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ODTUG Monday

Today was the 1st day of ODTUG where I did something other than speak for 5 minutes or down a couple of beers. I hopped on the Metro from Vienna (Virginia, not Austria) and was downtown well before the general sessions started. Unfortunately, I had to miss them, as I needed the time to polish off my presentation for Wednesday, "You can't do THAT with a Browser!"

I led a panel of myself and three others (Michael Snyder & Greg Jarmiolowski from CASETech, and Patrick Cimolini from the Cayman Islands Government) on Application Express. We played to a room of about 40 or so people, and took questions right until the end.

Perhaps Patrick's experiences with ApEx were the most impressive. From seeing a couple of my presentations last year, he was able to take the idea of using ApEx back to the Caymans, train his staff, and deploy 3-4 production applications in well under a year's time frame - all with no previous Oracle experience! There were some other great stories from the audience - from a customer who is running an ApEx-based HR system in 77 countries to another customer who
deployed an application in just a few hours.

After the session, I had lunch with some folks and met with the ODTUG Board to discuss some interesting ideas - more on them if and when they become public! And then it was back to Vienna on the Metro so that I could make it home in time to take a couple of customer calls.

Tomorrow AM, we're teaching a condensed version of our Intro to Application Express class, and I'll likely hang around for part of the afternoon and pop in on some of the sessions.

Comments

Dimitri Gielis said…
Hi Scott,

I posted more detail about the Q&A on my blog. If you see something I missed or didn't understood correctly, feel free to make a comment!

Dimitri

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