I covered Monday in another post. After that, I got really wrapped up in everything going on and didn’t get any more posts up. Now I’m home and I can try to remember and summarize. Forgive me if I forget anything, it’s a whirlwind of activity.
I’ve been exploring other technologies for the past couple years so some of my Oracle skills got rusty and I missed some cool stuff. Fortunately there were plenty of opportunities to do a little catch up.
I really enjoyed every single session I attended. The speakers were very knowledgeable and eager to answer questions.
Just a quick summary:
- Mark Doran taught me some interesting Analytic functions.
- Maria Colgan showed how to configure your system to get the most out of Oracle Database In-Memory.
- Noel Potugal and Jeremy Ashely made me come home and dig out my Raspberry Pi and Arduino boards.
- Craig Shallahamer helped me understand Queuing much better, (and even a little bit about how hamburgers cook.)
- Melanie Caffrey explained how to set up EBR for simplified Pl/SQL releases, and even got me thinking about some alternate uses that I need to go experiment with.
- Kris Rice demonstrated Oracle REST Data Services and answered everything I could think of just as I was thinking of new questions.
- Attending the Women In Technology session opened my eyes to some issues I had not thought of.
- In a database developer session, speaking with people in the halls and even discussing developer environments on the bus to Nikki Beach, I learned there are plenty of misconceptions about the available tools, such as git.
I met so many interesting people from all over the world that I’m still trying to place conversations with faces.
To be honest, I was mostly excited to go to Kscope15 because it was the first chance to meet a couple people on our Developer Advocates team. I knew some of the sessions would be interesting but probably not related to what I’m doing. That is the kind of being wrong that I like!
Kscope has become one of my top picks. I need to get some decent material ready for the next one so I can make a contribution. It’s going to be difficult to measure up.
Thanks for a great time and I hope to see everyone again soon.