#KScope15 Special blog

Each year the O D T U G  runs a conference called KScope.  It started as Kaleidoscope but is now known as Kscope and this year was kScope15.

What is ODTUG?  See the video…


Anyway, this year I went along to see why everyone was raving about the conference.  It helped that it was in Hollywood, nr Miami, Florida, and that the Hotel looked awesome.

My take away from the conference are:

  1. It was great fun
  2. It was very informative – technically excellent
  3. There was loads of Food – breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea all provided
  4. I met loads of cool techies (some Nerds, some Geeks)
  5. The App and Scavenger Hunt were brilliant
  6. I will go again next year
  7. The parties were awesome

Readers of this blog may have noted that I have been rather sceptical of conferences in the past but all that has changed with my last two – Open World in San Francisco and now Kscope in Miami.

There are a few bloggers updating us on their experience last week, read them below, and also JOIN ODTUG so that you can get access to the conference sessions – Presentations and recordings.

It may also be worth having a quick look through my tweets to sample a little of the good times..

So, apart from the Pool, the warm sea, the excellent breakfast, the great conference sessions, the comedy act, the Trivia Night (we was robbed of victory), the scavenger hunt, the exhibition hall, the lunch and learn, the hands on session using an iPhone, the Chi-Gung, the friends we met, the new friends we made, the Caribbean band, the ACE get together, the Hollywood nights,  it was worth going just for the Party Night in an exclusive nightclub in Miami Beach.

Oh, and I learnt loads about OBIEE 12c.  More to come on that.

Did I mention I had fun?

And to top it off, we rented a convertible Mustang and headed down to the Everglades and the Florida Keys.

Boy, am I tired this week!

Blogs relating to the Kscope15 week

1.  KScope Day 1 and KScope Day 2

Scott Wesley shares his views on the first two days of KScope, including Why PL/SQL developers are the most important on earth and his experience of Chi Gung.

2. DEVEPM on Kscope15! – Day 0: Fun is about to start!!! , DevEPM and 1st Day in Florida , DEVEPM on Kscope15! – Day 2: Glimpse of the future, FunScope 15! and DEVEPM on Kscope15! – Day 3, 4, 5 and 6: OMG!

Check out this series of blogs, detailing each day at KScope15

3. Kscope15 day 1 & 2 as it happensKscope15 Day 2 , Kscope15 days 2 and 3 and Kscope 15 days 4 and 5

Cameron Lackpour blogs his way through KScope, complete with lots of photographs.  Worth a view!

4. The Awesome Oracle Application Express Community at ODTUG Kscope15 – all in 4 quick pictures

The Oracle Application Express community at KScope summed up in four pictures.

5. The Buzz from Kscope15: The Continuing Need for Experts

A blog by Daniel Rabbitt.

6. Kscope15 – Day 4

A blog by the TopDown team – including their best quotes of the day:

“Support for Groovy scripting language will be rolled out as part of calc manager.”

“My favorite new feature in Calc manager—the tab key works!”

“Code Folding” available in Calc Manager. This is a cool, and handy!, feature to use when writing and editing.”

7. #Kscope15, ODTUG BoD and Burnout

Sarah Zumbrum ends her blog with: “You all have refilled my well and gotten me out of the burnout stage I was in, so let me give back to you…We have less than 51 weeks until #Kscope16 starts. Let’s go!”


Kate Helmer includes her highlights to be:

  • Hybrid Deployments
  • FDMEE No Limits
  • and beyond: Performance, performance, performance

9. KScope15 and Beyond

Justin Biard lists the following topics that caught his eye at KScope this year:

  1. Oracle APEX
  2. Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS)
  3. Oracle Database in the Cloud (both Schema [as a Service] and DBaaS)
  4. Oracle SQL Developer (latest and greatest features)

On Twitter…

ODTUG ask if you’re suffering Kscope15 blues. Check out this teaser wrap up video.

Mike Riley tweeted: “ Board welcomes you to

Opal A tweeted that sessions will be going up soon – hopefully late July/August.

Alex Zaballa shared some slides on his Oracle Data Redaction presentation: