The Call for Papers is open for the UK Oracle User Group annual TECH conference. It’s in Birmingham, in December, and is being co-located with the JDE & Apps conferences too (and the call for papers is open for them also).
If you are a Standard Edition (SE) expert, have a real-world story to tell about how you used Oracle (good or bad!) or want to teach others how to get going with some (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:
Presentation Title: Oracle Exadata Meets Elastic Configurations
Description: With the release of Exadata X5 Oracle announced Elastic configuration to allow mixed number of db and cell (more...)
I’m pleased to say that I will be speaking at the UKOUG Systems Event 2015, held at Cavendish Conference Center in London, 20 May 2015. My session “Oracle Exadata Meets Elastic Configurations” starts at 10:15 in Portland Suite. Here is the agenda of the UKOUG Systems Event.
In a month time I’ll be also speaking at the Spring Conference of the Bulgarian Oracle User Group. The conference will be held from 12th to 14 (more...)
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...)
This 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...)
I think 2 years is long enough to wait between posts!
Today I delivered a session about Oracle Exadata Database Machine Best Practices and promised to post the slides for it (though no one asked about them :). I’ve also posted them to the Tech14 agenda as well.
Direct download: UKOUG Tech14 Exadata Security slides
So the annual UKOUG technology conference has come and gone for yet another year. This time it was in a new location, having moved away from its regular berth in Birmingham. Manchester is not a city I’m that familiar with, the only previous time I had been there was a (more...)
It’s been a while since I put anything on this blog, most likely down to a combination of being overly busy in my previous life at UKOUG and not having anything to say that couldn’t be said in 140 characters.
Anyway, I’ll be at the UKOUG Tech13 Conference in Manchester (more...)
Yesterday's UKOUG Analytics event
was a mixture of presentations about OBIEE with sessions on the frontiers of data analysis. I'm not going to cover everything, just dipping into a few things which struck me during the day
During the day somebody described dashboards as "Fisher Price activity centres for managers". (more...)
A specialist is someone who knows a lot about a topic. He specializes and specializes and knows ever more about an ever smaller knowledge area. And in the end, he knows everything about nothing.
I’ve just submitted my abstracts for the UKOUG Technology Conference in December, and I was forced (more...)
First of all, a big Thank you to everyone who voted to keep me on the Board of Directors. I’m very grateful for all of the support and very pleased to be able to continue as a Director.
We had our first Board meeting on Thursday and were able to (more...)
>There’s only a few days left for voting in this year’s Director Elections, with the process closing on February 28th.
More information on the election process, including information on the role of Directors, and this years candidates can be found here.
Each UKOUG membership is entitled to one vote, (more...)
When I started this blog over 5 years ago, I never imagined that it would take me on a journey from an Oracle Newbie, to a Director of UKOUG and onto an Oracle ACE (even if I did go via some strange evenings in some strange pubs in Birmingham and (more...)
>This is the Conference Review Part 2, but I wanted to do a separate post for the IPA’s.
On Tuesday night at the conference, we had the first ever UKOUG Inspiring Presentation Awards.
The awards and the evening’s social event were very kindly sponsored by OTN, so a big (more...)
>Well I finally made it back home from the UKOUG Conference in Birmingham, only a day and a half later than planned.
The problem was not Birmingham, no snow issues there although it was very cold, but Newcastle airport was closed for a couple of days and trains were struggling (more...)