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ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2008 : APEX rules!

In a couple of weeks ODTUG's Kaleidscope 2008 takes off. This years theme seems to be: APEX, APEX and again..APEX. At least, for me it is. Because my preliminary schedule is packed with 24(!) APEX sessions in 5 days. So at Thursday afternoon I should know everything I always wanted to know about APEX, but were afraid to ask.
I'm looking forward visiting New Orleans and meet again some friends from the Oracle blogosphere. I will report back my findings here!

So here's the schedule:

































DateFrom To Title Presenter
Sunday 9:00 10:00 Managing the Army's Enterprise Real Property Planning with Oracle APEX Bharat Pappu and Brian Duffy

10:00 11:00 Creating Dynamite Applications that Deliver Kathy Hunsicker

11:15 12:15 Oracle Application Express: Power to the People Rich Mutell, Dimitri Gielis, John Scott

13:00 14:00 How IntelliReal used Oracle Application Express to Rapidly Build their Production Environment Chris Ostrowski

14:00 15:00 Mastering Unreasonable Deadlines with APEX at the German Telecom Shops Dietmar Aust

15:15 16:15 How Iron Mountain Has Used APEX to Improve Operational Abilities Within the Enterprise Chris Veenstra

16:15 17:15 APEX Roundtable With Panel of Presenters Moderated by Scott Spendolini

18:00 19:30 Welcome Reception and Jam Session
Monday 10:30 12:00 APEX Hints, Tips, and Best Practices John Scott

13:15 14:15 The Top 10 - No 11 - New Features of Oracle Database 11g Tom Kyte

14:30 15:30 Forms Migration to Java ADF Rohit Bhalla

16:00 17:00 Use the Power of APEX Dictionary Views to Increase the Quality of Your APEX Applications Karen Van Hellemont

17:15 18:15 Oracle Application Express (APEX) Version 3.1 David Peake
Tuesday 8:00 9:00 APEX Development: Watch It Live Bill Holtzman

9:15 10:15 You Can't Do THAT in a Browser! Extending Oracle APEX with Third Party Components Scott Spendolini

10:30 11:30 Advanced Oracle Application Express Tips and Techniques Chris Ostrowski

12:45 13:45 APEX Experts Panel (SIG) Scott Spendolini

14:00 15:00 Application Express in Support of Institutional Strategic Planning Tanya Podchiyska

15:15 16:45 Writing a Custom Authentication Scheme for Application Express: A Case Study Raj Mattamal

17:00 18:00 Explore and Benefit the APEX Repository Michiel Jonkers

18:00 19:30 Meet the Oracle Ace Directors and Oracle Aces Reception
Wednesday 8:00 9:00 Creating Dynamite Applications in Application Express that Deliver Kathy Hunsicker

9:15 10:15 Building Advanced Tabular Forms Marcie Young

10:30 11:30 Creating Advanced Charts in Oracle Application Express Dimitri Gielis

13:30 14:30 Increase Your Oracle APEX Development Productivity with Open Source Tools Patrick Wolf

14:45 15:45 How to Hack an Oracle Application Express Application Anton Nielsen

16:00 17:00 Building the New Stuff: AJAX, JSON, and APEX 3.1 Carl Backstrom

18:30 21:30 New Orleans Party
Thursday 8:30 12:00 APEX Versus ADF Lucas Jellema, Dimitri Gielis

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