Oracle Groundbreakers Podcast
#378: Building a Diverse Team

#378: Building a Diverse Team

March 18, 2020

On March 8, 2020 people around the world celebrated International Women’s Day, the theme of which was expressed in the hashtag #EachforEqual. In keeping with that cause the podcast we bring you today features a panel discussion on building a diverse team. The panel includes three IT executives who remain very hands-on in software development, and are directly involved in helping their respective organizations achieve their diversity goals. 

The wide-ranging conversation covers strategies for those working to build diverse teams, as well as advice for job-seekers. The panel also reveals the extent to which diversity has dimensions beyond gender, ethnicity, culture, and religion. 

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#377: Oracle Autonomous Database: An Interview with Maria Colgan

#377: Oracle Autonomous Database: An Interview with Maria Colgan

March 4, 2020

In this Oracle Groundbreakers Podcast Extra guest host Alexa Weber Morales interviews Oracle Database master product manager Maria Colgan about new product features that allow developers, data scientists, and non-traditional database users to help themselves.

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#376: Getting Over the FUD and Learning to Love AI/ML

#376: Getting Over the FUD and Learning to Love AI/ML

February 19, 2020

Popular culture abounds with examples of artificial intelligence gone awry. From HAL 9000’s emotionless apology to a distressed astronaut, to the various incarnations of the Terminator, to the Matrix series’ disturbing vision of humans as batteries, it’s easy to see why people may be a bit leery of the idea of thinking machines.This program brings together a group of software developers to discuss why they are simultaneously excited by and concerned about AI. 

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#375: Tech Predictions - 10 for 2020

#375: Tech Predictions - 10 for 2020

February 5, 2020

Bob Quillin, Vice President of Oracle Cloud Developer Relations, joins guest host Javed Mohammed to explain his tech predictions for 2020, which cover the cloud, open source, Kubernetes, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and more.

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#374: Kubernetes and Beyond: An Interview with Kelsey Hightower

#374: Kubernetes and Beyond: An Interview with Kelsey Hightower

January 15, 2020

Kelsey Hightower is a developer advocate, an open source aficionado, and a widely recognized expert on Kubernetes. He is the creator of the open source tutorial Kubernetes The Hard Way, available on Github, and he is a co-author of Kubernetes: Up and Running: Dive Into the Future of Infrastructure, the second edition of which is now available from O’Reilly Media. In this program his conversation with Oracle's Karthik Gaekwad encompasses Kubernetes, Open Source, cloud computing, developer advocacy and a lot more. Listen!

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#373: Oracle JET: Past, Present, Future

#373: Oracle JET: Past, Present, Future

December 18, 2019

Oracle JET product team members John Brock and Geertjan Wielenga join Fishbowl Solutions senior principal cloud consultant John Sim and Ecovue Solutions technology director Pani Gummaraju to discuss Oracle JET -- what it is, how it's used in the real world, and what the future holds. Recorded live at Oracle Code One 2019 in San Francisco.

#372: Data is the New Oil - Artificial Intelligence and Oracle Digital Assistant

#372: Data is the New Oil - Artificial Intelligence and Oracle Digital Assistant

November 20, 2019

In this program Suhas Uliyar (Vice President of Mobile Strategy Product Management for Oracle) and Mark Johnson (Chief AI Scientist, Oracle Digital Assistant product team) discuss artificial intelligence, what’s new in the Oracle Digital Assistant platform, and why data is the new oil.

#371: 2019 Groundbreakers Latin America Tour Recap

#371: 2019 Groundbreakers Latin America Tour Recap

October 16, 2019

A group of organizers and presenters from the 12-country Oracle Groundbreakers Latin America Tour 2019 recap the the event over delicious Pakistani food while in San Francisco for Oracle OpenWorld.

#370: Complexity Revisited: Software and Safety

#370: Complexity Revisited: Software and Safety

September 18, 2019

In a 5-month period beginning in late 2018, two Boeing 737 Max aircraft crashed in similar circumstances, killing 343 people. Investigators determined that in each case the crash was caused by problems with flight control software unique to that aircraft model. All 737 Max aircraft were subsequently grounded, where they remain, and the story remains in the news. This podcast, a rebroadcast of a show published on March 21, 2018, looks at the increasing complexity in software, and at what can be done to reduce that complexity and increase safety.

#369: Software to Save the World

#369: Software to Save the World

August 21, 2019

Can software save the world? In this program you’ll meet a group of people who believe the answer is a resounding yes, key members of a group of software developers and IT professionals behind For All a Beautiful Earth, a non-profit organization also known by the acronym FABE. The developers at FABE have produced a mobile app that allows you to set goals and manage activities for reducing your personal impact on the environment. Click play to learn more about FABE and its mission from key members of the team.