UKOUG 2011

Well, I’m back at work today missing the excellent final day of the UKOUG 2011 (@UKOUG  #UKOUG2011), but frankly I’m worn out.

After watching some of the most fantastic presentations by the likes of Doug Burns, Jonathan Lewis, Greg Rahn, Tanel Poder and many others**, my brain is full. I couldn’t absorb another fact.

A similar crowd, too numerous to mention, then helped me destroy the information that I had just learned, through the medium of good British Real Ale and Whisky.

Technical blogs to follow, once my brain cools down and my liver recovers.


**A special mention to Thomas Presslie for pouring shots of The Balvenie Scottish Single Malt Whisky into me to demonstrate DataGuard Fast Start Failover, at 10:30am. Transactional Whisky indeed. Not sensible but good fun and a novel way to represent a commit 😀 – I’m on the left (thanks for the Photo, Doug)

UKOUG Management & Infrastructure SIG – New Date

To blatantly steal this post from Martin Widlake, as I’m Deputy Chairman of the SIG, and I’m also presenting:

I ought to just mention that the UKOUG Management and Infrastructure SIG has moved from Tuesday September 20th to Tuesday September 27th (so two weeks from today). It had to be moved as we had a bit of a problem with the room booking. It will be in the usual venue of the Oracle City Office in London and is, of course, free to members of the UK Oracle User Group. {If you are not a member, you can come along for a fee – but if you are interested in coming along to see what a UKOUG Special Interest Group meeting is all about, send me a mail}.

So, if you fancy some free information about:

  • Getting the best out of your intel hardware (and BIOS in general) {Steve Shaw from Intel}
  • The latest on Oracle GRID and OEM {both presentations by customers not Oracle, one by Niall Litchfield and one by ‘Morrisons’,though Oracle supported us very well by finding one of the customers!)}
  • A presentation and discussion on Outsourcing by Piet de Visser
  •  A consideration of how deep into the technology real-world DBAs need to go to solve issues (Martin Widlake and myself)
  • An Oracle support update

Well, register for the event and I’ll see you in two weeks!