Wednesday Jun 22, 2016

OTN Community Managers Speak Out About OTN Summit

Wondering why you should register for the OTN Summit?  Listen to Bob Rhubart, OTN Architect Community Manager and Javed Mohammed, OTN System Community Manager explain what their tracks will cover and why you should attend one of the OTN Summits coming up in July.

Middleware Track - 


Systems Track -

Register Today!

July 12
 - 9:30 am - 1 pm (PST)

July 13
 - 9:30 am - 1 pm (BST)

July 14
 - 9:30 am - 1 pm (IST)



Thursday Jun 16, 2016

OTN Summit - July 12th, 13th and 14th!

The Oracle Technology Network team invites you to attend the OTN Summit on July 12, 13 and 14, 2016 to explore the latest demos and insights from Oracle and community experts.

Inderjeet Singh, Executive Vice President, Fusion Middleware Development, will kick off the OTN Summit to discuss the Oracle Cloud based on questions from the Oracle Community.


This free, online event also includes:


· 3 presentations per track for each of the Database, Java, Middleware and Systems categories

· Over 12 hours of content in one 3.5 hour event

· Access to 15 community and Oracle product experts who will be online to answer your questions

Don’t miss out on the latest trends, sign up today for the live event!

July 12
 - 9:30 am - 1 pm (PST)

July 13
 - 9:30 am - 1 pm (BST)

July 14
 - 9:30 am - 1 pm (IST)


You can view the full agenda and abstracts here.





Tuesday May 10, 2016

Join Oracle for a Hackathon on 5/18 - New York, NY

Developing and Deploying Java SE, Node.JS Managed Microservices in the Cloud

Join us Wed 5/18 for a fun, hands-on, informative Hackathon day.  Learn lightweight microservices development using Java 8, Javascript development and cloud devops tools developing with the latest Java 8 features, JAX-RS via Jersey/Grizzly, Node.js, a new front end Javascript toolkit called JET and get first hand experience with Developer Cloud Service and Application Container Cloud Service (Java SE and Node.js) from Oracle. 

A foundation reference implementation and source code will be provided of a back end Java SE microservice that authenticates to Twitter via OAuth using only Jersey/Grizzly without a servlet container or Java EE container and exposing a real time tweet stream to a front end Node.js instance running the JET Javascript toolkit and building something new and exciting from that foundation.

Seats are very limited so register early!

Friday May 06, 2016

OTN Virtual Technology Summit Replay Libraries are Live!


Happy Friday!  Did you miss our latest Virtual Technology Summit or want to explore a track you didn't before?  If so, visit a Replay Library Group today!  Tip - join the group and you'll be notified of updates automatically. 

Friday Apr 01, 2016

Welcome New Oracle ACE Program Participants!

Congratulations to our newest Oracle ACEs!  The Oracle ACE Program recognizes individuals for their outstanding contribution to the Oracle community. With over 500 participants in more than 60 countries around the globe, the ACE program features three tiers: Associate, ACE and ACE Director, to support community advocates at all stages of their career. Read more about the program here.

Oracle ACEs initiated in March:

Oracle ACE Directors:

Gokhan Atil

John Booth

Ludovico Caldara

Celvin Kattookaran

Carlos Sierra

Oracle ACEs:

Jérôme Françoisse

Anju Garg

Laurent Leturgez

Emrah Mete

Anuj Mohan

Robert van Molken

Oracle ACE Associates:

Elise Valin-Raki

Thursday Mar 31, 2016

Last Chance! 27 Technical Sessions Delivered by Oracle and Community Experts

Register today for the last Virtual Technology Network event this spring - April 5, 2016 - 9:30 - 13:30 BST / 10:30 - 14:30 CEST.

Get insights, hands-on and expert views on a wild mix of expert topics across Database, Java Development, Middleware and Systems.
We are looking forward to meet you at the Oracle Technology Network Virtual Technology Summit next Tuesday morning (BST) for a dense mix of technology sessions. View the full agenda and all session abstracts here.

Register today!


Tuesday Mar 22, 2016

Team OTN at CloudWorld DC, CloudWorld Developer Mumbai and Collaborate!

Team OTN wanted to make sure you stop by to say hi at the next few events we'll be attending.  Look for us to help you get set up with an Oracle Could Trial Account,  watch our community managers conduct interviews with community experts, learn more about community.oracle.com and get the latest OTN T-shirt.   Register for one or all of the events listed below today!

CloudWorld OTN Developer Lab, DC - March 24th-
    •    Provision a new database in the cloud with Oracle Database Cloud Service (DBCS)
    •    Gain experience in building new applications for the Oracle Cloud Set up connectivity between the Compute tier and DBCS
    •    Learn about the REST APIs available to access the Oracle Cloud

CloudWorld Developer, Mumbai -April 8th

Join us to learn how you can leverage Oracle Cloud Platform technologies for the complete development lifecycle! Explore Oracle PaaS that enables you to deliver better quality code with the agility you need to meet today's IT challenges.

Collaborate 2016, Las Vegas - April 10th to 14th

This conference empowers users of Oracle business applications and database software to gain greater value from their Oracle investments through real-world education and networking. Don't miss IOUG Pre-Conference Workshop: Cloud Attack that is being facilitated by some of our Oracle ACE's

Wednesday Mar 16, 2016

OTN Developer Lab - CloudWorld DC - Register Today!

OTN will be offering a Developer Lab at CloudWorld DC.

Topics to be covered in the Developer Lab sessions:
  • Provision a new database in the cloud with Oracle Database Cloud Service (DBCS)
  • Gain experience in building new applications for the Oracle Cloud Set up connectivity between the Compute tier and DBCS
  • Learn about the REST APIs available to access the Oracle Cloud
In order to take part in the Develop Lab please note the following requirements. Each participant must bring their own laptop with the following:
  • Intel Core i5 Laptop with 8GB Memory, 55GB Free Hard Disk Space
  • Windows 7 64-Bit
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari or Mozilla Browser
There is no fee to participate in this Lab, but space is limited. Register today.

Friday Mar 04, 2016

Welcome New Oracle ACE Program Participants!

Congratulations to our newest Oracle ACEs!  The Oracle ACE Program recognizes individuals for their outstanding contribution to the Oracle community.  With over 500 participants in more than 60 countries around the globe, the ACE program features three tiers: Associate, ACE and ACE Director, to support community advocates at all stages of their career. Read more about the program here.

Oracle ACEs initiated in January and February:

Oracle ACE Directors:

Edelweiss Kammermann

Yanwei Zhou

Oracle ACEs:

Anton Els

Rodrigo Radtke de Souza

Maja Veselica

Arturo Viveros

Oracle ACE Associates:

Opal Alapat

Tobias Arnhold

Ivica Arsov

Nimish Garg

Abhinivesh Jain

Lasse Jenssen

Rodrigo Jorge

Mohan Iyer

Richard Atkins

Yves Colin

Sandra Flores

Yong Jing

Brian Marshall

Marco Mischke

Sabine Heimsath

Rick Stehno

Tuesday Mar 01, 2016

Don't Miss HotSOS Symposium 2016--Oracle Performance Experts

Hotsos 2016 Banner

Next week Oracle Database Performance experts will be flying in from around the world to attend the 14th Annual Hotsos Symposium being held at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Irving, TX. This event is exclusively focused on performance aspects and Oracle database optimization.  On the Oracle community calendar, Hotsos sits right between 2 of the biggest regional Oracle User group events:  Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group Training Days, and IOUG/AOUG Collaborate 2016.

I had a chance to meet with Ric Van Dyke, Director of Curriculum for Hotsos and Oracle ACE Director,  during RMOUG TD2016, and we had a fantastic time taping an interview about Hotsos.  

Rick Van Dyk Hotsos

[Photo courtesy of @oldmanramsey]

 Alas, the most professional interviewer and the most expert subject with the most advanced video equipment will never be enough if the mic ain't hot. 

So, after sending Ric an email admitting my uncharacteristic technical foible, we came up with this transcript of what we thought we had recorded.


What you need to know about Hotsos Symposium

Q: Tell us about Hotsos...how did this symposium get started, and what makes it so special?

After forming Hotsos, the founders decided to host a 3-day event and bring all of the world's top Oracle performance experts together to speak and network with DBAs who wanted to learn about Oracle optimization. Eventually, they added training day for a deep dive into one or two topics. 

The Hotsos Symposium is different from most other Oracle conferences in that it is completely focused on performance.  All the presentations are about helping you as an oracle professional have a better performing Oracle based application.  If you are a DBA, Developer, Data Architect or Manager of these folks, and you want a faster Oracle based system to support your business, this is the place to be.

Q: What sessions are you most excited about?  Any Hands on Labs that might be fraught with danger and excitement? 

Wow, it’s hard to pin it down.  We have such great ones to choose from...

  • Join Cardinality Estimation Methods by Chinar Aliyev,
  • Controlling Execution Plans Workshop by Kerry Osborne, and
  • Plan Stability – When you don’t want things to change by Finn Jorgensen

...just to mention a few that I’m looking forward to.  And other great presentations by Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman, Tanel Põder and Bryn Llewellyn too.  We don’t have any Hands on Labs this year, but looking forward to having that in the future!

Q: How do you go about building your agenda for Hotsos?  It must be hard to select from such a great field of submissions.

Yes it is.  A key is to focus on performance.  Generally we shy away from presentations that would be just on installing a product or feature type sessions.  The idea is to help folks use their Oracle system to its full potential. We use past presentations as a guide for repeat presenter but are always looking to bring in new folks.   This year we again have several new folks with interesting topics.

Q:  Tell us about the Special speaker. 

Richard Foote (Mr. Index) will be our training day presenter.  Each year we have 3 days of the conference with 2 tracks and then a one full day training day with a special guest.  This year I think we have a really great opportunity to learn from simply the expert on Oracle indexing.  I’ve very excited about his training day and he is also doing a Q&A session on Tuesday.  If you don’t know Richard he’s from Canberra Australia and has been working with Oracle for over 20 years.  His expertise in index in particular is exceptional.  Personally I know I’ll learn a lot from his session and training and I’m sure everyone there will.

Q: So if I cannot attend the event in person, can I attend any sessions Online?  Where do I go to register ...and what's the best way to be prepared to have a great online experience?

Yes, you can attend virtually.  We’ve been doing this for a couple of years now and it’s working well. Of course you miss out on some of the casual conversation opportunities but if you can’t be there this is an excellent way to participate.   Go to our web site hotsos.com click on the Symposium tab and there is a link there to the virtual symposium.  From there you can register as a virtual attendee.  

Q: What else do we need to know?

Start planning for 2017! The dates aren’t officially set just yet but you can plan on it being about this same time next year, first week or so of March.

Here's where to go to register as a Virtual Attendee for the On Demand sessions this year at Hotsos 2016.

Thanks Ric! Have a great event...and next time I'll remember to turn on the mic~

Ciao for Now!
LKR