Oracle Code – Recap

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… Read More

Welcome NAO

On a quiet Thursday morning, I went to our Gadget Lab at Oracle HQ and turned on the light. Inside the comfy egg shell chair sat an NAO robot, waiting for me. Welcome NAO, our latest team member! NAO is a little adorable humanoid robot created by SoftBank Robotics. It can talk, walk, and dance;… Read More

Oracle Code Behind the Scenes

The Oracle Code (@oracledevs) event series is going to 20 cities around the world, showcasing many Oracle Cloud Service offerings. The event at each city will have keynote sessions from various speakers, demo stations showing many of Oracle’s Cloud services, a code lounge for developers to check out some “hardware” linked and controlled through Oracle backend, and other partner booths.… Read More

Pac-Man on a String

Oracle hosted the first-ever company co-sponsored Maker Faire event on November 17, 2016. When I heard of the event, I had something in my mind that I would encourage a group of middle-schoolers to make a game for the event. I have been teaching them occasionally on Arduino, NodeMCU and MQTT concept over some weekends,… Read More

IoT Workshop Guide – part 2

In last post, we have setup development environment for coding and uploading scratches to NodeMCU, an IoT device. This post, we will upload and run two examples to demonstrate how IoT device sending data into Cloud and receiving commands from Cloud. You can find the source code and MQTT library requirement on github. 4. Architecture Diagram It… Read More

IoT Workshop Guide – part 1

Attention:  if you reach this page at Kscope 2017 – IoT Workshop, please follow this link for the updated session content:  https://github.com/raymondxie/iotws/wiki AppsLab and OTN will jointly host IoT Workshop at Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne conference in 2016. We look forward to seeing you at the Workshop. Here is some details about the Workshop with… Read More

Maker Faire 2016

Another year, another amazing at the Maker Faire. I’ve attended my fair share of Maker Faires these years, so the pyrotechnic sculptures, 3D printing masterpieces, and handmade artisan marketplaces were of no particular surprise. But somehow, every time I come around to the San Mateo fairgrounds, the Faire can’t help but be so aggressively fresh, crazy,… Read More

More Kscope15 Impressions

Kscope15 (#kscope15) was hosted at Diplomat resort along beautiful Hollywood Beach, and the Scavenger Hunt from OAUX AppsLab infused a hint of fun and excitement between the packed, busy, and serious sessions. The Scavenger Hunt was quite a comprehensive system for people to win points in various ways, and keep track of events, points and a leaderboard. And… Read More

Asteroid Explorer Launched

On Monday, we launched Asteroid Explorer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Jeremy (@jrwashley), DJ, Kris Robison and I attended the launch event, which you can watch here. My part of the presentation begins at 36:36. This event was the culmination of NASA’s Asteroid Hackathon event back in October. Remember that? Here’s the event abstract: Abstract: In… Read More