DBA Kevlar

Tips, tricks, (and maybe a few rants) so more DBAs become bulletproof!

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My name is Kellyn Pot’Vin and I’m the Consulting Member for the technical staff on the Strategic Customer Program for Enterprise Manager Group of Oracle.  As an Oracle employee, I’m no longer an ACE Director, but strive to support the program as a mentor for those that are interested in the Ace Program.  I’m very proud to be one of six women who are part of the Oak Table Network.  I live in Westminster, CO with my husband, Tim and my wonderful, three kids.  I specialize in environment optimization tuning and creating systems that are robust and enterprise level.  I work almost exclusively on mult-TB size databases, including Exadata and databases with driven performance involving solid state disk solutions, advocating logical tuning of code and design before hardware solutions.  Truly solving, along with educating customers on how hardware will only mask a performance issue for limited amount of time before explanations of the performance issue are again demanded by the business has been the cornerstone of my success.

Emeritus board member for the Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group, (RMOUG), I’ve been asked to return to direct the Training Days 2015 conference.  I am heavily involved in their goal of integrating into the social media circuit that is so much a part of all user groups and conferences today.  I am also focused on WIT, (Women in Technology) programs, as I feel that women aren’t involved in STEM careers as much as we should be.  I am currently running the WIT SIG for RMOUG and have lead a large number of WIT sessions in the US and Europe.  I am always open for any suggestions or ideas on how I can help RMOUG be more successful for both its members and the experts who wish to participate with this fantastic users group.  Please feel free to email me with any questions or suggestions about this site, Women in Technology or RMOUG, I will be happy to help.

I’ve presented at Oracle Open World, KSCOPE, HotSos, Collaborate, Miracle Open World and many other incredible conferences.  I am the author of a couple of books, write articles and present webinars through Redgate, ODTUG and Oracle. I was one of only 10 ACE Directors that were women when I came on board at Oracle and always promote the ACE program for women who are looking to have the glass ceiling disappear.  The ACE program is a phenomenal program for everyone who has a chance to be a part of it.

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This blog is about technical issues and professional challenges all DBA’s often have to address in their careers.  For my daily battles and wins, please do follow me on Twitter as DBAKevlar or on Linkedin as Kellyn Pot’Vin.  My Facebook account is connected to family and friends only, so please understand if my Facebook connections are limited.

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Blog Disclaimer

All content and technical information contained on the site is the professional opinion of the author and is in no way connected to a current or prior professional affiliations/employment.  Some subjects, events and individuals are not from my own experience, but may be from others and their identity can be protected and may be discussed in a first person or third person scenario to do so.  This occurs often when posting on WIT subjects, as the topic can be complex and is often recognized by the reader in their own experience-  not that of the writer.

All database environments are unique and any recommended technical features should be tested thoroughly before implementing into a production database environment.

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