Oracle Groundbreakers PodcastAuthor: Oracle Corporation
18 Dec 2018

Oracle Groundbreakers Podcast

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Conversations with thought leaders and experts in modern software development from across the Oracle community and beyond.

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    Inspiring Innovation and Entrepreneurism in Young People

    Karla Readshaw is director of development for Iridescent, a non-profit organization focused on bringing quality STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) to young people -- particularly girls -- around the globe.

    "Our end goal is to ensure that every child, with a specific focus on underrepresented groups -- women and minorities -- has the opportunity to learn, and develop curiosity, creativity and perseverance, what real leaders are made of," Karla explains in her presentation.

    Iridescent, through its Technovation program, provides middle- and high-school girls with the resources to develop solutions to real problems in their local communities, "leveraging technology and engineering for social good," as Karla explains.

    Over a three-month period, the girls involved in the Technovation program identify a problem within their community, design and develop a mobile app to address the issue, and then build a business around that app, all under the guidance of an industry mentor.

    The results are impressive. In one example, a team of hearing-impaired girls in Brazil developed an app that teaches American Sign Language, and then developed a business around it. In another example, a group of high-school girls in Guadalajara, Mexico drew on personal experience to develop an app that strengthens the relationship between Alzheimers patients and their caregivers. And a group of San Francisco Bay area girls created a mobile app that will help those with autism to improve social skills and reduce anxiety.

    Want to learn more about the Technovation program, and about how you can get involved? Just listen to this podcast.

    This program was recorded during Karla's presentation at the Women In Technology Breakfast held on October 22, 2018 as part of Oracle Code One.


  • Posted on 05 Dec 2018

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    Hadoop, JRuby, Grails, and Python Creators Talk Tech Trends

    Recorded live on Tuesday October 23, 2018 at Oracle Code One in San Francisco, this very special program brings together a distinguished panel of experts to share their insight and expertise on the trends and technologies that have had the greatest impact on IT and software development over the past year, and will continue to shape the future. Listen!

    The Panelists

    Doug Cutting Doug Cutting
    Chief Architect, Cloudera
    Founder, Apache Lucene, Nutch, Hadoop and Avro open source projects
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    Charles Nutter Charles Nutter
    Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
    Co-Lead, JRuby
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    Graeme Rocher Graeme Rocher
    Grails Project Lead, OCI
    Project Lead, Grails Open Source Project
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    Guido van Rossum Guido van Rossum
    Principal Engineer, Dropbox
    Creator, Python Language
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    Siddartha Agarwal Siddartha Agarwal
    Group Vice President, Product Management and Strategy, Oracle Cloud Platform
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    Additional Resources

    Coming Soon

    • Karla Readshaw, director of development at Iridescent,  talks about the Technovation program  which "invites teams of girls from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology" in this podcast extra recorded during her presentation at the Women in Techology Breakfast at Oracle Code One 2018. 
    • Baruch Sadogursky, Leonid Igolnik, and Viktor Gamov discuss DevOps, streaming, liquid software, and observability in this podcast captured during Oracle Code One 2018.
    • GraphQL vs REST: a panel of experts weighs the pros and cons of each of these approaches in working with APIs. 

  • Posted on 21 Nov 2018

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    On Microservice Implementation and Design

    Microservices are a hot topic. But that's exactly the wrong reason to dive into designing and implementing microservices. Before you do that, check out what this panel of experts has to say about what makes microservices a wise choice.

    This program is Developer Podcast #358. It was recorded at 2:00pm Eastern Time on September 27, 2018. Listen!

    The Panelists

    Listed alphabetically

    sven_bernhardt.jpg Sven Bernhardt
    Oracle ACE
    Solution Architect, OPITZ Consulting
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    jellema_400x400.jpg Lucas Jellema
    Oracle Developer Champion
    Oracle ACE Director
    CTO, Consulting IT Architect, AMIS Services
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    chris_richardson_400.png Chris Richardson
    Java Champion
    Founder, Eventuate, Inc.
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    luis_weir_125.png Luis Weir
    Oracle Developer Champion
    Oracle ACE Director
    CTO, Oracle Practice, Capgemini
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  • Posted on 17 Oct 2018

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    DevOps to NoOps: State of Play

    What is the current state of play in DevOps? What forces are having the greatest impact on the evolution and adoption of DevOps? Is NoOps a valid prospect for the future? Those questions notwithstanding, one thing is certain: while everybody is talking about DevOps, getting from talk to action is proving to be a substantial hurdle for many organizations.

    "What I see so far is lack of knowledge," says podcast panelist Davide Fiorentino. "People don't know the tools. Most of the time they don't know what they are talking about." In some cases the problem can be a lot like trying to turn a battleship.

    As panelist Bert Jan Schrijver explains, "it's typically easier for smaller organizations to move to a definite way of working, and a bit harder for larger organizations," where the stakes can be high. "I typically try to find organization projects to work on where the IT department has no more than 50 to 60 people. Then there's a good opportunity to get the organization in the right mindset and to get everybody on deck."

    But in Bert's experience, smaller doesn't always mean easier. "It can be easier to convince 1500 people who have the same mindset than 50 people who are basically against all that you're saying."

    In that situation management support can be invaluable. "It's always been about having unconditional support in all levels of the organization, especially in management," Bert says. "Because when you're changing an organization you're always going to hit resistance. And if you're going to get resistance from somebody who's higher up in the tree than you, then you better have support from that person's manager."

    "The key to working as a DevOps team is not being blocked by people or departments outside your team that you don't have influence on," Bert adds. "A true DevOps team is a cross-functional team which is a team that can do anything necessary to go from idea to working software in production."

    "That's a very important point!" agrees Michael. "I really appreciate the ops guys having strong experiences and skills about non-functional parts of the solution, and running and scaling out infrastructure."

    Of course, there is a lot more to getting from DevOps talk to real transformation, and what you're reading here is only a fraction of the insight Davide, Bert, and Michael offer in this podcast. So strap on your headphones and dig in.

    The Panelists

    Davide Fiorentino
    Principal DevOps Engineer, Cambridge Broadband Networks Limited (CBNL)
    Consultant, Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations

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    Code One Session:

    • DevOps in Action [BOF5289]
      Monday, Oct 22, 7:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 2009

    Michael Hutterman
    Java Champion
    Oracle Developer Champion
    Independent DevOps Consultant

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    Code One Session:
    • Continuous Delivery/DevOps: Live Cooking Show [DEV4762]
      Monday, Oct 22, 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 2010
    Bert Jan Schrijver
    Java Champion
    Oracle Developer Champion
    CTO, OpenValue
    Software Craftsman, JPoint

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    Code One Sessions:
    • Better Software, Faster: Principles of Continuous Delivery and DevOps [DEV5118]
      Monday, Oct 22, 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 2010
    • Angular for Java Developers [DEV4345]
      Wednesday, Oct 24, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. | Moscone West - Room 2003
    • Microservices in Action at the Dutch National Police [DEV4344]
      Monday, Oct 22, 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 2007
    Javed Mohammed
    Podcast Co-Host
    Systems Community Manager, Oracle

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  • Posted on 19 Sep 2018

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    Developer Evolution: What's rockin’ roles in IT?

    The good news is that the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 24% growth in software developer jobs through 2026. That’s well above average.

    The outlook for database administrators certainly isn’t bleak, but with projected job growth of 11% to 2026, that’s less than half the growth projected for developers. Job growth for system administrators, at 6% through 2016, is considered average by the BLS. So while the news is positive all around, developers certainly have an advantage.

    But there is another story behind those numbers. Powerful forces are driving change in long-established IT roles. This podcast examines the trends and technologies behind this evolution, and looks at what roles may emerge in the future.

     

    The Panelists

    Rolando Carrasco

    Rolando Carrasco
    Oracle Developer Champion
    Oracle ACE
    Co-owner, Principal SOA Architect, S&P Solutions
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    Martin Giffy D'Souza

    Martin Giffy D'Souza
    Oracle ACE Director
    Director of Innovation, Insum Solutions
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    Mark Rittman

    Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director
    Chief Executive Officer, MJR Analytics
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    Phil Wilkins

    Phil Wilkins
    Oracle ACE
    Senior Consultant, Capgemini
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  • Posted on 15 Aug 2018

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