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Wednesday Jul 11, 2012
By oracletechnet on Jul 11, 2012
It's July - which means we are now in the early stages of creating a new OTN Lounge @ OracleOpenWorld experience for you.
This year, that new experience will include a hack-a-thon of some kind - and to help design it, we've partnered with Oracle WebCenter evangelist Jake Kuramoto, of @theappslab fame. Here's Jake:
It’s not to early to start thinking about Oracle OpenWorld 2012 (@oracleopenworld), which will be September 30 through October 4. Actually, if you want to get the Early Bird pricing, you’d better act fast, since it ends this Friday. If you want more, Kellsey has a great rundown of the event and the WebCenter activities.
I’ll be attending this year, after missing last year, and I’m in the planning stages of a developer challenge. Without giving too much away, it’s looking like a hybrid hackathon. Given that this challenge will run during a conference, I need to bend the concept a bit to fit attendee’s schedules. Very few will want to spend 24 or even 12 hours in a room hacking during Oracle OpenWorld.
So, it’s a work in progress.
Anyway, I’m interested to hear your thoughts. Generally, what makes a hackathon (codefest, hack day, etc.) fun and engaging? What would motivate you to join one during a larger conference, e.g. prizes, exposure to a specific product, camaraderie, whatever? What do you think about running smaller, daily challenges vs. a longer, conference-running challenge?
And finally, what do you expect to gain from any hackathon event in which you participate?
Leave comments for Jake here, or at the source.
Monday Jul 02, 2012
By CassandraClark-OTN on Jul 02, 2012
- Manning is offering 41% off The Well Grounded Java Developer.
- Oracle Press has added a discount on the eBook for Effective MySQL: Backup and Recovery.
- Packt Publishing is offering 25% off the print books and 35% off the eBooks listed below:
- Java EE 6 Cookbook for Securing, Tuning, and Extending Enterprise Applications
- Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: First Look
Lets not forget the other GREAT offers still going on as well -
Packt Publishing Offers - 25% off -
- Oracle SOA Infrastructure Implementation Certification Handbook (1Z0-451
- Oracle BPM Suite 11g Developer's cookbook
Pearson Offers - 35% off Java Applications Architecture
Apress Offers - 40% off Beginning Database Design ENDS July 6th!
Murach Offers - 30% off Oracle SQL and PL/SQL
Safari Books Online - 10-day free trial + 20% off unlimited access to Safari Books Online for 6 months
Oracle Store Discounts - Save 10% on Your Next Purchase from the Oracle Store!
To learn more and get the discount codes/links please go to the OTN Member Discount page.
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