First of all congratulate AMIS! 25 years is a great achievement!

I just attended the #AMIS25 event. On Wednesday we had a hackathon organized by OTN for ACEs. Later the name of the event was changed to OTN Cloud Developer Challenge and a challenge it was 🙂 My team was Oracle Family and the Associates including my Oracle Dad Tim Hall, my Oracle Mom Debra Lilley, Gurcan Orhan and Osama Mustafa. Gurcan was our team leader and Osama Mustafa missed the whole fun because of visa issues.


We built a demo application for speakers for OTN Tours to tell who will be attending, which flights and which hotels they have booked etc. I really hope we will finish building this application because it definitely would be extremely useful! Thank you to OTN for organizing and thank you to my team for all the fun! For instance I now know how to build REST Services (I built quite many of those 🙂  ).

After we finished the challenge the AMIS25 started with a welcome reception.

On Wednesday morning we were ready to start the official event. I gave two talks: one on my favorite features of SQL Developer and another one on how to manage changes in structures of database objects. Both my sessions were well attended (even though Jonathan Lewis was speaking at the same time as I gave my second presentation 🙂  ). Thank you very much for attending!

Thank you Lucas Jellema for inviting me! Once again congratulate AMIS and thank you for a great event! Now I am on my way to Bulgaria for the BGOUG…


– – Heli