Over the past 16 months (or so) I have give a join presentation with Anthony Heljula called ‘Getting Real Business Value from Oracle Data Mining and OBIEE’, at a number of conferences and OUG SIGs.
We have had a lot of very positive feedback on this presentation. The (more...)
Only a little over 6 weeks, then this years Kscope Conference starts in New Orleans.
Last year i had the honor to present there for the first time and i absolutely loved it.
I’m doing my fair share of travelling and attending several conferences, mostly around europe, and (more...)
Have you responded yet to PyOhio's Call For Proposals (due date: June 1)? You should. Here's why.
Why you should speak at PyOhio We need you. We have a great group of people who contribute talks, but we don't ever want that group to become a stagnant pool - we (more...)
That was a packed week. After a few days at home I had to jump on a plane again to visit Oslo. This was my second time there after last year's JavaZone. This time I was invited to speak at the famous Oracle User Group Norway (OUGN) Vårseminar
. Which turned (more...)
Get thee to KScope13 Jeff Smith (@thatjeffsmith) just posted a great little piece about why you can’t afford to miss this year’s ODTUG event in New Orleans: KScope13. As usually I will be speaking there as well and running my now annual Morning Chi Gung classes. See you there. Kent (more...)
In June I will be speaking for the German Oracle User Group (DOAG) at the Infrastructure and Middleware Community Summit in Mainz. This is all about Oracle Infrastructure and Middleware topics and has great speaker lineup for the german-speaking Oracle community. The summit consists of the three tracks “Infrastructure”, (more...)
JayDay 2013 in Munich is an Event for Java-Developers featuring internationally renowned Experts. What started out as a nice little event got even bigger this year. It is still a one day conference but the speaker line-up is incredible
. I am honored to be part of that list again and (more...)
After my first Devoxx in Belgium last year I decided to give the new UK spin-off a try. Martijn and Ben have been the perfect hosts for a couple of Java related activities close to the London Java Community and I was really looking forward meeting this incredible community in (more...)
Incidentally, some people have been asking, "Wait a minute - PyCon-US in Canada? How does that work? Wouldn't it be more correct to call it PyCon-NA for North America?"
It might, if this were a case of nations cooperating to share PyCon. However, that is not the case. You (more...)
The agenda for the OUG Ireland 2013 event is now live. The event will be in the Dublin Convention Centre on the 12th March. There are lots of excellent sessions, across 7 tracks!! So there will be something (or lots of things) for everyone who works in the Oracle world here in Ireland.
I’m sure the Oracle Database track will be very popular. I wonder why!!!
Agenda : http://www.ukoug.org/2013-events/oug-ireland-2013/agenda/
Remember registration is FREE. You don’t have to be a member of the User Group to come to this event. It is open to everyone and did I (more...)
I'm very proud to announce that I will be speaking at this year's Norwegian Oracle User Group (OUGN) Vårseminar
. Not only because I am excited to visit Oslo again but mostly because of the unique venue. A full day at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Oslo is followed by (more...)
Once a year famous OOP conference
is happening literally next to where I live. A 20 minutes ride brings me down to Munich's trade fair center and the biggest hassle I have to cope with is parking. As usual I forget to submit a talk and I was lucky to be invited (more...)
In Februray 2013 the Oracle Fusion Middleware Community Forum 2013 will take place in Faro, Portugal!
The OFM Partner Community Forum is a wonderful opportunity to:
- learn how to sell the value of Fusion Middleware by combining SOA & BPM & WebLogic & ADF solutions
- meet with the Oracle SOA (more...)
Here we go! I'm excited to speak at first ever Devoxx UK
this year! After the tremendous success of the flagship in Belgium and the French spin-off this is the second Devoxx offspring. Hosted by Ben and Martijn and held at the Business Design Center in London, UK.
The Business (more...)
It's my pleasure to announce that I will be speaking at next years Jfokus again! Jfokus is the largest annual conference for everyone who works with Java in Sweden. The conference is arranged together with Javaforum Stockholm. Javaforum is a Swedish developer community and an official Java User Group (JUG) (more...)
I was thinking about staying home from PyCon in 2013.
I know, that's a horrible idea. But financing the trip has gotten hard recently, and I want to spend weeks and weeks in Montreal for PyCon 2014, so I was thinking maybe I'd save up my travel money for a spectacular trip to Quebec in a year.
But now look what they've done. PyPgDay. Postgres and Python. They've got my number. Resistance is futile.
The CFP is out; I'll be thinking about what I can propose. Maybe this will lead to a spasm of EDD (embarrassment-driven development) on sqlpython and (more...)
Last Thursday I spoke about “Latch Internals” at RuOUG-2012 conference in Moscow. Large timeslot allowed me discuss new topics. If you are interesting, you can download the presentation and supplementary demo scripts. The scripts are in .zip archive, rename it after downloading. Many thanks to the RuOUG team!
I am looking forward to participating again to the UKOUG annual conference
(and also to attend the Sunday's OakTable event). This is for me a great opportunity to meet and discuss with many passionate Oracle experts who regularly attend the conference and also to get up-to-date with the latest technology and news from the Oracle community.
My colleague Marcin and I have just finished preparing our presentation on the subject of Active Data Guard. I have enjoyed the work even though, as it is often the case, this has taken quite some effort from both of us to reach the level of details (more...)
This is just a friendly reminder that I'll be talking at this year's DOAG Oracle conference about "Cost-Based Optimizer Basics" on Thursday, the 22nd of November, "Raum 1" at 13:00.
Additionally, I've reserved a slot at the "Unconference" (15:00 the same day) where I plan to present some of the interesting stuff that I cover as part of my "Parallel Execution Masterclass".
And soon the technical content will be back at this blog where I have lots of interesting stuff in the pipeline, mainly covering Parallel Execution topics.
I really enjoyed Southwest Ohio GiveCamp this year. There are lots of community events where I learn stuff and have fun, but it's especially nice when we can also look back on something good done for a good cause.
I was on a small team that redid URS Dayton's website into a WordPress site. (The new version isn't online yet, so don't go clicking today and saying, "Ew, you're proud of that?") I'll say this for WordPress: despite having no genuinely experienced WordPress users on the team, we made a very presentable site in just an evening and a (more...)