Tag: conference

Oracle Code … Not for database people ?

Jump over to the Oracle Code home page and you will see the “mission statement” of the Oracle Code conference series: “Learn from technical experts in sessions for developing software in Java, Node.js, and other languages and frameworks.” You might hence be thinking that…

Top Ten Travel hints and Tips

Well, let me be honest right at the top here.  These are not travel hints   These will not help you in any way. This is me having a whine and a rant about a minority of people that I occasionally encounter when travelling….

OTN Yathra 2017

The amazing 6 city set of events is just around the corner, with all of the dates and details available at http://otnyathra.in/ Here are my thoughts on why you should be attending

The village idiot

If you are not familiar with the term Village Idiot, then Wikipedia provides a sufficient definition from which I can base this blog post. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Village_idiot “The village idiot … is a person known for ignorance or stupidity” Over the past couple of weeks I’ve…

UKOUG 2016

Just a little video montage of the fun and learning from UKOUG.  A great conference every year. I was fortunate enough to receive a Best Speaker award (from a 12c features talk given at the 2015 conference). I gave three talks, one of which…

Just one more week

I’m off to UKOUG again this year.  It’s an awesome conference, and I’ll be doing three talks there. On Monday at 3:30 it’s my first keynote talk   “12 Things You’ll Love About the Oracle Database 12.2”, followed up at 6pm by “AskTom –…

OTN tour 2016 APAC

The OTN tour came to APAC this year, so it’s been a pleasure and privilege to be able to participate in some of the legs.  Being Perth born and bred, I know all too well that any travel to Australia from … well… anywhere…