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Twilio Signal Conference – $Bash night

Twilio Signal Conference ended with an after-party called the $Bash night.  Twilio set up booths with geeky games like programming, program debugging, computer building etc..  They also had a foosball table for 16 people.  I think it is one of the nicest parties for geeks I attended so far.  It was a fun night with […]

June 14th, 2016  |  Published in categories: general

Twilio Signal Conference – Sessions

Lets dive to the Twilio sessions. The sessions are generally divided in the following 4 tracks: Learn See the latest progress in software and cloud communications, talk shop with Twilio engineers who developed them, and get in to the details on how to use the software. Inspire Hear from industry experts shaping the future of […]

June 14th, 2016  |  Published in categories: general

Twilio Signal Conference – All about Twilio

This year I attended the Twilio Signal Conference.  Same as its first year, it was held in Pier 27, San Francisco.  It was a 2-day action-packed conference with a keynote session in the morning and sessions after till 6 pm. The developer experience provided by the conference is superb comparing to a lot of other developer […]

June 14th, 2016  |  Published in categories: general

Another Take on Twilio Signal 2015

Editor’s note: Mark (@mvilrokx) and Raymond are at it again. Earlier in the week, they each provided a take on last weekend’s Bay Are Maker Faire, and this week, they both attended Twilio’s (@twilio) first developer conference, Signal. Mark’s take is here; now, it’s Raymond’s turn. Enjoy. Twilio is no stranger to us at AppsLab. […]

May 22nd, 2015  |  Published in categories: general  |  1 Comment

Twilio Signal Conference 2015

Editor’s note: If you read here, you know we heart Twilio, especially Noel (@noelportugal). Remember the Rock ’em Sock ’em robot build? This week, Twilio (@twilio) held its first Signal conference and Raymond and I were there to see what’s new in the world of web enabled communications and the likes. For those of you not […]

May 22nd, 2015  |  Published in categories: general

Reducing User Friction

A few nights ago a Domino’s Pizza commercial got my attention. It is called “Sarah Loves Emoji.” At the end, the fictional character Sarah finishes by simply saying “only Domino’s gets me.” The idea of texting an emoji, tweeting, using a Smart TV, or a smartwatch to automagically order pizza fascinates me. What Domino’s is attempting to […]

September 2nd, 2015  |  Published in categories: general  |  3 Comments

Game Mechanics of a Scavenger Hunt

This year we organized a scavenger hunt for Kscope15 in collaboration with the ODTUG board and YCC. As we found out, scavenger hunts are a great way to get people to see your content, create buzz and have fun along the way.  We also used the scavenger hunt as a platform to try some of the […]

August 7th, 2015  |  Published in categories: general  |  1 Comment

Mash up Oracle Cloud Application Web Services with Web APIs and HTML5 APIs

No more an “honorary” but now a full-blown member of the AppsLab team, I gave a presentation at the Chicago & Dubai Oracle Usability Advisory Board in November on REST and Web APIs and how they can facilitate the transition from on-premise software to cloud-based solutions (the content of which can be fodder for a future post). As we all […]

January 22nd, 2015  |  Published in categories: general

Amazon Echo, The Future or Fad?

Update: I now “hacked” the API to control Hue Lights and initiate a phone call with Twilio.  Check here Last November Amazon announced a new kind of device. Part speaker, part personal assistant and it called it Amazon Echo. If you saw the announcement you might have also see their quirky infomercial. The parodies came […]

December 18th, 2014  |  Published in categories: general  |  4 Comments

Asteroid Hackathon

A couple weeks ago Jeremy Ashley (@jrwashley), Bill Kraus, Raymond Xie and I participated in the Asteroid Hackathon hosted by @EchoUser. The main focus was “to engage astronomers, other space nerds, and the general public, with information, not just data.” As you might already know, we here at the AppsLab, are big fans of Hackathons as […]

November 17th, 2014  |  Published in categories: general

Taleo Interview Evaluations, Part 2

So, if you read Part 1, you’re all up to speed. If not, no worries. You might be a bit lost, but if you care, you can bounce over and come back for the thrilling conclusion. I first showed the Taleo Interview Evaluation Glass app and Android app at a Taleo and HCM Cloud customer expo […]

July 3rd, 2014  |  Published in categories: general  |  7 Comments

2014 AT&T Developer Summit Hackathon

Hackathons are a great way to stay up to date on the latest technologies as well as for keep your coding chops fresh. At the beginning of this month Anthony Lai, Raymond Xie, Mark Vilrokx (honorary AppsLab member) and I participated in the AT&T Developer Summit Hackathon. The event was held at Palms Casino and Resort in Las Vegas. The Internet of […]

January 24th, 2014  |  Published in categories: general  |  4 Comments

What We Need Is More Robots

If you’ve seen intermittent connectivity issues this week, apologies, should be resolved now. I think we can all agree that robots are fascinating. So, when Misha (@mishavaughan) mentioned a robot project, I was immediately interested. Ludovic Vignals has an Aldebaran Robotics NAO humanoid robot. I know nothing about robotics, but NAO sounds pretty cool. Ludovic decided […]

May 24th, 2013  |  Published in categories: general  |  2 Comments

Oracle Social Network Business Cards

Since the Oracle Social Network Developer Challenge I have been pretty pumped about the integration possibilities. After every conference I found myself with a bunch of business cards and no time to formally collect data. Recently I found CardMunch from Linkedin, an app that allows you to snap a picture of the business card and […]

October 15th, 2012  |  Published in categories: general  |  6 Comments

Oracle Social Network and the Flying Monkey Smart Target

I teased this before OpenWorld, and for those of you who didn’t make it to the show or didn’t come by the Office Hours to take the Oracle Social Network Technical Tour Noel (@noelportugal) ran, I give you the Flying Monkey Smart Target. In brief, Noel built a target, about two feet tall, which when […]

October 8th, 2012  |  Published in categories: general

Oracle Social Network Developer Challenge at OpenWorld 2012

Noel (@noelportugal) and I have been working on something new for OpenWorld (@oracleopenworld) for quite some time, and today, I got the final approvals to go ahead with the Oracle Social Network Developer Challenge. The skinny. The Challenge is a modified hackathon, designed to run during OpenWorld and JavaOne (@javaoneconf), and attendees of both conferences are welcome to join and […]

September 25th, 2012  |  Published in categories: general  |  16 Comments

Great Minds Build Robots Controlled by Phone or Something

So, this is a happy coincidence. Remember how Noel (@noelportugal) built Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots controlled by phone, specifically using Twilio (@twilio)? Well, apparently, great minds hack alike or something. Jonathan Gottfried (@jonmarkgo) a developer evangelist at Twilio, built a robot controlled by Twilio too, the TwilioBot (h/t TechCrunch). I love this stuff.

July 17th, 2012  |  Published in categories: general  |  4 Comments

WebCenter Rock’em Sock’em Robots

This year for our Kscope (ODTUG) session Jake and I decided to make things a bit more exciting and show a fun way to use OSN REST API. The attendees played Rock’em Sock’em Robots using their phones. At the end of our session the attendees were given a phone number to text or call to […]

July 16th, 2012  |  Published in categories: general, technical  |  1 Comment

Robots Controlled by Text

After a bunch of travel and short hiatus, I’m back in the saddle. In case you were wondering, I had three conferences in a two-week span, GSummit, Kscope 12 and jQuery Conference. Since I got back, I’ve been taking it easy and manning the grill, as is the custom for Summers in America. Anyway, before […]

July 9th, 2012  |  Published in categories: general  |  4 Comments

Socially Aware Christmas Lights

Hello. My name is Noel Portugal (@noelportugal) and this is my first official post on the theappslab. I’m an avid fan of all things connected to the Internet (aka the internet of things) and love hacking and tinkering away in my free time. This year I decided to join other folks in a social Christmas […]

January 4th, 2012  |  Published in categories: general  |  6 Comments