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Tim Hall
DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer
Birmingham, UK

Tim Hall  

Quotes:

"The harder I work, the luckier I get."
Samuel Goldwyn

"If you trust in yourself and believe in your dreams and follow your star you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy."
Miss Tick (The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett)

"There’s a billion places like home. But only one of 'em's where you live."
Granny Weatherwax (Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett)

"If there's one thing I've learnt about experts, they're experts on f*ck all!"
Jake Green (Revolver, Guy Richie)

Tim Hall is an Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) DBA/Developer, Oracle ACE Director, OakTable Network member and was chosen as Oracle ACE of the Year 2006 by Oracle Magazine Editors Choice Awards. He has been involved in DBA, design and development work with Oracle databases since 1995.

Although focusing on database administration and PL/SQL development, he has gained a wide knowledge of the Oracle software stack and has worked as a consultant for several multi-national companies on projects ranging from real-time control systems to OLTP web applications.

Since 2000 Tim has published over 600 articles on his website (oracle-base.com) covering a wide range of Oracle features.

In his spare time Tim enjoys watching movies, reading and takes part in a number of activities including Yoga and going to the gym.

Certifications and Awards

Sothern
OCA OCP Oracle ACE Oak Table Network
OCP DB 10g Admin OCP DB 11g Admin OCP Advanced PL/SQL Deevelopment OCE: Oracle SQL Expert

Publications

Oracle Job Scheduling - Creating robust task management with dbms_job and Oracle 10g dbms_scheduler
Oracle Job Scheduling
(read reviews)
Oracle PL/SQL Tuning - Expert Secrets for High Performance Programming
Oracle PL/SQL Tuning
(read reviews)

Conferences and Teaching Dates

Date Location Organisation Description
Jan 2015 Riga, Latvia LVOUG Riga Dev Day
 
Dec 2014 Liverpool, UK UKOUG Tech14 Conference
Nov 2014 Auckland, New Zealand OTN APAC Tour Conference
Nov 2014 Bangkok, Thailand OTN APAC Tour Conference
Nov 2014 Beijing, China OTN APAC Tour Conference
Nov 2014 Tokyo, Japan OTN APAC Tour Conference
Nov 2014 Shanghai, China OTN APAC Tour Conference
Nov 2014 Perth, Australia OTN APAC Tour Conference
Sep 2014 San Francisco, USA Oracle OpenWorld Conference
Sep 2014 Birmingham, UK Oracle Midlands Special Interest Group (SIG)
Jun 2014 Sandanski, Bulgaria BGOUG Conference
May 2014 Birmingham, UK UKOUG Operating Systems & Storage Event
May 2014 Birmingham, UK Oracle Midlands Special Interest Group (SIG)
May 2014 Birmingham, UK UKOUG Next Gen Introducing students to Oracle and the community.
Apr 2014 Oslo, Norway OUGN Conference
Mar 2014 Birmingham, UK Oracle Midlands Special Interest Group (SIG)
Mar 2014 Dublin, Ireland OUGI Conference
Mar 2014 Chennai, India OTNYathra : India OTN Tour Conference
Feb 2014 Bangalore, India OTNYathra : India OTN Tour Conference
Feb 2014 Hyderabad, India OTNYathra : India OTN Tour Conference
Feb 2014 Pune, India OTNYathra : India OTN Tour Conference
Feb 2014 Mumbai, India OTNYathra : India OTN Tour Conference
Feb 2014 Noida, India OTNYathra : India OTN Tour Conference
Feb 2014 Jalandhar, India OTNYathra : India OTN Tour Conference
Jan 2014 Birmingham, UK Oracle Midlands Special Interest Group (SIG)
 
Dec 2013 Manchester, UK UKOUG Tech13 Conference
Oct 2013 Oslo, Norway OTN Nordic Tour Conference
Oct 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark OTN Nordic Tour Conference
Oct 2013 Stockholm, Sweden OTN Nordic Tour Conference
Sep 2013 San Francisco, USA Oracle OpenWorld Conference
Aug 2013 Sao Paulo, Brazil OTN Latin America Tour (Southern Leg) Conference
Aug 2013 Buenos Aires, Argentina OTN Latin America Tour (Southern Leg) Conference
Aug 2013 Montevideo, Uruguay OTN Latin America Tour (Southern Leg) Conference
Aug 2013 Lima, Peru OTN Latin America Tour (Southern Leg) Conference
Aug 2013 Santiago, Chile OTN Latin America Tour (Southern Leg) Conference
May 2013 Hissarya, Bulgaria BGOUG Conference
 
Dec 2012 Birmingham, UK UKOUG Conference
Sep 2012 San Francisco, USA Oracle OpenWorld Conference
July 2012 San Jose, Costa Rica OTN Latin America Tour (Northern Leg) Conference
July 2012 Tegucigalpa, Honduras OTN Latin America Tour (Northern Leg) Conference
July 2012 Guatemala City, Guatemala OTN Latin America Tour (Northern Leg) Conference
July 2012 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago OTN Latin America Tour (Northern Leg) Conference
July 2012 Quito, Ecuador OTN Latin America Tour (Northern Leg) Conference
July 2012 Cali, Colombia OTN Latin America Tour (Northern Leg) Conference
 
Dec 2011 Birmingham, UK UKOUG Conference
Nov 2011 Hissarya, Bulgaria BGOUG Conference
Nov 2011 Perth, Australia OTN APAC Tour, AUSOUG Conference
Oct 2011 Auckland, New Zealand OTN APAC Tour, NZOUG Conference
Oct 2011 Beijing, China OTN APAC Tour Conference
Oct 2011 San Francisco, USA Oracle OpenWorld Conference
Aug 2011 Canberra, Australia ACTOUG User Group - Special Interest Group
Aug 2011 Sydney, Australia Sydney Oracle Meetup User Group - Special Interest Group
Aug 2011 Sydney, Australia AUSOUG Conference
 
Nov 2010 Belgrade, Serbia Oracle University 2 Day PL/SQL Masterclass
Oct 2010 Hong Kong Oracle University 2 Day PL/SQL Masterclass
Oct 2010 Melbourne, Australia Oracle University 2 Day PL/SQL Masterclass
Oct 2010 Sydney, Australia Oracle University 2 Day PL/SQL Masterclass
Oct 2010 Singapore Oracle University 2 Day PL/SQL Masterclass
Sep 2010 San Francisco, USA Oracle OpenWorld Conference
Jun 2010 Washington D.C., USA ODTUG Kaleidoscope Conference
May 2010 Zagreb, Croatia Oracle University 2 Day PL/SQL Masterclass
Apr 2010 Plovdiv, Bulgaria BGOUG Conference
Mar 2010 Auckland, New Zealand NZOUG 2 Day PL/SQL Masterclass
Mar 2010 Rotorua, New Zealand NZOUG Conference
 
Dec 2009 Birmingham, UK UKOUG Conference
Nov 2009 Melbourne, Australia AUSOUG Conference
Nov 2009 Canberra, Australia ACTOUG User Group - Special Interest Group
Nov 2009 Perth, Australia AUSOUG Conference
Oct 2009 San Francisco, USA Oracle OpenWorld Conference
Sep 2009 Utrecht, Netherlands Miracle Benelux 2 Day PL/SQL Masterclass
June 2009 Monterey, USA ODTUG Conference
May 2009 Helsinki, Finland OUGF Conference
May 2009 Stockholm, Sweden ORCAN Conference
May 2009 Bratislava, Slovakia Oracle University 2 Day PL/SQL Masterclass
April 2009 Pomporova, Bulgaria BGOUG Conference
April 2009 Santiago, Chile CLOUG Conference
 
Dec 2008 Stockholm, Sweden ORCAN Conference
Oct 2008 Rotorua, New Zealand NZOUG Conference
Oct 2008 Gold Coast, Australia AUSOUG Conference
Oct 2008 Perth, Australia AUSOUG Conference
Sep 2008 San Francisco, USA Oracle OpenWorld Conference
Jul 2008 Birmingham, UK UKOUG DE SIG Conference
Jun 2008 Tallinn, Estonia Oracle University 2 Day PL/SQL Masterclass
Mar 2008 Copenhagen, Denmark Oracle University 2 Day PL/SQL Masterclass
Feb 2008 Vienna, Austria Oracle University 2 Day PL/SQL Masterclass
 
Nov 2007 San Francisco, USA Oracle OpenWorld Conference
Oct 2007 London, UK UKOUG DE SIG User Group - Special Interest Group
Jan 2007 Birmingham, UK UKOUG DE SIG User Group - Special Interest Group
 
Oct 2006 San Francisco, USA Oracle OpenWorld Conference


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