Oracle Groundbreakers Podcast
#382: Low Code Goes Pro

#382: Low Code Goes Pro

June 24, 2020

The term “low code” has been around since it was coined by a Forrester Research analyst in 2014. The concept was originally intended to allow so-called “citizen developers” -- those whose business acumen exceeds their coding skill -- to develop applications. But in the ensuing years low code platforms such as Oracle Application Express (APEX) and Oracle Visual Builder have found fans among experienced professional developers. In this program a panel or expert developers explores the use of low code platforms and why they have captured the attention of coding pros.

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#381: The Transformative Potential of AI and Machine Learning: An Interview with Dr. Daniel Hulme
#380: 25 Years of Java: Technology, Community, Family

#380: 25 Years of Java: Technology, Community, Family

May 20, 2020

May 23, 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of the Java programming language, as designed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems. Despite the emergence of a number of competing languages over the years, Java, under Oracle’s stewardship since 2010, remains one of the most widely used languages in software development. It runs on 3 billion devices worldwide, and is used by more than 12 million developers.

In recognition of this milestone in Java’s evolution, we sought the insight of people who regularly work with Java. We wanted their perspectives on the significance of this anniversary, and on the intersection of Java and their lives, professional and otherwise. As you'll hear, for these people, Java is so much more than a technology.

#379: Chatbots: Talking the Talk

#379: Chatbots: Talking the Talk

April 15, 2020

Already enjoying wide adoption, digital assistants are destined to become even more prevalent.  As the use of digital assistants expands, so do the opportunities for developers with the necessary skills. In this program you’ll meet three people among the vanguard of those developing digital assistants. Oracle ACE Director Mia Urman, Founder and CEO of AuraPlayer, was deeply involved in the development of KBot, the chatbot developed to respond to questions from attendees at the 2019 ODTUG KScope event in Seattle.  David Callaghan, Senior Developer at Hermes, a UK-based parcel delivery company, led the development team behind Holly, the AI entity that has revolutionized customer service at Hermes. Grant Ronald, Director of Product Management within Oracle's Digital Assistant development team, had an active role in Holly’s creation. 

Listen to learn about what goes into the design and development of a chatbot, the challenges encountered along the way, and how to celebrate a chatbot's birthday.

#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.