I woke up pretty early again, spent a bit of time working, then headed down to meet the wife at breakfast. I was gabbing away, when she mentioned it was time to register. I had a mad dash to get back to the room, shower and head down to the GUOB event. Thankfully, I am stopping in the conference hotel.
This was a three track event, so I tried to get to sessions that I hadn’t seen at other events.
- The event opened up with Pablo Ciccarello discussing OTN and the ACE program.
- My first session for the day was “Pluggable Databases : What they will break and why you should use them anyway!” talk. I was introduced by Alex Zaballa, Brazil’s latest Oracle ACE Director. Well done mate! I was incredibly nervous for this talk. I think it was because of the rushing around before the session. Once I got going I calmed down a lot. I think the session went well. People were a bit shy about questions during the session, but people came up to me after the session to say hello and ask questions without being in front of the audience. The questions you get are the best bit of doing these conferences. In answering questions, you learn a lot yourself.
- After speaking to a few people I headed (a little late) into Kerry Osborne‘s session on “Controlling Execution Plans (without touching the code)” Part 1. The room was too full for me to get into this session in Argentina.
- After lunch I headed on to see Dana Singleterry speaking about “Development Platform in the Cloud – Why, What and When”.
- Next up it was me with my “It’s raining data! Oracle Databases in the Cloud” session. I really like doing this talk. It’s not a heavy technical session, but I like to think it brings a bit of sanity to the Database on the Cloud discussion.
- After me came Alex Gorbachev speaking about “Benchmarking Oracle I/O Performance with ORION”.
- After a short break, it was on to Kerry Osborne‘s session on “Controlling Execution Plans (without touching the code)” Part 2.
- Next up was Alex Gorbachev speaking about “Big Data and Hadoop for Oracle Database Professionals”.
The last session was in Portuguese, so I ducked out and spoke to a few of the attendees instead.
After saying our goodbyes to some of the folks, we headed out to a Brazilian barbecue. Obviously, it was a meat-fest, but it was a good place to eat as a vegetarian too. Unfortunately, I drank one and a half drinks that were designed to injure humans.
I’ve got a ridiculously early start for Chile tomorrow! Goodbye Sau Paulo!