Monday, June 16, 2008

The Seasoning of APEX @ ODTUG

Well, my busiest day at ODTUG is already behind me! We had somewhere around 150 participants at the APEX Symposium yesterday, which was amazing as it was both a Sunday and Father's Day.

The day started off with my keynote, which I successfully navigated through 431 slides in just 30 minutes. It was done in a different style - very rapid, each slide getting only a few seconds of display time. From what I've heard, people liked it, as it kept them engaged, something not easy to do on a Sunday morning after a night on Bourbon Street!

The day was comprised of a number of APEX customers telling their stories about how they got APEX adopted into their environments. This was a departure from the normal "here's how to do something cool" approach, but it was a departure that was both well needed and received. It was very interesting to see the wide range of projects being done with APEX. One of the few common threads between all of the presenters is that each project was vastly different from the next.

Today is my "down" day; I don't have anything aside from a few client calls and ODTUG meetings. I'm looking forward to seeing a few presentations and meeting up with those that I have not had a chance to see.

4 comments:

Vidar said...

Hi Scott - loved your presentation at ODTUG (and also the 431 quickie-thing, brilliant in the morning!).

However, you mentioned publishing your examplecode/app at sumnertech homepage? Would be nice if you could tell me where - or upload it if it isn't there yet.

Cheers,
Vidar

Scott said...

Thanks - I had a lot of fun preparing and presenting that!

As for the slides & app, I'll have them up on sumnertech.com in the next few days, as I have to package up the DDL and then put in hooks & instructions for others to download the 3rd party extensions, as I can not legally distribute those.

Thanks,

- Scott -

Vidar said...

Ok, since you said you were going to upload the app++,I haven't bothered to check too much into it myself yet - also because summertime = vacation. Just wonder, does one need any userlogin @ sumnertech, or isn't the files available yet? Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Cheers,
Vidar

Scott said...

Vidar,

It's on my list of things to do, but I just haven't had the time to do it yet. When I do, I'll be sure to blog about it here.

Thanks!

- Scott -