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 for hands-on experience, and a relaxing and fun Code Lounge to be inspired! It is a large scale event series by Oracle OTN and Marketing, to bring Oracle Cloud offerings directly to developers around the world.
As a member of AppsLab, I am blessed to have such an opportunity of joining the effort to push forward to Cloud Services. I would like to thank the following people: Stephen Chin for selecting IoT Workshop and Pacman-on-a-String for the tour and getting us involved from early on; Martha Hess for working with us on the component and equipment sourcing, delivery, training, hosting – basically covering from end to the end, to ensure the successful events in all the cities; Rob Clark/Jai Suri for providing multiple IoTCS instances as events went on. And of course, thank Jeremy/Jake for allowing us to allocate considerable effort and time on this major effort, and the full support from AppsLab team members.
The IoT Workshop was huge success across the board – participants were engaged, with one-on-one type of interaction with instructors, and we consistently heard very positive feedbacks from many participants in almost all cities. The Pacman-on-a-String game is more relaxing fun area, where drew curious crowd and turned up some gamer’s competitive nature – some people would keep playing to make to the top of leaderboard!
Here is a collage of snapshots of AppsLab team helping out at the events – San Francisco (March 1), Austin (March 8), Prague (April 28), Tokyo (May 18) and Seoul (August 30).
It is by far the largest scope of event that I have ever involved, with countless hours of time putting into the preparation, build, host and setup training for every city, and several onsite support. I hope it will have great outcome in accelerating adoption of Oracle Cloud Services, and building lasting relationship with all the coders!
In particular, I hope those about 1000 developers who participated the IoT Workshop, will continue their paths in learning IoT device programing, and this workshop served as their starting points. For all people stopped by the Pacman-on-a-String game station, I hope you had fun and maybe intrigued to learn some hardware device coding too. For those who were really into game and competed for ranking on leaderboard, we have 658 games recorded, out of thousands of games played (as many people did not put in their names). Here are the top 10 players!
I noticed an article on Oracle Developer Community official WeChat channel, reporting from Code Lounge area. It is such a great writing that I have to include it here. It uses a funny reference to famous interstellar, dimension-reduction attack detailed in The Three-Body Problem book, that I haven’t thought of. Also I want to mention that while in Tokyo the local culture is quite different and unique, where SEGA games still rule the street, and yes, they were naturally good at the Pacman-on-a-String game, and amused with the IoT twist.
In case you’ve missed the Oracle Code events in those 20 cities (how could you if coming to your city?:), here is a good news – an extra episode of Oracle Code will be held during Oracle OpenWorld. In addition, some non-portable large builds will be on display, as well as Pepper and NAO robots, being your Oracle Administrative Assistants at OTN Lounge.
Also stop by for the final IoT Workshop, if you have not tried it earlier. Better yet, have a beer served by IoT Beer station, which is built with the exact same thing you will learn at the IoT Workshop!