On March 27, 2009 the Arch2Arch Podcast released its first program. Over nearly ten years, more than 360 programs, and several name changes, what is now known as the Oracle Groundbreakers Podcast enters 2019 as the most downloaded Oracle podcast, a status it has maintained since early 2015. The credit for that accomplishment is shared by an incredible roster of panelists who have taken the time to lend their voices and share their insight and expertise, and by a faithful and growing audience that keeps listening year after year.
The list below reflects the top ten most-downloaded Groundbreakers Podcast programs for the past year. Big thanks and congratulations to the panelists for putting these programs on top! (Note that several people appeared in multiple programs.)
Also note that IT careers, like IT itself, are constantly evolving. The titles and jobs listed for the panelists are those they held at the time the particular podcast was recorded.
|1||Chatbots: First Steps and Lessons Learned - Part 1
Chabot development comes with a unique set of requirements and considerations that may prove challenging to those making their first excursion into this new breed of services. This podcast features a panel of developers who have been there, done that, and are willing to talk about it.
|2||Blockchain: Beyond Bitcoin
Released December 20, 2017
Blockchain has emerged from under crypto-currency’s shadow to become a powerful trend in enterprise IT -- and something that should be on every developer's radar. This program assembles a panel of Blockchain experts to discuss the technology's impact, examine use cases, and offer suggestions for developers who want to learn more in order to take advantage of the opportunities blockchain represents.
|3||DevOps in the Real World: Culture, Tools, Adoption
Released February 21, 2018
Is the heat behind DevOps driving adoption? Are organizations on the adoption path making headway in the cultural and technological changes necessary for DevOps success? A panel of DevOps experts discusses these and other issues in this wide-ranging conversation.
|4||Jfokus Panel: Building a New World Out of Bits
Released January 17, 2018
In this freewheeling conversation a panel of JFokus 2018 speakers discusses the trends and technologies that have captured their interest, the work that consumes most of their time, and the issues that concern them as IT professionals.
|5||On Microservice Implementation and Design
Released October 17, 2018
Microservices are a hot topic. But that's exactly the wrong reason to dive into designing and implementing microservices. Before you do that, check out what this panel of experts has to say about what makes microservices a wise choice.
|6||Women in Technology: Motivation and Momentum
Released February 6, 2018
Community leaders share insight on what motivated them in their IT careers and how they lend their expertise and energy in driving momentum in the effort to draw more women into technology.
|7||What's Hot? Tech Trends That Made a Real Difference in 2017
Released November 15, 2017
Forget the hype! Which technologies made a genuine difference in the work of software developers in 2017? We gathered five highly respected developers in a tiny hotel room in San Francisco, tossed in a couple of microphones, and let the conversation happen.
|8||Developer Evolution: What's Rockin’ Roles in IT?
Released August 15, 2018
Powerful forces are driving change in long-established IT roles. This podcast examines the trends and technologies behind this evolution, and looks at roles that may emerge in the future.
|9||Chatbots: First Steps and Lessons Learned - Part 2
Released October 18, 2017
This podcast continues the discussion of chatbot development with an entirely new panel of developers who also had the opportunity to work with that same Oracle Intelligent Bots beta release.
|10||Beyond Chatbots: An AI Odyssey
Released April 18, 2018
This program looks beyond chatbots to explore artificial intelligence -- its current capabilities, staggering potential, and the challenges along the way.
Most Oracle Groundbreakers Podcast programs are the result of suggestions by community members. If there is a topic you'd like to have discussed on the program, post a comment here, or contact me (@ArchBeatDev / email). You can even serve as a panelist or a guest host/producer!