UKOUG Tech18 – Recap, Slides, Videos and Impressions

UKOUG 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…

OUGN – Great Conference!!! Download the Slides

The cruise is over πŸ™‚ And what an excellent event. Congratualations to Alice, Frank, Øyvind and all the other great people from the OUGN. I had plenty of fun, met great people – and here are the slides for the two presentations I gave: Hitchhiker’s Guide to Oracle Database Upgrades This slide deck will give an overview about how to approach a database upgrade project, the risk and costs of not upgrading and the news in the Upgrade space for Oracle Database 12c upgrades What’s New in Data Pump in Oracle 12c This overview about general Data Pump best practices highlights…

Going to Norway for the OUGN Conference

I’m back in business after being out for almost two weeks. And tonight I will fly out to Oslo in Norway to participate in the OUGN Spring Conference 2014. It’s my first user group conference in Norway and it will be very special as it will happen on a ship. No escape πŸ™‚ And Lufthansa’s pilots did a great job in making my travel another nice Lufthansa surprise package. Due to the upcoming 3 day strike my flight to Oslo got canceled last night at 18:25h – as if Lufthansa wouldn’t know about the strike days before (it got announced…