Tag: conference

You need 10 minutes! Not 5, not 15, not 7

What follow is just my opinion….Well duh, it’s a blog, of course it’s just my opinion, but I’ll try back up my rantings and pontificating with some reasoned arguments. Whether at the end of it, you still call my claims total BS is of…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a quick blog post from Wellington New Zealand where we have just wrapped up the 2018 APAC Groundbreakers tour. It was a great way to finish the event with a small but enthusiastic crowd here in New Zealand. Obviously our American counterparts in…

The Openworld Mega-Download!

If you are sad and pathetic enthusiastic and interested in content like me, once a large conference like OpenWorld is over, I like to have the content (slides etc ) from not just the sessions I attended, but all of the sessions I could…

OpenWorld is done!

The OpenWorld conference is over for another year. It’s always a thrill, albeit a hard-working thrill, to visit San Francisco and be a part of such a huge event. I’ll have a full wrap up post and video soon, but I wanted to get…

OpenWorld Wednesday – step right up!

If you’ve read my two previous posts on the OpenWorld schedule, you’re probably expecting a huge long list of sessions to pique your interest. But no! There’s only ONE you need on your list The Fast Lane to Database Success [TIP4094] Connor McDonald, Developer…

ODC Appreciation Day–LOB compression

LOBs tend to be large. Well duh…it’s right there in the name! “Large Object”. So one of the cool things I like with the SECUREFILE option in recent releases of Oracle Database is the ability to compress LOBs. Here’s a quick demo of that…

OpenWorld Tuesday … yep, still screwed

Well…I’m only planning day 2 of OpenWorld and already I’ve pretty much given up on being able to see all the talks that I want to see The challenge for me will be trying to coax those people that are inside Oracle to give…

Connor and Chris at OpenWorld

Chris and I will be at OpenWorld next month, so our session details are below, but you can also click on the links below to add entries to your calendar to make sure you don’t miss us. Don’t forget to use the official Schedule…

The full stack developer….is BACK for 2018!

Last year, I flexed my technology muscles by building on the fine ground work of Lucas Jellema in using some Node, some REST, and some JSON to extract the full Oracle Openworld speaker catalogue, and then added some JSON parsing in the database, some…

Building community via the speaker community

I recently participated in the Oracle Developer Community Yatra tour throughout India. It is a hectic event with 7 cities covered in a mere 9 days, so you can imagine how frantic the pace was. A typical day would be: 7am – breakfast 8am…

So good … it’s scary

Well…this isn’t a horror movie, it’s something awesome

UKOUG is coming

Yes it is just a few more weeks until the UKOUG conference swings by. This has been one of my favourite conferences for years – dating back to my first one in 2002 !!.  You can see from the picture at the tail of…