Oracle Conferences

So the conference season is all over for another year. I have had a bumper crop of conferences and have been a very lucky man to attend and present and learn.

 

OUGN – The Boat – a 2 day conference on a ship. We’re all in it together, and nobody can sneak off after the last talk and avoid the party as we (more...)

UKOUG Tech 2016 – Super Sunday

UKOUG 2016 is underway. This year I'm staying at the Jury's Inn hotel, one of a clutch of hotels within a stone's throw of the ICC. Proximity is the greatest luxury. My room is on the thirteenth floor, so I have a great view across Birmingham; a view, which in the words of Telly Savalas "almost takes your breath away".

Although the conference proper - with keynotes, exhibition hall and so on - opens today, (more...)

UKOUG Tech16 Day 0 – Car and Curry Chaos!

This year I decided to come to Birmingham a little early for UKOUG Tech16, coming up on the Saturday. I drove up to Lichfield (15 miles North of Brum – which explains the touch of Brummie in my accent) in the morning to see my mum. Once we had discussed her various ailments and prejudices for a few hours and I’d unblocked her vacuum cleaner I set off into Birmingham to get to Jury’s hotel (more...)

Friday Philosophy – Hello….?Dave?

In 2 days time the UKOUG Tech16 conference starts. I love this conference, I’ve been to all but 1 one of them in the last 15 years – but I am not going to go on about why I like it so much again.

Gratuitous Minion Picture

Gratuitous Minion Picture

I’m going to tell you one reason I don’t like it. Names! Names of people I know. Names of people I have known for years and who I’ve (more...)

UKOUG Conference 2016 coming up fast

The weather has turned cold, the lights are twinkling in windows and Starbucks is selling pumpkin lattes. Yes, it's starting to look a lot like Christmas. But first there's the wonder-filled advent calendar that is the UKOUG Annual Conference in Birmingham, UK. So many doors to choose from!

The Conference is the premier event for Oracle users in the UK (and beyond). This year has another cracker of an agenda: check it out.

The session (more...)

DOAG 2016 – "Oracle Database Cloud Performance" presentation material

Thanks to all attendees that came to my presentation "Oracle Database Cloud Performance" at the DOAG conference 2016. You can check the presentation material here at Slideshare.

Connect2016 – Australian Conference Series

It's less than a month away from the Australian conference series and I'm probably about 2 thirds ready for my sessions.

Australia? Yup, the Perth gig will be on 7-8 Nov and the fun continues in Melbourne on 10-11 Nov 2016.


Check out www.ausoug.org.au/connect2016, then think about that junket. Jokes aside, events like these are the best place to chat to people about Oracle technology, with plenty of sessions to allow (more...)

Slides and demo script from my ORDS talk at APEX Connect 2016 in Berlin

Hi everybody,

I just came back from the DOAG APEX Connect 2016 conference in Berlin ... very nice location, great content and the wonderful APEX community to hang out with ... always a pleasure. This time we felt a little bit pink ;)

As promised, you can download the slides and the demo script (as is) from my site.

Instructions are included.

See you at KScope in Chicago, #letswreckthistogether .

Cheers and enyoy!
~Dietmar. 


Tech15

Last December I presented at Tech15, the largest Oracle conference in the Europe. Many thanks to the organizing team of this great conference. Here is my presentation about contemporary latches and mutexes in Oracle 12.1.0.2. It includes several post-conference additions concerning experiments with latch priorities and Windows time granularity.

Slides of the CERN Talks at UKOUG Tech15

This is a short blog post with the links to download the slides of the presentations with CERN speakers at UKOUG Tech15:


  • Migrating from Streams to GoldenGate12c, Zbigniew Baranowski, slides (pptx)
  • Stack Traces & Flame Graphs for Oracle Troubleshooting, Luca Canali, slides (pptx, pdf)


  • Many thanks to UKOUG for delivering once more a technical conference of very high quality and to all the participants who make the (more...)

    Talks at UKOUG TECH 2014 with CERN speakers

    This is a short blog post with a list of the talks at the UKOUG TECH 2014 conference in Liverpool with CERN speakers. Come and say hi, we hope to see many of you there!



    (*) slides can be downloaded from: http://cern.ch/canali

    UKOUG Tech 14 in Liverpool

    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.

    APEX or ADF? From Requirements to Tool Choice
    APEX or (more...)

    G+ Public Hangout Fail

    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...)

    Collaborate 14 and Vegas

    Collaborate 14 is coming soon and i can tell you that it is an excellent content learning and networking opportunity.  I have been going to collaborate for a while and have found it to be not only a place to learn but also to network with my peers .  We built the team to write the Practical Oracle Database Appliance  which is available here at Collaborate 13 and were able to deliver a book  with authors (more...)

    TRUCEConf

    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...)

    Presentation links

    I have just had a VERY. Busy. Week. (In a good way!) I've promised the world many talk materials, so:

    As for Postgres Open, I absolutely loved (more...)

    I’m not available

    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...)

    IPython at Ohio LinuxFest 2013

    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...)

    PyOhio Stone Soup

    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...)

    The IPython Notebook Revolution

    Among the many great talks coming to PyOhio at the end of this month:
    The IPython Notebook Revolution Catherine Devlin If you think of IPython as simply an enhanced version of the live Python prompt, you are in need of re-education. No matter what you do with Python, applying the (more...)