Perth reveals itself as an ADF hotspot - ADF Community Event

I don't know if you've every visited Perth, but it's a loooooong way from anywhere.  As a result sandgropers often feel like we're left out of the rest of the world's excitement (which isn't a bad thing sometimes either).

In the IT industry this as true as other worldly events.  We read all about those exciting Silicon Valley conferences, huge European technical user groups, and look local to find, well with a population of only 1.2 million and the next major city 2500kms away, IT events are on a much smaller scale.

So I'm happy to announce regardless of the tyranny of distance, Perth proved itself a little ADF hotspot yesterday. Yesterday marked the first ADF Community Event trial in Perth, opened to only 4 of our local customers to test will this work locally, and I must say the event was a success!

The ADF Community Events are designed not to be Oracle sales events, but rather gathering parties who are interested in ADF to discuss and collaborate and network, while learning more about what ADF and other FMW products have to offer (think: SIG).   All in all this is an idea we "borrowed" from Frank Nimphius and Germany who are running their own successful events series.

Over 3 hours we covered discussing how to build large scale ADF applications, as well as what I thought an excellent hands-on session by Tim Middleton on integrating Coherence with ADF (Tim, I finally get Coherence, thanks!).

So how do I know the event was a success? Well firstly Oracle staff were trying to push their way in too, so I had an overly full room.  Secondly I've already lined up our customer speakers for the next event and they volunteered themselves without (much) prompting! ;-)

The next event is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday 12th September.  I'm deliberately controlling the invites, but if you're desperate to attend please email me at chris DOT muir AT oracle DOT com.

Thanks to everyone who attended yesterday and I look forward to seeing everyone at the next event.

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