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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
Officially the largest APEX-only conference in the world with an expected attendance of about 300 APEX enthousiasts. The complete - and impressive - agenda can be found here. I'll be doing the "hybrid" presentation again.

April 3-5, OUG Norway, Oslo - Kiel - Oslo
As most people know by now, this conference is on a cruise ship. So there's no escape ;-)
The agenda is awesome, with speakers from all over the world. Check this out. I'll be doing "An introduction into APEX" and "APEX and BI Publisher - a match made in heaven?"

April 29, APEX Usergroup, Düsseldorf
I've been invited to do a presentation at this event. Don't know which one yet...

June 5-6, OUG Finland, Helsinki
This will be my first visit to Finland. Really looking forward to this as the conference is somewhere outside of the city. I'll be doing the "BI Publisher" and the "hybrid" ones over there. The full agenda is not on line yet.

June 22-26, Kscope, Seattle
Last in the first half of 2014, but definitely not least, is Kscope. All information and the superb agenda can be found online. Apart from the stunning APEX agenda with three parallel tracks (I have to admit, I am biased, being the content lead) also the Developer Toolbox and Database tracks are very appealing to me. And then I didn't even mention the other tracks (Essbase, Hyperion, ADF & Fusion, EPM, BI & DWH) - until now that is...
Oh yeah, I'll be presenting the "hybrid" one again and "My first mobi - Starting mobile web development with APEX".

Hope to see you in one - or more - of these events!

Most presentations are sponsored by the Oracle ACE Program, extremely well organized by Vikki and Lillian.
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