Sunday, 13 December 2015

APAC OTN Tour 2015 - Perth

We arrived in Perth mid afternoon and Richard and I went for a short walk to find coffee before being picked up by local user group legend Penny Cookson. Penny lives out of Perth along the coast and she took us out to her home to meet up with her husband Spence and our fellow speaker John King who was staying with them.

Later we went out and had dinner on the sea front watching the sunset. Beautiful.

The venue for the Perth event was a local technical college and it had wonderful facilities. I had two really good sessions but this time kicked off the event with my Digital Disruption session which got people talking all day. I had thought as in Sydney that it would be a good occlusion to a day but actually it worked even better at the start.

Lots of people turned up on the day and the organisers had to run around getting in extra catering which to me is fantastic great to see so many people come along.

Perth is home town to Connor McDonald and Chris Muir and they are always a great draw, but us visitors were made so very welcome. I had been worried that what I had to stay about where our industry is going might not be relevant yet in Australia as the adoption has been much higher in the US and now EMEA, but everyone was interested.

The day finished with networking and people stayed on to ask lots f questions. Perth is almost an isolated location but that is good as most of the Oracle community know each other, and that lends to great discussions. 

Thank you Perth and especially Penny.

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