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UPDATE: due to a scheduling issue, I've been reassigned to Thursday, March 6th.
It’s that time of year again: Conference Season! There’s a few conferences that fall in the 1st few months of the year that I try to present at each year, and this year is no different. Here’s where I’ll be presenting at over the next few months:
- RMOUG - Denver, CO - February 5th - 7th
At RMOUG this year, I’ll be co-presenting a new session called “Creating a Business UI in APEX” with Jorge Rimblas. I’m very excited about this session, as there is a lot of practical and easy to use information packed into it about user interface design - something most APEX developers have little experience in. I’ll also be a part of the Oracle ACE Lunch & Learn on Friday, so if you want to talk APEX, come and find my table.
- UTOUG - Sandy, UT - March 12th & 13th
This year at UTOUG, I will be presenting “Intro to APEX Security”. Given that APEX 5.0 is out in at least an EA release, I hope to incorporate what’s new in addition to what APEX 4.2 and prior have to offer.
- GLOC - Cleveland, OH - May 12th & 13th
I’ll be quite busy at GLOC this year, with at least two sessions: the aforementioned “Intro to APEX Security”, as well as a 3-hour hands-on session entitled “APEX Crash Course”. This session will be aimed at those new or relatively new to APEX, and walk the participants through building a few working applications - both desktop and mobile.
Note: GLOC abstract submission closes this Friday, so there’s still time to submit if you’re interested!
- KScope - Seattle, WA - June 22nd - 26th
As usual, KScope will be the busiest conference of the year for me, with 3 sessions, Open Mic Night, Lunch & Learns, booth duty and who knows what else. In addition to “Creating a Business UI in APEX” and “Intro to APEX Security”, I’ll be holding a Deep Dive session on Thursday entitled “APEX Security Deep Dive”. This session will take a more thorough look at the inner workings of APEX’s security, and is meant for those who are comfortable with APEX.
I’m sure as the year goes by, there will be additional conferences: MAOP, VOUG, ECOUG and OOW are all events that I typically attend. Hope to see some of you at one them!
Yesterday, we launched the new APEX Resource Center - or ARC - on enkitec.com. The ARC was designed to provide the APEX experts at Enkitec with an easy way to share all things APEX with the community. It’s split up into a number of different sections, each of which I’ll describe here:
- What's New
The first page of the ARC will display content from all other sections, sorted by date from newest to oldest. Thus, if you want to see what’s new, simply visit this page and have a look. In the future, we’ll provide a way to be notified anytime anything new is added to any section.
The Demonstrations section is perhaps the most interesting. Here, our consultants have put together a number of mini-demonstrations using APEX and a number of other associated technologies. Each demonstration has a working demo, as well as the steps used to create it. Our plan is to keep adding new demonstrations on a weekly basis.
The Events section is a copy of the Events calendar, but with a focus on only APEX-related events.
Like Events, the Presentations section is a copy of the main Presentations section filtered on only APEX-related presentations.
- Technical Articles
Technical Articles will contain a number of different types of articles. These will usually be a bit longer than what’s in the Demonstrations section, and may from time to time contain an opinion or editorial piece. If you have an idea for a Technical Article, then use the Suggest a Tech Article link to send it our way.
If you’re not already aware, Enkitec provides a number of completely free APEX Plug-Ins. This section highlights those, with links to download and associated documentation.
Currently, the Webinars section displays any upcoming webinars. In the near future, we’re going to record both webinar content and presentations, and also make those available here.
We’re going to work hard to keep adding new content to the ARC at least weekly, so be sure to check back frequently. And as always, any feedback or suggestions are always welcome - just drop us a line by using the Contact Us form on enkitec.com.