Highlights from Oracle’s first-ever Girl Geek Dinner, with women engineers, cool technology, career networking and an inspiring panel of female Oracle executives.
What’s your dream? To get you back to what you want to do: Make things—and collaborate more effectively with ops engineers, rather than having to become a sysadmin yourself. Oracle has just recently open sourced two projects to help with that goal, by making Kubernetes more practical for multicloud, large-scale use cases. Here are seven big ideas behind Oracle’s latest contributions to container-native technology, and how they’ll help you get to your happy place.
In India, if a fan, a microwave, or a toaster burns out, fixing it is of prime importance.
“India is still a market where things don’t get thrown into the dustbin,” says Anant Bajaj, joint managing director for Bajaj Electricals Ltd, a lighting, engineering, electric utility, and appliance maker based in Mumbai. Efficiently helping customers, often in rural and remote areas, get a product fixed or installed for the first time is a task that’s perfect for machine learning-based automation.
A California CIO uses data to help citizens survive earthquakes, landslides, floods, and volcanos; a Dutch executive uses it to visualize solutions to rising sea levels; a Chinese CIO sells the cloud to his culturally risk-averse boss. Data, often hundreds of years old, is the untapped resource for many executives tasked with digitally transforming their organizations.
Many researchers believe conversational AI will soon be developers’ first priority, surpassing cloud-native and mobile-first projects in importance. Chatbots—built on a foundation of containerized microservices and connecting to back-end systems via API—are not only an easy way to break into conversational UIs, they’re an onramp to building and training artificial intelligence.
Six CNC routers are cutting and etching faces into fluorescent acrylic while German artist Mirja Wellmann watches nearby. A woman admiring Wellmann’s sculpture gushes, “It’s beautiful! It’s like if you have talent, there are no limits!” Nearby, four flavors of microbrewed beer are perfected with data from IoT sensors. Oracle OpenWorld 2017 attendees rate the brews on touch screens. Others assemble colorful furniture made from 3D-printed beams designed by Java expert Michael Hoffer. Adorable robots intrigue passers-by. Welcome to Oracle’s annual Developer Lounge.
As a culture of serverless and service-full development processes supplants the face-to-face interactions that DevOps celebrates, the difficulties haven’t disappeared—they’ve just migrated elsewhere.