Post-Conference Blues – or 5 days after POUG1018

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. Worst 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 my bed…

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

I‘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 … no…

Vienna Calling – Austrian Oracle User Group Conference 2018

Next 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 Vienna….

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

UTOUG Training Days 2018 in Salt Lake City

UTOUG 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 Roy will give two talks: Wednesday, March 21 • 2:45pm – 3:15pm Understanding the Oracle Database Release Model and Patching Thursday, March 22 • 8:30am – 9:30am Migrate a 230+ TB Database Cross-Platform in Less Than One Day Besides Roy’s talks the organizers have put an excellent agenda together: https://utougtrainingdays2018.sched.com/…

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 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 day. We’ll…

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…

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

UKOUG Conference TECH17 in Birmingham

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 . A lot of customers waited for the availability of Oracle Database 12.2. And some brave ones did upgrade early to Oracle Database 12.2.0.1. This talks will briefly cover the upgrade path and…

DOAG 2017 Conference – Upgrade Talks and More

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 worth to visit….