My agenda at Oracle Open World 2014

It’s time to prepare my luggage for the OOW, it will be my second time in San Francisco and the first as ACE and speaker. I still need to figure out if I’ll manage to get my badge Sunday morning, because Saturday I won’t be in the city before the registration desks close.

If you want to reach me during the conference, this is my “expected” plan:

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I’m looking forward particularly to meet my many community friends at the ACE dinner (the first as non-infiltrated ;-)), the blogger meetup and the crazy swim in the bay.

See you on Sunday! 🙂

RAC Attack 12c in Switzerland, it’s a wrap!

Last Wednesday, September 17th, we’ve done the first RAC Attack in Switzerland (as far as I know!). I have to say that it has been a complete success like all other RAC Attacks I’ve been involved in.

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This time I’ve been particularly happy and proud because I’ve organized it almost all alone. Trivadis, my employer, has kindly sponsored everything: the venue (the new, cool Trivadis offices in Geneva), the T-shirts (I’ve done the design, very similar to the one I’ve designed for Collaborate 14),  beers and pizza!

For beer lovers,we’ve got the good “Blanche des Neiges” from Belgium, “La Helles” and “La Rossa” from San Martino Brewery, Ticino (Italian speaking region of Switzerland). People have appreciated 🙂

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We’ve had 4 top-class Ninjas and 10 people actively installing Oracle RAC (plus a famous blogger that joined for networking), sadly two people have renounced at the last minute. For the very first time, all the participants have downloaded the Oracle Software in advance. When they’ve registered I’ve reminded twice that the software was necessary because we cannot provide it due to legal constraints.

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People running the lab on Windows laptops have reported problems with VirtualBox 4.3.16 (4.3.14 has been skipped directly because of known problems). So every one had to fallback to version 4.3.12 (the last stable release, IMO).

The best praise I’ve got has been the presence of a Senior DBA coming from Nanterre! 550Km (> 5h00 by public transport door-to-door) and an overnight stay just for this event, can you believe it? 🙂

This makes me think seriously about the real necessity of organizing this kind of events around the world.

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Off course, we’ve got a photo session with a lot of jumps 😉 We could not miss this RAC Attack tradition!

We’ve wrapped everything around 10:30pm, after a bit more than 5 hours of event. We’ve enjoyed a lot and had good time together chatting about Oracle RAC and about our work in general.

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Thank you again to all participants!! 🙂

 

 

Upcoming presentations and workshops (Fall 2014)

My community involvment will see its busiest season. It will start today with a webinar in Italian for the RAC SIG, then three conferences and 4 user group meetings, for a total of twelve sessions and workshops before the end of the year.

The updated list of upcoming events can be found here.

BTW, this is the list of events from today to December:

Date/Time Event
10/09/2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RAC SIG webinar in Italian: Gestisci Oracle RAC più facilmente con i Policy-Managed Database
12/09/2014
3:15 pm - 4:05 pm
Oracle RAC, Data Guard, and Pluggable Databases: When MAA Meets Oracle Multitenant
TechEvent 09.2014, Mövenpick Hotel, Regensdorf Zurich
13/09/2014
9:05 am - 9:55 am
Oracle Database Backup Log Recovery Appliance: a quick preview
TechEvent 09.2014, Mövenpick Hotel, Regensdorf Zurich
28/09/2014
6:00 am - 6:45 am
Oracle RAC, Data Guard, and Pluggable Databases: When MAA Meets Oracle Multitenant
Oracle Open World 2014, San Francisco California
28/09/2014
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
RAC Attack at OOW14
Oracle Open World 2014, San Francisco California
02/10/2014
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Oracle Active Data Guard 12c: Far Sync Instance, Real-Time Cascade Standby, and Other Goodies
Oracle Open World 2014, San Francisco California
16/10/2014
7:00 am
Oracle Database Backup Logging Recovery Appliace: a quick preview
SOUG SIG 10.2014 (Engineered Systems, Infrastruktur, Cloud), ABB Segelhof, Baden, Dättwil AG
24/10/2014
10:00 pm
Costruire siti con Wordpress
Italian Linux Day 2014, Aosta
06/11/2014
7:00 am - 10:30 am
Oracle Active Data Guard 12c: Far Sync Instance, Real-Time Cascade Standby, and Other Goodies
SOUG-R SIG 11.2014, Continental Hotel, Lausanne, Lausanne
07/12/2014 - 09/12/2014
10:00 pm
RAC Attack at UKOUG TECH14
UKOUG Tech 2014, ACC Liverpool, Liverpool
10/12/2014
7:00 am - 7:50 am
Oracle RAC, Data Guard, and Pluggable Databases: When MAA Meets Oracle Multitenant
UKOUG Tech 2014, ACC Liverpool, Liverpool