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Tim Hall Biography
DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer
"The harder I work, the luckier I get."
"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."
"There’s a billion places like home. But only one of 'em's where you live."
"If there's one thing I've learnt about experts, they're experts on f*ck all!"
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 700 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
- Oracle ACE Director
- Best UK Speaker Award (2013/2014) - UKOUG Tech 2014
- Oracle ACE of the Year 2006 by Oracle Magazine Editors Choice Awards.
- OakTable Network Member
- Oracle Database Administrator Certified Professional (OCP) (7, 8, 8i, 9i, 10g, 11g)
- Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional (OCP)
- Oracle Database: SQL Certified Expert
- 700+ articles (oracle-base.com) 2000 - Present
- Public Speaking (UKOUG Oracle Scene Magazine) 2013
- Oracle PL/SQL Tuning (Rampant TechPress) 2006
- Using PL/SQL Arrays for Lookup Tables (IOUG SELECT Journal) 2005
- Oracle Job Scheduling (Rampant TechPress) 2005
Oracle Job Scheduling
Oracle PL/SQL Tuning
Conferences and Teaching Dates
|Dec 2015 (TBC)||Birmingham, UK||UKOUG Tech 15||Conference|
|Nov 2015 (TBC)||San Francisco, USA||Oracle OpenWorld||Conference|
|May 2015||London UK||UKOUG||Operating Systems & Storage Event|
|May 2015||Birmingham, UK||Oracle Midlands||Special Interest Group (SIG)|
|May 2015||Birmingham, UK||BCU||Birmingham City University Staff Talk|
|Mar 2015||Birmingham, UK||BCU||Birmingham City University CS Student Talks|
|Mar 2015||Dublin, Ireland||OUGI||Conference|
|Mar 2015||Birmingham, UK||Oracle Midlands||Special Interest Group (SIG)|
|Feb 2015||Birmingham, UK||BCU||Birmingham City University CS Student Talks|
|Jan 2015||Riga, Latvia||LVOUG||Conference - Riga Dev Day|
|Dec 2014||Liverpool, UK||UKOUG||Tech14 Conference|
|Nov 2014||Birmingham, UK||Oracle Midlands||Special Interest Group (SIG)|
|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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ORACLE-BASE started life as a collection of SQL scripts that I used regularly in several companies. Rather than take them between jobs on disks, I put them on a website so I would always have access to them.
Later I started to write how-to documents for new Oracle features and revision notes I used to prepare for OCP exams. Over the years the site has grown in size and popularity...
I have a real job too. The website is not a business, just something I do for fun.
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