20 years after the Oracle CASE Special Interest Group (OCSIG) became officially the Oracle Development Tool Users Group (ODTUG), Kscope – one of the biggest Oracle oriented conferences of the year, is back for a second time in San Antonio.
As Peter recently pointed out, attending conferences is about more than just jumping from one session to another. It is a great opportunity to (re-)connect with others and learn something new from their personal or professional experience.
There are plenty of opportunities to meet other attendees, so here’s a quick overview of where/what you should consider adding to your (already busy) Kscope17 conference schedule:
Saturday’s Community Service Day
A pre-Kscope event hosted Saturday on the 24th of June. For this year, ODTUG has partnered with Haven for Hope, an organization which assists homeless individuals & families with services that help them become independent and find a permanent home. You can check the Kscope17 Community Service Day for more details.
Sunday’s APEX Symposium
Honestly, you can’t/should not miss it! Kickstart your Kscope17 with a full day of sessions hosted by the APEX development team. It is a great opportunity to get in-depth knowledge about the new features that will be available in Oracle Application Express, not to mention that even between sessions you get to learn a lot about how fellow attendees are using APEX to solve interesting problems in their day-to-day job.
Monday’s APEX Open Mic Night
A tradition for the APEX veterans and a great learning experience for the conference newbies. To summarize, for 5 minutes you can talk about and show your proudest APEX accomplishment (be it an application, a plugin or something else) from the past year. You will be pleasantly surprised by the ways in which others have used APEX.
Tuesday’s OTN Lunch and Learn
Grab your lunch box and join the APEX panel in room Cibolo Canyon 5. Most important, don’t expect to attend a lecture delivered by Oracle ACE Directors, ACEs and ACE Associates, instead ask questions that are of interest to you and get the experts’ opinion.
The Kscope17 Special Event
Probably one of the most interesting events of the conference is scheduled on Wednesday. A large themed party for all conference attendees, with lots fun things to do that will include: a beach party, a masquerade ball, a casino-themed party and an 80’s-style arcade party.
Thursday’s #LetsWreckThisTogether APEX Talks
Last, but not least, there’s the #LetsWreckThisTogether APEX Talks. Instead of one long in-depth ‘deep dive’ session, the APEX track will organize a series of short talks with some of the well-known APEX experts. While the lineup is not yet published on the ODTUG Kscope17 website, make no mistake, the content will be great and your time will be well spent!
We’ll talk in more detail about what we’ll be doing at Kscope17 closer to the event. Until then, if you’d like to get a brief overview you can check out on this page.