It’s that time of year again; Kscope time, and I’m sure you are as excited as we are. You are most likely spending every moment of your free time reading the never-ending list of sessions trying to decide which ones to attend. Although there are over 300 to choose from, it’s time to bite the bullet and make decisions, because schedules must be made. To help you on your way, Mia, AuraPlayer’s CEO, has compiled a list of her Must-See Sessions.
With this list by your side, you can spend more time mingling with other attendees and taking advantage of everything Kscope 2015 has to offer!
1. Before getting to Mia’s favorites, I will begin with the best. Though, I am bit biased.
a. Using Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF) to Enhance Your Legacy Applications, ADF and MAF Track
Monday: 9:45AM – 10:45AM
In this session, Mia will teach you how to utilize Oracle’s Mobile Framework to rejuvenate and modernize your Oracle Forms legacy or EBS applications. This includes a live demo, so be sure not to miss it!
Mia decided to do this session for all the people who are having trouble understanding the buzz word avalanche that is currently being thrown around by IT professionals. Attend this session and learn the lingo of the alphabet soup in the Mobile and Cloud realms. Hopefully, you’ll be ready to converse with the tech pros in no time!
After careful consideration, here are Mia’s Must-Attend Events:
Before choosing any individual sessions I want to remind everyone that they MUST attend the Sunday symposiums. This is a full day of Oracle PMs giving you sneak peaks into Oracle’s future vision for the tools of interest for your community. Not to be missed!
Now onto my list:
2. Choosing the Right Mobile Architecture, ADF and MAF Track
Wednesday : 8:30AM – 9:30 AM Lonneke Dikme, Proseed
As mobile slowly takes over our world we need to make sure that our backend systems and infrastructure will be able to handle it. I chose this session not only because Lonneke is a killer female techy, but also to get educated about the advantages of various Mobile Architectures, and to help you choose which Mobile Architecture would be most ideal for your business.
3. Oracle BI Mobile Strategy and Roadmap, Business Intelligence Symposium
Sunday: 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Jacques Vigeant, Director of Product Management, Oracle Corporation
Matt Milella, Director of Development, Oracle Corporation
What could be better than learning about Oracle’s BI Mobile Strategy from two Oracle Directors? I’m interested to see where the BI tools are headed and what Oracle already has to offer in the BI mobile space.
4. Creating Hybrid Applications: With or Without APEX?, Application Express Track
Tuesday: 11:15AM-12:15PM Roel Hartman, Consulting
If you’re interested in anything APEX-related, then I highly suggest you check out a session by Roel. In this session, he will discuss Hybrid Applications that function with or without APEX. We at AuraPlayer know a lot about APEX hybrid systems after working with Roel to create an APEX demo to run Oracle Forms as a shared component of APEX using our solution. If you are curious and want to see more, check out our website and watch our demo!
5. What’s New and Coming in Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service, Planning Track
Wednesday: 1:45PM – 2:45PM Shankar Viswanathan, Oracle Corporation
No list about Kscope would be complete without one EPM session- considering they make up over 50% attendees. This session shows that no Oracle community is safe from the mobile cloud revolution, so they better just embrace it!
6. Build a Mobile App in 60 Minutes with MAF, ADF and MAF Track
Monday: 2:00PM – 3:00PM John King,King Training Resources
This session is perfect for beginners looking to learn the process of creating their own Mobile Application; we can’t think of a better way to spend 60 minutes! Besides the fact that John King consistently beats me out for best speaker in the ADF track 😉
7. Oracle Forms Lives On: What Will You Do Now? Database Development Track
Wednesday: 1:45PM-2:45PM Michael Ferrante,Oracle Corporation
This session is a MUST for any company with any investment in Oracle Forms. Michael Ferrante, the fearless leader of the Forms world, will dive into what we can expect for Forms going forward. Attend to learn how to future-proof Oracle Forms to meet the challenges of a next generation enterprise. If you’d like to meet with Michael 1-on-1 to discuss your own personal Oracle Forms challenges, he is actually open to meeting with customers at booth 109. Register here to reserve a timeslot.
8. Mobile Cloud Service Overview for Mobile Developers, ADF and MAF Symposium
Sunday: 1:00PM – 2:00PM Lynn Munsinger, Oracle Corporation
If you haven’t noticed, Mobile and Cloud are two common themes of this year’s conference and in today’s technological culture. This session combines the two and will provide an overview of Oracle’s Mobile Cloud Service. This is especially of interest to me, as I was part of the Oracle Mobile Cloud beta program back in October. I am so excited to see the progress that has been made. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to play around and create my own AuraPlayer API to plug Oracle Forms into the mobile cloud. We even created a cool video demo of it, so if anyone is interested in seeing it with their own eyes, just let me know in the comments below!
9. APEX, Node.js, and HTML5: Magic!, Application Express Track
Tuesday: 2:00PM- 3:00 PM Alan Arentsen, Ordina
This session sounds really exciting; it merges the worlds of rapid application development using APEX alongside the power of Node.js. It will be interesting to see how this works.
10. Real-Life Oracle MAF: The Things You Don’t Learn from Oracle’s Developer’s Guide, ADF and MAF Track
Tuesday: 11:15AM – 12:15PM Luc Bors, eProseed
This session is not for the faint of heart. Luc Bors, author of Oracle Mobile Application Framework Developer Guide, will discuss everything you need to know about Oracle MAF that is not included in the Oracle’s Developers Guide. You’ll leave this session with a more complete and comprehensive understanding of Oracle’s Mobile Framework. And I’m sure you’ll see some cool demos too.
In addition to the previously mentioned sessions, it is beneficial for everyone to attend at least one Hands- On Training session led by the A++ Oracle Team. Here you are guaranteed to not only learn WHAT Oracle is doing in the Cloud and Mobile space but also see HOW the Cloud/Mobile platforms operate.
a. Hands-On Training: Team Development and Collaboration in the Cloud
Monday: 9:45AM – 10:45AM Bryan Fry, Oracle Corporation
b. Hands-On Training: Developing On-Device Mobile Apps with Oracle MAF
Tuesday: 11:45AM – 12:45PM Lynn Munsinger, Oracle Corporation
In addition to these awesome events, be sure to come visit me at booth #109, to have a drink, talk tech, and hear about bringing Oracle Forms to the Mobile / Cloud Platforms. And if these aren’t reason enough, we also have awesome give-aways!