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ORCLAPEX NYC Meetup - September 2014

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Welcome to ORLCAPEX NYC's 3rd meetup! Do you have a nagging question about APEX? Are you stumped trying to solve a business requirement with the framework? If so, be sure not to miss this meetup as we're going to kick things off with a round-table discussion. Bring any and all of your questions and we'll leverage the collective brain power of the group to try to find some answers!

In the second half of the meetup Dan McGhan will present An Introduction to JavaScript for APEX Developers. Oracle Application Express (APEX) is a declarative framework that allows people with knowledge of SQL and PL/SQL to create sophisticated web applications. The framework does an excellent job of abstracting away most of the browser technologies needed to create web applications and even includes a declarative interface to JavaScript called Dynamic Actions. However, many APEX projects may include requirements that are not supported out of the box or require some knowledge of JavaScript to solve.

In this session attendees will leverage their existing knowledge of PL/SQL to learn the basics of JavaScript. Topics will include JavaScript language fundamentals, the basics of DOM scripting with jQuery, as well as how to add JavaScript code to your APEX applications. This will be the first in a series of talks in which these and other JavaScript related topics are covered in greater detail.

Dan is Senior Technical Consultant at Enkitec and an Oracle ACE. He suffers from Compulsive Programming Disorder which is believed to be linked to his balding. Having started his development career in the land of MySQL and PHP, he was only too happy to have stumbled upon APEX. Since then, he’s dedicated his programming efforts to learning more about Oracle and web based technologies in general. 

At the end, if there's any time left, we'll open up the floor for some Lightening Demos. Have you done something cool you'd like to share? Know a little trick that may benefit the community? This is your chance to show the world! Or at least the people in the room... Seriously though, if you're interested in doing a Lightening Demo, please let us know ahead of time so that we may plan ahead. 

Here's an overview of the agenda:

• 6:00pm - Come on up for light drinks and socializing

• 6:15pm - Announcements

• 6:20pm - Round-table discussion

• 7:00pm - Dan McGhan presents An Introduction to JavaScript for APEX Developers

• 7:45pm - Lightning Demos

• 8:00pm - All good things must come to an end... 

But wait, there's more! For those of you that are hungry for more socializing, drinks, or even food, a group of us will take to the streets of NYC to satisfy your desires during APEX After Hours. Everyone is invited to join but your bill is your own. :)

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