Wednesday Sep 18, 2013

Be There: OTN Community Meet-up at OOW13 - Tues Sept 24 - 4:30pm

If you'll be part of the annual migration to San Francisco for Oracle OpenWorld and/or JavaOne, be sure to set aside time in what we're sure is an already jam-packed schedule to attend the OTN Community Meet-up.

When: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Where: OTN Lounge
Moscone South (in the lobby)
Special Password: "I Love OTN."
Give the password to the person at the OTN Lounge information desk to receive a special Furkin.

You'll have a chance to engage in elbow-rubbing and brain-picking with colleagues, members of the Oracle ACE community, members of Oracle product teams, and members of the OTN team, including your friendly neighborhood OTN community managers.

The OTN team has expanded recently with the addition of new community managers Laura Ramsey and Valerie Simpson. Laura will manage the Database Developer/DBA community, and Valerie will manage the communities for those working with Oracle WebLogic, Oracle Coherence, and other products that are part of the Cloud Application Foundation.

It will be easier for you to pick all of the community managers out of the crowd if you take a moment to familiarize yourself with these mug shots...

(Listed alphabetically)


Laura Ramsey
Manager, OTN Database and Developer Community
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I started my career marketing IPX/SPX networking software, then figured out TCP/ip was where it was at. Joined Sun and played on the Solaris team and later the Java team. Then I read ClueTrain Manifesto. Immediately joined the OpenSolaris community team and learned Community is King. So I've been there, done that, but I still want a t-shirt. Ladies SM please.

Rick Ramsey
Manager, OTN SysAdmin Community
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I managed BigAdmin at Sun Microsystems. Before that, I was information architect, writer, product manager for developer and sysadmin tools and technologies in both large and small high tech companies. Born in Chile, raised in Peru. Married, two kids, live in Colorado, ride motorcycles.

Bob Rhubart
Manager, OTN Architect Community
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I'm the host/producer of the OTN ArchBeat Podcast, editor of Oracle's Architect Community Newsletter, and a columnist for Oracle Magazine. I started my career in 1997 as a staff editor for Bookstacks Unlimited, the very first online bookstore. In 1999 I went on to manage the community for Flashline, Inc. (the company that created the product now known as Oracle Enterprise Repository). Flashline was acquired by BEA Systems in 2006, and I joined the AquaLogic team. When Oracle acquired BEA in 2008 I joined the OTN team. Further acquisitions are unlikely.

Valerie Simpson
Manager, OTN WebLogic and Coherence Communities
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I've managed community sites for Actuate, Eclipse, and WebGain, with a focus on Java developers. I was born in New Zealand, so y'all know who I want to win the America's cup. I love coffee, hate spiders, and think my OTN colleague Cassandra Clark has the best laugh I have ever heard.

Tori Wieldt
Manager, Java Community
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Most enthusiastic Community Manager for the best technical group: Java Developers!

Wednesday Jul 10, 2013

Upcoming Virtual Events From Oracle Technology Network

The Oracle Technology Network has been busy in the virtual event world lately.  Below is a list of Virtual Events that are either OnDemand or are about to take place.  Register to take part today!

Virtual Developer Day: Java - OnDemand NOW - View Videos and download presentations and lab materials.

Virtual Sysadmin Day: Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, and Oracle VM July 15th from 9a.m. to 1p.m. PDT - Register to View Content and chat with moderators.

Virtual  Developer Day: MySQL - July 31st, 2013 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. IST - Register to View Content and chat with moderators.

Virtual Developer Day - Mobile Development for Android and iOSAugust 7th from 9a.m. to 1p.m. PDT - Register to View Content and chat with moderators.


Monday May 13, 2013

Submit Oracle Excellence Award Nominations Now!

With Oracle OpenWorld 2013 in San Francisco on the horizon you may have already seen some mention of the Oracle Excellence Awards. But do you know what these awards are all about?

The Oracle Excellence Awards recognize the achievements of members of the Oracle community in eleven award categories across the spectrum of roles involved in making things happen in enterprise IT. Several categories will be of particular interest to Oracle Technology Network members. These include:

Data Warehouse Leader of the Year

Database Administrator of the Year

Java Business Innovation

Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation
This category recognizes accomplishments in the following sub-categories:

  • Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
  • Oracle Cloud Application Foundation
  • Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture & Business Process Management
  • Oracle WebCenter
  • Oracle Identity Management
  • Oracle Data Integration
  • Oracle Application Development Framework and Fusion Development
  • Business Analytics (Oracle BI, Oracle EPM, and Oracle Exalytics)

Oracle Magazine Technologist of the Year
Recognizes individual accomplishment in the following categories:

  • Big Data Architect
  • Cloud Architect
  • Database Developer
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Mobile Architect
  • Social Architect

Winners in each category in the Oracle Excellence Awards get complimentary passes to Oracle OpenWorld 2013 in San Francisco, along with other benefits. This is a big deal!

Nominations for the categories listed above close June 21, 2013. So if you or someone you know is worthy of this recognition, what are you waiting for?

 Click the links above for more information.

Monday Jun 09, 2008

Oracle's Arch2Arch Newsletter

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