An Oracle employee sent me an email today, inquiring about the Open Mic Night. This employee, who is a user of Oracle Application Express at Oracle, will be attending the Kscope conference for the very first time. As I replied to him in email:
Open Mic night will be on Monday evening, from 8:00P - 10:00P. You would think that most people would call it a day (after a long day), but it's usually a packed room.
Open Mic night is the attendee's night to shine in front of their fellow attendees. People are given roughly 5 - 10 minutes to show off what they've done with APEX - it's timed. No PPT. If you show a PowerPoint, you will be booed. You're on stage, you plugin your laptop to a projector, and you present on a big screen. It's just a great way for people in the #orclapex community to proudly show what they've accomplished. I've seen some extraordinarily creative and professional solutions from our customers.
The time goes by fast, so you have to come prepared. And the Oracle APEX team usually sponsors the beer for this event, so it can get a bit rowdy. ;)
If you're at Kscope15 for the APEX track, or even half-curious about APEX, it's a "must attend" event.
Here's a shot from last year's Open Mic Night: