Over the past several weeks I’ve had the good fortune to conduct video interviews with various session presenters at the Oracle Code events in New York City, Washington DC, Toronto, and Atlanta, GA. Those interviews, as well as interviews conducted by my OTN colleagues at other Oracle Code events around the globe, are available on the Oracle Developer YouTube channel.
Among the interviews I conducted, two stood out for me because the topics covered, while rooted in the real world, looked forward into a world that borders on science fiction.
So this program will depart from the usual panel discussion format to bring you audio excerpts from those two interviews, in a format that allows you to consume the content while driving, walking, or doing other activities that require your eyes to be on the road rather than staring at a screen. Listen!
Up first is a bit of my March 21st conversation in NYC with Maurice Naftalin. Maurice is a developer, researcher, and trainer with forty years experience in computing. He is the author of Mastering Lambdas: Java Programming in a Multicore World (2014, Oracle Press), and co-author of Java Generics and Collections: Speed Up the Java Development Process (2006, O’Reilly). Maurice is a Java Champion, and a three-time JavaOne Rock Star award winner.
Maurice presented the session Open Sesame! Conversations With My Front Door at the Oracle Code event in New York City on March 21, 2017. In this segment of the podcast Maurice talks about the Raspberry Pi experiment that was the basis for his session, and shares his thoughts on the how the Internet of Things, chatbots, and other technologies are invading our homes.
Up next is Sean Phillips. Sean is a Principal Software Engineer with a.i. Solutions in Washington DC, where he specializes in Java and JavaFX development and rich-client programming using the NetBeans Platform. Sean currently serves as the lead software engineer for the NASA James Webb Space Telescope Flight Dynamics Ground System.
If you are reading this after 10:00am Eastern Daylight Time on June 22, 2017, Sean will have presented his keynote session, Deep Space Trajectory Design Software For Ocean World Orbiters and Human Space Flight, at the Oracle Code event in Atlanta, GA. However, I recorded my conversation with Sean at the Oracle Code event in Washington DC on March 27, 2017. In this segment of the podcast Sean talks about his work with JavaFX and the development of the Deep Space Trajectory Explorer (DSTE) software designed for NASA.