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Why do I attend Kscope?

Kscope14 will be my 6th Kscope event. After New Orleans, Monterey, Washington, Long Beach and New Orleans again (yes, I missed San Antonio), this year Seattle will be the place to be at the end of June.

So why do I spent quite a lot of time and money to visit this event? That's because of two reasons: the content and the fellow attendees. Without any doubt the content of Kscope is best you can get in one conference. And it doesn't matter whether your interested in database development, APEX or Hyperion, there's only one conference with that much awesome presentations. And that draws a certain type of people: your fellow attendees. The size of the event and the location (usually) offers an unique opportunity to meet and greet whoever you want. You don't have to make an appointment to talk to someone, as there is a huge chance you'll run into each other at a presentation, during lunch or at the bar. Speaking of lunch ... there is no conference or event that serves …

The evolution of APEX Evangelists

Every year we at APEX Evangelists come together to discuss the past and the future of the company. In the past 7 years a lot has changed; the APEX market changed, the community changed, we personally changed, etc ...
We really like APEX, we are all passionate about it, we love to have technical discussions with each other and come together to share our thoughts, but we also like our independence and make our own trade-offs company wise.
So we decided to go a different route with "APEX Evangelists". And that’s why we’re now in the midst of transforming APEX Evangelists from a company to a network.
A network of APEX experts. A network without any financial incentive behind it. A network of independent people that are passionate about APEX. A network of recognised experts in the Oracle community. A network with members that can rely on each other and trust each other.


You can also become part of this network, but only by invitation and acceptance by the other members.
We love t…

Where's Wally? Or upcoming conferences for the first half of 2014 ....

Conference season has started as usual with RMOUG - where I've never been and still would love to go once. The conferences for the first half of the year where I will be presenting are listed below.

February 13, ODTUG online webinar Together with Mia Urman I will be presenting "Running Oracle Forms from an APEX Application". About five years ago I wrote an article and presented about how to integrate Forms and APEX and this is another option in that area. You can join, for free, without travelling at the ODTUG site.

March 11, OUG Ireland, Dublin
Just like last year, I'll be attending Dublin early March. It's a very well organized conference in a beautiful venue. You can see all the presentations and all other information here. I'll be presenting "Best of both worlds: Create hybrid mobile applications with Oracle Application Express" - and "Finding the Needle in the Haystack or How to Troubleshoot an APEX Issue".

March 25, APEX World, Zeist
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