September 21–24, 2020

    Las Vegas

Oracle Code One


September 16
Moscone North, Hall F
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The Future of Java Is Now

As one of the most pervasively used technologies in our lifetime, Java continues to advance the application world around us. Through progressive modernization, Java offers developers a contemporary language and platform to create the next generation of rich, scalable, and secure enterprise applications for a variety of targeted deployment environments, including the cloud. And as the technology landscape changes, often at an ever-increasing pace, Java is primed to offer developers the unique ability to address new opportunities.

In this keynote, learn how Oracle’s ongoing stewardship and ecosystem cooperation offers sustained innovation and addresses modern Java application development. Hear from Georges Saab (vice president, Java Platform Group and OpenJDK chairperson), Brian Goetz (Java language architect), and other Java luminaries to learn more about technology enhancements including what’s new in Java 13. This keynote also offers a look ahead at cutting-edge OpenJDK projects in development focused on improving both developer productivity and performance while retaining Java’s core values of readability, generality, and compatibility.

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Georges Saab

Georges Saab is vice president of development for the Java Platform Group at Oracle. His group is responsible for Java Standard Edition including the Java language, core libraries, and Java Virtual Machine.

Saab is a 25-year veteran of programming language and platform development. His work with the Java platform began as a developer of Java Standard Edition at JavaSoft and Sun Microsystems, where he was a founder of the Swing group and Java Webstart, and  continued as he ran development of the JRockit JVM for many years at BEA Systems. Saab is the chairperson of the OpenJDK governing board. You can follow him on Twitter at @gsaab

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Brian Goetz

Brian Goetz is the Java language architect at Oracle, and he was the specification lead for JSR-335 (Lambda expressions for the Java programming language). He is the author of the best-selling Java Concurrency in Practice, as well as more than 75 articles on Java development. He has been fascinated by programming since Jimmy Carter was president.

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Jessica Pointing

Jessica Pointing has engaged in quantum computing research at Stanford University, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is currently a PhD student specializing in quantum computing at Stanford and has been awarded the Knight-Hennessy Fellowship. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Computer Science, with high honors, from Harvard University after spending her first two years of university studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

She founded the Stanford Quantum Computing Association and the Harvard College Quantum Computing Association. Jessica was the audience-voted winner for the Quantum Matters Science Communication Competition and has been invited to talk about quantum computing at conferences in the USA and internationally.

Jessica has interned as a software engineer at Google, management consultant at McKinsey & Company, investment banker at Goldman Sachs, and strategist at Morgan Stanley. She founded Optimize Guide, a blog about life optimization, and founded the Now-Know Organization, which received funding from Google to teach technology to young people.

Jessica won the IBM Q Quantum Computing Award for winning, with a team, IBM’s first quantum computing hackathon. She was also a prize-winner at the Creative Destruction Lab quantum computing hackathon. She has been awarded the McKinsey Women’s Impact Award and has been named a Google Anita Borg Scholar and John Harvard Scholar for being in the top 5% of the class at Harvard. She is also a Microsoft Scholar, Palantir Scholar, Adobe Research Scholar, Neo Scholar, Morgan Stanley Scholar, Goldman Sachs Scholar, Society of Women Engineers Scholar and Society of Geophysicists Scholar.

September 17
Moscone North, Hall F
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Building Intelligent, Cloud Native Applications

Intelligent applications use machine learning and data from multiple sources to make predictions and suggestions, delivering personalized user experiences and enabling better decisions. Developers and data scientists should attend this keynote session to learn how to build cloud native, serverless apps using machine learning algorithms in a transactional-analytical database and cloud infrastructure which provide high performance, security and availability at lower cost.

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Maria Colgan


Maria Colgan is a master product manager at Oracle Corporation and has been with the company since version 7.3 was released in 1996. Maria’s core responsibility is creating material and lectures on the Oracle Database and the best practices for incorporating it into your environments. She is also responsible for getting the feedback from our customers and partners incorporated into future releases of the product. Prior to this role; she was the product manager for Oracle Database In-Memory and the Oracle Database query optimizer. Maria is the primary author of the SQLMaria blog and a contributing author to the Oracle Optimizer blog

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Greg Pavlik


Greg Pavlik is senior vice president and chief technology officer for Oracle’s cloud platform. He is responsible for product strategy, technical roadmap, and solution architecture initiatives. Pavlik has been particularly focused on data integration, big data, event streaming and data science. His goal it to ensure Oracle has the most capable and performant platform in the market for end to end solutions in the cloud. Before joining Oracle, Pavlik was Chief Product Officer for Hortonworks, where he built out both the core product engineering and support functions and helped create the on-premise big data industry from its early stages. Prior to that, Pavlik was vice president for product engineering at Oracle, responsible for integration products in the middleware portfolio. He started his career at Oracle focused on transaction processing and application server technology in 2002. Greg has a bachelor’s of science and engineering in materials science and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s of business administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Fighting Diabetes with Technology

My 13-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with diabetes. She is one of 400 million people worldwide who has to live with this disease for the rest of her life—and I am determined to be with her every step of the way. Thanks to technology, I can help her to easily calculate her carbohydrate consumption to help her determine her next insulin dose. This is my attempt as a father and a developer to address a real-world problem with technology, and hopefully inspire others to do the same.

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Todd Sharp


Todd Sharp is a developer advocate for Oracle focusing on Oracle Cloud. He has worked with dynamic JVM languages and various JavaScript frameworks for more than 14 years, originally with ColdFusion and more recently with Java/Groovy/Grails on the server side. He lives in the Appalachian mountains of north Georgia (in the United States) with his wife and two children.

Data Science at the Intersection of Emerging Technologies

This session highlights the essential role of data as the source of inputs, insights, and intelligent actions for numerous digital technologies, including IoT/IIoT, 4D printing, AR/VR, digital twins, blockchain, autonomous data-driven application systems, and learning systems (cities, farms, healthcare). Data science is the methodology and process by which a business culture of experimentation empowers developers to transform data into value. Transforming data-to-value includes insights discovery, informed decision support, and intelligent next-best action. This keynote presentation aims to inform, inspire, and ignite data uses by developers who are building the value chain that connects the data (inputs) to emerging AI technologies (outcomes).

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Kirk Borne

Booz Allen Hamilton

Dr. Kirk Borne is the Principal Data Scientist and an Executive Advisor at global technology and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. In those roles, he focuses on applications of data science, data management, machine learning, A.I., and modeling across a wide variety of disciplines. He also provides training and mentoring to executives and data scientists in the use of large data repositories and machine learning for discovery, decision support, and innovation. Previously, he was Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University for 12 years where he did research, taught, and advised students in data science. Prior to that, Kirk spent nearly 20 years supporting data systems activities on NASA space science programs, which included a period as NASA's Data Archive Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope, plus 10 years in management positions within NASA's Space Science Data Operations Office. Dr. Borne has a B.S. degree in Physics from LSU, and a Ph.D. in Astronomy from Caltech. In 2016 he was elected Fellow of the International Astrostatistics Association for his lifelong contributions to big data research in astronomy. As a global speaker, he has given hundreds of invited talks worldwide, including conference keynote presentations at many dozens of data science, A.I. and big data analytics events globally. He is an active contributor on social media, where he has been named consistently among the top worldwide influencers in big data and data science since 2013. He was recently identified as the #1 digital influencer worldwide for 2019.

September 18
Moscone North, Hall F
9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Game On

Innovations in gaming and software development go hand-in-hand. In this keynote take a journey from 2D 8-bit games written in Assembler to cloud-deployed MMORPGs and see some fun demos along the way. Special guests include Packmen, Annoyed Bird, Uber Mario and MineDraft.

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Vincent Mayers

Vincent Mayers has been a community technology leader for over 20 years. He is a Sr Manager in the Oracle Groundbreakers team where he managers the Java Champions program as well as a number of global advocacy and community engagement initiatives.

Vincent has been a board member of the Atlanta Java Users Group since 2008. He holds a Degree in 3D Design from the University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom and; in another life was a full-time athlete competing at World Championship level in whitewater kayaking.