Podcast #369: Software to Save the Earth

August 21, 2019 | 5 minute read
Bob Rhubart
Community Manager, Oracle Groundbreakers Team
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Can software save the world? In this program you’ll meet a group of people who believe the answer is a resounding yes.

But let me set the stage...

50 years ago the Cuyahoga River caught fire. That unfortunate event occurred near downtown Cleveland, just a few miles from where I’m sitting right now, and is probably why people in this area don’t need much convincing that human beings have an impact on the environment. But the word “impact” can also have positive implications.

In working toward a positive impact on the planet we call home, a group of software developers and IT professionals formed “For All a Beautiful Earth,” a non-profit organization also known by the acronym FABE (rhymes with "baby"). The developers at FABE have produced a mobile app that allows you to set goals and manage activities for reducing your personal impact on the environment.

Click play to learn more about FABE and its mission from four key members of the team.



This program is Groundbreakers Podcast number 369. It was recorded on Thursday, August 1, 2019.

The Panelists

Steven FeuersteinSteven Feuerstein
Team Lead, Oracle Developer Advocates, Oracle
United States


"Focus on what you can do tomorrow to make it a little bit better, and then let's multiply that. Hopefully that's where FABE will come into play."

Oracle ACE Vincent MorneauVincent Morneau
Front-End Lead, Insum
Montreal, Canada


"Our fundamental concept is to put FABE in the hands of millions of people. So it has to be mobile, it has to be native, and we chose APEX."

Michelle SkameneMichelle Skamene
Owner/Senior IT Consultant, Laureston Solutions
Quebec, Canada


"I'm an APEX developer. I've been working with APEX since 2006. But more importantly, I am, at my core, an animal lover."

Oracle ACE Neviana ZhgabaNeviana Zhgaba
Senior Technical Product Manager - Finance EPM, General Electric
Norwalk, Connecticut


"We chose to create an app because, first of all, we're tech people, that's what we do. We code. We develop."

Additional Resources

Bob Rhubart

Community Manager, Oracle Groundbreakers Team

Oracle Groundbreaker Team Community Manager Bob Rhubart is the host/engineer/producer of the Oracle Groundbreaker Podcast, producer of the 2 Minute Tech Tip video series, hosts Groundbreaker Live interviews with technology experts recorded at Oracle Code, Oracle OpenWorld, and other events, writes a regular column for Oracle Magazine, and manages the ACES in Action blog.

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