Oracle OpenWorld, the second day...
Yesterday was busy, but successful overall. The first session I did was "DBA 2.0", a battle between the script wielding DBA version 1.0 and the tool adopting DBA version 2.0:
It was both fun and accurate. The scenario's presented were real world enough - a) general database slowdown, diagnose and fix, b) new application rolled out over the weekend, performance down the tubes on Monday morning, DBA did a shutdown abort, and removed the new application - now figure out what went wrong and suggest corrective action. And the attempt to find/implement solutions were as well. Having the ability and knowledge to command line when necessary, along with using the tools day to day is the way forward I think.
The next session was an OTN meet and greet. For an hour I took questions "in the round" - had a nice crowd, but not too large. Everyone but me had a beer in hand - that was a bit disappointing :)
Also, recorded a podcast yesterday, available here for your listening pleasure.