Note that the Powerpoint format adds value in that sense that many of the slides come with additional explanations in the notes section.
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As I type I am in my hotel, sipping a final beer (it was a gift that has been to a few talks with me in my backpack) and looking back at Oracle Open World 2015. I must confess I am a little drunk so we will see if this post lasts…
I am on record as saying I don’t like Open World. I came to previous events in 2003 and 2004 I think (yes, (more...)
Flights are booked, hotels reserved, plans made. Don’t ask about talks prepared, just don’t :-)
This is not the usual list of “I’m going to this talk and I’m seeing that speaker” blog that people write before an event – well it is a little – it’s more about the different flavors of conference we have available to us.
I have an Oracle conference a month until the end of the year and I’m really (more...)
Just over a week ago the Acceptance emails started to go out for the UKOUG TECH15 and APPS15 conferences. Also at this time the rejection emails started to go out too :-(
I was on the receiving end of both of these type of emails.
But I was delighted with the news that I received.
My topic areas crosses the TECH and APPs topics and also crosses the Business Analytics stream which looks to bridge (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.
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 wir ein erstklassiges Programm mit insgesamt 18 Sessions, einer Keynote und einem Panel zusammengestellt:
Am zweiten Tag werden die wichtigsten Schwerpunktthemen in vier Halbtagesworkshops und (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
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...)
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...)