Oracle Midlands : Event #4 – Registration Open

Registration has opened for the Oracle Midlands Event #4 on Monday July 14th.

This event includes a session on “Designing Efficient SQL” by Jonathan Lewis as well as lightning talks by Jonathan Lewis, Richard Harrison, Salih Oztop, Patrick Hurley and Martin Widlake.

The event is free, thanks to the sponsorship by those kind people at Red Gate. There is also a rumour that the Oracle Press teddy bears may return! 🙂

Please show your support by registering and coming along to see some great speakers. I’ve already registered, so I’ll see you there!



Oracle Midlands : Event #3 Summary

I really enjoyed Oracle Midlands Event #3 last night. Christian Antognini spoke on “12c Adaptive Query Optimization” and “Row Chaining and Row Migration Internals”. I certainly learnt a lot, which is the whole point of this stuff!

After the event a few of us went across to a local pub and the geek talk continued. Cool++.

Thanks very much to Christian for coming all that way to speak to us. Thanks to those good people at Reg Gate for sponsoring the event. Thanks also to the Oracle ACE Program for letting Christian come to visit us. 🙂

The next event is on Monday 14th July. Hope to see you there!



Oracle Midlands : Event #1

Mike McKay-Dirden recently wrote to me asking if I would speak at a new event he’s trying to establish called Oracle Midlands. You can read his thoughts about it on the about page. It’s similar to the types of things the Pythian guys do with the local meetups.

The first event is on January 7th in Birmingham, with myself and Pete Finnigan speaking. It’s a free event, which is being sponsored by those kind people at Red Gate Software.

The success or failure of this sort of thing is totally down to the level of participation by the attendees, so get signing up if you want to be part of it! Also, if you come along and chat to Mike, you can help shape future events…