So you want to submit a conference abstract?

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| Nov 19, 2019
It used to be our annual Perth conference that got me thinking about abstract ideas, but now it's the Kscope abstract submission deadlines that get my boat rocking.

But every day is a good day to think about the topics I'd like to might like to share with to your local community.

I've also been trying to convince a collegue to do their first presentation, and the questions in the ODTUG submission page got me (more...)

Oracle Tech Conferences

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| Nov 16, 2019

It’s mid-November 2019. The leaves have mostly fallen and the nights are drawing in. That can only mean… it’s time for Europes 2 biggest Independent Oracle User Groups to have their conferences.

The first, starting Tuesday 18th November, is DOAG – the German Oracle User Group – in Nuremberg.nuremberg I’m flying out there a couple of days beforehand as I have meetings, and it’s nice to travel and chill out too. This year I’m speaking (more...)

UKOUG TechFest19 Survival Guide

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| Nov 13, 2019

Brighton, December 1st-4th 2019, Grand Hotel, Techfest2019. This is the big Technology event for the UKOUG this year, one of the largest Oracle Tech events in Europe.

All This And More

The UKOUG conference is traditionally the one to finish the European year of conferencing and it is always incredibly popular with both delegates and presenters. There are two things that are not traditional about this year’s UKOUG December conference:

Bacon, Bloggin’ and First Day Keynote at PASS Summit 2019!

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| Nov 6, 2019

After a flurry of release announcements at MSIgnite this week, it was time to talk about the technology at a deeper level at PASS Summit.  I love this event, which has my undying loyalty due to the sheer amount of technical focus on everything in the Microsoft data platform and of course, was not disappointed with the first day keynote on Wednesday!

We started out with a great treat of information before the keynote, (more...)

All the OpenWorld 2019 downloads!

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| Sep 24, 2019

Why dig around for hours in the catalog? Here are all of the downloads registered in the OpenWorld catalog!

You can pick and choose from the list below, or if you want a CURL script that will download the entire set, you can find that here. Enjoy!

BOF1167 Java on Azure BOF,Reza Rahman

BOF1321 Why You Should Be Coding with the NetBeans IDE,Mark Stephens

BOF1336 How to Improve the Quality of Your Application (I Wish (more...)

Oracle Autonomous Database: A DBA Perspective

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| Sep 20, 2019
When more people started using Autonomous Database services, more Admin tools are made available as well. When ADW was introduced, all the DBA had for monitoring or diagnosis or utilization was only the Service Console. Here are some administrative enhancements in ATP/ADW we saw in the past 1+ year. July 2018: SQL Developer 18.2.0 and …

AUSOUG Connect 2019

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| Aug 22, 2019

Australian Oracle User Group (AUSOUG) is holding their annual conference series in Perth & Melbourne this year, again this year, and I'm lucky enough to be at both events.

If you can, hold these days aside for Connect 2019, meet an interesting mix of people, and talk with them about your experiences. Seeing & hearing what other people are up to can be invaluable.

  • Monday 14th October – Rendezvous Hotel In Melbourne
  • Wednesday 16th October (more...)

APEX Connect – A Slightly Different Conference

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| May 13, 2019

I wanted to do a write-up for the APEX Connect conference that happened in Bonn, Germany, a few days ago, as it was a slightly different conference than I normally go to and a slightly different experience for me.

I really don’t like DBMS_OUTPUT!

APEX Connect is a German event (put on by DOAG) that is focused on APEX, SQL & PL/SQL, and JavaScript. So more of a developers’ conference. It was an unusual conference (more...)

My Kscope19 Sessions

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| Mar 14, 2019
The #Kscope19 session list is out!

I've scored two sessions in the Oracle Application Express (APEX) track.

APEX for Forms Developers

My APEX experience has now surpassed a reasonable run developing Oracle Forms, I think I offer something to help the vast amount of Forms developers make the transition.

Managing Multiple Applications

A lot of my APEX work has involved developing applications in modules of a whole, in part because of steady transition from Forms (more...)

A dozen things to do with Oracle APEX

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| Dec 6, 2018
For this year's Australian Oracle User Group conference I decided to consolidate some of my favourite things to do with 3 of my favourite APEX features.

I considered this a bit of a 'lazy' decision, as it didn't really require any new research - but I think sometimes that can produce some good content, since I'm consolidating years of experience into a session.

It did give me a little leverage for one of my Kscope19 (more...)

Swiss pgday 2018

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| Jun 30, 2018

The cool thing about zooming out… is that your world appears to get bigger.
Being personally now no longer bound to Oracle, having the opportunity to work with PostgreSQL, also gives the opportunity to go new places and explore new possibilities. One of the cooler things is: participating in Postgres conferences.

Conference vibe

Where Oracle conferences, although having some deep technical aspects, tend to lean towards the business aspects of technology, especially today with Cloud (more...)

Speaking @ Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group training days

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| Dec 15, 2017

I’m going to present outside EMEA for the first time – in RMOUG training days 2018 Denver, Colorado.
Can’t wait!

RMOUG Training Days

PGConf.EU, Postgres Rocks!!

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| Oct 28, 2017

On a rainy Tuesday morning we set off on a Polish Airlines flight to Warsaw.
Our target: PGConf.EU with some of the biggest crew EnterpriseDB ever sent off.
Our goal: spread the love of EDB within the PostgreSQL community, where EDB is such an intrinsic part of.

The evening before the conference promises to be an interesting one. We have rented off the Hard rock Cafe in Downtown Warsaw for the kickoff of our (more...)

Upcoming conferences – end of 2017

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| Jul 19, 2017

I’ve been accepted to the following upcoming conferences:

UKOUG Tech 2016 – Super Sunday

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| Dec 5, 2016
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 Conference 2016 coming up fast

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| Nov 24, 2016
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

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| Nov 19, 2016
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.

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

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| Apr 28, 2016
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

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| Mar 14, 2016
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

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| Dec 11, 2015
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...)