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.
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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...)
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...)
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
Tomorrow I head off to Bulgaria for the BGOUG Autumn Conference 2016. I’ve only been to the Bulgarian user group once before, having heard from so many people what a fantastic user group conference it was – and they were right. Milena Gerova and her team do an amazing job of organising it and make everyone feel really welcome. So I am really looking forward to my return.
In just under 1 month the annual UKOUG conferences are happening – Tech16, Apps16 and JDE16
All three run from Monday the 5th December through to Wednesday the 7th in the centre of Birmingham, at the International Conference Centre – and if you are registered for the main conference you can register for free for Super Sunday the day before the main conference kicks off. Places on Super Sunday are limited and are allocated on (more...)
Kamil kicks it all off: Apparently water has bacteria in it – so drink beer
(stolen from Pieter v.Puymbrooeck)
Last week I enjoyed being at the first international conference that the resurrected Polish Oracle user group has put on. I say enjoyed – I actually mean really enjoyed! Why did I like the conference so much? Three major components came together.
(Before anyone rushes to mention the Polish custom of entertaining you with alcohol, (more...)
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...)
Another quick post to let you know I will be presenting at the German Oracle User Group Conference [DOAG], which runs from 14th-18th of November 2016
This is a huge conference and exhibition over 4 days with many tracks and a vast array of great speakers.
I hope to see you in Nuremberg! It will be good. Oh, yes. Es wird gut sein
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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!
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 126.96.36.199. It includes several post-conference additions concerning experiments with latch priorities and Windows time granularity.
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...)
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
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...)
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 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
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...)
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...)