HrOUG 2010 – 15th meeting of Oracle users and partners
The 15th HrOUG conference was held 19-23 October 2010 at the Istra Hotel on the “Red Island” near Rovinj. It hosted over 120 expert events: lectures, workshops, demogrounds and presentations. Additionally, this year the expert programme also included news from the Oracle Open World which was held one month ago. The same as every year, the conference lecturers mostly came from Oracle Partners. This year Neos prepared as many as five different and interesting presentations.
Andreja Sambolec gave a presentation in the field of applications, development tools and methodologies titled “SQLite and Oracle DB for modern online/offline applications” and broke the ice for the remaining for presentations in the field of fusion middleware. Davorin Cetto and Ivo Vrban were next with their presentation “OBIEE & Essbase – Experience From Reporting System Building Project” and then followed “Mobile Application Development Using ADF” by Tino Cindrić and “NEOS DW/BI Development Environment and Methodology” by Mario Mrljić and Zvonimir Hrkać, while Mark Arbanas had the final presentation before closing titled “Integration of Non-Structured Data in DW”. The last two presentations were well-attended although they were the last ones before closing the conference.
Generally speaking, there were various topics and everyone could find several interesting presentations for themselves, the APEX users being the most satisfied as this topic was most widely covered. We were glad that this year we had the opportunity to listen to Andrew Sutherland, Senior Vice President of Middleware for Oracle Europe, and the presentation by such an interesting lecturer lasted for one hour, but seemed to have passed in only 5 minutes.
We were very satisfied by the location of this year’s conference. The island is wonderful and during the breaks everybody could relax and bask in the sun in the most beautiful surrounding. We spent our free time running, swimming, doing fitness and it seems and night life lovers were also happy as some come back into the room even after 3 a.m. We have to compliment the atmosphere in the castle were entertainment took place: beautiful paintings, fireplace, a lot of candles…at moments it event seemed haunted, but there were no encounters of ghosts and everyone came home safely and returned to their projects and we hope to have the opportunity and time to try out some of the new technologies talked about at the conference.