My plan for the day was to go to sessions about stuff I don’t do for my job. I could dress that up as something strategic, but the reality is I’m now totally conferenced out. It’s been a (more...)
This year I decided to come to Birmingham a little early for UKOUG Tech16, coming up on the Saturday. I drove up to Lichfield (15 miles North of Brum – which explains the touch of Brummie in my accent) in the morning to see my mum. Once we had discussed her various ailments and prejudices for a few hours and I’d unblocked her vacuum cleaner I set off into Birmingham to get to Jury’s hotel (more...)
I got in my car, drove 4 miles, parked my car, walked about 100m.
I met up with a gang of people in the ICC and pretty soon we moved up to the main reception area, where we had a natter and coffee before everything kicked off. They couldn’t find a badge for Mr Debra Lilley, so (more...)
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.
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...)
Yes you read the title of this blog post correctly!
Recently I was doing a bit a clear out and I came across a CD of the UKOUG Conference proceedings from 1999. That was my second UKOUG conference and how times have changed.
The CD contained all the conference proceedings consisting of slides and papers.
Here are some familiar names from back in 1999 who you may find presenting at this years conference, some you (more...)
This year as always Rittman Mead is coming to UKOUG Tech 16 with a strong presence and a great line up of sessions covering OBIEE, ODI, Kafka, advanced visualisation and more. And yes, there will be Cloud!
Here is the details of the Rittman Mead sessions :
If the UKOUG Tech16 (and App16 & JDE 16) conference in a short few days.
As well as giving 2 presentations myself, the first about Disaster Recovery, Far Sync and Fast Start Failover and the second about “RAC for beginners”.
I will also be arguing in the DBA v Dev round table at the end of Monday about what I would like to do with most Developers and the best way for me to achieve (more...)
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...)
If you fancy coming along to my session, it’s on Wednesday 11:30 – 12:20 and it’s called Put Your Feet Up & Have a REST. Take a Tour of JSON Support in the Oracle Database.
We might be celebrating my nephew’s birthday on the Saturday this (more...)
From Forms to DB v12.2 via Ask Tom, the Real World Performance Team, & The Optimizer Lady – UKOUG TECH16 next month
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...)
…AuraPlayer ! (well for Silver anyways)
Last night, we had the pleasure of attending the ninth annual UKOUG Partner of the Year awards ceremony at the Café de Paris in London where we were honored with the Award for Digital Transformation Partner of the Year- Silver!
Amid the fun at the ceremony, Gwen Edwards (AuraPlayer’s VP of Business Development) had the chance to meet and snap a selfie with incoming Executive Director of UKOUG, James Jeynes! (more...)
It’s my pleasure to be speaking at BGOUG and UKOUG again this year.
The coming Wednesday 19th Oct, I’ll be speaking at the UKOUG Systems SIG event here in London (agenda). I’ll talk about Exadata implementations I did last year and issues I encountered. Also, things you need to keep in mind when you plan to extend the system, attach it to ZFS Storage Appliance or Exalytics.
Next is all time my favorite (more...)
I would like to borrow a few minutes of your time to ask a quick favour. If you haven’t already, could you please vote ‘Gold’ for Cedar in the UK PeopleSoft Partner of the Year competition.
Here’s why I believe we’re worth your vote:
- We’ve been serving PeopleSoft customers for 20+ years, and in each of the last few years we’ve worked with more than 40 clients
- We’re active members of UKOUG, with (more...)
On Thursday 21st April, there is a dual UKOUG Database and RAC, Cloud, Infrastructure and Availability special interest group.
For the first time, this even is being held in the fabulous Northern city of Manchester!
There are a dozen interesting, career-assisting, educational talks from end users, Oracle employees and a number of well known Oracle ACE’s at all levels, including Carl Dudley, Jonathan Lewis, Phil Brown and myself.
I will be talking about how (more...)
It’s this time of the year again when one of the biggest and last for the year Oracle User Groups is being held and that is UK Oracle User Group Conference.
I’m very grateful and proud that I’ll be speaking on this great conference, here are my talks:
I’ve been involved in organising a couple of upcoming UKOUG events.
I will be involved with the engineered systems stream for the annual UKOUG conference, returning after an absence of a couple of years, to once again being held in Birmingham.
While the planning for this is at a very early stage, Martin Widlake will be giving you the inside scoop on this.
The event I really want to talk about though is an event (more...)
The conferenceThis year the UKOUG's tour of Britain's post-industrial heritage brought the conference to Liverpool. The Arena & Convention Centre is based in Liverpool docklands, formerly the source of the city's wealth and now a touristic playground of museums, souvenir shops and bars. Still at least the Pumphouse functions as a decent pub, which is one more decent pub than London Docklands can boast. The weather was not so much cool in the 'Pool (more...)
Last week I spent 4 days at the annual UK Oracle User Group conference, this time around called Tech14. It was my first UKOUG conference in a number of years and I set out with the intention of treating it like an all you can eat buffet of APEX presentations and workshops.
So, what were the APEX highlights of Tech14? Well, I have to start with the presentations given by Joel Kalman, David Peake (more...)