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MAOP Tech Talk: Oracle HTML DB

I'll be presenting at the first MAOP (Mid-Atlantic Association of Oracle Professionals) TechTalk on Friday, October 21st, at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC at 1pm. My topic will be: Oracle HTML DB: Where Does it Fit?

In my presentation - which is my first public speaking engagement since leaving Oracle - I will be discussing all of the places that I have seen HTML DB used by a wide variety of customers - from Federal Government to Commercial, and everything and anything in between. I'll also spend some time going over what's new in Release 2.0.

If you're going to be in the DC area that Friday, please feel free to attend. NOTE: If you do plan on attending, please RSVP to mike.licht@casetech.net in advance, otherwise you will not be allowed into the buidling.

Comments

Colin said…
I'd love to hear it, but I don't live any where near that area...

Will you make an audio or video record of it? Will you have presentation slides available?

(Maybe you can pursuade them to convert their http://maop.org/ website into HTML DB? ;) )
Scott said…
Colin,

I don't believe that it will be recorded, but I will make my slides available after the session.

Thanks,

- Scott -
Colin said…
Just a suggestion, why not get an inexpensive MP3 player/recorder so any public meeting you attend or any presentation you give you can record it? Bsides making the result available to us, it might be useful for your own review.

I have one that is only slightly larger than the size of thumb drive.
Colin said…
By the way, I really enjoyed your Oracle OTN Techcast from the 19th August. I would come in handy for marketing later on! I hope there will be more material like it.
Scott said…
Colin,

Re: the MP3 player - I'll look into it, but I don't think I'll have the time to get one by this Friday.

Thanks,

- Scott -
Anonymous said…
Hi,

How about visting us in Cape Town, South Africa to do a presentation & also establish a HTMLDB presence here. With XE out this can become huge if promoted.
HTMLDB on XE is just what all the charities, poor upliftment computer training initiatives etc in this country need.

Hendrik
Scott said…
Hendrik,

Sorry, but no plans to visit South Africa in the short term. If you're interested in a web conference, please drop me a line at scott@sumnertech.com.

Thanks,

- Scott -

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