OpenWorld 2008 Registration Opens

W00t! Registration for Oracle OpenWorld 2008 is officially open. The massive conference is back in its Fall timeslot, September 21-25, 2008 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. This year’s shindig will include large doses of Mix, as previously teased. We’re planning to deploy some new features built by our friends at ENTP later this… Read More

Web 2.0 Expo Review

The whole ‘Lab gathered in San Francisco last week to attend the Web 2.0 Expo, which explains why the content here has been stale for a week. After a Monday huddle with Rich to plan the upgrade of Connect, our internal version social network and idea site to the Mix code line, we headed to… Read More

What’s Next?

Lately, our plans have started coming into focus. If you read here, you probably know we built Mix with ThoughtWorks back in November. Since January, Marketing has been making plans to use Mix a lot more heavily, starting with this year’s Openworld. Yesterday, I told you about the project and the new direct messaging feature… Read More

Mix Messaging

Some of you have already noticed that we released a brand new feature to Mix on Monday, direct messaging. To use direct messaging, either click the inbox icon in the top right navigation, or click the link in the inbox widget on the front page. You can only message people in your network of contacts,… Read More

Collaborate Days 1 and 2

So, I blogged Sunday’s events up to the ACE Dinner, organized by Vikki Lira and held at Panzano in downtown Denver. Paul and I were graciously invited to mix and mingle with the ACEs and ACE Directors. Dan, Matt, Ameed and Floyd were all there. Plus, I got to meet Bex, Linda, Steven, John, George,… Read More

Rocky Mountain, Hi

Tomorrow, I’m headed to Denver for Collaborate 08. My schedule is pretty sparse, so if you want to hang out, tweet at me during the conference. Or if you prefer email, that works too. I started to collect all the blogs about all the sessions people are holding, attending, recommending at Collaborate, but I soon… Read More

AppsLab: Year One

A year ago was my first day at AppsLab. Paul and I huddled (virtually) to talk about plans for the team. It was exciting stuff. We had a unique opportunity to operate like a startup within the bowels of a huge corporation. We had simple plans that I used a mnemonic device to remember, the… Read More

April Fools’ on Mix?

The Mix traffic stats from today show more than double the pageviews (8,200) and visits (1,000) we normally get. These numbers are as of an hour ago, so they will continue to climb slightly as the day comes to a close. They are the highest that I can recall since we launched at OpenWorld in… Read More

More Fun with Numbers

Rich and Anthony deployed a few key fixes last week, nothing too bloggable. They were focused on securing private group activity and caching, which was causing some weird behavior. So, rather than blog those, my periodic Mix post this week is more metrics. As a follow up to my first Fun with Numbers post, I… Read More

Polishing Mix Groups

Rich and Anthony deployed a boat load of fixes and enhancements to Mix on Friday night. I might have mentioned before the Mix is going to be used more by internal teams, so we addressed groups with this deployment for the most part. Some of these are bug fixes that have been needed for a… Read More

Find AppsLab at Collaborate 08

The IOUC, OAUG and Quest Oracle Applications user groups will be co-hosting their annual conference, Collaborate, April 13-17 in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. Thanks to Floyd for creating an Upcoming event for Collaborate.Half of the ‘Lab, Paul and I, will be in Denver for the beginning of the conference. Paul is hosting a… Read More

Mix Gets a Plug at Google

Ola Bini of ThoughtWorks, who worked with Rich on the initial development of Mix last Fall, gave a tech talk at Google last week on “JRuby: The power of Java and Ruby“. He mentions Mix at about minute 61 and talks briefly about the project, built on the “red stack”, i.e. JRuby running on Oracle… Read More