UKOUG RDBMS and RAC-CIA Special Interest Groups

On Thursday 21st April, there is a dual UKOUG Database and RAC, Cloud, Infrastructure and Availability special interest group.

For the first time, this event 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 to troubleshoot Goldengate, showing optimal configurations to assist with problem determination and a bit of staring at Hex dumps for the brave.

There are only a few places left for this popular dual-stream event. Click Here for more details about the talks and speakers, and details for registration.

See you there!

UKOUG Tech 14

On Sunday I will be heading North from London to Liverpool for 4 days, to attend another UK Oracle User Group conference – #UKOUG_Tech14

I’m sure it will be as wonderful and informative a 4 days as you can get in the Oracle technical area. The hard part of attending is working out what and who to see.

I will be presenting there again – this time a talk on Goldengate late on the final day. I just need to get my slides a little more polished…

Hopefully I’ll see you there. Please say Hi! I am fairly social and mostly house trained. But no stalking, OK.

UKOUG Tech13

I attended the UKOUG Tech13 conference this week, along with over 1,000 other Oracle Technical Professionals (and some less-professional too), to learn what I could about how everyone else is doing stuff with Oracle, and how it works. And to share some experiences.

I wasn’t disappointed.

As with everything these days, there was a lot of activity on Twitter about the 4 day conference, and one of the sponsors, RittmanMead, had knocked up a rather wonderful tweet visualisation (click here to see how – magical):

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As you can see, there are some of the worlds best-known Oracle techies on the list of top speaker tweets, but I am as pleased as anything to have been in the top 10 most tweeted speakers at the end of the 1st day (although I suspect that’s because I knew where the pub was, rather than too much about my 1st presentation)

Get involved with the Oracle community, in whatever form. It leads to professional and personal development, real insights about what Oracle really does (rather than what the marketeers say), and some good friendships. And possibly liver disease judging by the amount of alcohol consumed by all.:-)

@chandlerdba

UKOUG Tech13 launch last night

UKOUG Tech13 agenda launch last night. Feeling energised today if a little delicate.

Looks like I’m giving 2 presentations this year.

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UKOUG Combined AIM and Database Server SIG Agenda

On 18th July, the UKOUG has a combined technical Oracle SIG in London.

I am (a) deputy chairman of the Availability, Infrastructure and Management (AIM) SIG, which concentrates on subjects like RAC, Exadata and Grid Control, and we are combining forces with the Database Server SIG to produce a 2-stream technical Super-SIG.

The Agenda is on-line here http://www.ukoug.org/events/aim-and-database-server-combined-sig and given the excellent and extensive list of well known speakers that we have managed to attract, I can’t imagine a single DBA in Northern Europe who won’t want to be at this one.

You can register now. If your company is a UKOUG Member or Partner, you can (probably) come along free! I hope to see you there, and in the pub afterwards.

UKOUG – Call for Papers

The UK Oracle User Group has put out it’s call for papers, and the deadline is rapidly approaching.

Have you registered as a speaker and sent in a abstract yet? NO? Don’t you know how great an opportunity it is for you. Discuss your ideas with your peers. Network. Instruct and inform. Help other avoid the pitfalls which dogged your project. All by telling everyone about it. We will love you for it at the user group. And you will love the feedback you get. Anyone can speak, everyone has a good story to tell.

You need to register by THIS FRIDAY, 1ST JUNE!!!

Go on. Try it. http://techandebs.ukoug.org/default.asp?p=9306 – you might surprise yourself.

UKOUG 2011

Well, I’m back at work today missing the excellent final day of the UKOUG 2011 (@UKOUG  #UKOUG2011), but frankly I’m worn out.

After watching some of the most fantastic presentations by the likes of Doug Burns, Jonathan Lewis, Greg Rahn, Tanel Poder and many others**, my brain is full. I couldn’t absorb another fact.

A similar crowd, too numerous to mention, then helped me destroy the information that I had just learned, through the medium of good British Real Ale and Whisky.

Technical blogs to follow, once my brain cools down and my liver recovers.

Neil.

**A special mention to Thomas Presslie for pouring shots of The Balvenie Scottish Single Malt Whisky into me to demonstrate DataGuard Fast Start Failover, at 10:30am. Transactional Whisky indeed. Not sensible but good fun and a novel way to represent a commit😀 – I’m on the left http://lockerz.com/s/162506859 (thanks for the Photo, Doug)

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