I’m speaking at DOAG IMC Summit, 6th June 2013 in Mainz, Germany

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...)

The Canadian menace

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...)

Oracle Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum 2013

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...)

PyPgDay

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| Dec 19, 2012

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...)

RuOUG2012

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!

Active Data Guard and UKOUG 2012

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...)

DOAG 2012 Conference

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 (more...)

Speaking in Perth at Oracle with 20:20 Foresight

The remotest city of the world, the capital of Western Australia, Perth is once again having its premier Oracle conference.

AUSOUG and OAUG invite you to join your colleagues from the WA Oracle community at their premier WA Oracle Conference being held at Hilton Parmelia Perth Hotel 29 - 30 October 2012.

The conference theme is "Technology and Applications Conference for the Oracle User Community".

I will be presenting there on Demystification of Oracle DBRM with IORM in Exadata and you can find my session location and time in the conference program

See you there in Perth on (more...)

My presentations at Oracle Open World 2012

Oracle Open world 2012 is already past and I’m back in Europe. Here is just a quick wrap up of my involvements at OOW 2012. 

Oracle Fusion Middleware Live Application Development (UGF10464)

For the fourth time, the Live FMW Application Development show has been held. This time at Oracle (more...)

My OOW 2012 Session Schedule, and more

This years visit to Oracle Open World is for me the best of both worlds. First of all I get to attend one of the biggest, if not the biggest, IT conferences in the world. Second, I have two presentations. Both are on Sunday afternoon. The first one is a (more...)

#oow or #oow12 is on the horizon

I just landed yesterday for Oracle Openworld Today. Oracle Openworld this year is  a not to miss experience specially for Database junkies. Oracle is supposed to talk about  New Databases , New Hardware, New applications , New Everything and i'm guessing C is the letter of the conference. Please note (more...)

DOAG 2012

This year again I'm going to present at the DOAG 2012 conference in November. Since it is a popular topic I decided to talk about "Cost-Based Optimizer Basics" there, too. According to the official schedule the presentation will take place on Thursday, the 22nd of November, "Raum 1" at 13:00.

Like last year, I'll also try to do some Unconference sessions in addition - if it is going to take place, which I don't know (more...)

Oracle Openworld 2012 is almost here #OOW12

Oracle Openworld 2012 is almost upon us. There is a lot of expectations and a lot of speculation about What Oracle is going to announce . A preview can kinda be found here and a Another mini real  conference The Oracle Real World Conference is advertised here.
A Safe Bet is (more...)

MEDIAS-2012

A week ago I was back home from MEDIAS-2012 conference. It was held in Limassol (Cyprus), near the spectacular ruins of ancient city Amathus. This was unique style general Computer Science conference with speakers including legendary Soviet cosmonaut Alexandr Serebrov and the inventor of Mean Value Analysis Professor Martin Reiser. In my experience the Reiser’s [...]

Hotsos Symposium 2012

Week ago I was back home from the 10th Hotsos Symposium, the best performance dedicated Oracle conference in the world. This was rare opportunity to see extraordinary presentations and discuss advanced Oracle topics. Inspired by Jonathan Lewis new book Oracle Core: Essential Internals for DBAs and Developers book I was happy to attend his Training [...]

Service Computation 2012

CFP extended to mid-March - see details here: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/CfPSERVICECOMPUTATION12.html

SAP Cloud Inside : Build and Run Applications in the Cloud

Last week I was invited to present eXo Cloud IDE during the SAP Cloud Inside. This SAP Community event was a great opportunity to discuss about the cloud with an interesting point of view: the impact of the cloud for SAP customers (especially administrators and developers). During this presentation I (more...)

UKOUG 2011

I will be speaking about latches at UK Oracle User Group Conference 2011. It will be my first visit to this extraordinary conference and UK. Hopefully see you there!

Virtathon – A virtual conference for Oracle community


BrainSurface is organizing an online, virtual conference for the Oracle community called “VirtaThon” which includes Java and MySQL communities as well. I like the idea of online and virtual conference since personally I have not attended many conferences like Oracle Open World or IOUG etc. being in a part of the world where such conferences happen very less. I have always rued that I haven’t been able to attend such conferences organized for my community but now I’m very excited and looking forward to participate in VirtaThon.
I feel this is definitely a great way to learn about (more...)

Collaborate11: Hits Not To Miss

Oracle User Group faithfuls from OAUG, Quest and IOUG will congregate at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL from Sunday, April 10 to Thursday, April 14, 2011. With over 1200 sessions and multiple mini events, 24 hours a day would not seem enough for attendees. Instead of spending hours flipping through the conference guide to decide the sessions to attend, use the My Show Planner Mobile to build your schedule and carry with you on your smart phone. Session updates and other news including cash prizes from Twitter feeds will all feature on this app. To make sure you do (more...)