A Programming Note

November 5th, 2012 14 Comments

As of today, I’ve joined Jeremy Ashley’s Applications User Experience team. I’m sure many of you are familiar with Apps UX and the work they do, and I’m excited to join the likes of Erika (@erikanollwebb), MishaUltan (@ultan) and the many other very smart people that comprise that organization.

My role is pretty loosely-defined and will evolve over time, but some part of it will involve investigating new ways for users to interact with Fusion Applications through emerging technologies like Internet of Things. If you read here, you’ll know I tend to follow emerging technologies (ahem, shiny objects) pretty closely anyway, so I’m hoping to find ways to put my interests to work and solve real problems for applications users.

After a long hiatus, I’m looking forward to returning to my product roots to build some stuff.

In case you’re wondering, Noel (@noelportugal) will remain on the WebCenter evangelism team as a developer advocate. I’m hoping he’ll feel the urge to share some of his exploits here, although, given past history, I’m not holding my breath. I’ll be keeping tabs on his work with WebCenter and plan to share the exciting stuff he does. As I move forward with my new projects, I’ll need to pick his brains anyway.

This isn’t really a farewell to WebCenter. I’ll be taking everything I’ve learned in the last three years back with me and using it to benefit applications users. I’ve enjoyed my time with the WebCenter team and had a chance to work with a ton of great people.

I’m excited to return to applications, where I’ve spent the bulk of my time with Oracle. It’s a much different world than when we left three years ago, and I’m stoked to join Apps UX and build some cool stuff.

Find the comments if you’re so inclined.

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14 Responses to “A Programming Note”

  1. jpiwowar Says:

    Fantastic, congrats! Sounds like a fun move. Looking forward to seeing your new work.

  2. joel garry Says:


  3. erikanollwebb Says:

    Welcome to the hood! I meant to ping you all day. Looking forward to working with you on some fun projects!

  4. Paul Pedrazzi Says:

    Big congrats on the move back to apps!!

  5. rmanalan Says:


  6. Jake Says:

    Thanks, I think.

  7. Jake Says:

    Thanks dude.

  8. Jake Says:

    Thanks. Let’s build something cool.

  9. Jake Says:

    Didn’t expect that from you, sarcasm?

  10. Jake Says:

    Thanks dude, looking forward to building something fun.

  11. davidhaimes Says:

    Congrats on the move, already sent you a mail and Calendar invite – lets get some ideas moving forward.

  12. Jake Says:

    Thanks man. Haven’t seen a calendar invite yet, but looking forward to chatting and kicking around ideas.

  13. joel garry Says:

    No, genuine yaay. Sorry if I’ve given the impression that I don’t appreciate your work, any criticism I give actually means I think it is important. Of course, there is going to be slopover from all the crappy facebooks and linkedins and twitters of the world. Apologies for that.

  14. Jake Says:

    This is why the HTML5 spec needs a sarcasm tag 🙂 FWIW I didn’t think any of that, no need to apologize. I enjoy your periodic injections of sarcasm and reality. I love you man. BTW, hope you got your Twitters back from whomever jacked it 🙂

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