The Amazon Kindle Fire 10 HD Tablet

No, you didn’t get a review of my Samsung Tab S2….I didn’t have it long enough to review it!  Actually, I had it just over six months and yes, it was beautiful and yes, I love it and no, it didn’t survive the fall on the tile, even in the protective cover at Denver International […]

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April 21, 2016

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RMOUG Training Days 2015!

OK, Oracle EM hat off, RMOUG Training Days hat on! 🙂 So as many of you know, RMOUG Board of Directors made the smart move after I joined Oracle, instead of losing a valuable member of the board, they moved me to being a non-voting board member emeritus and realized that I could still serve […]

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December 16, 2014


Abstract Review Tips

Yes, this is for my RMOUG abstract reviewers, but it may help other conferences and user groups, too.  We have some incredible content at RMOUG, (Rocky Mtn. Oracle User Group) Training Days conference and its all due to a very highly controlled, thought out process that has evolved over time to ensure that we have […]

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October 3, 2014

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Oracle Open World Schedule

I will be in San Francisco a little early this year and as I’m not longer an ACE Director, it’s to attend the IOUC, (International Oracle User Conference) at Redwood Shores on Sept. 25th and 26th.  I’ll be representing RMOUG for the two day event that has representatives from user groups from all over the […]

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September 18, 2014


Note Pro 12.2 Review- Officially Drove Me to Apple!

I am a long time supporter of Samsung products- I’ve always had Samsung phones, (currently a Note 3 owner…) Samsung TVs, monitors and even have a Samsung microwave and refrigerator. I love Samsung products and this has included my tablets, recently deciding to upgrade my Samsung Note 10.1, (original) for a Samsung Note Pro 12.2. […]

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June 15, 2014


KSCOPE 2014, Seattle!

Just a blog post on the great conference coming up at the end of the month from ODTUG, KSCOPE 2014.  The conference will be held in Seattle, Washington this year, (yeah, look forward to cooler temperatures than last year in New Orleans KSCOPE 2013… :)) I’ll be heading up the Database Track and the Women […]

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June 11, 2014

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OUGN- Yes, I Get to be Julie the Cruise Director!

Tim and I leave for Oslo on Monday for the OUGN, (Oracle User Group Norway) conference.  This is a great conference that many of my friends have talked about for the last couple years and I finally let Oyvind talk me into going.  The conference is on a cruise ship that leaves from Oslo and […]

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March 26, 2014

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First Week at Oracle

I was warned it would be difficult.  I was warned that it would be time-consuming and painful, but I survived without as much as a scratch on me. This last week was my first week at Oracle and it was really, really great.  The on board process wasn’t difficult at all. Maybe it was because […]

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March 24, 2014

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Introducing the EM12c Goth Cowgirl

Yes, you heard that right-  DBA Goth Cowgirl is getting an upgrade to Enterprise Manager, (EM12c) Goth Cowgirl!  I will be starting as Oracle’s Consulting Member of the Technical Staff for the Strategic Customers Program, specializing in Enterprise Manager on March 17th.  The Strategic Customer Program is a group that rolls up under the Systems […]

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March 6, 2014


The New Chapter

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 […]

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February 28, 2014


New “DBA Kevlar Ammo” Flipboard

A number of folks have told me how much they enjoy the content that I “buffer” out throughout a 24 hr automated period, but hate how much  they often miss vs. getting “spammed” with all of it at once and just being overwhelmed.  I’m trying to find the best of both worlds and have started […]

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February 26, 2014


RMOUG Training Days 2014 Followup

So I survived one more year as the conference director for RMOUG Training Days 2014! 🙂  There was some question to my survival as we entered the week before the conference, but I can say, I’m surprisingly intact and once I finish this post, it’s onto the next challenge! If you’re unfamiliar with the conference, […]

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February 10, 2014

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“Twas four nights after Christmas” and Other Reasons Not to Eat McDonalds at 11PM

I’ve been working a good number of hours this December between project/clients for Enkitec and co-author work on the EM CLI book with Seth Miller and Ray Smith, plus my additional responsibilities as the Training Days Conference Director for RMOUG’s big conference coming up in 6 weeks.  Due to all of this, going to take […]

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December 30, 2013

My Sony Smartwatch Girl Tech Review

Anyone who knows me, will also know that I’m an Android person.  I have nothing against Mac products and really do think they are cool, but I use what works for me and I am very content with my Samsung Android Galaxy S4 for my Smartphone and Galaxy Note 10.1 for my tablet.  With the […]

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December 26, 2013


Abstracts, Reviews and Conferences, Oh My!

So yes, I’ve been involved in a number of conferences and in a number of different roles.  I started out presenting, then volunteering  at conferences,  reviewing abstracts, then as a track lead and now as a conference director for RMOUG.  This year I also am the database track lead for ODTUG’s KSCOPE for a second year […]

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October 14, 2013


#OOW, Tuesday Followup

Great day today with a second WIT session and all the interviews and General Session for Enterprise Manager 12c.  If you are looking for the ebook,  you can download it from Oracle here. A couple people caught on that I was tweeting while discussing the benefits of EM12c, even capturing me in a photo, (will […]

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September 24, 2013

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Oracle Open World- Sunday!

The ACE Director briefings are done and now we are onto Sunday sessions.  I’ve already had a couple meetings with folks today and wondering why I didn’t wear flats at 2pm in the afternoon, but there are the important necessities that must be taken care of, like when am I speaking this week, so here’s […]

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September 22, 2013