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Interview: Michelle Skamene

How did you start developing with Oracle APEX?
I had been working with Oracle since 1997, as a systems analyst supporting an Oracle HR database at Cargill Plc in the UK. When we moved to Canada in 2003, I joined the McGill University Research Institute as a developer. At the time, they were in the process of designing and bulding a new database, and the consultants they chose recommended APEX (at the time, this was HTMLDB).

I caught the bug almost immediately! Since I was already familiar with SQL and PL/SQL after having supported an Oracle application for so many years, I picked it up very quickly and soon was developing the application myself.

Why did you decide to start your own company
?
In 2006, I left the Research Institute to join an APEX Consultancy here in Montreal.
While I thoroughly enjoyed the work and my team there, with three young children at home, I found managing an almost full-time job consulting with my responsibilities at home too much of a challenge.
I wanted more free…

Interview: Clarisa Maman Orfali