NWOUG Annual Conference

This was my first time in Portland, OR, and I’ve hardly seen it. I arrived On Sunday, October 9th, for the October 10th conference in down town. The flight landed at about 6:30pm, and it took me about an hour to get to my hotel (I have to say that the MAX light train was … Continue reading NWOUG Annual Conference


I've just attended my first user group in Poland, the very-excellent POUG. This was the first international version of the conference, having been run previously just within Poland. Based on these two days, I would say it was a resounding success! There was a great atmosphere there, really engaged and enthusiastic. The size of the event, friendliness, and fun made it a very welcoming one, and reminded me a lot of my first ever conference (more...)

Oracle OpenWorld 2016: Mobilizing San Fran was a blast

Oracle OpenWorld2016 was a giant success for AuraPlayer! The response to our solution was amazing. Flocks of people gathered at our booth for live demos, attended AuraPlayer CEO Mia Urman’s session on Digital Transformation, gathered at Grant Ronald’s talks on “Forms to Mobile without writing a single line of code,” and heard first hand from AuraPlayer customer Rogers Group Inc. how fast and easy it is to create apps from their EBS modules to deliver (more...)

Rest of 2016!

On LinkedIn I wrote a note on the conferences I will be speaking in 2016. Read it here…. Dallas Oracle User Group – October 7 East Coast Oracle Conference – November 3 German Oracle User Group (DOAG) – November 17 Hope you see you in one of these conferences… 🙂  

Upcoming Events and Speaking Engagements- Fall 2016

My sabbatical from speaking is about to end in another week and it will return with quite the big bang.


Oct. 14th

First up is Upper NY Oracle User Group, (UNYOUG) for a day of sessions in Buffalo, NY.  I’ll be doing three talks:

  1.  Virtualization 101
  2.  The Limitless DBA
  3.  AWR and ASH with Database 12c

Nov. 2nd

Next, I head into October with quite the number of talks. (more...)

All You Ever Wanted to Know About OBIEE Performance…but were too afraid to ask

At the Polish Oracle Users Group (POUG) conference this week I'm presenting one of my favourite talks, [Still] No Silver Bullets - OBIEE Performance in the Real World. This presentation is based on the shared experiences of myself and my Rittman Mead colleagues helping our clients diagnose and - most importantly! - fix their OBIEE performance problems. Performance is something that's interested me for a long time, and my very first conference presentation back in (more...)


I didn’t have a lot of time to blog during OOW16, so here is the summary of the last 4 days here. On the sessions side I didn’t go to a lot of them (as expected). I managed to miss my friends sessions (Zohar Elkayam and Ami Aharonivich) I did go to an ODA hands … Continue reading OOW16

Oracle ACED Briefing and Open World

My first Oracle HQ visit was for the Oracle ACE Director briefing. Had two good days at the HQ. The briefing started with a super cool session by Thomas Kurian (President, Product Development). He was ready to answer any and all questions we had. Learned a lot about the Oracle cloud products that are on […]

OpenWorld 2016

In a matter of days, customers, partners, employees... and everyone else related to the Oracle ecosystem will converge on San Francisco for the 2016 edition of the Oracle OpenWorld conference. This is by far the most comprehensive Oracle conference of the year, covering both applications and technology. I am really looking forward to attending this year as an Oracle partner. Since I won't be working the Oracle demo grounds, please feel free to stop me (more...)

HIUG Interact 2016 Agenda

In a couple of weeks, I will be presenting the following sessions at the HIUG Interact 2016 conference in San Antonio

  • 16165 : PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface – Deep Dive: Grand Oaks D, Mon, Jun 13, 2016 (03:15 PM - 04:15 PM)
  • 16164 : PeopleTools Tips & Techniques: Grand Oaks D, Tue, Jun 14, 2016 (02:30 PM - 03:30 PM)
  • 16163 : Tech Clinic: Application Designer Grand Oaks D, Wed, Jun 15, 2016 (12:30 PM (more...)

Hotsos 2016 Recap

I wanted to go to Hotsos Symposium for quite some time, having heard so many great topics from there for years. And every time I was a bit lazy to think about what I can talk about. Apparently I thought that everything I know is well covered elsewhere, so why would I be accepted. Plus all these complexities of budget, getting a visa, travel arrangements, jet lag, and personal matters in between. Last year, when (more...)

Collaborate 2016

I just wanted to post a quick note with my schedule for Collaborate 2016. I will be presenting PeopleSoft Developer Tips and Techniques on April 13th at 9:15 AM in Reef C. My publisher assured me that I will have a box of books waiting for me at the conference and we plan to give them away at various sessions during the conference. Here are a couple of other sessions I recommend attending at Collaborate:

#Javaland 2016 conference day 2


This was my second day:

Michael Tamm (optivo GmbH): Feature Toggles on Steroids

Very good summary off all topic’s covering feature toggles. Wish I had this summary 2 years before, were we have evaluated this. Unfortunately furthermore no solutions for declarative frameworks like Oracle ADF with it’s wizards and xml configurations, which later generated code. Ironic answer to my question: “Don’t use frameworks – use Java”

Alexander Casall (Saxonia Systems AG): User Experience for techies

Now (more...)

#Javaland 2016 conference day 1

This year I have decided to give the Javaland conference a try. I’m not a java professional, but in the program was listed a lot of interesting testing presentations, so my company booked for me.

The location in Phantasierend Brühl near cologne was very fine. Unfortunately the conference rooms had not enough space this year so for some presentation you have to go to 2 rooms outside of the parc. Additionally it is not understandable, why (more...)

Alliance 2016

HEUG Alliance is next week. I hope you are registered. I know this will be a fun and informative conference (as always). I am scheduled for two sessions at Alliance:

  • PeopleSoft Developer: Tips and Techniques on Monday at 3:30 PM in room 6B/C and
  • PeopleSoft Meet the Experts on Tuesday at 10:15 AM in room 307/308 table 2.

When I'm not in sessions, you will find me in the demo grounds. Stop by and say "Hello!"

Western Canada Regional Users Group 2015

I will be in Calgary next week presenting PeopleTools topics at the Western Canada Regional Users Group meeting. My sessions are at 1 PM and 2:15 PM. See you there!

OpenWorld 2015 Presentations Available

OpenWorld 2015 presentations are now available in the content catalog. My PeopleTools Tips and Techniques session presentation is available here.

OpenWorld 2015 Conference Schedule

Just a couple more weeks and we will be enjoying the great weather and hospitality of San Francisco. I am anxiously anticipating another great OpenWorld conference. As always, I look forward to meeting with you between sessions or in the demo grounds. I will be presenting "PeopleSoft Developer: Tips and Techniques [CON8596]" on Monday, Oct 26 at 12:15 p.m. in Moscone West—3007.

I find the OpenWorld/JavaOne content catalog a little intimidating. If you are (more...)

ReConnect 2015

It is just a little less than a month until the PeopleSoft ReConnect conference in Rosemont, Illinois. I will be presenting PeopleTools Developer: Tips and Techniques on Thursday from 11:30 AM to 12:20 PM in Grand Ballroom H.

HIUG Interact 2015 Presentations Available

The HIUG Interact conference is one of my favorite annual PeopleSoft conferences. I learn a lot from the customer and partner presentations delivered each year. As always, my highlight is interacting with customers.

All of my presentations are now available through the HIUG conference site. Be sure to download the slides because these slide decks contain a lot of information we didn't have time to cover in our sessions. For reference purposes, here is a (more...)