Birmingham City University (BCU) Talk #2

As mentioned in a previous post, when I was at Birmingham City University (BCU) speaking at the UKOUG Next Gen event, one of the lecturers saw me and subsequently asked if I would come in and do some technical talks for the students. I did the first about a month ago. Yesterday I had the morning off work to pop across to do another talk.

This talk was on virtualization. It’s based on the slides for my “Cure for Virtual Insanity” session, but I frame the subject a little differently and skip some of the content. I like doing this talk. It’s not too heavy and it gives an introduction into virtualization, which links into the current batch of DBaaS cloud offerings. I think it’s good for people to understand some of the building blocks their “magic” cloud services are built on. 🙂

I feel like the talk went well and I got some questions, so people must have been paying attention. 🙂

Afterwards I chatted with the guys about the session and more generally about how to move this guest speaker thing forward. If everything goes to plan I will be doing 4-6 of these sessions per year. I think it’s great how they are looking for feedback from external people and companies to help develop their students. It’s not like the antiquated approach lecturers used when I was at university. 🙂

Onwards and upwards…

Cheers

Tim…

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DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

One thought on “Birmingham City University (BCU) Talk #2”

  1. years ago I offered a similar thing to a uni here in perth…after I’d seen some of the Oracle “education” they were imparting to the students.

    They said they’d love to do it, but could not, because legally to teach anything at the uni, you had to have a diploma of education…

    sigh…

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