The Groundbreakers Hub

Groundbreakers Hub

New Location: Moscone South Hall

Find us in Moscone South this year—with more to do, more people to meet up with, and more memories to take away. Don’t miss our Autonomous Database Arcade, Raspberry Pi supercomputer, personalized manufacturing demos, and escape rooms. Also, back by popular demand, Meet the Experts, blockchain beer, and of course t-shirts.

Head to the Hub at 10:30 am on Wednesday, September 18 for our Diversity Power Hour. We will have special giveaways, panel discussions at the Groundbreakers Live stage, and sweet treats. Join us as we celebrate all of the communities that shape our tech landscape.

Hours of Operation

Monday, Sep. 16: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sep. 17: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sep. 18: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Groundbreakers Hub, Moscone South, Level One

Groundbreakers Live

Head to the Groundbreakers Live stage where you can interview some of your favorite community members about everything from Java expertise to the latest tech news or to how to build a more inclusive development team. 

Video Hangout

Stop by the Video Hangout and let us live stream your 60-second story. Sit in front of a cool green-screen background and share a story about why you came to Oracle Code One, how you solved a tough problem, or the best advice you got in your career.

IoT Augmented Reality Manufacturing

We’re combining the powers of the Internet of Things and augmented reality to demonstrate next-gen manufacturing in a memorable way. Stop by and tell us what you want printed on your own custom luggage tag. Then watch the customization process in action and take your one-of-a-kind tag home with you.

Code Card

Have some fun programming and get a customizable code card. Come to the Groundbreakers Hub, pick up this unique IoT card, and see how to start to program using Fn project serverless technologies. Cards have a Wi-Fi embedded chip, elink screen, and a rechargeable battery.

Blockchain Beer

Drink beer from a cloud. Try different beers and learn how blockchain technology enabled a local microbrewery to accurately estimate the correct combination of raw materials to create the different types of beer we have this year. 

Meet the Experts

Stop by to get up close and personal with some of the experts at Code One. We will feature the heavy-hitters from Java, OCI (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure) and more!

AR Charity Chess Challenge

Download the Augmented Reality Charity Challenge app on your phone and join in the fun. Find Duke markers located around the Groundbreakers Hub and take a pic with the app. Earn points by answering the question that pops up at each marker and see your name on the Charity Challenge leaderboard.

Groundbreaker Escape Room

Mission Impossible? Not for you! Challenge yourself to “escape” from one of two different Escape adventures.  Solve a series of puzzles, locks, and games to make it through to the other side.  “Diffuse” an explosive device and you’ll be safe.  All within a given time limit to unveil the secrets within the rooms.

Raspberry Pi Super Computer

What does a blue British telephone booth have to do with the World’s Largest Raspberry Pi Cluster? We’re not sure either but our extremely large take on a mobile device (it’s on casters) contains 1024 Raspberry Pis!

  • 1 blue telephone booth
  • 5 six foot racks
  • 18 USB power supplies
  • 22 network switches
  • 49 custom 3D printed Raspberry Pi holders
  • “Tons” of network and power cables
  • 1024 Raspberry Pis


Join in and post a photo to twitter and watch it rendered on the video wall by the Raspberry Pi Super Computer.

Groundbreakers Arcade

Our retro arcade brings back the fun of your childhood with a Groundbreakers twist! Play games, win swag, and talk tech in our very own developers playground.

Oracle Education Foundation

Let’s reinvent education. Check out student-designed prototypes from the Oracle Education Foundation and Design Tech High School and meet the innovators of tomorrow who are making a positive impact today.

Location: Groundbreakers Hub, Level One

Superhero Escape Room

Mission Impossible? Not for you! Challenge yourself to “escape” from one of two different Escape adventures.  Solve a series of puzzles, locks, games to make it through to the other side.  “Diffuse” an explosive device and you’ll be safe.  All within a given time limit to unveil the secrets within the rooms.

Location: Groundbreakers Hub, Level One

Hackergarten 2019

Join Project leads for open source projects as they are coding and contributing to their projects. Just show up with your laptop—stay from less than an hour to all three days working with project leads and contributing to open source projects. Learn more

Experience Lorem at Ipsum

Engage with your artistic side at the HearingNest community art experience–designed by renowned artist Mirja Wellman. Draw shapes on a community created mobile app; images will be uploaded to Oracle Cloud, transferred to CNC machines, downloaded, and cut into your design. Tap into your creativity and learn how Oracle Database Cloud and Application Container Cloud Services enable this unique endeavor.

Experience Lorem at Ipsum

Engage with your artistic side at the HearingNest community art experience–designed by renowned artist Mirja Wellman. Draw shapes on a community created mobile app; images will be uploaded to Oracle Cloud, transferred to CNC machines, downloaded, and cut into your design. Tap into your creativity and learn how Oracle Database Cloud and Application Container Cloud Services enable this unique endeavor.

Video Hangout

Join us at the Video Hangout area and share a story about the ultimate Groundbreaker code you built, the best app you ever created, or the most compelling lesson you ever learned.

Do this and you get a cool, little pen tool kit.

Location: Groundbreakers Hub, Level One

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