It’s been a couple of months since we packed up and put Kscope12 in the rearview mirror. What a week of education. What a week of sun, fun, and fellowship. This was my seventh Kscope conference, and for several reasons, it may have been my favorite yet. Here goes…
- For the first time the conference was held in my home state of Texas. I really wasn’t sure how it would all be received. I mean, many of you have never even been to a rodeo before, much less rode a mechanical bull. Tell me, do they even have armadillos in Estonia? Well, based on your feedback, Kscope12 was a resounding success. So much so that no one should be surprised if Kscope returned toSan Antonio at some point in the future.
- The J.W. Marriott Hill Country Resort. ‘Nuff said.
- Family Fun. For the first time, I was able to have my wife Diane and children with me at the conference. Well, I’m pretty certain they were there. But between the water park, SeaWorld, the Riverwalk, and the various activities sponsored by the resort, I hardly saw them. When I did, though, they were smiling from ear to ear. Priceless. You parents know what I mean.
- Lastly, there’s the little matter of being elected ODTUG President. Don’t think my second grade teacher could have predicted that. I’d like to thank the Board of Directors for entrusting me with the office. It is not a responsibility I’ve taken lightly. I will say Mike Riley made it look easy. It’s not.
So what have we been up to since the conference ended? Well, we’re heading to Oracle OpenWorld to participate in the Oracle User Forum as well as sponsoring 25 technical content sessions during the week. If you’re planning to attend OpenWorld, make sure you drop by the ODTUG kiosk in Moscone West and say ‘Hi.’
I also wanted to let you know that abstract submission for Kscope 13 closes on 10/15/12. Please get your abstracts in on time to ensure we have the best technical content to date!
And lastly, you have until September 26 to nominate yourself or someone else for the ODTUG Board.
Our journey continues...