A New Hackathon Experience

This week I was attending a customer event. It was an interesting learning experience on different levels. It was a great opportunity to meet some people that I would not normally would be.

It was a hackathon put on by MLC Life Insurance (#MLCLifeHackathon) and we (as Oracle) were happy to support them as one of their partners. I’ve been to other hackathon events but they were organised differently. So I was curious to see what their objectives were. It would too easy to be cynical. With an open mind, I was happy to be part of their journey.

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It’s an Adaptive and Emotional World

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Last week I had the opportunity to pop into QUT Foundry and attend an event called Designing Products For Adaptability, Innovation & Sustainability. It was a great experience and there were lots to learn about it. The guest speakers included Prof. Tyson Browning from TCU visiting from Texas and Dr. Rafael Gomez from QUT. It was an opportunity that I embraced to meet new people and be part of a growing community.

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More Stories To Digital Impact Radio

Digital Impact Radio has been a growing podcast where we’ve been talking to different people in the industry about technology and the impacts upon themselves, their businesses and the industry at large. Currently, it’s been something that’s been driven through our own networks and Oracle people interviewing others that we meet.

Read More Here to read what changes we’re making to bring more stories to you.

It takes a village …

I’ve recently updated my twitter and medium descriptions.

It takes a village to grow. Community, friends and family are important to me.

I’ve written about it in a recent article hosted on medium titled It takes a village … I talk about what it means and what I’m trying to do. And it will take a village. If you are interested, contact me and let’s do this together.

It’s not always about the Tech …

I’m starting a series of blogs and collective content around “not just the tech”. This is where the inspiration has come from and a general observation:

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Oracle IoT – Working with Bosch Devices

How to use the Bosch XDK with the Oracle IoT cloud service.

Introduction

As I continue to work with various IoT vendors to see how they could be used with the Oracle IoT cloud service, I came across one of these nice little Bosch XDK kits.

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This is a demo kit to show off the many Bosch sensors available and give people an environment for prototyping.  Here are some of the built-in sensors:XDK Sensors

The device has built-in wifi and Bluetooth LE.

My goal was to get this to periodically send sensor data into the IoT cloud service and make it easy for others to do the same.

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Access Management and Micro-services – Part 4: Enabling Other Teams and Inter-Service Authentication

Previously in this series we have examined what is required on an Access Management side in order to support a micro-services architecture, providing services for authentication, user management, assurance, etc. In this post, we expand the scope, looking at how to enable new services to easily implement access and authorisation appropriately, as well as a discussion about how they can authenticate to each other. Ultimately the creation of a secure system involves security of all parts, not just the access management services which facilitate it, and so this post focuses upon working towards enabling that. Security is also built upon organisational culture, and while it is a little difficult to instil that through a blog post, taking steps to create a technical foundation which allows the Access Management teams to be open and collaborative instead of being the team that says ‘no’ is unlikely hinder such cultural development.

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