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Today is my last day at Enkitec and I look back on a whirlwind two years. As many people know, I never seem to stop moving, (I hear my mother’s voice from when I was a small child saying, “Kellyn, sit down! Kellyn, don’t climb! Please, sit still!” :)) Nope, still doesn’t work, but I also never seem to stop growing and it’s time to take that next step in my career.
These last two years have been phenomenal, starting out as a new Oracle ACE and a flurry of conference appearances, it’s culminated to me speaking at 16 conferences, two challenging years as the conference director for RMOUG’s Training Days, database track lead for ODTUG’s ever popular, KSCOPE conference, earning my ACE Director and being inducted into the OAK Table Network. Somewhere in all of this, I was able to co-author two books, (Pro SQLServer 2012 and Expert EM12c) and start a third, (The Enterprise Manager Command Line Interface, (EM CLI).
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed supporting my wonderful Enkitec clients and working with my peers who’ve been part of the Remote DBA team, (shout out to Mike M., Bobby N, Katy, Lance, Gary, Greg and those that have come and gone from the remote team….) I wish the continued success for those that I’ve been friends with long before Enkitec and have recently been able to call coworkers- Martin Bach, Bobby Curtis, Frits Hoogland, Karl Arao, Alex Fatkulin and Andy Klock, (poor Alex and Andy stuck with me a second time around! :)) I appreciate the support of my direct leads who in a place of very flat hierarchy, made sure I had what I needed to be successful with Enkitec clients the last two years- Jon Adams, Andy Colvin, Mike Moehlman and Martin Paynter.
After a couple weeks of transitioning my clients over to the competent hands of my teammates, I will be taking the next couple weeks off to concentrate on the Enterprise Manager 12c CLI book. Its rather amazing we’ve gotten as far as we have considering how busy Ray Smith, Seth Miller and I am with day jobs, user groups community and conference demands. These guys rock to work with on a book and I’m very proud of how incredible this little project of ours has come together. Ray and Seth are stand up guys.
You will be seeing me speak this next week at HotSos and then the beginning of April at Norway’s OUGN, (Tim and I will be doing a joint keynote, along with our own tech sessions and I believe Heli and I have the makings of a great WIT session!) Tim and I will be flying back from Norway and then a couple days later, right back out to Las Vegas for Collaborate for a full schedule. I have three speaker sessions, a number of panels and other opportunities to network and speak to everyone. My tech sessions for each of these will be focused on master EM12c, DBaaS and effectively utilizing ASH and AWR.
Thank you everyone who has helped me get to where I am and have supported me in my next opportunity to shine. A special thanks goes out to Tim Gorman, my partner, mentor and biggest supporter. I will be announcing officially where you can find me very soon, so stay tuned!