15 June, 2009

All Change Please...

As I mentioned in my last post, on June 1, 2009 I joined the team at Sumner Technologies. Since then, Scott Spendolini and I have been working on Sumner's portfolio to broaden the scope of what we're offering.

New items include SumnerPrint, a PL/SQL-based solution that allows you to easily print APEX reports to PDF, HTML and XLS, and SumnerFramework, an application security and management framework for APEX. We're also working on several new courses and service offerings.

As part of the inevitable website changes, we've introduced a new company blog. We'll be using this blog to provide information about products, services and training classes that we provide as well as unique technical tips and tricks on APEX and other Oracle-related technologies.

You can subscribe to the SumnertechBlog at http://feeds2.feedburner.com/SumnertechBlog.

I'll still be updating my blog, but it will become much more personal, and much less about Oracle and APEX.

And don't forget to come visit us at ODTUG KALAIDOSOPE!

11 June, 2009

ODTUG Kaleidoscope - The countdown begins...


As many of you know, ODTUG Kaleidoscope runs from June 21-25 in Monterey, California. Topics covered will range from Essbase and Hyperion, BI and Data Warehousing, SOA, BPM to my favorite, Application Express.

This year there are over 40+ APEX related presentations, a number of which will be presented by Oracle ACE and ACE DIRECTORS. Pretty exciting stuff if you're an APEX geek like me. But for me there are several things that will make this particular conference "special".

Of course, the opportunity to attend so many good sessions is high on my list, but I also get to see a number of people that I haven't seen for quite some time. I'm really looking forward to the APEX Meet-Up that John Scott is organizing.

But one thing that will be very different is that it will be my first conference as a partner in Sumner Technologies. As of June 1, 2009 I joined forces with Scott Spendolini to help broaden Sumner's offerings. And, not only will Sumner (Scott) be presenting, but we will also have a booth in the exhibitors area this year.

To coincide with all of this, we've just relaunched our website outlining our full range of course, services and software offerings.

On top of all of that, the 23rd of June is my 42nd Birthday. What a great opportunity to celebrate with all my APEX friends!

So, if you're there, stop by the booth and say "Hi". I look forward to seeing you all there.