For nearly four years I’ve enjoyed giving back to the Oracle APEX community in various ways such as the Oracle Forums, this blog, talks at various conferences, authoring free plug-ins, and webinars to name a few. Now I want to continue to help out in a different fashion by running for the ODTUG Board of Directors. I believe I will be able to help promote and grow the APEX community through the Board, and I would relish the chance represent all APEX developers.
I’m officially running for the ODTUG Board of Directors and would like your support. If you're a full (paid) ODTUG member please vote for the Board of Directors here: http://goo.gl/8xqxs Below is a copy of my official nomination:
I have attended ODTUG Kaleidoscope for several consecutive years and
have been a presenter for the last three. The conference has allowed me
to develop strong relationships with many others in the community, and
the importance of these relationships has proven invaluable. I
continually strive to give back to the community, using my personal time
to answer questions through email, blogs, the Oracle forums, and by
writing technical books. I would like to continue this spirit of giving
back by joining the ODTUG Board of Directors.
As a new board member I will bring a fresh perspective and
out-of-the-box ideas to help promote ODTUG and deliver our message to
the world. I am fortunate enough to have a successful blog with several
thousand unique monthly visitors. It is through this platform, along
with other opportunities such as my consulting firm blog, social
networking, and the multiple annual conferences that I attend from which
I intend to help share the ODTUG mission and values.
The Board plays a pivotal leadership role as both a driving force and a
face of the ODTUG community. I feel that my professional experience as a
leader and mentor will help the Board guide and develop ODTUG for the
future. The Board has responsibility to its most important group - the
members. I will help ensure that the Board serves as both a voice and an
ear for the entire ODTUG community; developers, DBAs, and technical
experts of all things Oracle.
Many thanks for your consideration.
Martin Giffy D’Souza is an Oracle ACE and award winning presenter and
speaker. Most recently Martin was honored with the ODTUG Kaleidoscope
2011 Presenter of the Year award. Martin also serves as a Co-founder
& CTO at ClariFit Inc., a consulting firm specializing in Oracle
solutions. Martin’s career has seen him hold a range of positions
within award winning companies and his experience in the technology
industry has been focused on developing database-centric web
applications using the Oracle technology stack. Martin is the author of
the highly recognized blog www.TalkApex.com, and he has co-authored
several APEX books including Expert Oracle Application Express, a
collaboration of some of the most renowned APEX developers in the
industry. He has presented at numerous international conferences such as
ODTUG, APEXposed, and COUG. Martin holds a Computer Engineering degree
from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.
I appreciate all the support.