By Tim Dexter-Oracle on Apr 14, 2008
OAUG has started and I have to start with a couple of apologies. Firstly to the members of the XMLP SIG and Abhishek who runs it. I completely missed Sunday's early bird 8.30am get together - not that I could not drag myself out of bed that early, I promise. I had in fact been up most of the night nursing sickly family members after a rather dodgy meal on Saturday night at one of our local haunts - Sunday morning was spent in an emergency room and clearing up the dinner from the night before - enough said I think! I believe Abhishek is going to try and organize something for later in the week.
The other apology is to the folks presenting this morning on Label Printing and FSG Reporting with XMLP. I very much wanted to attend but my car conspired against me - this is the last time, its headed for the heap or at best the local high school's metal shop!
I did manage to get into Denver this afternoon on my motorcycle - what a day to ride, mid 60s and empty'ish roads on the the way there. With this fella to greet you ...
I got to stand at the back of Mike's session on all things BIP - its interesting being on the other end of a presentation. The acoustics in the room were not great but Mike's timing was impeccable getting through slides and demos with time for questions - perfect!
We were discussing after the session the mix of audience there was in the room - there are obviously still folks that have not been Bipped. But there are others that have built some very interesting reports/integration and there is clearly a need for a more advanced session - well that was our thought. We joked that we could probably fill a day of BIP only sessions, all the flavors, newbie stuff, template building, data extraction, security, the list goes on ... I need to resurrect the plan to provide webinars for you folks!