Grass Roots ExplosionAs Dan McGhan mentioned in his blog here, Oracle APEX meet up groups are popping up all over the world. This is a grass roots effort lead by people who are passionate about APEX and want to share their knowledge and encourage others to do the same.
Each group is independent and may run things a little bit differently to suite the way the local group wants to work, but all the groups will be sharing ideas, experiences and we hope to benefit from things that work in other geographies. Who knows.. Maybe at some point we’ll be able to have a ORCLAPEX-GLOBAL meet up! (KSCOPE anyone?)
As it sits now there are # Meetup groups that have been formed or are in the process of forming. They are:
- ORCLAPEX-MSP for the Minneapolis, St. Paul area led by Jorge Rimblas
- ORCLAPEX-NOVA for the Northern Virginia area led by Scott Spendolini
- ORCLAPEX-MTL for the Montreal area of Cadana led by Francis Mignault
- ORCLAPEX-NYC for the New York City area led by Dan McGhan
- ORCLAPEX-VIENNA for the Vienna Austria area led by Peter Raganitsch
ORCLAPEX-DFW Meeting AgendaOur first meeting will be pretty loosely structured so that we can discuss what we want to achieve with the group and how we’d like it structured going forward. However we did want to make sure that we had some real APEX content that might be interesting so here’s the agenda
- 5:30pm - Come on up for food, drinks, and socializing
- 5:45pm - Announcements - We don’t expect much in terms of announcements for our first meeting, but just in case...
- 6:00pm - Intro to Oracle Application Express 5.0 - We’ll have a look under the covers of APEX 5 and discuss what this means for us as developers
- 6:30pm - Lightning Demos and Q&A - Anyone who has something cool to share can get up and spend 5-10 minutes showing us what they’ve done with APEX
- 7:00pm - All good things must come to an end…
For convenience sake, and to keep things Central in the DFW area, the meetings will be held (at least initially) in the Enkitec Irving offices at 5605 North MacArthur Blvd, Suite 600, Irving Texas 750803To join the DFW Meetup Group go sign up and RSVP to the event!
Hope to see all you DFW APEX FANATICS there!