Monthly Archives: May 2009

ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2009 – Last Chance for Early Bird Registration

ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2009

ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2009

The discounted early bird registation for the upcoming ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2009 conference ends on the 2nd June, so you really need to get your skates on if you want to save $200 (USD) on the conference registration costs.

The conference this year looks to be outstanding from an Application Express point of view (with over 50 sessions purely on APEX), let alone all the other great presentations that are planned.

I’m doing a couple of presentations there (“Dispelling Myths about Application Express” & “Increasing Scalability with Application Express” as well as a panel session and anything else I can get roped into – often  the ad-hoc activities are just as much fun, if not moreso, than the planned activities).

So, if you’re going..make sure to book before June 2nd or you’ll kick yourself for missing out on a free $200 saving, if you’re not going…you really should!

Heading out to Collaborate 09

Collaborate 09Just a few more hours and then I’m heading out to Collaborate 09. In a break with tradition I’m actually flying out a bit later than usual and flying back a bit earlier (pressure of work and all that!), but I’m looking forward to it immensely.

If you’re looking for information about APEX sessions at Collaborate, Dimitri posted a list of the sessions and David Peake also made a nice (APEX of course) application where you can use an Interactive Report to view the sessions.

In terms of my own involvement at the conference, I am –

  • APEX ‘Ask The Experts’ Panel – Tuesday 13:30 – 14:30
  • Book Signing for Pro Oracle Application Express – Tuesday 14:30 (at the bookstore)
  • Presenting “Dispelling Myths about Oracle Application Express” – Wednesday 15:15 – 16:15

I’ll also be catching a lot of the other APEX sessions as well as lots of the non-APEX ones (I also like to go to at least 2 sessions that are not even remotely related to what I’m doing, just to check out the areas that I wouldn’t normally be exposed to).

So, if you see me at Collaborate (I’m usually the one wandering around lost trying to find the right room that I needed to be in 10 minutes ago), then please say hello, conferences are great places to catch up with old friends but also to make new ones.

Right…better start packing!