This is going to be a really short post, because the event was really short for me.
It was an early start, which meant a lack of sleep. As usual, this made me feel terrible. I never sleep well, so when something interferes with my already terrible routine I really can’t handle these days. The flight across was fine, and I got to the hotel at the correct time. Unfortunately, I had made a reservation for the wrong month. They had free rooms, so I paid for a room for about twice the price of the original room I booked. I got a shower and sat down to think. I then booked a new flight home for that evening.
I had a couple of DMs from concerned folks who had seen my tweets. Debra came across to chat to me, as she was flying out after lunch, and I had decided I was only turning up for my own session.
My session was a “Multitenant : What’s new in Oracle Database 18c & 12c Release 2” at 15:10. I did the session and went back to my room to wait for my flight home. When the time came, I flew home. Everything was fine.
I’m sure the conference was great, because it always is. Sorry for not being present for most of it.
Just a quick post to mention OUG Ireland 2019, which is just around the corner. The event is on the 4th-5th of April at the Gresham Hotel, Dublin.
I’ve got one session this year, which is called, “Multitenant : What’s new in Oracle Database 18c & 12c Release 2” on Thursday 4th at 15:10. Bits of 19c are starting to creep into this presentation now too. 🙂
Last year I started with no presentations and ended up with two. This year I’m starting with one, so let’s see what I end up with. 🙂
The day started at my normal wake-up time. My flight wasn’t until 10:50, but I decided the leave for the airport really early to avoid traffic. It makes no difference to me if I’m at home on my laptop, in the airport on my laptop, or at work… 🙂
The only thing of note from the airport was me trying to scan through boarding security with my conference ticket, which of course failed, but they let me through anyway. Interesting…
The flight was scheduled for 75 minutes, but it took about 55 minutes, so we clawed some time back. Once landed and through security I headed off to get a train to Antwerp. The train took about 45 minutes, then it was a 2K walk to the venue, arriving fashionably late for the first day!
I arrived in time to see Frits Hoogland presenting “All about Linux memory usage by the Oracle database”. I’ve seen him present this session before, but I’m so rubbish at the subject, it still felt new. 🙂
From there it was Mike Dietrich presenting “Upgrade your Oracle databases fully unattended with AutoUpgrade”. I had a number of questions for Mike, both in the session and afterwards. From what I can see this features looks like it will be really useful.
Finally I watched Jonathan Lewis with “Why Oracle statistics aren’t enough”, where he showed a number of scenarios where statistics are ignored, leading to “interesting” decisions by the optimizer.
When the talks were done there was a social event with drinks and nibbles. We then went out to get some food, walked half way round the city by mistake, then went back to the hotel to crash!
The BOUG Tech Days 2019 conference is happening on the 7th-8th February, which is Thursday and Friday this week. I see from the Twitter-verse that some people are already there and checking out the city.
I’ll be flying out on Thursday morning, and flying back Friday night, so it’s an overnight stay for me.
The list of speakers is pretty impressive, so it looks like it’s going to be a good one.