Sunday, November 25, 2012

Looking forward to UKOUG 2012

As every year, the UKOUG conference is planned in the first week of December - and therefore as always nicely clashes with a Dutch national event, called "Sinterklaas" (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinterklaas for the background information on that event!).  Luckily my kids are somewhat older now (and "non-believers"), so we can plan our own private event in the weekend afterwards....
Nevertheless, I am really looking forward to this years event! It will be my sixth consecutive attendance (and presentation), so I know what to expect: Great content, good atmosphere, lousy weather...
As usual I used the schedule planner (which has a great integrated App now as well) to guide me through these three days.
I am really looking forward to two sessions in particular (apart from my own at Monday afternoon): "Deploying and Developing Application Express with Oracle Pluggable Databases" by David Peake and "Oracle APEX - Websockets (or When Push Comes to Shove)" by John Scott - got raving reviews when he did this at KScope12...
And of course the social events are at least as important as the sessions: Sunday night's ACE Dinner in particular (thanks to Debra Lilley for organizing!).