#OOW18 is almost there

Oracle Open World 2018 and Oracle Code One 2018 is just around the corner. This will be my 8th time in Oracle Open World and again I will be heavily busy with sessions, networking, demogrounds, community activities and many more.

I will be landing to San Francisco 19th October, Friday afternoon and will attend Oracle ACE Directors Product Briefing sessions all Saturday. Since I already signed my NDA, no news for me until publicly spoken.

I will be talking 2 sessions;

  • Even the ACEs make Mistakes – What did they learn? [TIP1989]
    • Annual EMEA ACE Session in 4 minutes each. I’m happy to share the stage with great speakers. Very informative and full of knowledge. Take a look at Debra’s blog post about this session.
  • Oracle Data Integrator in the Cloud [TIP3698]
    • I will be talking about moving to Cloud and ways to changing Cloud vendors as well as ODIPC architecture and famous word nowadays “Autonomous Data Integration“. Below is my abstract of my session.

I will be hanging out and helping you guys in “the Groundbreakers Hub“. Come and find me in “the Hub” 22nd October Monday 11:45am – 2:00pm and 23rd October Tuesday 11:45am – 2:00pm. It will be full of fun.!

Of course, expect some more videos from Bob Rhubart and Javed Mohammed, lots of tweets and instagram posts.

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#OUGN18 by OUGNorway is approaching

It is “now” time to post about upcoming OUGN 2018 Vårseminar. Since all 3 of my presentations are ready, all logistics are ready and the other stuff are ready (feeling relaxed).

This will be my second time on the boat. You didn’t misread this or I didn’t mistype, yes the boat! @OUGN performs their conferences on a boat which departs from Oslo to Kiel and returns back to Oslo and here’s how the boat looks like. Continue reading

ODC Appreciation Day: Using PIVOT for Unknown Dimensions

This post goes to #ThanksODC (formerly known as #ThanksOTN) which is initiated by Tim Hall (aka OracleBase).
But first, story time of this. I prepared this bunch of code (continue reading below please), because of being stubborn of being performance enthusiast. While I was working as a consultant, I was first invited to increase performance of an ETL which is already running on production and was running at least 12 hours per run (monthly). We did our best with the features of the ETL tool, paralleled queries, and managed to reduce it to 8-9 hours. But, “it-was-not-enough”!
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After the great #OGhTech17 Conference

It was a long day again (woke up at 3:30am in the morning) to my 7:05 flight to Shiphol Airport. Then took train to Amersfoort. Luckily, the hotel I found was still there with my door card in the reception (this means no early check-in). I get in the elevator, but what? I need to keep my finger on the floor (mine was only 2) to get it moving and snails will go to 2nd floor faster even using the stairs. I still wonder why there is an emergency button, where you need to leave your finger from the floor button to press emergency button. I believe it is there because of regulation. 🙂 Continue reading

#OTNEMEATour Fifth Leg Düsseldorf

After a early flight again (woke up at 3:30am to catch the 6:50am flight), I landed to Düsseldorf and went to my hotel with one single train and admired the state of public transportation in Düsseldorf.

Gladly, my room was ready and I am off to see the city and attend the speakers’ dinner afterwards. below are some good sightseeings which represents Düsseldorf city. Continue reading

#OTNEMEATour Third Leg Ljubljana

Touched down to Ljubljana around 8am in the morning and it took me not more than 20 minutes to reach to the hotel with hotel’s shuttle service. I’m glad that my room was ready and go out to see the city immediately. First, I went to three-bridges, then to an ancient castle then to market place and discovered a shopping mall and spent rest of the day there. Ljubljana is a great city for touristic attractions and it is so easy to go everywhere with bus (busses are working almost 24 hours a day).

Ljubljana city visit (Castle Tour)
Ljubljana city visit #1
Ljubljana city visit #2

I came to conference venue – Austria Trend Hotel – right on time with public transportation. And met with Björn Rost, Jure Bratina and Frank Dernoncourt at the gate of the hotel. There were more than 60 attendees and worth 1000s. Questions, attendance and interaction to sessions were amazing. One of the local session, which has to be before lunch, was cancelled. And we decided to make a panel session just before the lunch and we still answering questions although it was overtime. Kudos to audience!!!

Eventually, Björn had 3.5, I had 2.5 and Frank had 2.5 sessions at all, and we – as techie guys – all love to talk.

Ljubljana Conference Day