DBA Kevlar

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



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 incredible husband, Tim and my three, wonderful Children- Sam, Caitlyn and Joshua.  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 conferences, the largest of Oracle regional user group conferences in the United States.  I am heavily involved in their goal of integrating  social media, physical meetups and membership that is so much a part of all user groups and conferences today.  I am also focused on WIT, (Women in Technology) and early technical learning programs, as I feel that we’ll soon have a large number of STEM opportunities left unfilled in technology due to lacking technical education in schools.  I am currently running the RMOUG Raspberry Pi and STEAM Special Interest Group and have lead a large number of Women in Technology events in the US and Europe.  I am always open for any suggestions or ideas on how I can help Oracle and user groups be more beneficial to their membership, partners and participate in the larger community.

I’ve presented and or been keynote at many conferences or events, including Oracle Open World, KSCOPE, HotSos and Collaborate.  I am the author of a number of technical books, write articles and present webinars through Redgate, ODTUG and Oracle. The ACE program is a phenomenal program for everyone who has a chance to be a part of it and available to mentor both men, women and those up and coming into the industry.


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