I am sailing…

Next week, I’m off for the OUGN Spring Conference that the Norwegian Oracle User Group arranges on board a cruise ship sailing from Oslo to Kiel and back. This event gathers the Oracle A-List, including Tom Kyte, Cary Millsap, Bryn Llewellyn, Mark Rittman, Markus Eisele and many others – it’s (more...)

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”, “Middleware” and “on top of Middleware”.

My speech will be in the “on top of Middleware” track and it will be about “Where and when (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 & BPM & WebLogic & ADF product management
  • exchange knowledge and have access to competitive intelligence
  • learn from successful SOA & BPM & WebLogic & (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!

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...)


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 [...]

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...)

Top Ten Reasons To Attend COLLABORATE11

COLLABORATE11 - The annual Oracle Applications conference hosted by user groups invites you to join thousands in sunny Orlando, FL. For those sitting on the fence and still deciding on attending the conference or not, here are the top ten reasons (in no specific order) to book your hotel rooms and airline tickets today.

Reason # 10 - The conference is like a week-long education class. The registration fee is less than $2000 (for Federal employees it is less than $1000). This is a big discount compared to a week-long class at leading Oracle education providers. Great value for money.

Reason (more...)

Call for Papers for Oracle OpenWorld 2011

Oracle OpenWorld 2011 will be held this year from October 2-6, 2011 in San Francisco, CA. If you want to get a free conference registration, respond to the call for papers and submit a presentation proposal. If your submission is selected, you get a FREE registration!

This year the site for presentation proposal submission is a new one. So you have to register on the site first and then submit. Read the submission guidelines before your submit your proposal. There are strict character limits on abstracts and other sections.

The title should be 80 characters or less which is about (more...)