Thursday, May 07, 2009

Collaborate 09 - Wednesday

Before noon I didn't do that much. I stayed in the nice lobby of the Peabody Hotel and worked a bit. At a certain moment the music started to play and ducks came through the hall. That was fun to see. Apparently every day there is a duck ceremony in this hotel.

In the afternoon I went to John Scott's session "Dispelling Myths About Oracle Application Express".
I've already seen the presentation a view times, but every time John puts different jokes in. He had some good laughs. His session got also recorded and streamed, so you might have seen/see it online. John covers the most frequently "untruths" he has heard about APEX. He will also do this presentation again at ODTUG.

The next session was "APEX Interactive Reports: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" by Karen Cannell.
If you as a developer or business user wants to know how to get most out of Interactive Reports, this presentation is worth to follow. Karen had a theme (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly is also a movie) and she even played the music of the film :-)

In the evening there was the "big" party. We were invited to Universal Studios.
It was my first time at Universal Studios and there were some pretty good attractions. One of my favorite was the Hulk and Spiderman. Universal Studio is divided in different parts and these parts are all by a certain movie theme.
John and I spend most of our time with Borkur and Mark Rittman. Later that night we bumped up to Karen Cannell, Crystal from ODTUG, David Peake, "RAC-lady" and many others.

It was a good night with a lot of fun, the only pity was we had to pay for our own drinks and food. But not having to queue to get onto an attraction made it good.

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