Oracle GroundbreakersAuthor: Oracle Corporation
14 Jun 2021

Oracle Groundbreakers

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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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    Views from the Mentors at the Hackmakers World Innovation Day April 2021

    Hackmakers: Part 4: Jim Grisanzio talks with Amanda Bennett, Tamara Orth, and Alistair Hofert, about their experiences being mentors at the Hackmakers World Innovation Day Hackathon in April 2021. The conversation ranged from what tools and platforms were used, what projects were worked, who the participants were, and the overall passion everyone brought to the event. Oracle and other organizations sponsored the event in collaboration with UNESCO and UNEP. The areas of focus for the projects included health, education, and work -- all based on the larger list of United Nations world development goals.

    Amanda Bennett, Innovation Specialist, Qrius Alliance
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-bennett-a3515b3/

    Alistair Hofert, Co-Founder, Synapse Squared
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/alistairhofert/

    Tamara Orth, President, QUT BANDS
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamaraorth/

    Jim Grisanzio, Sr. Community Manager, Oracle
    https://twitter.com/jimgris

    Hackmakers
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9FhYWj0R7LtXLlTE1gZ0Jw


  • Posted on 13 Jun 2021

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    Steve Nouri on Hackathons as Playgrounds for Techies

    Hackmakers: Part 3: Jim Grisanzio talks with Steve Nouri about his experiences participating at the Hackmakers World Innovation Day​ Hackathon in April 2021. Steve is head of Data Science at ACS and also the Chair of Hackmakers. Steve loves participating in technical communities and hackathons and he talks about the value for developers in getting involved in these events.

    Oracle and other organizations sponsored the event in collaboration with UNESCO and UNEP. The areas of focus for the projects included health, education, and work -- all based on the larger list of United Nations world development goals. 


  • Posted on 11 Jun 2021

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    ALWAYS FREE Oracle Cloud Free Tier — The Latest Services for Developers

    Jim Grisanzio talks with Rex Wang, VP for Developer Marketing, and Alok Sanghavi, Product Manager, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, about the latest news and new services offered in Oracle Cloud Free Tier.

    Go to http://oracle.com/free for more.


  • Posted on 07 Jun 2021

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    Jason Lowe on the Benefits of Participating in Hackathons at the Hackmakers World Innovation Day

    Hackmakers: Part 2: Jim Grisanzio talks with Jason Lowe about his experiences participating at the Hackmakers World Innovation Day​ Hackathon in April 2021. Jason spoke about the people, skills, and software technologies that Oracle contributed to the event and some of history and upcoming hackathons as well. Developers and non-developers alike came together to work on projects to help support the people in need around the world -- and in the process they learned valuable new skills they can use in their careers. The experience was a continuum of learning for everyone.

    Oracle and other organizations sponsored the event in collaboration with UNESCO and UNEP. The areas of focus for the projects included health, education, and work -- all based on the larger list of United Nations world development goals. 

    Jason Lowe, Master Cloud Specialist Engineer, Oracle, @jlowe000

    Jim Grisanzio, Sr. Community Manager, Oracle Developer Relations, @jimgris


  • Posted on 20 May 2021

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    Franco Ucci on Building Technology to Help People at World Innovation Day Hackathon

    Hackmakers: Part 1: Jim Grisanzio talks with Franco Ucci, Sr. Director for Oracle Cloud Platform Strategy for Australia and New Zealand. Franco outlines Oracle's involvement in the Hackmakers World Innovation Day Global Hackathon in April 2021, where thousands of developers came together to build solutions to help people. This is part one of a multipart series about this major developer event.

    Franco Ucci opens the series of discussions with an explanation of the event and the focus of the projects -- which was health, education, and economic growth. All of these areas have experienced serious challenges due to the ongoing pandemic that started in 2020. Franco also outlined some of the important activities that led up to the event, such as meetings with UNESCO and other United Nations officials about human rights, displaced refugees, and bioethics.

    Oracle and other organizations sponsored the event in collaboration with UNESCO and UNEP as developers worldwide participated in building solutions to solve human needs. The areas of focus for the projects included health, education, and work -- all based on the larger list of United Nations world development goals.

    Franco Ucci, Sr. Director for Oracle Cloud Platform Strategy, @FrancoUcci

    Jim Grisanzio, Sr. Community Manager, Oracle Developer Relations,@jimgris


  • Posted on 20 May 2021

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