Only 3 days left to submit your abstract for KScope 16... so don't wait longer, submit now! :)
My first ODTUG conference was in 2006 and it was awesome. On this blog you'll find different blog posts about my experience and why I love it, so I won't go over that... but from time to time I get some questions about being a presenter at the event.
"What should I submit, I don't know what to talk about?"
The topics in the Oracle Application Express track are following:
- Integration: Relates to any work where other products are integrated with APEX or a gap is bridged between platforms. Perhaps is integration with EBS, SAP, Raspberry Pi, Node.js, OAuth, REST, etc...
- New Release: Presentations that relate to the latest version of APEX. Typically the Oracle development team is presenting those topics.
- Real World: Everybody loves real life examples. This is anything where a real life system is presented. The problem is explained and how APEX was used to solve it.
- Detail Plunge: These are presentations on any topic, but the topic, even if it seems narrow, is explored in detail and with focus. It doesn't have to be complicated. I could be building plugins or Dynamic Actions.
- Other Application Express: Everything else goes here. This is the catch-all bucket.
The way I chose my topics typically fall in one of following categories:
- I learned different things and combine them in a presentation. E.g. my presentation on the way we develop
- I worked on something in the last months and think it might be useful for others. For example my printing in node.js presentation
- I read about something cool I want to investigate, so by submitting the topic I force myself to have it completely researched before a certain date. An example of that was my presentation on Web Components.
"Why even bother, I won't be selected"
Well, without submitting you don't know. What do you have to lose? I'm sure I don't speak for myself when I say, I would love to meet new people and hear about what they do and discover. There's not a single day I don't learn anything, tech or non-tech. This weekend I learned something new and the feature has been in APEX for many years! (but that's for another blob post)
The level of presentation is very broad as well. We need presentations of all levels; beginners, intermediate and advanced.
"I don't know how to write an abstract"
On the internet there're many links how to present and write an abstract. On the ODTUG site you'll find some tips and examples.
Give it a go, you'll feel good when you've done it. Here's the link. It's all about the learning experience!
All the best and I look forward meeting you in Chicago.