Saturday, February 15, 2014

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 better food than Kscope!

During Kscope14 I will do two presentations myself. One in the beginners track about "Starting mobile development with APEX" and one about "Creating hybrid APEX applications".

As the APEX Content Lead, I am looking forward to all (APEX) presentations. Especially all the planned APEX 5 presentations will have my attention. Apart from those I planned to attend the "Pins, Polygons, and Perspectives: Visualizing Geographic Data in APEX" by Christoph Ruepprich and "Oracle APEX + Node.JS A Primer" by John Scott.
Another thing I also like (and has been requested during previous conferences), is the "intro track". So the first two days of the conference we do have one (out of three) complete track 100% dedicated to APEX beginners. And another thing I'm fond of are our "newbie slots". In order to prevent an unequal competition between newbie presenters and well known APEX rock stars, we planned the presentations of the Kscope newbies against each other. So they all get an equal chance to get a full room!

So, right now you understand I am looking forward to Kscope14 a lot. And I hope I'll meet you there in June. Visit http://kscope14.com for all details, abstracts, location and registration.

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