultants hundreds of thousands of participants and coders That’s the Oracle Code 2017 tour, presenting current and upcoming technologies in packed sessions, providing Oracle cloud services lab… Read More

Welcome NAO

On a quiet Thursday morning, I went to our Gadget Lab at Oracle HQ and turned on the light. Inside the comfy egg shell chair sat an NAO robot, waiting for me. Welcome NAO, our latest team member! NAO is a little adorable humanoid robot created by SoftBank Robotics. It can talk, walk, and dance;… Read More

Fun With Maps

Maps are one of the oldest and most powerful forms of visualization. Lately I’ve been learning how to make my own maps using open source data and public APIs. I started by simply plotting locations on a world map. World maps in svg format are readily available on the web. Wikimedia Commons, for example, has… Read More

It’s Been 10 Years

Ten years ago, Paul posted a brief introduction to our team and our mission. He, Rich and I embarked on this journey in March 2007, soon to be joined by Anthony, and none of expected to be around as a team for more than 18 months max. But, here we are a decade later, having moved… Read More

Maker Faire 2017

Introduction Another Maker Faire has come and gone, the 12th one already.  Unlike last year, Oracle had a booth again at the Maker Faire, staffed by my colleagues and myself throughout the weekend, where we showed of some fun demos.  Here are some impressions, both from reactions in our booth and from the grounds. The… Read More