ODTUG Kscope16

Just like last year, a few members (@jkuramot, @noelportugal, @YuhuaXie, Tony and myself) of @theappslab attended Kscope16 to run a Scavenger Hunt, speak and enjoy one of the premier events for Oracle developers. It was held in Chicago this time around, and here are my impressions. Since our Scavenger Hunt was quite a success the previous year, we were asked to run it again to spice up… Read More

An IoT Hackathon in Utrecht

I recently attended a hackaton in Utrecht organized by Laurie Pattison (@lsptahoe) and her team as part of their “Summer of Innovation” series. The theme was Internet of Things (IoT) and this marked the first time that they organized a hackathon specifically for an outside partner, eProseed. All the previous hackathons were internal Oracle events.  Initially… Read More

Kscope15 Impressions

As per Jake’s post, we got to spend a few days in Florida to support the Scavenger Hunt that we created for the Kscope15 conference.  Since it ran pretty smoothly, we were able to attend a few sessions and mingle with the attendees and speakers, here are my impressions of the event. This was my… Read More

Maker Faire 2015

This weekend the 10th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area took place in my backyard and rather than fighting traffic for 2 days with the +130,000 attendees I decided, as I have for the last 9 years, to join them. Unlike last year, Oracle had no presence at the Maker Faire itself, so I had plenty… Read More

Tampering with Siri

Editor’s note: Here’s another post from Mark Vilrokx (@mvilrokx) derived from his work on the Voice project. Let’s follow Mark as he tampers with Siri and find the comments here or on his original post. A few months ago, just after Siri was released on the world I got the uncontrollable urge to see what Siri could do for me.… Read More