Monday, October 26, 2015

APEX Podcast

If you can't get enough APEX there's now an APEX Podcast! This is a great opportunity to know more about the people behind APEX and some key people in the APEX community.

Juergen Schuster and I co-host the show (I only joined on recently) and it has been a lot of fun so far.

You can download each episode on the official site ( or subscribe on iTunes.

Note: In the latest podcast we mentioned that we're looking for sponsors for the show. If you or your organization is interested in the opportunity please email me.

Monday, October 19, 2015

OOW 15 Presentations

If you're attending Oracle OpenWorld 2015 this year here are a few links for presentations I'd recommend:

  •  Open Source and Oracle Application Express [UGF4096]
    • Sunday Oct 25 8:00am - Moscone South Room 300
    • Martin Giffy D'Souza
    • If you've ever thought about using open source applications or want to become more involved with open source development for your Oracle and APEX applications this presentation is for you.
  • The Objects of My Affection: Deploying Your APEX Applications [UGF10050]
    • Sunday Oct 25 10:00am - Moscone South Room 300
    • Francis Mignault
    • Learn how to deploy your applications for testing, QA, and production. Also learn how supporting objects work, and see the new Oracle Application Express 5 features that will help you package and deploy your applications.
  • ODTUG Sunday Sessions
    • There's a lot of great presentations. Readers of this blog will most likely be focused on the PL/SQL and APEX sessions.

On Tuesday night there will be the APEX meetup. Don't get their too late since it fills up pretty quickly. We'll be in the basement.

I'll also be filming some Periscope interviews for ODTUG. If you can't attend OOW then you'll want to follow the ODTUG twitter account. This will be the first time ODTUG has ever done this and we'd appreciate your feedback. If there's someone you'd like to see interviewed during the conference please let me know below by leaving a comment on this post.

I look forward to seeing everyone there!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

ODTUG 2015 Election - Please Vote

The ODTUG Board of Directors election is now officially open. Paid ODTUG members can cast their ballot between Oct 6th - Oct 27th. If you are a paid member you will get an email with the link, username, and voter id.

I am running for the ODTUG Board of Directors and I am looking for your support to continue to help the ODTUG community for another two years.

Here is my official campaign statement:

Over the past four years, I have had the privilege to represent the Oracle APEX Community as a Director for ODTUG. I have made the decision to run again this year for the ODTUG Board and am looking for your support in doing so.

During my four-year tenure, I have been involved in several committees within ODTUG that have helped bring conferences around the world, improved marketing initiatives, and organized developer contests. 

I have been able to build strong relationships with other ODTUG Board Members, Oracle employees, and many developers in the APEX community. These relationships have allowed me to be a liaison between all three groups and help relay ideas and opportunities to the appropriate parties. I hope to continue to be able to facilitate open communication over the next two years.

I am looking for your vote to continue as an ODTUG Board Member to represent developers within one of the world’s largest Oracle user groups. Thank you in advance for your support.

Thank you in advance,


Monday, October 5, 2015

APEX Webinar: From the Community, for the Community

ODTUG will be hosting an APEX webinar on Monday, Oct 19th at 12:00pm EDT. The webinar is about something that several key members of the APEX community have been working on that is "from the community, for the community". I strongly recommend that everyone attend this webinar. 

I can't say anything more than the above statement and all will be revealed in the webinar. Registration is free, and you can register using this link.