Thursday, July 15, 2010

My first time at Orcan - and wearing a kimono!

A few months ago I got an invitation from the Swedish Oracle User Group (Orcan) to present at their event, which I agreed to do. It was my first time in Sweden and it was an unbelievable experience. The environment is so nice there... a lot of green (trees), a lot of water, nice people...

About the event itself, it started all normal. My first presentation was "Mastering an APEX Page", which you might have seen me doing before. I basically explained how an APEX page works and how/where to change things so you get exactly what you want.

But this event was in a SPA hotel... a very relaxing environment with hot tubs, steam baths etc. and everybody was wearing a kimono!

My second presentation I did in such a thing! It was very strange in the beginning to be wearing a kimono, but soon it became very nice and comfortable. I talked about my experiences going from APEX 3.x to 4.0 and demoed a lot of the new features in 4.0.

The event was also a great time to meet other people I didn't meet before but follow on internet. On the picture you might recognize Francisco Munoz Alvarez, Daniel Morgan, Husnu Sensoy, Grant Ronald and Jose Senegacnik. We all had a great time with some nice food.

If you've never been to Sweden or one of the events of Orcan, it's definitely worth it.

Thanks to Patrik Norlander and his team to make this an unbelievable experience.


Tim... said...


Did you have a go in one of the Sensory Deprivation tanks? I did that when I was there a couple of year ago. It was great.



Dimitri Gielis said...

Unfortunately not... I'll have to go back now to try it out ;-)

husnu sensoy said...

I was nice to meet you Dimitri. Will you attend OOW ?

Dimitri Gielis said...

Hi Husnu,

Yes I'll be at OOW... I've 2 presentations to give.

See you there,