Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New Oracle Forums are alive....now and then

Last weekend the new version of the Oracle Forums went live - for the second time. I really like the new look, it's leaner and meaner than the old one. The most frequent posters lost all their (sometimes thousands) of 'post-points' and have to start all over again to reach the top. At the start all pigs are equal again! And now you only can earn points if your answer is marked as 'correct' or 'helpful' by the original poster. IMHO that is a good change, but the OP surely will 'forget' to reward the answers at the start.
The bad though is that the forums seem to be more down as up the last two days. Usually the 'sorry for this inconvenience' message appears. I hope Oracle will fix this soon, as a lot of users are solely dependent on these forums for support (e.g. APEX, XE, etc)!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

My session at OOW

My session 'Developing a Real-World logistic application with Oracle Application Express' (S301752) is scheduled on Monday Sept 22 from 13:00 to 14:00 in Room 309 in Moscone South. It's a big room with nearly 300 seats, so don't hesitate to add this one to your schedule. There are 'only' 89 other sessions planned in this same time slot, so there is a lot of competition going on!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Presentation time!

I just came back from holiday and found not less than four (4!) invitations to present in my mailbox. The first one contained the good news that my suggested session for Oracle Open World got accepted! A big thank you to all who voted on Oracle Mix!
The second one was a 'Dutch OOW Preview Session' at AMIS (on 11th September) where a lot of Dutch OOW presenters will give a sneak preview of their sessions for the Dutch audience. A good time for a final practice!
The third one was the acceptance of my abstract for this years UKOUG, from 1st to 5th December, in Birmingham, which is great because I really do like this conference.
And finally the last one is Logica's PRO4PRO, probably somewhere in October, where my colleague Rutger and I will do a presentation with the catchy title "Extreme RAD : Live Web Application Development with Oracle Application Express". During this session we will build a web application from scratch....I know it is risky but should be a lot of fun!

So now it's about time to finalize and polish up my presentations and practice my presentation skills!