Monday, August 29, 2011

Oracle OpenWorld...

I'll be presenting at Oracle OpenWorld again this year. These are the session's I have scheduled right now:

Session ID: 14124

Session Title: General Session: What's New and Improved and Coming in Oracle Application Development
Venue / Room: Marriott Marquis - Salon 9
Date and Time: 10/3/11, 11:00 - 12:00

Session ID: 14120

Session Title: Five Things You Didn't Know About SQL
Venue / Room: Moscone South - 103
Date and Time: 10/4/11, 17:00 - 18:00

Session ID: 14643

Session Title: SQL Tuning Expert Roundtable
Venue / Room: Moscone South - 103
Date and Time: 10/5/11, 11:45 - 12:45

Session ID: 14122

Session Title: Five Things You Didn't Know About PL/SQL
Venue / Room: Moscone South - 103
Date and Time: 10/6/11, 10:30 - 11:30

Session ID: 14123

Session Title: All About Oracle Database Security
Venue / Room: Moscone South - 103
Date and Time: 10/6/11, 13:30 - 14:30

Additionally - I have some limited availability for one on one customer meetings during the week if interested. In order to arrange those, I would ask that you get in touch with your current Oracle sales contact and have them get in touch with me. I might not be able to meet with everyone that requests a meeting - but we can try!

Real World followup...

I have just returned from Scotland and Germany where we did two more 'Real World' days. The turn out was great and the audiences were fantastic - lots of really good questions.

If you would like to hear about the session from an attendee - listen to this podcast by Peter Tran, Senior Performance Lead with PROS Revenue Management as he shares his thoughts and experiences from the IOUG’s Real World Performance Day.

We are planning quite a few dates in the US in the near future - see for a list of locations.

Register by Monday, August 29 (5pm Pacific) and add a co-worker or friend as your guest for free!

On step three of the registration process, enter your guest under the "BOGO" promotion!

I am happy to say we have our 10 winners (and more), I'll be getting in touch with them soon to deliver the book and T-shirt.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Something free and interesting sounding...

Tanel Poder is doing another 'secret' free webinar. I've known Tanel for quite a few years now and he is a pretty smart guy. The topics he is presenting on this time center around scanning of data - and all of them look very interesting. Some are Exadata related but most of them would be useful for anyone.

See this page for details on the seminar topics and the 'secret' link to sign up (for free!). If you miss the 'live' session - he is going to record it for posterity.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

A Day of Real World Performance Raffle...

If you haven't heard - I'm participating in a series of seminars entitled "Real World Performance". It is a rather unique forum - with three simultaneous presenters and three screens. I find it more interesting than a seminar delivered by a single person - all day long. We haven't had anyone fall asleep yet - there is enough moving around and back and forth on the stage to keep you engaged all day long.

To get things jump started, I'm running a raffle of sorts. I'm going to give away the coolest t-shirt you'll ever own:

and a signed copy of

All you have to do is to sign up for the Real World Performance Day and select "Tom Kyte's Blog" from the "How did you hear about this event" element on the registration form. I'll be sending out a t-shirt and signed book to the first ten people that sign up this way. I'll be sending them out at the end of August. Apologies in advance to Germany, Australia and Scotland Real World participants - they are using a different registration system and I won't be able to track your sign-ups.

Here's a list of some podcasts we've done on the RWP tour - please listen to
get an idea of what takes place:

Tom Kyte, Oracle performance specialist and Host of
"AskTom.Oracle.Com" tells us what's in store at The IOUG's Real
World Performance Day.

Andy Flower, President of the Independent Oracle Users Group
(IOUG), discusses plans for COLLABORATE 11 and what folks can
expect when the Real World Performance Tour rolls to their town.

Hope to see you at one of them - we'll be doing more locations next year so if you don't see a city near you - they might still be on the drawing board.