30 June 2012

PL/SQL Challenge at Kscope12

I returned a few days ago from ODTUG's annual Kscope (formerly Kaleidoscope) conference, this year in hot, hot San Antonio, but located at the very comfortable and luxurious JW Marriott resort.

At the suggestion of Mike Brunstedt, one of our fabulous PL/SQL quiz reviewers, I made up a PL/SQL Challenger ribbon so that players and friends of the site could proudly proclaim their Challenger-ness:

We will also be giving them out at Oracle Open World in the Fall, so there's another reason to attend Larry's outsized celebration of all things Oracle.

It was great to meet players of the PL/SQL Challenge, and hear about how playing the quizzes has helped them in their work. It was even more of a pleasure to meet up with some of the reviewers who ensure the high quality of quizzes we play on the site:

From left to right: Michael Brunstedt, Patrick Barel, Steven Feuerstein, Kim Berg Hansen

The PL/SQL Challenge wouldn't exist at all without the initial support and ongoing efforts by my Application Express expert friends at Apex Evangelists, so I demanded that they also join me for a photo:

From left to right: Dimitri Gielis, John Scott, Steven Feuerstein, Paul Broughton

Kscope12 was the usual fantastic conference, organized oh-so-well by Kathleen McCasland and her posse of capable women from Your Conference Connection, led by a friendly, enthusiastic board of directors.

Hope to see you there next year!