I’m currently in Washington D.C. at
Oracle HCM World. It’s been a busy conference; on Wednesday, Thao and Ben ran a brainstorming session on wearables as part of the HCM product strategy council’s day of activities.
Then yesterday, the dynamic duo ran a focus group around emerging technologies and their impact on HCM, specifically wearables and Internet of Things (IoT). I haven’t got a full download of the session yet, but I hear the discussion was
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Here come some rapid fire tidbits about upcoming and recently past
Oracle Applications User Experience (@ usableapps) events.
Events of the Near Past
Laurie Pattison’s (@
lsptahoe) team (@ InnovateOracle) has been organizing events focused around stimulating and fostering innovation for quite some time now.
I’ve always been a big fan of group-think-and-work exercises, e.g.
design jams, hackathons, ShipIts, code sprints, etc.
Our team frequently participates in and supports
I don’t like wearing stuff on my wrist, but in my ongoing quest to learn more about the wearables our users wear, I have embarked on a journey.
For science! And for
better living through math, a.k.a. the quantified self.
And because I’ll be at
HCM World later this month talking about wearables, and because wearables are a thing, and we have a Storify to prove it, and we need to (more...)
A couple days ago, I was preparing to show some development work Luis (@
lsgaleana) did for Android Wear using the Samsung Gear Live.
One of the interesting problems we’ve encountered lately is projecting our device work onto larger screens to show to an audience. I know, bit of a first world problem, which is why I said “interesting.”
At OpenWorld last year, I used an
IPEVO camera to project two watches, the Gear Live and (more...)
Friend of the ‘Lab, Kathy (@
usableapps), has been using Storify for a while now to compile easy-to-consume, erm, stories about the exploits of Oracle Applications User Experience.
You might remember Storify from past stories such as the
In the U.K.: Special events and Apps 14 with UKOUG and Our OpenWorld 2014 Journey.
Anyway, Kathy has a new story,
The Internet of Things and the Oracle user experience, which just so (more...)
Maybe you remember
Busytown, Richard Scarry’s famous town, from your childhood or from reading it to your kids.
Tony Ruth has created the Silicon Valley equivalent, BusinessTown, (h/t The Verge) populated by the archetypes we all know and sometimes love. What do the inhabitants of BusinessTown do? “What Value-Creating Winners Do All Day,” natch.
Who’s up for a
SiliconValley marathon? Possibly Related Posts:
Our team has been busy since the New Year, competing in the
AT&T Developer Summit hackathon, which is Noel’s (@ noelportugal) Everest, i.e. he tries to climb it every year, see 2013 and 2014.
If you follow our Twitter (@
theappslab) or Facebook page, you might have seen the teaser. If not, here it is:
Image courtesy of AT&T Developer Program’s Facebook page
Look for details later this week.
noelportugal) spent a lot of time during his holidays geeking out with his latest toy, Amazon Echo. Check out his initial review and his lights hack.
For a guy whose name means Christmas, seems it was a logical leap to
use Alexa to control his Christmas tree lights too.
Let’s take a minute to shame Noel for
taking portrait video. Good, moving on, oddly, I found out about this from a Wired UK article (more...)
If you read here regularly, you’ll know
I’m a huge fan of the Google Chromecast.
It’s helped me cut the cable, I gave it as a Christmas gift two years in a row (to different people), I have several in my home, and I carry one in my laptop bag to stream content on the road.
And if you’ve seen any of us on the road, you may have seen some cool stuff we’ve built for
noelportugal) is one of a handful of early adopters to get his hands on the Amazon Echo, Amazon’s in-home personal assistant, and being the curious, hacker that he is, of course he used an unpublished API to bend Alexa, that’s the Echo’s personality, to his will.
Video, because it happened:
Noel’s hack got picked up by Hackaday (@ hackaday), kudos. You can grab his code on GitHub.