It’s that time of year again and the massive undertaking of the Collaborate conference is upon us. This yearly conference, a collaboration between Quest, Oracle Applications User Group, (OAUG) and Independent Oracle User Group, (IOUG) is one of the largest conferences in the world for those that specialize in all areas of the Oracle database.
The conferene is held in different cities, but recently its been sticking to the great destination of Las Vegas, NV. We’ll be at the Mandalay, which like many casinos, is like it’s own little self-contained city within a city.
The week will be crazy and I’ll start right out, quite busy with my partners in crime, Courtney Llamas and Werner De Gruyter with Sunday’s pre-conference hands on lab. “Everything I Ever Wanted to Know About Enterprise Manager I Learned at Collaborate” was a huge hit last year, so we’re repeating it this year, but we’ve updated it to the newest release, EM13c. For those that are able to gain a coveted spot in this HOL, it will be a choice event. We’re going to not just cover the new user interface, but some of the coolest need-to-know features of the new release.
Sunday evening is the Welcome Reception and Awards Ceremony. This year I’m receiving the Ken Jacobs award for my contributions to the user community as an Oracle employee. I’m very honored to be receiving this and thank everyone at IOUG for recognizing the importance that even as an Oracle employee, you can do a lot to help make the community great!
Throughout the week, I’ll have a number of technical sessions:
Now my Database as a Service Session is up first for the week on Monday, 9:15am in Palm B, but I’m going to warn you, since this abstract was submitted very early on, the abstract isn’t as descriptive as I wanted. Know that this is a DBaaS session and I’ll be covering on-premise, private cloud and even Oracle Public Cloud! Come learn how easy it can be and forget all those datapump, transportable tablespace and other silly commands people are telling you have to do to provision… ☺
Right after my DBaaS session, 10:15, same room, (Palm B) we’ll have a special session covering the new product that so many of us have put so much energy, time and vision into- The Oracle Management Cloud, (OMC)! Read more about this session here.
The Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall is from 5:30-8pm. Don’t miss out on getting there first and see all the cool exhibitors. I’ll be at the EM13c booth, so come say hi!
So Tuesday morning, the 12th, I’m back in Palm B at noon for the first of my certification sessions, covering 30 minutes of Enterprise Manager 13c New Features.
Wednesday, at noon, I’m back in my favorite room, Palm B to finish the second part of the certification sessions on new features with Enterprise Manager 13c.
I’ll be presenting at Oak Table World at Collaborate at 2pm in the Mandalay Bay Ballroom. I’ll be doing my newest session on Enterprise Manager 13c and DB12c. It’s always a great venue when we have Oakies at conferences and I almost squeaked out of it this year, but dragged back in at the last minute!
The Enterprise Manager SIG is right afterwards at 3-4 in the South Seas Ballroom E. This is where we meet and geek out over everything Enterprise Manager, so don’t miss out on that!
For the last day, Thursday at 9:45am, I’ll be in- wait for it…. Palm B! Yes, I know it’s a surprise for both of us, but I’ll be using my experience helping customers Upgrade to Enterprise Manager 13c and sharing it with everyone at Collaborate. This is another certification session, so collect those certificates and get the most out of your conference!
I’ve made a lot of updates with new material to my slides recently, so I promise to upload my slides to SlideShare after the conference, too!
See you next week in Las Vegas!