Wow, just realized it's been over a month since my last blog post - I guess we've been busy lately with other things - one of them was a bunch of conferences that are coming up.
So if you are an ADF/JDeveloper developer here is a quick update on some events you should be aware of:
Next month, ODTUG KScope 2011 is taking place in Long Beach, CA. That's definitely the biggest user driven event for ADF developers. This year there is a new track dedicated to everything Fusion Middleware with sessions that cover ADF, SOA and WebCenter and the integration points between all of those. While you'll see some JDeveloper product managers there - me included, one unique aspect of this conference is that most of the session are delivered by actual customers using the products and are based on their experience. Since this is a smaller event you also get more opportunities for direct interaction with experts and Oracle ACEs.
In October Oracle OpenWorld is taking place in San Francisco, this year the Oracle Develop sessions and labs have been merged into the regular OpenWorld conference as a "stream". I was on the content committee for selecting papers for the ADF related tracks, and it seems that this year we got more submission than ever about ADF. We also saw more sessions that are "Advanced" in nature, so there will be quite a lot of content for experienced ADF developers to see. If you haven't been to an Oracle OpenWorld before - make sure to attend one even if it is only for the experience of seeing the world's largest software conference. There aren't many other software conferences that feature both Sting and Tom Petty in their appreciation event :-)
There are also a bunch of local user group conference coming up where ADF content will be featured - so check out the UKOUG and DOAG to see what's coming up in their conference later this year.
Can't make it to a real conference? we still have two runs of our Virtual OTN Developer Day coming up in May 31st and June 2nd - so check them out. Even if you can't make the live run, register and watch the content on demand as it becomes available.
So lot's of opportunities to dive deeper into ADF - make sure to take advantage of these...