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July 22

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Send It to the Background: REST Synchronizations and Automations
Automations and REST Synchronizations are the first declarative APEX features which execute in the background—without the developer having to manually implement a scheduler job. This makes it super easy to load data from an external REST API on schedule and to transform it using SQL or PL/SQL statements afterward. Combined with other REST Source enhancements, like REST source plugins or the new CSV support, this becomes a powerful tool to get and transform data from external sources. In this session, we introduced these features, showed how to use them, and provided some tips and tricks for daily usage.

1:43 - New Features Requests App
11:17: - Send It to the Background: REST Synchronizations and Automations
19:05 - Demo
50:38 - Q&A

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Chaitanya Koratamaddi
Chaitanya Koratamaddi, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle Application Express - Database Tools | Server Technologies    
Chaitanya is a Senior Principal Product Manager for Oracle Application Express. Chaitanya has extensive knowledge and experience on various Oracle technologies such as Oracle Application Express, Oracle SQL Developer, SQL Developer Data Modeler, Oracle Database, Oracle XML DB, Oracle Database XE, Oracle Database Vault, Oracle REST Data Services, and Oracle Fusion Middleware. Chaitanya is a regular speaker at various global conferences like Oracle Open World, OTN Yathra, Oracle Code, Oracle Develop, Oracle Cloud World, OTN Developer Days, ODTUG, JavaOne, AIOUG Tech Days, Sangam, and other user groups. Chaitanya writes his technical blog @
Marc Sewtz
Marc Sewtz, Director of Software Development    
Marc Sewtz is a Senior Software Development Manager at Oracle Corporation in New York City. With over 20 years of industry experience, Marc held roles in Consulting, Sales and Product Development. Today he manages a global team of Software Developers and Product Managers working on the development of Oracle Application Express (APEX), Oracle's premier Low Code development platform for building responsive applications on Oracle Database. Marc frequently presents at international conferences, such as Oracle Open World, ODTUG Kscope, UKOUG, DOAG, APEX Connect, and Oracle Code. Marc has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences in Wedel, Germany.
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Mónica Godoy, Principal Product Manager    
Mónica Godoy is a Principal Product Manager for Oracle APEX. She has been at Oracle since 2019. Mónica has experience with various Oracle Technologies such as Oracle APEX, Forms & Reports, SQL Developer, and ORDS. She has presented at conferences in Latin America like OTN, Oracle Code and Oracle Groundbreakers Tour. Mónica also encourages women to be part of the APEX Community at