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So I’ll be heading out for Oracle Open World 2015 in just over another week. This is the first year in a while that I won’t be speaking, (my own fault, as dummy here hasn’t figured out how to submit sessions internally yet, duh!) but I’m still going to support the demo grounds, meet with customers and speak at Oak Table World!
Per Steve Karam, if you need to know who’s speaking and why you should attend the sessions at the Children’s Museum, well here’s a few:
Jonathan Lewis – Yes. That Jonathan Lewis. Also an alien of extraordinary ability.Tanel Poder – Doer of things you didn’t know SQL could do and the snappiest snappermakerAlex Gorbachev – Jack of all trades, master of…well, all of them really.Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman – Cloud Control control, techno wiz, and data lacquererTim Gorman – Kellyn’s hype man. And world renowned Oracle expert.Kevin Closson – Refusing to party like it’s 1999 since 1999Gwen Shapira – A fifty petabyte machine learning datastore in human formCary Milsap – His advice has probably saved your database and careerOak Table World – The best Oracle speakers outside of OpenWorld. Literally, not figuratively.
Now if that doesn’t sum it up, well, let’s be honest, there are over 60 members and more speaking that listed here, so if you have time, it’s the best “unconference”, EVER.
With that said, we’ll get back to why everyone is there in the first place and it’s because of my awesome employer, Oracle!
I’m busy preparing my new sessions for post Oracle Open World, which I have three conferences in November, (San Antonio, Chicago and Germany) and ensuring customers I’m in charge of for OOW preparation are ready to go when the stage lights go up! It’s a fun kind of crazy chaos and the kind I commonly thrive under, so we’re all good!
With that said, there are a few events I’m looking forward to-
Sunday, Oct. 25th, 8:30am- Bridge Run with Crazy Oracle Peeps
Yeah, me and my arthritis will be walking that bridge, but it’s still a great event and I’ll be going. I’m not doing the bay swim or the bike event. Enough is enough, you crazy, exercise nuts! 🙂
I have wonderful peers at Oracle and Akshai Duggal is one of them! She’s going to be explaining how our SCP teams build out the REALLY massive Enterprise Manager environments, ensuring uptime, clear and concise monitoring, along with understanding pesky things like metrics and templates. Check out her session with real use cases, how can you beat that?
Monday, Oct. 26th, 5pm- in the RAC Attack Area- Enterprise Manager SIG from IOUG and Oracle.
Come meet up with all the top EM specialists in the world as we discuss the best topics surrounding Enterprise Manager and enjoy the hospitality of the OTN lounge area!
Monday, Oct. 26th, 6pm, the ODTUG Reception, (another invite only event…)
Another event I look forward to every year and even though I’m over booked this year, I’ll make sure to stop in for this, too!
Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 10-10:50am- Oak Table World- Stewart Bryson and I are going to talk about OBIEE and AWR Warehouse. Children’s Museum
We just wanted to play around a bit and see how much trending and analysis we could do with the product and had a great time building this out. Come check it out and then head on over for….
The big boss is talking, no not Larry, but my boss, Prakash Ramamurthy! He’s going to be discussing the coolest of the cool in new stuff that I’m totally obsessed with right now and if you miss out on this session, you’re going to be missing out on the best!
Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 12:15pm, Oak Table Ted Talk! Secret Topic! Children’s Museum
I can’t tell you what I’m going to talk about, but I’m going to tell you what I can’t tell you now. Yeah, I really just said that… 🙂
Courtney Llamas and a slew of great folks will be on stage talking how to become an EM Champion!
Wednesday, Oct. 28th, 4:15pm- Hybrid Cloud—Pivot to the Cloud with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control [CON9712] Moscone South 300
I really enjoy working with Steve Steltling in our SCP team and he’ll be presenting with Phillip Brown on Hybrid Cloud!
Wednesday, Oct. 28th- Bloggers Meetup from Pythian…..I’m waiting….still waiting….no invite yet….Where is it?
This is an event that I always enjoy and wait for the invite from Pythian each year, but nothing yet and will be pestering Alex Gorbachev until it shows up… 🙂
Wednesday Oct. 28th, evening- NOT GOING TO TREASURE ISLAND
Yeah, you heard that right. Every year, even when I did get a wrist band, I gave it to someone deserving and then Tim and I enjoy the quiet city for a dinner out in ANY restaurant we like… 🙂 We just aren’t much into concerts and love the opportunity to allow someone else to go that may not have by giving them Tim’s band, (now that I’m with Oracle, I no longer get one…)
Werner DeGruyter, our EM Yoda and Shailesh Dwivedi are going to talk about a great topic. I love mining Oracle EM data, so if that’s something you are impressed with, don’t miss out on this session!
If you want to see all the best of the Enterprise Manager sessions, here’s the Oracle Open World Schedule specific to EM!
Friday is the flight home, pick up my dog, DaVinci from the pet hotel and find out if my youngest son, Josh, still knows who I am!