OTN Yathra 2014 : Noida


I woke up today feeling a little dodgy and for a moment I thought it would be a repeat of my morning in Jalandhar. Fortunately, once we got moving and I drank some really sweet tea, everything was OK.

Today’s event was based at the Sharda University in Noida. We were introduced to the crowd, presented with some flowers and lit a ceremonial lamp to mark the start of the event.

I attended Aman Sharma’s presentation on Oracle Certification and the ACE Program. The students are very job-focused, so they were interested in certification and also what opportunities were available in the community.

My first session was quite tough. The audience was a mix of external delegates who were Oracle users, students who had some Oracle knowledge and some students who had little-to-no Oracle knowledge. That’s quite a tough audience to tackle with a PL/SQL presentation. I tried to simplify things for the non-Oracle people, but it still scared a few off. In trying to simply the content, I probably undersold it to the people who knew Oracle, so it wasn’t the best of starts for me.

Based on the response from the first session, I switched the second to a talk about virtualization, which was more general, so not so challenging for the non-Oracle people in the audience. That definitely seemed to go down better.

Outside of the sessions, I spent a lot of time chatting with the students and external delegates, answering questions on a number of topics related to Oracle, so it was really good fun.

My thanks go out to everyone at Sharda University for making us so welcome. I hope everyone who attended was happy with the event.

Tomorrow we fly to Mumbai.



Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

9 thoughts on “OTN Yathra 2014 : Noida”

  1. Hi Tim,
    I really enjoyed your session on PL/SQL and I must say you made Virtualization topic look so simple.
    Looking forward to attend more such presentations from you in future. Wish you pleasant Yathra 🙂

    And thanks once again for the snaps at the end.

  2. It was just so awesome to have you in the presentation of mine and trust me, hearing from you that it went okay, that just made my day!Absolutely! 🙂

    Have a safe travel and see you at Mumbai tomorrow 🙂

  3. Hi Tim,
    Your presentation on PL/SQL was just so simple and spot on. I hope the students should also have learned a lot from it. I also learned some new things like INSERT ALL(multitable_insert) to mention one.
    And ya due to time constraint unfortunately i missed you second session, will check the same from your site as you mentioned it is there.
    Jagdeep Sangwan

  4. The things i have read in books about oracle tech thing that i’ve seen yesterday in my colge . Great experience as a student and fingers crosd to have more of the techy stuff again.

  5. Jagdeep: I’m glad you liked it. I’ve put your blog into my RSS reader.

    Ankita: Thank you for coming. Murali is discussing setting up more event with your professors.



  6. Thanks Tim for the informative session yesterday. Looking forward to blog more in future 🙂
    Thanks to Aman, Raj and others as well for the excellent presentations – highly appreciated!


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