Category Archives: Oracle

OTN APAC 2014 : Beijing – Day 1

Having an extended period of sleep was really good. After a week of minimal sleep I felt vaguely human again… On my last visit to Beijing in 2011 the conference had about 500 attendees registered and we used translated slides and live translation of the speakers. This time it was a much bigger event. Over […]

OTN APAC 2014 : Tokyo to Beijing

Not much sleep last night. When I know I’ve got an early start I don’t sleep well because I’m worrying about waking up late. At 04:00 I started getting everything ready to leave. I met Bjoern in the lobby and we took the airport shuttle to Hanada airport. Once again, I piggy-backed on Bjoern’s lounge […]

OTN APAC 2014 : Tokyo – Day 2

Day 2 of the English speaking track of the Tokyo event began with: Tom Kyte : Oracle Optimizer : What’s new in the Oracle Database 12c? Mike Dietrich : Hitchhiker’s Guide to Oracle Database Upgrades After Mike’s session we went out for lunch at a Tempura place. I had vegetable tempura. Very nice! Tom took great pleasure in saying […]

OTN APAC 2014 : Tokyo – Day 1

Day 1 of the Tokyo event started with a taxi ride over to the conference venue. The traffic was not as bad as I expected, based on the stuff you see on TV. Does that mean TV has been lying to me all this time? Who’da thunk it? The event has 1 (mostly) English speaking […]

OTN APAC 2014 : Shanghai to Tokyo

Not the best night of sleep last night. During the day I noticed the load time for pages on my website is really slowly in China because it hangs waiting for a Google Javascript file to load, which eventually does a timeout. Once the timeout happens the page continues to render. That means it takes over […]

OTN APAC 2014 : Shanghai

It’s Sunday, so it must be Shanghai… Because of the early night, I managed to get about 8 hours sleep, which was probably the best night I’ve had since I started the tour.  The hotel room had a super-firm bed, which was great. The Shanghai conference started with a session by 刘冰冰 covering most of […]

OTN APAC 2014 : Journey from Perth to Shanghai

As I wrote previously, after some drinks and food after the Perth conference, Bjoern and I went to the airport to start the trip to Shanghai. Fortunately Bjoern has gold status so he could get into the lounge and sign me in, which made the long wait for the first flight much easier. The first […]

OTN APAC 2014 : Perth – Day 2

Day 2 started at 03:30 local time, so I got about 5-5.5 hours sleep. After doing a bit of work on the computer I went for a swim at the beach. I would like to say I was very brave and marched in, but I got to waist level and gave up. It wasn’t so […]

OTN APAC 2014 : Perth – Day 1

I got up at 04:00 local time and spent the morning working through some stuff on the computer. Due to not reading tweets properly, I missed going for a morning swim at the beach with Bjoern and Connor. Day 1 of the Perth conference started with some quick keynotes, then it was on to the […]

OTN APAC 2014 : The Journey to Perth

It was a pretty uneventful morning. I did my normal trick of checking everything was turned off, then checking again, just in case… I breezed through baggage drop-off and security in record time, barely breaking stride. We were a little late getting on the plane and stared taxiing out to the runway before everyone was […]