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UKOUG Tech 14 : Monday

The day started with a taxi ride into New Street station to get the 06:01 train to Liverpool Lime Street. I was a little dissapointed that the train was a sprint train, so there were no tables and no power sockets. When the ticket guy came through I asked about an upgrade to first class […]

UKOUG Tech14 : It’s nearly here…

I’ve literally just picked up my train tickets for Monday’s trip to Liverpool for UKOUG Tech14! I’m only going to be there for Monday, so I’ve got a lot to pack in. I’ll be doing 2 sessions, at 09:00 and 14:30, so if you don’t want to come to my sessions, but want to meet up […]

UKOUG Operating System and Storage Event : Summary

Today was the UKOUG Operating System and Storage Event. I was a tourist for this event, as I didn’t have any presentations to do. Added to that, I’m a grunt DBA, so I wasn’t too sure what would be waiting for me at an OS and storage event… Thanks to the miracles of Google Maps, I […]

UKOUG Tech14 – Call for Papers Extended

UKOUG have extended the deadline for the Tech14 paper submission until Tuesday 27th May, giving people an extra weekend to get their abstracts in. This is your last chance to get involved. Cheers Tim…

UKOUG Next Gen

I’ll be at the UKOUG Next Gen event at Birmingham City University on the 15th May. My session is on “The Importance of Community”. I guess my blog readership is not exactly target audience for an event like this, but if you know any students or recent graduates who are looking to start a career in IT, or […]

UKOUG Operating System and Storage Event – 28th May

Just a quick note to say the call for papers is open for the UKOUG Operating System and Storage Event in Birmingham on the 28th May. To quote the website, “This event will cover Linux and Solaris Administration, Storage and Network Administration, Virtualisation and Engineered Systems. UKOUG Operating Systems & Storage Event takes place in Birmingham on […]

Oracle Scene Magazine Article

While I was in OUG Ireland I was given a copy of the latest Oracle Scene Magazine, which includes a little column about my Public Speaking Tips. You can see the write-up here. Oracle Scene are always on the lookout for contributors. If you have something you think they might be interested in, go to the […]

Is this the most committed UKOUG Tech13 attendee?

Imagine for a second that you come from Brazil and are currently working in Angola. Would you be taking a trip to Manchester to attend UKOUG Tech13? That’s what Alex Zaballa did. If there was an award for, “Most Committed UKOUG Tech13 Attendee”, he’s got to be in with a shot at it. Cheers Tim…

UKOUG Tech13 : Monday

I’ve mentioned a couple of times before, I’m only attending Monday of UKOUG Tech13. One of my colleagues quit, so there is no DBA at work today while I’m out on a jolly. My session was at 09:00, which meant getting up at 05:00 to get the train to Manchester. While I was on the […]

UKOUG Speaker Evaluations…

This is a bit of a vanity post, so excuse me blowing my own trumpet. I just took a look at the speaker evaluation feedback from UKOUG 2012 and it was pretty good. Only 4 of the people left “wordy” feedback: Could have done with more time. Just the sort of presentation I came to conference […]