David Peake, the APEX Product Manager, gave the first two presentations:
- The Latest and Greatest from Development
- APEX @ Oracle
Dimitri Gielis and John Scott from Apex Evangelists both gave interesting presentations, on Charting in Apex and Dispelling Myths about APEX respectively. Dimitri's piqued my interest to go back and look at charts again, and John's provided a lot of useful ammo for fighting against the usual "Apex is just a power user toy" kind of myths.
There was also a presentation from Matt Nolan and Vincent Migue from e-DBA called "Using Apex to Expose your Business to the Web" - and their website is a fine example of that.
After a short Q&A forum, we all went to the local pub, which was a great opportunity to get to know some of these people a little better.
All in all, a great day out (good grief, how sad do I sound?!) and I'd definitely like to attend the next one, should there be one.