UKOUG day 3, thats all folks...
I like the *OUG conferences, they are full of technical sessions – and lots of good people. These events are all about sharing information – I learn something new at these things every time. This year – I learned that pleats go on the back of a kilt – as did Mogens as he got this back stage adjustment by a real Scotsman.
Seriously – conferences like this are great. You have a fairly good time, you get to hear from your peers, you get to present (hint hint everyone else – YOU get to present) and get presented to. There is no chance you won’t learn something.
I think my favorite moment came this morning. Lisa Dobson gave a newbie DBA talk yesterday (I got to introduce her) and someone came up to her afterwards for more info. This morning as I was just sort of sitting around between sessions – she (Niki, the person that came up to talk to Lisa) came up to me and started asking questions. She kept apologizing for asking such “newbie” questions and all I could say was “this, this is what is it all about – you have to learn somewhere, that is why we are all here”. Period. That sums it all up.
Spent about 1/2 with her, going through sql_trace, dbms_support, tkprof ,wait events – it was fun. She left more excited about Oracle and wanting to try some things out. (She also left with a list of things to read…)
If you ask a question, you should never feel bad. Don’t feel guilty. Many of us actually enjoy talking about what we know and passing the knowledge around.