Friday May 03, 2013

New Podcast: Reasons Developers and DBAs Should Attend ODTUG's KScope13

Recently, I had the pleasure to interview two ODTUG (Oracle Development Tools User Group) members:

During this podcast (listen), they explain why KScope13 is a fantastic conference for both developers and DBAs alike. This year, it's happening June 23 - 27 in New Orleans, LA. 

Monty and Kellyn talk about this year's keynote, tracks and workshops, the Database and Developers Symposium on Sunday, the special event on Wednesday night and other social events, the community service project (which started 6 years ago in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina), and WIT (Women In Technology).

Make sure to listen to all of it in order to get a registration code for a $100 discount !

More info on the conference from other high profile Oracle employees and their participation:

Tuesday Sep 04, 2012

September Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG) Regional Events:

September 5, 2012 – Denver, CO

Oracle 11g Database Upgrade Seminar

Join Roy Swonger, Senior Director of software development at Oracle to learn about upgrading to Oracle Database 11g. Topics include:

  • All the required preparatory steps
  • Database upgrade strategies
  • Post-upgrade performance analysis
  • Helpful tips and common pitfalls to watch out for

http://www.oracle.com/webapps/events/ns/EventsDetail.jsp?p_eventId=152242&src=7598177&src=7598177&Act=4

September 6, 2012 – Salt Lake City, UT

Fall Symposium 2012

Plan to join us for our annual fall event on Sept 6. They day will be filled with learning and networking with tracks focused on Applications, APEX, BI, Development and DBA Topics. This event is free for UTOUG members to attend, but please register.

http://www.utoug.org/apex/f?p=972:2:6686308836668467::::P2_EVENT_ID:121

September 6, 2012 – Portland, OR

Oracle’s Hands on Workshop Series focused on providing Defense-in-Depth Solutions to secure data at the source, reduce risk and simplify compliance

The Oracle Database Security Workshop is a one-day hands-on session for IT Managers, IT Security Architects and Oracle DBAs who are looking for solutions to address their information protection, privacy, and accountability challenges within their Oracle database environment.

Most security programs offered today fail toadequately address database security. Customers continue to be challenged tosecure information against loss and protect the integrity of sensitiveinformation like critical financial data, personally identifiable information(PII) and credit card data for PCI compliance.

http://nwoug.org/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=165905&item_id=241082

September 11, 2012 – Montreal, QC

APEXposed!

For APEX aficionados – join ODTUG in Montreal, September 11-12 for APEXposed! Topics will include Dynamic Actions, Plug-ins, Tuning, and Building Mobile Apps. The cost is $399 US and early registration ends August 15th.

For more information: http://www.odtugapextraining.com

 September 11, 2012 – Philadelphia, PA

Big Data & What are we still doing wrong with Tom Kyte

Tom Kyte is a Senior Technical Architect in Oracle's Server Technology Division. Tom is the Tom behind the AskTom column in Oracle Magazine and is also the author of Expert Oracle Database Architecture (Apress, 2005/2009) among other books

Abstract: Big Data

The term "big data" draws a lot of attention, but behind the hype there's a simple story. For decades, companies have been making business decisions based on transactional data stored in relational databases. However, beyond that critical data is a potential treasure trove of less structured data: weblogs, social media, email, sensors, and photographs that can be mined for useful information. This presentation will take a look at what Big Data is and means - and Oracle's strategy for handling it

Abstract: What are we still doing wrong?

I've given many best practices presentations in the last 10 years. I've given many worst practices presentations in the last 10 years. I've seen some things change over the last ten years and many other things stay exactly the same. In this talk - we'll be taking a look at the good and the bad - what we do right and what we continue to do wrong over and over again. We'll look at why "Why" is probably the right initial answer to most any question. We'll look at how we get to "Know what we Know", and why that can be both a help and a hindrance. We'll peek at "Best Practices" and tie them into what I term "Worst Practices". In short, a talk on the good and the bad.

http://ioug.itconvergence.com/pls/apex/f?p=207:27:3669516430980563::NO

September 12, 2012- New York, NY

NYOUG Fall General Meeting

“Trends in Database Administration and Why the Future of Database Administration is the Vdba”

http://www.nyoug.org/upcoming_events.htm#General_Meeting1

September 21, 2012 – Cleveland, OH

Oracle Database 11g for Developers: What You need to know or Oracle Database 11g New Features for Developers

Attendees are introduced to the new and improved features of Oracle 11g (both Oracle 11g R1 and Oracle 11g R2) that directly impact application development. Special emphasis is placed on features that reduce development time, make development simpler, improve performance, or speed deployment. Specific topics include: New SQL functions, virtual columns, result caching, XML improvements, pivot statements, JDBC improvements, and PL/SQL enhancements such as compound triggers.

http://www.neooug.org/

September 24, 2012 – Ottawa, ON

Introduction to Oracle Spatial

The free Oracle Locator functionality, and the Oracle Spatial option which dramatically extends Locator, are very useful, but poorly understood capabilities of the database. In the afternoon we will extend into additional areas selected from: storage and performance; answering business problems with spatial queries; using Oracle Maps in OBIEE; an overview and capabilities of Oracle Topology; under the covers with GeoCoding.

http://www.oug-ottawa.org/pls/htmldb/f?p=327:27:4209274028390246::NO

September 25, 2012 – Portland, OR

NWOUG Lunch & Learn "Big Data -- Are you ready?"

"BigData- Are you ready?" The term "big data" is generating a lot of buzz throughout the IT industry, yet, many organizations are still unsure of how to unlock it's value. In this introductory session, we'll outline what big data is and we'll examine Oracle's strategy for turning big data into real business value. We'll review the latest additions to Oracle's product suite, including the newest Engineered Systems - the Oracle Big Data Appliance and Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine - and how they help address the challenges of big data.

Speaker Bio - David Segleau is the former VP of Engineering for Sleepycat Software (makers of Berkeley DB) and is now the Director of Product Management for several products at Oracle, including Oracle Berkeley DB and Oracle NoSQL Database. He has over 30 years of industry experience, leading and managing technical product teams.He has worked extensively with database technology as both a customer and a vendor. David has held management positions at many technology companies,including Britton-Lee, ShareBase, Teradata, Illustra, Informix, ANTs Software,Sleepycat Software and now Oracle. As Director of Product Management, David coordinates and communicates technical product features and functionality, both inbound to Engineering and outbound to Oracle Sales, Partners and Customers. He has broad experience with many NoSQL and Big Data use cases and application design challenges.

http://www.nwoug.org/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=165905&item_id=238218

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