Tag Archives: Event

Oracle Midlands Event #6 : Summary

Last night was the Oracle Midlands Event #6 with Bjoern Rost. Let’s start with the important stuff! I am now the proud owner of an Oracle Press bear! I didn’t technically win it, but one of the people who did donated it to me. This was the right thing to do for two reasons. (1) […]

Oracle Midlands : Event #4 – Summary

What a cracking Oracle Midlands event! The evening started with a session on “Designing Efficient SQL” by Jonathan Lewis. The first few slides prompted this tweet. When someone asks me a question about SQL tuning my heart sinks. It’s part of my job and I can do it, but I find it really hard to communicate […]

Oracle Midlands : Event #1

Mike McKay-Dirden recently wrote to me asking if I would speak at a new event he’s trying to establish called Oracle Midlands. You can read his thoughts about it on the about page. It’s similar to the types of things the Pythian guys do with the local meetups. The first event is on January 7th […]