Retrospective: Pi Day 2022

March 25, 2022 | 2 minute read
Erin Dawson
DevRel Communications Manager
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Whew! Pi Day is over and we are beat.

Throughout 3/14, Oracle’s DevRel team hosted a 24-hour marathon of technical content for developers all across the globe. Starting in Australia and following this sun to North America, experts in AI/ML, DevOps, and everything in between provided hands-on labs and demos for developers (even, in one case, a 15-year old developer!).

This event was designed to be a tour-de-force of engaging developer content, targeted to intermediate/advanced developers, with the additional goal of expressing Oracle’s adoration of all things open source.

Reflecting on the event, Bo English-Wiczling, Head of Developer Relations, said “Our goal of providing developers bleeding edge and non-obvious use cases for OCI and other languages and frameworks was exceeded! I think all developers who attended, from gamers to DevOps folks, got a lot out of the event.” Calling out how global the event was, Bo said, “One thing I’m particularly proud of is how global this thing was—from Latin America, EMEA, North America, and everywhere in between, we created a fun environment for developers to level up and create community.”

And with talks like, “Cloud Developer Kit (CDK) - An Open Source Project to Enable Java to perform CRUD on Cloud Resources” and “Deploy a Minecraft Game Server using Kubernetes and Agones,” we did just that!

By the way, a lot of what was demonstrated during the event can be done with a Free Tier account. If you haven't already done so, you can sign up for an Oracle Cloud Free Tier account today!

Ingancio Martinez, Data Scientist Advocate and Pi Day presenter, said, “We showed participants how to connect the F1 2021 game to our architecture hosted in Raspberry Pi with Oracle JET (front-end), message queues and web sockets. So I'd say it was a pretty good knowledge recap for technical content which is not very often seen together.”

On takeaways from his experience as a presenter, Ignacio said, “One takeaway I had was evangelizing the ability to architect a seemingly complex problem with open-source tools. I hope it brought everybody a way of thinking that they can reuse when they implement their own architectures.”

Keep your eyes peeled around this time next year for Pi Day 2023. Who knows—by then we may be able to meet in-person, which means...there may even be real, free pie?

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Erin Dawson

DevRel Communications Manager


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