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ODTUG: I’m back home…

I’ve just got back home from ODTUG. Unfortunately my bag didn’t make it. Continental have played a blinder on this trip. I had an 8 hour delay on the way there and they lost my bag on the way back. Fingers crossed it will turn up soon. My first happy birthday (I’m 41 today) message […]

ODTUG: Day 5…

Day 5 It was hard to get out of bed this morning. The timetable for the day was also pretty daunting. Most of the sessions were half-day, which at this late stage of the conference makes me wanna run off screaming. I chose to go with “Data Warehouse Performance Best Practices – Parts I – […]

ODTUG: Day 4…

Day 4 “Analytic Functions Revisited” by Alex Nuijten was a great presentation. I’m sure lots of people left the presentation thinking, “Where has this stuff been hiding all these years?” Incidently, Alex won the $500 prize in the PL/SQL Challenge last night. Well done dude. I caught the last couple of minutes of “Why Isn’t […]

ODTUG: Day 3…

Day 3 I made it through a panel session without talking constantly. I sat at the back of the “Database Development Panel” and kept my gob shut like a good boy. The next two talks, “Oracle Extended SQL Trace Data for Developers” by Cary Millsap and “Co-operating with the Database” by Jonathan Lewis, were more […]

ODTUG: Day 1 & 2…

I’m not going to write about everything, but just post a few select highlights. Day 1 There had been a timetable change that I had missed, so I arrived late for the “Messed up Apps: A Study of Performance Anti-patterns” talk by Cary Millsap. He knows his stuff, is a great presenter and he’s very […]

ODTUG: I’m in Washington D.C…

Well, I actually got on the first standby flight. It was delayed by over an hour, then we had to wait in a hot plane for an eternity for a runway slot, but at least I made it. When I got to the hotel I met up with a few of the other Oracle ACEs […]

ODTUG: Stuck in Newark Airport…

Someone commented on a previous post that I always seem to have some drama with every journey. It seems like this one is no exception. I got to Newark Airport a few minutes early and started my 3 hour wait for my connection to Washington D.C. Then 3 hours became 3:45, then the plane was […]

Post-Conference Lull…

The conference finished yesterday at about midday, so I went into town with Chris Muir and Marcel Kratochvil to check out the aquarium. I managed not to get sunburnt this time. Later we met up for some food and basically chilled out. I’ve added some more photos here. I leave for San Francisco airport in […]

ODTUG 2009 Update

I decided fairly early on that ODTUG would be an APEX conference for me. I’m trying to go to as many APEX talks as possible as a fact-finding exercise. I’m a DBA and PL/SQL developer, so I don’t have a foot in either the APEX or ADF camp. I was expecting this conference to help […]