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The Summer of Innovation

Erika Webb
Director UX

The Summer of Innovation is in full swing and we are cranking out events to go with it.  So far this summer, we ran two events in the UK and one in our corporate headquarters, and starting in a week, we'll be running 4 events in 3 weeks.

One of the biggest events we have coming up is another IoT event in the Bay Area at Oracle World Headquarters.  We are really excited for this one because of all great teampower that we have in that area of the country.  In our Santa Clara offices, we have a whole group working on IoT and many of them will be participating.  As we did before, we'll be providing Raspberry Pi kits with Grove Pi sensor kits to all the participants.

Did you know Oracle is a big supporter of the Raspberry Pi initiative?  Most of Oracle's education grants go to fund GLOBAL computer science education programs that embrace Java and that benefit students worldwide, like the Raspberry Pi Foundation, which makes a programmable, credit card sized computer as powerful as your laptap.  

We love them for a hackathon, since they are small, powerful and pretty inexpensive ways to let people get really creative.  And the Grove Pi kits give everyone attending a great set of sensors to use to bring their ideas to life.  The Grove Pi kit is an open modular toolset.  It is formed by functional modules TWIG and interface board STEM. Each TWIG has unified 4 pin interface and standardized jigsaw shape for easy combination.  Via STEMs, the TWIGs can interact with a variety of existing development platforms like the Raspberry Pi or Arduino.

To get ready for this event and another IoT event we'll be running in the fall in our offices in Utrecht, we have been recording a series of 2 minute Tech Tips with Bob Rhubart.  Bob covers who's doing what in the Oracle Technology Network architect community and is well worth following if you don't already.

We're also running two internal team events and another Ship It event in our Mexico Development Center Offices.  So watch for more on those in the next few weeks as well as lots more pictures of our labs in action. 

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