#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
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#OTNEMEATour Second Leg Baku

It was my first time using Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) as a transferring passenger and but my flight to Helsinki to Baku has a stop about 1.5 hours in Istanbul. So I managed at 5:20 am to Haydar Aliyev Airport (GYD) and switch to my hotel. Continue reading

#OTNEMEATour First Leg #Harmony17

After reaching to Helsinki, sleeping on 3 complete empty seats lied down by luck (I left my emergency seat for this reason), I made a small city tour and reached the meeting place (in front of Presidential residence – intentionally mentioned this because it is the real residential palace of Finland President with non-moving soldiers in front of the building) and met with Frits Hoogland and Patrick Barel. Speakers dinner is very well organised on a ancient trade wooden boat and sailing with the power of the wind (rarely with engine when we are behind the schedule) and we were all sailor-man (in real). In spite of sun, it was about 4-5C and some of us was downstairs in order not to get cold because of freezing wind. Please click pictures to enlarge. Continue reading

OTN EMEA Tour is around the corner

I will be travelling to start OTN EMEA Tour early in tomorrow morning (16th May – Tuesday). Initial thanks goes to Oracle ACE Program and Oracle Technology Network for supporting me to be a part of this event and share my expertise & experience with Oracle users groups that are

My appearances will be as follows;

  • Baku, AzOUG
    • 20th May: EDQ, OGG and ODI over Exadata in the Cloud for Perfection
    • 20th May: Is Data Warehousing dying?
  • Ljubljana, SIOUG (Agenda)
    • 23rd May – 09:50 am: Is Data Warehousing dying?
    • 23rd May – 1:30 pm: How to solve complex business requirements with Oracle Data Integrator?
  • Düsseldorf, DOAG (Speakers, Agenda)
    • 30th May – 10:15 am: Best Practices with ODI : Flexibility
    • 30th May – 11:15 am: Is Data Warehousing dying?

Again, early flights, being away from home and many potential issues are waiting for me. But, serving back to community… Priceless.!

Hope to meet you in one of the events and stay tunes for my tweets, instagram photos and blog.