Sometime I wonder if we should have a conference dedicated to just ADF/JDeveloper.
I imagine something like a 3 day event where you can come in and attend sessions delivered by experts and product managers. A conference where you can get sessions that will teach you new things about ADF whether you are just a beginner or whether you are an advanced user. Maybe we'll even do some hands-on labs on new features and to get people started working with JDeveloper, and maybe even have on site ADF certification testing. We can even have a night where we all get together for a little party in a pub and just network.
Would you come to such a conference if it existed?
Well turns out there is such a conference, and it is even better than the above description
It is 6 days long, it has over 60 sessions about ADF (that's 10 per day), it has labs, it has birds-of-a-feather, and it has certification tests. The speakers are all the key Oracle ACEs, the ADF Enterprise Methodology Group leaders, customers with real life experience, and of course product managers. And it has 3 big networking events in the evening where we can all get
together and network while listening to Tom Petty and Sting playing
It is called Oracle OpenWorld.
Yes - you might have missed it thinking that OOW is all about the database and Apps, but if you look at the list of ADF specific session and labs - you'll see that there is lots of content especially for you. I think this makes Oracle OpenWorld the most important conference for an ADF developer to attend. So if you haven't considered it yet - you still have two weeks to register arrange your flights and come and join us.
See you in San-Francisco.