Souvenirs from 2016

The 2016 is ending, at least from the Oracle Community point of view. It has been tiring and exciting at the same time, so I would like to put some good memories together.

This post is mostly for me, sorry πŸ™‚

February: Another nice Tech Event

Trivadis Tech Event is a great conference, sadly not open for everyone, but still a great one… Got two (or three?) talks there.

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March: a good beer in good company

Nearby the CERN, in Geneva, with a few good friends and big technologists:-)

cc9ymgkweaa1uxjMarch again: That ACE Director tweet

May: The DOAG Datenbank 2016

One speech there… the first of many about “upgrading 300 databasesΒ  in 300 days”. It was my first time speaking in Germany. πŸ™‚

cilmlkzuoae99csMay again: The Italian leg of the OTN EMEA Tour

The OTN tour has been a great starter for the activities of the Italian Oracle User Group (of which I am one of the founders). It was great to discover that the interest for Oracle Database in Italy is still high (we got almost 60 people: that is huge for a first event, IMO).

We had Mark Rittman (before he became famous :-D), Christian Antognini, Frits Hoogland and Mike Dietrich!

cipw4ewwgauukzeSeptember: the ACED briefing, Oracle Open World and three spare days at Yosemite

It was my first time at the ACED briefind (key word: #cloud πŸ˜‰ ) and also the first at Oracle HQ. It’s like going to Disney World, but the attractions are a little more scary πŸ˜€

cshime8uiaa4ygycsfozwrueaaq0g8The Yosemite was also incredible. In a single day of trekking, I scored 42k steps, 31km, +1200 vertical meters…

dsc09325dsc09426dsc09464dsc09490dsc09578dsc09594October: the great OTN Nordic Tour

That was fun, but incredibly tiring. 4 days in a row, 4 countries, 4 fligths, 4 different currencies, 4 ACE Directors and now 4 friends πŸ™‚

I did not know very well Joel and MartinΒ  and I did not know John at all. They are great people and I enjoyed a lot the time spent with them (and the beers :-D).

Copenhagen

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cukiuhswiaalnkvdsc_2282Helsinki

dsc_2327cupa78twaaa_z8lStockholm

Stockholm was the last leg, I did it with John only. There I spent the rest of the week-end (the event was on Friday). I love Stockholm so much! Perhaps my favorite city (for sure in the top 5). I have also got a good whisky as speaker gift πŸ˜€

dsc_2343dsc_2402dsc09836dsc09920November: thesecond Italian Oracle User Group Event

We had again 60 people. In november I have also been speaker along with Christian Antognini, Mauro Pagano, Francesco Renne and Francesco Tisiot.

cw-izwiwiaaxosbNovember again: the DOAG

Definitely the best conference in Europe πŸ™‚ It was my second time there and first one as speaker.

cxym09ouqaawfgxcxv6db2xeaamwqlNovember again: the Swiss Data Forum

It has been a great single-day event in Lausanne, not database centric but DATA centric, about Data, IoT, Big Data, Data Science, Deep Learning… I had one speech there.

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December: the UKOUG Tech 16

Two final speeches at UKOUG in Birmingham. It was fun again, but the last day I did fell sick πŸ™ (and some how I am still recovering).

czg9lvdusaahcikPlans for the 2017

I have got accepted for the IOUG Collaborate, but because of the many duties and all the recent travel, I have not confirmed my sessions (ouch, it is the first time that I do this, next time I will submit more carefully), so Open World will likely be my only US trip next year.

I look forward to submit for DOAG events again, speaking at SOUG (it’s already planned: 18th and 19th of May), and organizing at least two more events for the Italian Oracle User Group.

Happy New Year! πŸ™‚

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Ludovico

Oracle ACE and Senior Consultant at Trivadis SA
Ludovico is an Oracle ACE Director, frequent speaker and community contributor, working as Senior Database Specialist for Trivadis, Switzerland.

2 thoughts on “Souvenirs from 2016

  1. “the interest for Oracle Database in Italy is still high” <— still? Just curious, elaborate please. Why "still"? Thanks!

  2. Hi Peter, very simple: in Italy there have been no user groups in decades and my concern was that DBAs in Italy are not interested by community activities around Oracle Database. The event proved that this is not true. πŸ™‚ “Still” perhaps is misleading in this case?
    Cheers

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