One of my fav events and a must to attend is definitely KScope. This year it was held June 26-30 in Chicago which was a perfect location for me: never been there and have a direct flight from Helsinki 🙂


The reason I write this post so late is that at the end of the event I managed to catch a flu and have been a bit slow and quiet. Now I am fine again 🙂

KScope always starts with a Community Service Day on Saturday but unfortunately I always miss it. The reason is that on Friday we have the biggest celebration (mid-Summer) of a year in Finland and I simply cannot miss that! Sunday is a day for Symposiums and that is something I always attend. Also this year. I am glad that it has been made possible for attendees to attend any of those tracks and I usually jump from one symposium to another during the day and learn about many different areas.

This year I had two session: Managing the Changes in Database Structures Using Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler and a Thursday Deep Dive: Database Design for Developers.


(Thank you Bryn Llewellyn for the photo!)

I also moderated the database panel and a WIT roundtable. Thank you for attending my sessions and especially thank you to my wonderful panel: Kim Berg Hansen, Robert Lockard, Cary Millsap and Björn Rost. You were amazing! And a special thank you to Cary for this:


You really made my day!

One of the hightlights of KScope is the Wednesday party. This time it was held in the Museum of Science and Industry. What a party!


Thank you ODTUG! It was an amazing event! Bye-bye Chicago


See you all next year in San Antonio! (