With the arrival of the online agenda, comes the difficult task of planning my conference.
This year is more difficult than most as I’m changing jobs between now and the conference, this means that I may have new imperatives thrust upon me in the next few weeks that might change my priorities.
There are also suggestions on the internet that sessions hinting at latest oracle technologies might be referring to Oracle version 12c! Obviously if that is true that might again change my priorities.
Last year the OAK table Sunday sessions mostly duplicated other sessions, allowing flexibility with 2 bites of the cherry at some of the best sessions.
Finally in the past, I have had the strong expectation that the most popular sessions will also be repeated at SIGs meetings so that I don’t need to attend them at the UKOUG conference. In fact I suspect that many people use SIGs as practice runs for the conference, a practice that seems to be unfortunately in decline.
So to my goals and methods.
I have been a developer and a DBA, in general I have a bias towards DBA technology sessions as I tend to believe that they are beneficial to both disciplines.
I do have a bias towards roundtables, obviously there are no roundtable slides to download and if you don’t attend then you will gain zero benefit from them. However in some areas Round tables often seem to replicate themselves from previous years. For example I wouldn’t feel the need to attend the security roundtable every year. stuff changes but not so often to make attending the session mandatory every year.
So, to Monday:
With the expectation that the session will have 12c content I plan to attend:10:30-11:!5 Tom Kyte – Oracle
If I suspect that there will be little 12c content I might defect to:
10:30 – 11:15 Duncan Mills – Oracle
11:50 – 12:35 Steve Millidge – C2B2 Consulting
I have personally experienced the obscure methods required to tune Weblogic on Windows and hope that there will be good specific information of use in this session.
Alternatively, I would also love to attend:
11:50 – 12:35 Jonathan Lewis, Oracle ACE Director – JL Computer Consultancy
I think that it is also worth noting that I have already attended this session during the Northern technology day and found it worthwhile:
11:50 – 12:35 Peter Homes – Interoute Application Management
13:00 – 13:45 Tim Hall, Oracle ACE Director – ORACLE-BASE.com
However in case of cancellation it would be:
12:45 – 13:45 Carl Dudley, Oracle ACE Director – University of Wolverhampton
Based largely on the excellent information on the AMIS website:
14:40 – 15:25 Luc Bors – AMIS Services
15:40 – 17:30 Jonathan Lewis, Oracle ACE Director – JL Computer Consultancy
Although I’ll wonder if I really should have been at:
15:50 – 16:35 Carlos Sierra – Oracle
16:45 – 17:30 John King, Oracle ACE – King Training Resources
17:40 – 18:40
Sport not being my thing, I’ll be looking to fill this time with a trip to: