Sunday, July 01, 2012

Many thanks, ODTUG

I attended the ODTUG Kscope12 conference last week in San Antonio. It was hot outside, but the J. W. Marriott resort was a very comfy place to hang out, learn and teach. I gave four presentations at this year's conference, and was honored with three awards, as you can see below (taken from an ODTUG email):

Kscope12 Track Speaker Awards:
  • Application Express – Steven Feuerstein, Quest Software, Clean Up Your APEX PL/SQL Code
  • Database – Jonathan Lewis, JL Computer Consultancy, Optimizing a Two-table Join
  • Developer's Toolbox – Steven Feuerstein, Quest Software, High Performance PL/SQL
  • Business Intelligence – Jordan Meyer, Rittman Mead Consulting, Designing Eye-Catching and Effective Dashboards
  • Essbase and Beginner Essbase – Edward Roske, interRel Consulting, Optimizing Essbase Calc Scripts and Formulas
  • Hyperion Applications and EPM Business Content – Keith Berry, US-Analytics, HFM vs Essbase BSO: A Comparative Anatomy
  • Fusion Middleware – John King, King Training Resources, Oracle JDeveloper and ADF: Coming Together for Forms and 4GL Developers
The Best Speaker Award - Steven Feuerstein, Quest Software, High Performance PL/SQL

That was most unexpected and very gratifying.

Congratulations to all the other winners!

One very important winner not mentioned above, by the way, is Kathleen McCasland, CEO of Your Conference Connection (they do the actual organizing of the Kscope conferences as directed by the ODTUG Board of Directors) and Executive Director of ODTUG for many years.

Kathleen stepped down as ODTUG's ED at the conference (to be replaced by the very capable Crystal Walton, also of YCC) and was honored the Lifetime Achievement Award - only the second time it has been given out. Here, in fact, is a photo of the two lifetime achievers, taken at Kscope12:
The Kscope conferences continue to be outstanding opportunities to meet some of the best Oracle developer-related talent in the world, regardless of the technology you use.

Kscope13 is heading back to New Orleans (3rd time); you can even register right now!

And you can see all the awards given at Kscope12 here.

1 comment:

iudith said...

Cheers and many congratulations
to our Maestro :) :)

I just wrote in the previous post
that you are a whole God, not just a Demi-God, right ?

I can only be envious of not having
been able to be there.

Best Regards,
Iudith Mentzel