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DOAG Conference 2019 – Our talks in Nürnberg next week

Time flies so quickly. And in case you wondered about the silence on the blog and on twitter, I was either traveling the past weeks or on holidays. But it’s November. And November is DOAG conference month. So please find an overview about DOAG Conference 2019 – Our talks in Nürnberg next week.

DOAG Conference 2019 - Our talks in Nürnberg next week

DOAG – When, where, why?

Actually DOAG (German Oracle User Group) conference is one of the most important events for me every year. Not only because since far over a decade in my hometown, Nürnberg, Franconia, but for me it means meeting with a lot of …

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Post Conference Wrap-Up – POUG 2019

Monday after POUG is hard. As I wrote a year ago, a post-conference blues feeling hit me again. But this time I will get quicker over it as there’s Oracle Open World coming up – and a ton of things to complete before I will head out to San Francisco in a few days. So this will be just a short Post Conference Wrap-Up – POUG 2019.

Post Conference Wrap-Up - POUG 2019

First of all …

Thanks to all the people who worked so hard to organize this event. Luiza to name at first of course, but there are so many others. too. …

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September is CONFERENCE month – back to reality

There was a bit of silence on the blog – well, I needed a deep breath and plenty of fresh air on the most beautiful German island. And now it’s time to dig in again. And I realized that I won’t have many “office” days this month. September is CONFERENCE month – back to reality.

September is CONFERENCE month - back to reality

POUG – Polish Oracle User Group 2019 in Wrozlaw

September is CONFERENCE month - back to reality

When? September 6-7, 2019

Where? Wrozlaw, Poland – Kino Home Horyzonty

Why? Because if you’ve never been there, you won’t understand why everybody wants to be there. Check out the agenda: https://poug.org/en/edycja/poug-2019/ – in two days …

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Gracias, obgrigado … Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Brasilia and Sao Paolo

This was a long trip – but as usual, traveling to South America is wonderful. So it time to say gracias, obgrigado … Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Brasilia and Sao Paolo. I’m so happy that I’ve been invited to speak at the OTN Groundbreakers LAD South Leg Tour 2019. Believe me, it is really hard to fly back after such intense 10 days.

Gracias, obrigado!

Gracias, obgrigado ... Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Brasilia and Sao Paolo

At first, a big big thank you to all the people who organize these events. For us it is quite easy. I board an airplane, and 17 hours later I step into a room on the …

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Yatra 2019 – Oracle Groundbreakers: Roy Swonger travels to India

In April in Vienna a colleague from the US asked me: “Is Roy serious to travel to India in July?”. He mentioned the temperatures, the humidity – and the rain. But Roy is serious – and while I’m writing this, he should be already on his way  to India to present about Upgrade and Migrations in 5 locations at Yatra 2019 – Oracle Groundbreakers: Roy Swonger travels to India.

Yatra 2019 - Oracle Groundbreakers: Roy Swonger travels to India

Why you need to attend?

The organizers have listed 6 fine reasons for attending Yatra on the official Yatra 2019 conference page. And I’m adding another one: You want to …

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DOAG Datenbank 2019: Roy Swonger will be there!

DOAG Datenbank 2019: Roy Swonger will be there!

The last DOAG 2018 conference happened half a year ago – time flies! And if you are eagerly waiting for a lot of cool presentation by very experienced speakers, then visit DOAG Datenbank 2019: Roy will be there!

Upgrade Talks

DOAG Datenbank 2019: Roy will be there!

Roy Swonger, Vice President, Oracle

Roy will deliver two talks. Be aware, the first one is currently not in the web agenda as it was on standby.

Dienstag, 4. Juni, 10:15 – 11:00
Raum Amsterdam 1
Dienstag, 4. Juni, 11:15 – 12:00
Raum Düsseldorf 2
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Hello, hello … Vienna Calling … AOUG 2019

Hello, hello ... Vienna Calling ... AOUG 2019

When I think about Vienna, the Falco song “Vienna Calling” from 1985 is coming to my mind immediately. It was on “Falco 3“, the record which had “Jeanny” as third single – getting banned from Bavarian radio stations. Well, Bavaria is a bit more conservative than other places. Most people of course will remember “Rock Me Amadeus” from the same record. It made no.1 positions in the US, UK, USSR, Germany and many other countries. But why is a Falco song in my mind this morning? Very simple: This week the Austrian

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My Hands-On Lab USB drives are not giveaways

Today I’ve had two very exciting labs at Collaborate 2019 conference. And no worries if you couldn’t finish the lab on time. You can download it via the blog – and instructions are up here as well.

Thanks so much for coming to the labs.

One personal note:

If I offer you USB drives to copy the lab to your laptop, I’d expect that you return them back to me. My USB drives are not the cheapest ones as they have to last for a while and have to be fast at the same time. If you …

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Techdays Belgium – Antwerp, Feb 7+8, 2019 – Get your ticket NOW!

Next week the Techdays Belgium will take place in Antwerp on Feb 7 and 8, 2019. If you haven’t bought a ticket yet, it’s time now. The lineup is awesome. And what an agenda. It’s a very unique chance to see many of the best Oracle experts worldwide live on stage. And have a lot of fun as well.

Techdays Belgium - Antwerp, Feb 7+8, 2019 - Get your ticket NOW!

Techdays Belgium – Antwerp, Feb 7+8, 2019 – Get your ticket NOW!

What are such Techdays all about?

First of all it is a place to learn about the coolest features, the most weird rescues, the future of the …

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UKOUG Tech18 – Recap, Slides, Videos and Impressions

UKOUG Tech18 - Recap, Slides, Videos and ImpressionsUKOUG Tech18 this year was an excellent event. And even though I was very skeptical of having to travel to Liverpool where you really can’t fly into except when you live in Amsterdam, I enjoyed it a lot. Liverpool is really a lovely city. And being honest, the conference center was very nice – and IMHO better than the one in Birmingham. You had to chance to see the other conference participants and speakers. I liked it a lot. So here’s my quick UKOUG Tech18 – Recap, Slides, Videos and Impressions post.

Well, and for me being a bit sick …

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UKOUG Tech18 : See you there!

It’s time for my (and our) final conference this year: UKOUG in Liverpool. Liverpool? Yeah … the city of The Reds and The Blues (and Sunday is Merseyside derby time). The city of the greatest pop band ever, the Beatles. And well, the city which has an airport you can’t really fly into. But hey, UKOUG Tech18: See you there! Hopefully, when I’ll make it 😉

But as usual, thanks to all the people involved into this great conference. I know how much work it is – and how much of your free time you put into that. Many thanks …

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DOAG Conference 2018 in Nuernberg – Upgrade and AutoUpgrade talk

DOAG Conference 2018 in Nuernberg - Upgrade and AutoUpgrade talkWell, how do I realize it is November already? When I receive my conference pass for DOAG conference. And actually when the first snow falls right on time when I plan to hit the road. Lovely! If you are coming to DOAG Conference 2018 in Nuernberg – Upgrade and AutoUpgrade talk is the one you should see.

You can’t find “AutoUpgrade” in the official description? Yeah, true. I added this after the Oracle Open World presentation to get you a sense about where upgrade is going to. And beyond … 🙂

DOAG Conference 2018 in Nuernberg – Upgrade

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Post-Conference Blues – or 5 days after POUG2018

Have you ever had a post-conference blues? This is the mood which makes you feel like sitting in a dark cage surrounded just by nothing as silence. And I’m still in post-conference blues – or 5 days after POUG2018.

Post-Conference Blues - or 5 days after POUG1018Worst post-conference blues ever?

Actually my worst post-conference blues wasn’t after POUG2018. It was after OOW15 where I had so many talks, hands-on labs, booth duty hours, customer meetings for breakfast, customer meetings for lunch, customer meetings for dinner, customer meetings for drinks after dinner, user group invitations, company event invitations … on Thursday afternoon I was sitting on …

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POUG – Pint with the Oracle User Group in Sopot, Poland

IPOUG - Pint with the Oracle User Group in Sopot, Poland‘m back from vacation. With 900 or so emails in my inbox. And messages on LinkedIn and Twitter, comments on the blog etc. So plenty of things to do for the next days. The event I’m really looking forward is my upcoming visit of the POUG – Pint with the Oracle User Group in Sopot, Poland. Never been there before, neither at the conference nor in Sopot. But when I called our travel provider this morning to change a hotel reservation, the very friendly lady on the phone congratulated me to visiting Sopot (and wished me good weather … …

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Vienna Calling – Austrian Oracle User Group Conference 2018

Vienna Calling - Austrian Oracle User Group Conference 2018Next week the 30th AOUG Conference will happen. Vienna Calling – Austrian Oracle User Group Conference 2018. I’m looking forward to it.

Travel is all set – I’ll head out on Monday. And I hope to meet you there.

Vienna Calling – Austrian Oracle User Group Conference 2018

Vienna is one of my favorite cities in the world. A long time ago, when I’ve had a replication course in Vienna, I wanted to change from Oracle in Munich to Oracle Austria. I have a good number of friends in Vienna. And hence, I spend every year a few days in …

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IOUG Collaborate 2018 in Las Vegas – Upgrade Talk and Lab

It’s already mid of April again. One year after IOUG Collaborate 2017. And I was soooo sick last year. This time Roy will fly to Las Vegas and provide an upgrade talk and a lab. Last year for the planning we agreed that this year I would do the RMOUG conference, and Roy instead fly to Nevada. So it’s time for IOUG Collaborate 2018 in Las Vegas – Upgrade Talk and Lab.

IOUG Collaborate 2018 in Las Vegas - Upgrade Talk and Lab

IOUG Collaborate 2018 in Las Vegas – Upgrade Talk and Lab

Roy will give a Hands-On Lab about upgrading to Oracle Database 12.2 on Sunday – and …

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UTOUG Training Days 2018 in Salt Lake City

Roy Swonger, VP Database Upgrade and Data Pump Development, Oracle CorporationUTOUG Training Days 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah will start very soon. To be precise: They will happen on March 21-22, 2018. And this time Roy Swonger, my VP and the head of Upgrade and Data Pump Development, will speak there.

UTOUG Training Days 2018 in Salt Lake City

UTOUG Training Days 2018 in Salt Lake City

Roy will give two talks:

Besides Roy’s talks the organizers have put …

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Upcoming User Group Events in Copenhagen, Oslo and Dublin

I just returned from a wonderful but strenuous trip from Denver, San Francisco and Vancouver a day ago. And soon it is time again to pack my suitcase as there are upcoming user group events in Copenhagen, Oslo and Dublin.

Upcoming User Group Events in Copenhagen, Oslo and Dublin

Oracle Upgrade Meeting @SimCorp in Copenhagen

Upcoming User Group Events in Copenhagen and Oslo

Next week on Wednesday. March 7 – 16:30h there will be an event at SimCorp in Copenhagen, Denmark. And I will present two talks. There are just a few places left as Daniel Overby Hansen, Lead Developer at SimCorp, told me the other …

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RMOUG Training Days 2018 in Denver – Recap

The Rocky Mountain User Group (RMOUG) Training Days 2018 are over. And I’d like to say THANK YOU with a short RMOUG Training Days 2018 in Denver – Recap.

RMOUG Training Days 2018 in Denver – Recap

First of all a BIG Thank You to the organizers. I’d bet this was a lot of hard work to organize such a huge event with so many excellent presentations in parallel streams, the exhibitor space, the food and everything else. And it really was worth to take to long flight from Munich to Denver (11 hrs – but luckily non-stop).

Denver welcomed …

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Slides and Recap – DOAG 2017 and UKOUG 2017

Thanks for your patience. I have received a good amount of calls, emails and messages in the past weeks when the slides for DOAG and UKOUG will be available. And they are now including the “New Release and Patching Model” talk. Find slides and recap – DOAG 2017 and UKOUG 2017 here.

Recap DOAG 2017 and UKOUG 2017

Wow – the year is almost over. Time flies. Time for a quick recap of the last two conferences I attended and spoke at in 2017: DOAG and UKOUG.

DOAG 2017

Slides and Recap - DOAG 2017 and UKOUG 2017

DOAG (German Oracle User Group Conference) is always very special to …

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UKOUG Conference TECH17 in Birmingham

UKOUG Conference TECH17 in Birmingham

UKOUG Conference TECH17 in Birmingham – Picture Source: http://tech17.ukoug.org/

The year is almost over – and I’m looking forward to my final conference this year, UKOUG Conference TECH17 in Birmingham. It will be my third UKOUG and I’m happy that the organizers have selected two of my talks.

UKOUG Conference TECH17 in Birmingham

I will present on Monday and Wednesday:

  • Upgrade to Oracle 12.2 – Real World Cases
    Monday, 04-DEC-2017 – 09:00 – 09:50
    Hall 9
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    A lot of customers waited for the availability of Oracle Database 12.2. And some brave ones did upgrade early to Oracle Database
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DOAG 2017 Conference – Upgrade Talks and More

DOAG 2017 - Upgrade Talks and More

Picture Source: https://2017.doag.org/de/home/

It’s November. November is DOAG time. Time really flies. And the German Oracle User Group Conference till kick off in a bit more than a week from now on. For me it’s like visiting a huge event where I know so many people: it’s almost like a friends& family meetup. Only strange thing: we all get older … 😉 I’m really looking forward to DOAG 2017 Conference from Nov 21-24, 2017.

And if you are not a German native speaker, don’t worry at all. Many talks get simultaneously translated into English. The translators are amazingly good. It’s …

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