One of the reasons I like user group conferences is meeting new people in my “area” – these people at the conference not only like technology and probably some of the same technology I do but, as they are at a conference, are probably inclined to learn stuff, meet people and maybe share ideas. I’m not actually very good face-to-face socially with people I do not know, so I like to tilt things in (more...)
An interesting experience I have had this year is being more involved in helping organise the annual UKOUG Oracle Technical Conference – Tech14 this year. I fully intended to blog about things as we progressed, but it never happened. But I thought it would be interesting to do a couple of blogs about it, for anyone interested,
If you have never helped organise a conference or user group meeting then you probably think there is (more...)
This year it's called a "Professional Learning Event" instead of a conference and the program reflects it - plenty of hands on workshops mixed in with normal sessions. Considering it's (more...)
Bratislava is (more...)
The OTN Tour of Latin America has come to an end and I was very lucky to have been a part of Northern part of the tour.
My OTN Tour consisted of visiting 3 countries in one week and giving 8 hours of presentations. This blog post looks back at the OUG Panama conference and I'll have separate blog posts for each of the other countries.
My travels stared the Saturday before the OUG Panama (more...)
I’ll be going to the UKOUG Tech 14 conference in Liverpool in December to give one of my favorite presentations: “APEX or ADF? From Requirements to Tool Choice”. I’m also leading the Development Tools roundtable, which is always lively at the UKOUG conference. If you want to discuss your options as a developer in the Oracle world, UKOUG Tech 14 is the place to be.
tl;dr:Do not use public Google+ Hangouts under any circumstances, because people suck.
Before the PyCon 2014 CFP came due, PyLadies hosted several G+ hangouts for talk proposal brainstorming. Potential speakers could talk over and flesh out their ideas with each other, producing better talk proposals. More importantly, it was a nice psychological stepping stone on the way to filling out that big, scary CFP form all alone. I thought they went great.
I wanted (more...)
Please consider participating in TRUCEConf (March 18-19 in Cincinnati)!
The goal is to help the tech community heal, through learning from others outside our industry and having an open dialogue and on how we can be better humans to each other in the world of tech.
You may remember fierce controversy around TRUCEConf when virtually nothing was known about it but its name; without solid information, it was easy to read bad connotations into the (more...)
Vom 24. – 25. Februar 2014 finden in München die BPM Integration Days 2014 statt.
Die BPM & Integration Days konzentrieren sich diesmal auf die praktischen Synergien von BPM mit Systemintegration, Mobile, BI und Cloud, gepaart mit Erkenntnissen aus vielen Jahren Projekterfahrung aller Referenten.
Am ersten Tag haben (more...)
The first talk is: Storage Latency for Oracle DBAs. A presentation about a performance tuning techniques for (more...)
I'm happy to say that I'll shortly be starting a new position as a PostgreSQL DBA and Python developer for Zoro Tools!
We software types seem to have hardware envy sometimes. We have "builds" and "engines" and "forges" and "factory functions". But as it turns out, the "Tools" in "Zoro (more...)
Are you signed up yet for Ohio LinuxFest on Sep. 13-15? I'll be there to present
IPython for non-Pythonistas
Break out of your (bash) shell! IPython and the IPython Notebook have swept over the Python programming community, but they're not just for Python programmers - they make for high-powered shell (more...)
Loved PyOhio once again! Thanks so much to everybody who came, participated, and made it happen! I get such a rush of joy from seeing the Ohio Union fill up with happy Pythonistas.
PyOhio has been a classic case of the Stone Soup story. When we started planning the first (more...)
Friday night i finally arrived after a long flight from Vienna to Washington to New Orleans, whereas the flights were pretty good, it is just that endless series of waiting lines that is tiresome.
Anyway, i’m here and – as usual – still working on my slides and demos with the hope to impress at least some of the attendees :-)
- Pimped APEX (more...)
A specialist is someone who knows a lot about a topic. He specializes and specializes and knows ever more about an ever smaller knowledge area. And in the end, he knows everything about nothing.
I’ve just submitted my abstracts for the UKOUG Technology Conference in December, and I was forced (more...)
Am 19.Juni 2013 findet die nächste DOAG Development Konferenz in Bonn statt, diesmal mit dem Thema: