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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  |  5 Comments