<.. The tech15 committee and my role
<…. Who plans the Tech15 content
The call for Papers for UKOUG Tech15 has gone out. This is how most of the content for a large conference is sourced, by asking the community to submit abstracts for consideration. With smaller conferences and user group meetings the organisers can often get enough talks by
hassling asking people they know.
Firstly, I would encourage anyone who has considered talking at (more...)
Guess what? OakTable World at IOUG C15 is happening. Last year, we’ve had awesome sessions and wonderful attendees. It was so successful that we have now a bigger room this year (there were other reasons too but hey — we can fit more people now!).
What: OakTable World C15
When: Wednesday, 15-Apr-2015, 8:00am – 5:30pm
Where: Mandalay Ballroom K
I really hope if you are reading this, you would be in Vegas between 12th (more...)
Last year I promised myself I would do more conferences & presenting and that it would include more events further afield, such as in Europe. I can’t say I managed it in 2014 (Liverpool for the UKOUG Tech14 did not count as a foreign country for me, even if I found a couple of the locals hard to understand) but 2015 is proving more successful. I attended the OUG Ireland conference 2 weeks ago, for (more...)
<<…Overview of what the Tech15 volunteers don't do
When you go to a conference like UKOUG Tech15 there are hundreds of talks given over several days and a dozen or so streams. Who decides what is presented and how do they decide?
You do. Well, I’d say you have about 60-70% of the input, if you are a member of the UKOUG (and I know many reading this are not – but you are probably (more...)
The annual OUG Ireland conference is on next week on Thursday 19th March.
If you haven't already signed up for the conference this is only a few days left to do so. Click here to go to the registrations pages.
Also don't forget to sign Maria Colgan's one day seminar on the Oracle 12c In-Memory Option.
As always there is a very full agenda with 7 streams, 47 presentations and several keynote presentations.
I'll be (more...)
Do you want to know what Oracle conferences are run, where they are and when? Do you present (or are thinking of presenting) and want to know when the call for papers is open?
Then go and look at Jan Karremans’ excellent page on oracle conferences.
It lists most (all?) of the European and US conferences and is a really useful reference – I’ve not come across a similar, maintained list. The below is (more...)
At the end of last week I was contacted by the UKOUG who asked me if I would agree to be on the planning committee for the annual technical conference this year – Tech15. Not only that but I was privileged to be asked to repeat my role from Tech14 and be the Lead for the Database area. I am of course happy to do so.
Why do I mention this? Well, this year I (more...)
The annual Oracle User Group in Ireland conference is on the 19th March in Croke Park.
I'll be giving 2 presentations, with one each on the Development and Business Analytics tracks. Here are the details of these presentations.
|Time||Room||Presentation Title / Topic|
|14:00-14:45||InterConnect 681||Predictive Queries in Oracle 12c |
|16:00-16:45||Davin Suite||Running R in the (more...)|
The annual Oracle User Group in Ireland Conference will be on Thursday 19th March. This year the conference will be held in the Croke Park conference centre
. This conference centre is only a short taxi ride from Dublin Airport and Dublin City Centre. If you are planning a hotel stay for the conference I would recommend staying in a hotel in the city centre and get a taxi to/from the conference venue. We have a (more...)
Great news, I have confirmed three major events, and one local event so far this year where you can come out and hear me speak about some of my favorite topics: #DataModeling, #SQLDevModeler, and #DataVault. So, line up your training budget and get registered for at least one of these great events. DAMA Houston My […]
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
There's a little over a week left to this year's major Oracle user group event in Perth, so attention all locals (or even east coasters) - if you're interested in picking up new skills & ideas - you haven't got much time left to register
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...)
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
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 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...)
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 am looking forward to participating again to the UKOUG annual conference
. This year I will present together with my colleague Marcin Blaszczyk on two topics that are follow-up of articles in this blog.
The first talk is: Storage Latency for Oracle DBAs
. A presentation about a performance tuning techniques for (more...)
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...)