Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Busy Times...

Last week there were customer visits, visits to corporate, and user groups. The last user group was the Calgary Canada User Group where they had a social afterwards:

COUG Networking June 2006

Next to me on the right is Mark Perry, the President of the local user group in Calgary. This is the second time I presented up there (part of my "territory" - I cover North America) and it's been a well organized event each time. Well attended too!

This week - in Las Vegas. Off to a good start, I picked up some money at the blackjack table yesterday. That is always a good thing. Won't be posting too much this week but I do have a quick question...

I'd like to hear what you might like to hear about at Oracle Open World. I have 50 minutes - what would make an impact on you? I have my ideas - but always willing to get some more. Remember - 50 minutes, you cannot get too geeky/deep down in that short of a time frame. But I don't want "light and fluffy" either. Something in the middle...

By the way - I'm really enjoying the comments on the "one minute" blog - the intriguing idea below... I will be summarizing them and talking about what I took away from it all.


Anonymous Anonymous said....

You have written alot about physical architecture, but very little about data modelling and data modelling associated to oracle specifically for enterprise systems.

Most of the data modelling books out there are pretty weak. Anyway you can might be interested in doing some work on this. Say some stuff on OLTP and some on Datawarehousing.


Tue Jun 20, 04:57:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Alberto Dell'Era said....

Streams - a very interesting technology that it's currently perceived as "advanced" and that I'd like to see promoted/demoted to "well known everyday tool". Something also "strategic" for Oracle the company, so probably a good candidate for OOW.

But please have Oracle record a video of your session and publish it, since I've 0% chances to be in the USA to attend it :)

Tue Jun 20, 05:50:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Robert Vollman said....

Who is that intelligent-looking fellow in the middle (at the back)? :)

I won't be at OOW, but if you only have 50 minutes, pick one topic and get as geeky as possible. Is there something new on AskTom that you're getting more questions about than others?

Tue Jun 20, 06:16:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Joel Garry said....

Top ten misconceptions posted on asktom might be interesting.

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Tue Jun 20, 07:32:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Glenn F said....

Know any magic tricks ;-)

The importance of instrumenting your code can always be re-inforced. I am introducing that at my new job.

Ditto with Alberto on being able to attend and the request to publish your session.

Wed Jun 21, 08:57:00 AM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

I just thought of something else. Focus on this that are not in documentation. 'Streams' is documented. The oracle features are well documented. I think it would be more interesting if you discussed how you developed asktom. How you broke up what code goes where and so on. Along with other projects you have worked on.

These are the kinds of things gathered through experience and really are not in any form of documentation. As I said earlier, you have written alot about Oracle 'physical' architecture. That is just one part of developing software. Articles about your approach to development and data modelling would be very helpful.


Wed Jun 21, 09:44:00 AM EDT  

Anonymous Ken Banyas said....

I agree with Ryan's second "anonymous said" post. A presentation - an overview, perhaps - on how you designed and developed AskTom and modified it as time passed.

A video, or better yet, a Viewlet Cam executable, of your talk would be valuable for those of us who won't be attending.


Wed Jun 21, 10:03:00 AM EDT  

Anonymous John Hurley said....

How about a 50 minute presentation on how one as a DBA should change old habits and approach (manage) 10.2 environments?

I don't think one could even get properly started on data modeling in 50 minutes.

Wed Jun 21, 01:29:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

I saw you at OOW in 2004 when you did a presentation called "Top 10 Things I Like in 10g" - How 'bout doing one this year called "Top 10 Things I like in 11z"?

Wed Jun 21, 02:44:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Architect of Dreams - tudor antohi said....

Try ANALYTICS and differences of performance between old and new code. You can put some magic in this presentation. I work with developers writing 8.0, 8i code and proposing something new, it's hard. "What can NOT be done with analytics" could be the title of your presentation. Seems hot both for DBAs and developers.

Wed Jun 21, 03:02:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Smiley said....


Wed Jun 21, 10:56:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Andrew said....

How about a completely new topic. Working with ADDM from the command prompt. Or maybe, Working with AWM from the command line. Or at least an introduction to working these two new facilities.

Thu Jun 22, 08:37:00 AM EDT  

Blogger Stewart Bryson said....

Analytics rock, analytics roll.

Sat Jun 24, 01:24:00 AM EDT  


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