Months before the event will even start, Oracle’s EMEA SOA man Jurgen Kress starts ‘spamming’ the community with the save the date emails, tweets and blogs. And with a damn good result too. 100 available seats fully booked out and a waiting list with over 50 people!

In 2014 I attended the Summer Camps to gain knowledge of the freshly released 12c SOA and BPM suite. A great learning experience and also a great way to meet new people. As a bonus you spend 5 days in a beautiful city!
This year I decided not to attend the SummerCamps due to family and professional matters. Next time my friends.

I follow quite a lot of Oracle professionals on Twitter. Knowing some of the attendees personally and some others from social drinks and blogs etc, I see a lot of what they are working on appearing on the screen of my iPhone. My screen almost did not turn off anymore when Oracle released its MCS, ICS and PCS cloud solutions because of all the tweet notifications about it from the people in my network.

tweetsThis event is no exception. During the day and evening my iPhone keeps blinking with new tweets. Mostly hashtagging #ofmSummerCamps. I’ve seen some of the cloud products already, but it’s always good to hear other experiences and new features I did not know of yet. I finally turned the notifications off to work through the list in the evening…


So what did I learn?

The subjects of the summercamp:

Integration Cloud Service (ICS)
According to Wilfred the XSLT mapping functionallity drastically improved since the OOW14 review.

Intelligent Agents will do magic for you to securely connect the Cloud to on-prem.

Mobile Cloud Sercice (MCS)
JDK 8 is needed with MAF and SOASuite12c quickstart.

REST and SOAP calls to RightNow was peanuts:

Security for API’s is also a no brainer in MCS:

Process Cloud Service (PCS)
Even sales guys are able to work with the PCS, haha!

Java Cloud Service (JCS)
This course was packed with new information and labs. Come on, if even Andreas gets behind of schedule, it must be great stuff!

There was also a peek into the new promised ‘soon to come’ SOA Cloud

And for some non tech related tweets, Carsten Wiesbaum made a return trip from Germany on his motor bike! His pictures and Google Maps trip can be found on his special Lisbon blog:

And as always, the Portuguese food was excellent!

And the Dutch always drink beer…