Thursday Sep 12, 2013

Going to Oracle OpenWorld and/or JavaOne? Attend OTN Kick Off Event Sunday

The first event in the OTN Lounge @ Oracle OpenWorld (Moscone South Lobby) will be the OTN Kick Off Event – Sunday September 23rd -  3 to 5pm.

Many of the leads for the activities taking place in the OTN Lounge will be on hand to give a short 10 to 15 minute overview.  After learning about their plans, then you can follow them to our ‘secret’ location for refreshments and to continue the discussion. Schedule is as follows (subject to change)-
  • 3 pm - Roland Smart, Vice President of Social and Community Marketing – Welcoming Comments
  • 3:15pm - APEX Dev Challenge/David Peake
  • 3:30pm – OTN forums, what's new and what's next / Sonya Barry
  • 4:00 pm  - Java Embedded / James Allen
  • 4:15 - Oracle 12c Multitenant / Pluggable DB --Jenny Tsai
  • 4:30 - Fusion Dev Challenge / Oliver
  • 4:45  - RAC Attack / Yury Velikanov, Team Technical Lead, Pythian
We look forward to seeing you there!  If you don't have your Oracle OpenWorld or JavaOne passes yet maybe a Discover pass for only $75 is your best bet! 

Wednesday Sep 11, 2013

Mark Your Calendar - OTN Lounge Oracle OpenWorld Activity Schedule

As I mentioned in my last post the OTN Lounge Oracle OpenWorld will be in a NEW location in Moscone South Lobby right next to registration.  Along with a new space the OTN team is bringing you NEW activities i.e. developer challenges, intallfests etc.  See below for a full list of activities with more info and timing that will be in the OTN Lounge @ Oracle OpenWorld in a few weeks-

  • OTN  Kick Off – Sunday 9/22 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Get a preview of the various activities happening in the OTN Lounge during Oracle OpenWorld, then follow us to a "secret" location for for discussion and refreshments.
  • OTN Meetup – Tuedsay 9/24 4:30pm - 5:30pm
    Join OTN Community Managers and team members, Oracle Product Managers, and community members to meet and mingle. Be sure to mention the special code word ("I love OTN") at the OTN Lounge info desk to receive your free gift (you'll need that gift for access to the refreshments).
  • Meet the Oracle ADF Team – Wednesday 9/24  2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Meet with the Oracle ADF community peers, network with product managers, get to know Oracle ACEs who specialize in Oracle ADF. We'll also have free give-aways (while supplies last).
  • New Addition - SPATIAL AND GRAPH SIG MEETUPS – Wednesday Sept 24th  - 2pm to 3pm
    Meet the board of the Oracle Spatial and Graph Special Interest Group, and network with other Oracle Spatial and Graph and FMW MapViewer users. Oracle product managers will also be on hand to listen to your product feedback and answer questions.  RDF Graph users can also meet the product developers and other users.  Share your questions and experiences around Oracle Spatial and Graph for social network, semantic, and linked data applications.
  • RAC Attack – Tuesday / Wednesday 9/24-25 10:00am – 2:00pm
    • Install Oracle 12c RAC on your laptop to have a training hands on environment
    • Answers Oracle 12c RAC related questions
    • Install Oracle 12c Single Node instance
    • Ninjas will explain how to install it at home
    • Come along and network with community experts
  • 12c Pluggable DB/App on Stick Installfest – Monday and Tuesday 9/23-24 10:00am - 11:00am 
    Discover for yourself what's hot about the multitenant support in Oracle 12c. You'll receive a Pluggable Database that contains a full set of Oracle Database Sample Schemas plus Oracle Application Express (APEX) pre-configured with an APEX Demo app and a Simple Sales Forecasting app.
  • APEX Developer Challenge  -  Begins Monday 9/23 3:00pm
    The OTN Application Express Developer Challenge 2013 is designed to highlight how quick and easy it is to build a mobile solution using Oracle Application Express. Challenge commences at 3pm Monday September 23rd.  For more information and rules please visit - http://apex.oracle.com/oow.
  • Fusion Developer Challenge  - Begins Sunday 9/22 5:00pm - learn more or register now and rules can be seen here.  The Oracle Fusion Cloud Developer Challenge invites members of the Oracle community to demonstrate how Oracle Fusion Applications and the Oracle Cloud can be customized, extended and integrated.  The Challenge begins on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM and ends on Wednesday 9/25 at Noon. Other times to note: 
    • Monday 9/23  Office Hours 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    • Tuesday 9/24 Office Hours Noon to 1:30pm
    • Wednesday 9/25 Office Hours 10:00am - 11:00am / Judging 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Java Embedded – Designing and Developing for the Internet of Things (IoT) - Using M2M technologies to collect data, in this case the number of people, attendees and traffic flows, and the analysis and management of the acquired data, demonstrates how the Internet of Things concept can be extended to a wide variety of market segments and applications, and how Java can be used in each piece of the solution from the device to the data center in Oracle’s Internet of Things platform.
    Demo Schedule:

    • Monday 9/23 through Wednesday 9/25 11:00am - Noon 

  • NEW Addition Robots Meet Enterprise Simplicity:  See What Robots Can do With Oracle's New Simplified UI  - Oracle's ever-creative AppsLab team has been tinkering with both our new Simplified UI and with Robots.  So what does it look like when you bring these two things together? Come find out for yourself Tuesday, September 24th 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.


    Tuesday Sep 10, 2013

    Oracle Fusion Cloud Developer Challenge at Oracle OpenWorld

    You never know what might happen in the OTN Lounge during Oracle OpenWorld -- except when you do. And this is one of those times.

    In this case I'm referring to the Oracle Fusion Cloud Developer Challenge, open to all registered Oracle OpenWorld attendees. Here's how Richard Bingham, one of the Challenge organizers, describes it:

    Similar to a hack-a-thon, this OpenWorld event asks you to construct a small custom application that meets a simple set of criteria. The difference is that rather than a speed coding challenge the focus here is to learn the basics hands-on, and then exercise your own creativity through whatever innovative application design you choose. Show off, learn, try – it’s all good.

    Those who accept the challenge will design and build an application and integrate it with a live Fusion Applications instance using one of three simple WebService API's. Demos and samples will also be provided to help you in your quest.

    What's in it for you, you ask? Fame, the adoration of scores of your fellow developers, and, if you come out on top, $500 in Amazon gift cards.

    Challenge Schedule

    (All events happen in the OTN Lounge)
    Day Time Event
    Sunday 9/22 5:00 pm Challenge Kick-off
    Monday 9/23 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Office Hours
    Tuesday 9/24 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Office Hours
    Wednesday 9/25 10:00 am - 11:00 am Office Hours
    12:00 pm Challenge closes
    4:00 pm Judging

    For details on the Oracle Fusion Cloud Developer Challenge, please read this Challenge announcement from event organizer Richard Bingham.

    Complete rules for the challenge are available here.

    And don't forget to register: http://bit.ly/CloudDevChallenge

    Good luck!

    Monday Sep 09, 2013

    Oracle ACE-led sessions at Oracle OpenWorld

    Oracle ACEs are individuals recognized by Oracle for their outstanding contribution to the Oracle community. These active, highly engaged community leaders regularly share their insight and real-world experience through blogs, articles, books, and conference presentations. This is especially true at Oracle OpenWorld.

    The list below represents #oow13 sessions that will be presented by members of the Oracle ACE community. As you browse through the OpenWorld content catalog and take advantage of schedule builder to maximize your time at Oracle OpenWorld, be sure to include some Oracle ACE-led sessions to your schedule.

    Oracle ACEs are a good bet for a great Oracle OpenWorld experience.

     Follow Oracle ACEs on Twitter via this Twitter List.

    Session ID

    Title

    Full Name

    CON5730

    Enabling Optimized Integrations at Amway with Oracle SOA Suite

    Ahmed Aboulnaga

    CON7593

    Under the Hood of Pluggable Databases

    Alex Gorbachev

    UGF9810

    Big Data Panel Discussion

    Alex Gorbachev

    CON6104

    Exploring PL/SQL New Features and Best Practices for Better Performance

    Ami Aharonovich

    CON3439

    Are Indexes Unnecessary in Oracle Exadata

    Arup Nanda

    CON8788

    Maximizing Database Performance with Database Replay

    Arup Nanda

    UGF9764

    Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, Oracle Database 12c, and You

    Bobby Curtis

    UGF9772

    I Have to Patch Again? Patch Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

    Bobby Curtis

    UGF9808

    Oracle Enterprise Manager Panel Discussion

    Bobby Curtis

    CON2412

    How UK Universities Are Using Oracle Advanced Analytics to Protect Their Income

    Brendan Tierney

    CON8677

    Your Data Is Talking to You: Customers Describe How In-Database Analytics Drives Their Business

    Brendan Tierney

    CON6876

    Displaying Enterprise Content in Oracle WebCenter Sites and WebCenter Portal

    Brian Huff

    UGF9799

    Oracle WebCenter Portal: Displaying Documents and Site Studio Content in Sites and Portal

    Brian Huff

    UGF9900

    The Top 10 Web App Vulnerabilities and Securing Them with Oracle ADF

    Brian Huff

    UGF9758

    Flashback Techniques for Oracle Database 11g and 12c

    Carl Dudley

    UGF10009

    Thinking Clearly About Performance

    Cary Millsap

    UGF9932

    Software Development in the Oracle Ecosystem, Part 1

    Cary Millsap

    UGF9948

    Software Development in the Oracle Ecosystem, Part 2

    Cary Millsap

    UGF9756

    Cloud Computing, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Best Practices: Expert Panel

    Charles Kim

    UGF9809

    Oracle VM and Virtualization Best Practices: Expert Panel Discussion

    Charles Kim

    UGF10009

    Thinking Clearly About Performance

    chet justice

    UGF9925

    Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 11.1.1.7.1: Are We Really Better Off?

    Christian Screen

    CON6189

    Maximize Data Warehouse Performance with Parallel Queries

    Christo Kutrovsky

    UGF9931

    What’s New in Oracle Business Analytics Supporting Cast

    Christopher Barbieri

    CON7442

    Optimizer Statistics: A Fresh Approach

    Connor McDonald

    CON7457

    SQL Tuning 101

    Connor McDonald

    UGF7455

    Analytic Functions

    Connor McDonald

    UGF9776

    Optimizing Internal Serialization Control with Latches and Mutexes

    Craig Shallahamer

    HOL10074

    Big Data, Bigger Insights with Oracle Advanced Analytics and Oracle SQL Developer

    Dan Vlamis

    CON5936

    Building Oracle Application Express Applications That Can Survive Without the Internet

    Daniel McGhan

    CON11164

    Shaping Your Tomorrow: Planned Upgrade/Migration to Oracle Fusion Financials/Oracle Fusion HCM

    Debra Lilley

    UGF10239

    Printing Options for Oracle Application Express: FOP and Oracle Application Express Listeners

    Doug Gault

    CON4811

    Innovations in BI: Oracle Business Intelligence Against Oracle Essbase and Relational Databases

    Edward Roske

    CON6456

    Maximize Oracle Hyperion Planning Performance with Oracle Exalytics

    Edward Roske

    UGF9945

    Welcome to Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.3, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.7

    Edward Roske

    CON2169

    Roll Out a Complete Oracle Fusion Middleware Environment in Less Than 10 Minutes

    edwin biemond

    CON8620

    Customer Panel: Data Warehouse and Big Data

    Ferhat Sengonul

    UGF8869

    Overcoming Oracle E-Business Suite Challenges for Latin America

    Fernando Garcia

    CON8493

    Oracle Fusion Applications: Tailoring Your User Experience in the Cloud

    Floyd Teter

    UGF9898

    Oracle on Your Browser or Phone: Design Patterns for Web and Mobile Oracle ADF Applications

    Floyd Teter

    CON9492

    Reporting in Project Portfolio Management: Past, Present, and Fusion

    Floyd Teter

    CON6630

    Demystifying MySQL for Oracle DBAs and Developers

    George Trujillo

    UGF9722

    Data Movement in Enterprise Platforms

    George Trujillo

    UGF9929

    Oracle Essbase 11.1.2.3, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.7: What’s New

    Glenn Schwartzberg

    UGF9947

    Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office, Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting 11.1.2.3: What’s New

    Glenn Schwartzberg

    CON7553

    PeopleSoft PeopleTools REST Web Services: Everything You Need to Know

    Graham Smith

    CON2253

    BPM and SOA Are Going Mobile: An Architectural Perspective

    Guido Schmutz

    CON4067

    Oracle Data Quality Solutions, Oracle GoldenGate, and Oracle Data Integrator on Oracle Exadata

    Gu­rcan Orhan

    CON4070

    How to Handle DEV&TEST&PROD for Oracle Data Integrator

    Gu­rcan Orhan

    UGF8869

    Overcoming Oracle E-Business Suite Challenges for Latin America

    Gustavo Gonzalez

    CON11326

    Extend Oracle Database Management with Quest Tools from Dell

    Guy Harrison

    UGF2984

    Oracle, Hadoop, and the Big Data Revolution

    Guy Harrison

    CON3488

    It’s a Solid-State World: How Oracle Exadata X3 Leverages Flash Storage

    Gwen Shapira

    CON6160

    Data Wrangling with Oracle Big Data Connectors

    Gwen Shapira

    UGF9753

    Wrangling Data with Oracle Big Data Connectors

    Gwen Shapira

    CON5054

    Oracle Java Cloud Service: The Java PaaS Alternative

    Harshad Oak

    UGF4169

    Why Do I Need Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler?

    Heli Helskyaho

    CON8544

    Making the Move to Oracle Data Integrator

    Holger Friedrich

    CON2976

    Designing Data Warehouses in the Cloud

    ian Abramson

    BOF8958

    Extreme Availability: Oracle WebLogic/Application Continuity with Oracle Database 12c

    Jacco Landlust

    UGF1840

    Oracle Exadata from Installation to Go-Live: Banking and Retail Experiences

    jason arneil

    CON5792

    HR Analytics at Wells Fargo Bank

    Jeff McQuigg

    UGF9911

    Build a Performance Layer for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 11g

    Jeff McQuigg

    CON6629

    Making Workflow Flow

    Jerry Ireland

    CON6900

    Oracle Database 12c New Features for Developers

    John King

    UGF7001

    Oracle ADF Task Flow Beyond the 10-Minute Demo

    John King

    UGF9765

    Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 New Features for Developers

    John King

    CON4092

    Oracle Application Express WebSocket (or When Push Comes to Shove)

    John Scott

    UGF9798

    Oracle WebCenter Portal: Designing for Desktop, Mobile, and Tablet

    John Sim

    UGF9908

    Oracle WebCenter and Oracle ADF: Responsive, Adaptive Design for Desktop, Mobile, and Tablet

    John Sim

    CON9346

    CMS Automates and Strengthens Internal Controls with Oracle Governance, Risk, and Compliance

    John Stouffer

    CON8643

    Oracle Optimizer Boot Camp: 10 Optimizer Tips You Can’t Do Without

    Jonathan Lewis

    CON1715

    The Important Things DBAs Should Do Before and After an Oracle Database Upgrade

    Julian Dontcheff

    CON1759

    The Least-Known Features of Oracle Database, Part 2

    Julian Dontcheff

    CON2131

    DBA Best Practices for Performance Tuning in a Pluggable World

    Julian Dontcheff

    CON11257

    Best Practices for Deploying Highly Scalable Virtualized Oracle Applications

    Kai Yu

    UGF9803

    Clustering/High Availability with Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c: 360 Degrees

    Kai Yu

    UGF9809

    Oracle VM and Virtualization Best Practices: Expert Panel Discussion

    Kai Yu

    UGF9790

    Where Did My CPU Go?

    Karl Arao

    CON2828

    Upgrade in Three Months: Secrets to a Rapid, Cost-Effective Upgrade

    Kashif Manzoor

    CON2038

    Oracle Exadata, Oracle Data Integrator, and Parallel Data Load: A Real-World Case Study

    Kellyn Pot'Vin

    UGF9966

    Oracle Instant Database Cloning

    kyle hailey

    CON6031

    An Oracle ACE Production: Oracle Fusion Middleware Live Development Demo

    Lonneke Dikmans

    UGF9898

    Oracle on Your Browser or Phone: Design Patterns for Web and Mobile Oracle ADF Applications

    Lonneke Dikmans

    CON6031

    An Oracle ACE Production: Oracle Fusion Middleware Live Development Demo

    Lucas Jellema

    SIG2946

    Oracle Unstructured Data and Multimedia SIG (OMMUD) Meeting

    Marcelle Kratochvil

    UGF8861

    Experiences with Evangelizing Java Within the Database

    Marcelo Ochoa

    UGF9739

    Physical Ordering of Data: Is It Ever Useful?

    Mark Farnham

    BOF11055

    Best Practices for Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database for Oracle Exalytics

    Mark Rittman

    CON9420

    Configuring Oracle Business Intelligence Applications on Oracle Data Integrator: A Deep Dive

    Mark Rittman

    CON9572

    Make the Most of Your Oracle Exalytics and BI Investments with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

    Mark Rittman

    UGF9754

    Deep Dive into Oracle Business Intelligence Applications with Oracle Data Integrator 11g

    Mark Rittman

    UGF9944

    Overview of Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 11g

    Mark Rittman

    CON1926

    Oracle Java Cloud Service for Java EE Developer

    Markus Eisele

    UGF9932

    Software Development in the Oracle Ecosystem, Part 1

    Markus Eisele

    UGF9948

    Software Development in the Oracle Ecosystem, Part 2

    Markus Eisele

    CON5469

    How to Instrument PL/SQL and Oracle Application Express Code

    Martin D'Souza

    BOF2205

    The Future of Oracle Forms Applications and Developers

    Mia Urman

    UGF9756

    Cloud Computing, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Best Practices: Expert Panel

    Michael Ault

    SIG9680

    OAUG Database SIG Meeting

    Michael Brown

    CON1900

    Partitioning and Compression for Performance and Manageability

    Michael Messina

    CON3704

    Data Tracking: On the Hunt for Information About Your Database

    Michael Rosenblum

    CON2808

    Oracle WebLogic on Oracle Database Appliance

    Michel Schildmeijer

    CON7695

    Upgrade-Ready for Oracle Database 12c

    Michelle Malcher

    UGF9771

    The Essence of Great Leadership

    Michelle Malcher

    UGF2580

    Oracle VM: For Enterprise DR Solutions

    Murali Vallath

    UGF2675

    Deploy Oracle RAC 12c on Oracle VM VirtualBox in 60 Minutes

    Murali Vallath

    UGF4622

    Security in the Cloud: A Complete Guide

    Oded Raz

    CON7267

    Oracle ADF On-Ramp: What You Need to Know to Use the Core Oracle ADF Technology Stack

    Peter Koletzke

    CON9587

    Manage Beyond Limits: Oracle Enterprise Manager CLI and Other Extensibility Features

    Ray Smith

    UGF9773

    Oracle Enterprise Manager Command-Line Interface Illustrated

    Ray Smith

    UGF9801

    DBA Expert Panel

    Ray Smith

    UGF9808

    Oracle Enterprise Manager Panel Discussion

    Ray Smith

    CON4270

    Oracle Database 12c Best Tuning Features

    Rich Niemiec

    CON4305

    Tuning Oracle Database with Oracle Database Cloud Control 12c

    Rich Niemiec

    UGF9760

    Oracle Database 12c Best New Features

    Rich Niemiec

    UGF9771

    The Essence of Great Leadership

    Rich Niemiec

    CON1944

    End-to-End Automatic Testing of Your Oracle Application Express Application

    Roel Hartman

    UGF10238

    Printing Options for Oracle Application Express: Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher

    Roel Hartman

    CON6344

    Fine-tuning the Installation/Provisioning of Oracle Fusion Applications 11.1.x

    Ron Batra

    CON7596

    Cloud Computing Economics: Making a Business Case

    Ron Batra

    CON6031

    An Oracle ACE Production: Oracle Fusion Middleware Live Development Demo

    Ronald van Luttikhuizen

    CON8420

    Upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1: Technical/Functional Panel

    Sandra Vucinic

    UGF10237

    Printing Options for Oracle Application Express: PL/PDF

    Scott Spendolini

    UGF10241

    Printing Options for Oracle Application Express: Q&A Panel

    Scott Spendolini

    CON6031

    An Oracle ACE Production: Oracle Fusion Middleware Live Development Demo

    Simon Haslam

    CON8980

    Oracle WebLogic on Oracle Database Appliance: Combining High Availability and Simplicity

    Simon Haslam

    CON4156

    Top 10 Secrets of Successful Oracle Application Development Framework Projects

    Sten Vesterli

    UGF9932

    Software Development in the Oracle Ecosystem, Part 1

    Sten Vesterli

    UGF9948

    Software Development in the Oracle Ecosystem, Part 2

    Sten Vesterli

    CON2271

    PL/SQL Goodies in Oracle Database 12c

    Steven Feuerstein

    CON4811

    Innovations in BI: Oracle Business Intelligence Against Oracle Essbase and Relational Databases

    Stewart Bryson

    CON8544

    Making the Move to Oracle Data Integrator

    Stewart Bryson

    UGF9721

    Agile Real-Time BI with Oracle Business Intelligence/Oracle Data Integrator/Oracle GoldenGate

    Stewart Bryson

    UGF9909

    Deep Dive into Oracle Business Intelligence Applications, Part 1: Configuration

    Stewart Bryson

    UGF9910

    Deep Dive into Oracle Business Intelligence Applications, Part 2: Data Integration

    Stewart Bryson

    UGF9756

    Cloud Computing, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Best Practices: Expert Panel

    Syed Jaffar Hussain

    CON7586

    Moving Data Between Oracle Exadata and Hadoop. Fast.

    Tanel Poder

    CON11257

    Best Practices for Deploying Highly Scalable Virtualized Oracle Applications

    Tariq Farooq

    UGF9756

    Cloud Computing, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Best Practices: Expert Panel

    Tariq Farooq

    UGF9803

    Clustering/High Availability with Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c: 360 Degrees

    Tariq Farooq

    UGF9809

    Oracle VM and Virtualization Best Practices: Expert Panel Discussion

    Tariq Farooq

    CON7387

    Scaling to Infinity: Making Star Transformations Sing

    Tim Gorman

    UGF9740

    RDBMS Forensics: Troubleshooting with Active Session History

    Tim Gorman

    CON2253

    BPM and SOA Are Going Mobile: An Architectural Perspective

    Torsten Winterberg

    CON5122

    Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Integration with Oracle Hyperion Datasources

    Venkatakrishnan Janakiraman

    UGF5107

    Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management Integration

    Venkatakrishnan Janakiraman

    UGF9860

    Worst Practices for Developing an Oracle ADF Application

    Wilfred van der Deijl

    UGF9741

    You Probably Don’t Need the Oracle RMAN Catalog Database

    Yury Velikanov