This was my first year at OOW without being a usergroup leader, although I am still very much involved.
UKOUG did have a meetup but I wasn’t able to attend, hope it was fun.
This year the usergroup area was in the centre of the exhibition which is such an improvement on other years. This year there were no EOUC people manning the stand but I did install a UKOUG virtual assistant! Actually, I just left one of the really clever vidipack on the stand. You can also see the content of it here.
Over the years I have made many friends in the community and OOW is always a great time to catch up. Communities in Oracle overlap a lot, many are in the ACE program or are partners. Much of what I do, is because of the camaraderie. I am blessed.
I also got the chance to make a video for the Sangam conference in India where I will be immediately after apps18. If you look carefully you can see UKOUG's Brendan in the background.
Of course, I did my bit for EOUC, facilitating the ‘even ACES make Mistakes session’.