Noticed that the final conference programme is now available. Unfortunately I don’t have a laptop so I can’t attend some of the hands-on sessions.
I’m planning to at least attend the following:
- Future of Database Technology (Barry Matthews)
- How Can I Tune It When I Can’t Change the Code (Penny Cookson)
- Being a Successful Developer (Connor McDonald)
- Next-Gen Self-Managing Database (Barry Matthews)
- Next-Gen Oracle Database Availability (Barry Matthews)
- Odds and Ends (Connor McDonald)
Unfortunately, the schedule precludes me from Systematic Oracle Performance Tuning (Guy Harrison).
From the Delegate Program:
“…a smattering of such features and/or techniques Connor has encountered over the years, that he has either created himself, read about, or simply stolen from someone smarter.” (Odds and Ends, McDonald)
– plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery… :)
“Oracle recently announced the future obsolescence of SQL*Plus GUI version… [SQL Developer] allows easier access for less technical users… The session will include basic SQL syntax training so that End Users can utilise the product to access their data.” (SQL Developer Hands-on Workshop, Kate Marshall)
– I personally have never come across any end-users who currently use SQL*Plus; I have, however, worked with some business analysts who can customise simple SQL using a helper like Discoverer; perhaps they’d be the kind of person who would benefit from this session. Looks like Chris Muir is giving a similar talk in Melbourne, although for some reason it’s in the “Applications” stream.
“Since Oracle introduced the shared pool in the Oracle kernel, it has been causing problems… these problems are because of Oracle bugs, …This presentation will have a closer look at what application developers do wrong.” (The Life of a Cursor and Its Impact on the Shared Pool, Anjo Kolk)
– hey, why should we expect presenters to sugar coat their topics?
Most interesting presentation title: Guaranteed Project Failure
Runner-up: Make Money Fast and Improve Your Love Life with Oracle…
Most boring presentation title: Off shoring Oracle Support: Alcoa’s journey …but the presentation itself will be interesting I’m sure :)