DOAG14 Conference: Germany, Here Comes the Oracle Forms Masters!

Somehow it is already November, which means I have to start gearing up for all the travel that I will be doing this month. I just got back from my first trip to Utah for the super UTOUG Training Days. The team treated us like royalty and it was fun being able to bring a bit of the legacy to mobile message to Salt Lake City. Now in less than 2 weeks….Germany here I come!

For the first time ever I will be representing ODTUG by presenting at the DOAG Conference  in Nuremberg, Germany. (Anyone know where I can get a good vegan meal 🙂 ). I am honored to be involved in trying to further user group cooperation between ODTUG and the major European user groups to further our efforts of bringing unique content to users around the world in the cloud and mobile communities. I hope this is only the beginning of a strong relationship and endless possibilities to help our users by working together with DOAG. The conference itself  is a wealth of information where the bilingual agenda is packed with over 400 sessions and is bringing together Oracle users and Oracle partners from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the other neighboring European countries, and of course, this American Oracle ACE Director!

As far as content goes, DOAG has one of the strongest Oracle Forms agendas I have seen in the past 5 years! Highlights include: Michael Ferrante, the Oracle Forms PM, presenting a session: “Oracle Forms – Your Application Is Not Dead, It’s Just Tired” which will offer tips and tricks to modernize the UI and look and feel of your applications. Then he will also be joining me for my first session, “The Next Two Years: What Should I Do NOW with my Oracle Forms Systems?” Together, Michael and I are going to set the record straight about where Forms is going and how to create a game plan for the future, today. Topics include upgrading to the newest releases, modernizing the system user interface and the “if, when, and why” of migrating away from Oracle Forms including the options, costs, risks, and benefits. There are many other interesting Forms topics on the agenda presented by our friends at PITSS and Oracle.

My highlight will be presenting my session, “Evolving from Legacy to Mobile and Beyond” where I will go through all of the things to consider when modernizing a legacy system to a mobile app, including a basic introduction to Oracle Mobile Application Framework. It is always amazing to see the audience’s reaction to the session and how it energizes and inspires them to begin thinking about mobility. The session will also include a demo of the final product and offer tips on how to begin your Mobile journey. To get a glimpse of all the content including many amazing SOA/ADF sessions, you can see the entire DOAG agenda here.

This year, as we did in OOW, I will be  joining the one and only Michael Ferrante, Oracle Forms PM, for an Oracle Forms Developers appreciation event. We will be hosting a one-on-one dinner event to meet Michael, to hear about Oracle’s vision for Forms going forward, and to discuss your personal Oracle Forms challenges. To see if you qualify to join this one of a kind event please contact Emma.

If you would like to meet up with me personally while I am in Germany to discuss your individual Oracle Forms challenges feel free to email me at to set up a time and place.

Wir sehen uns dort (see you there)!

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