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Welcome New Oracle ACE Program Participants!

Fri, 2016-04-01 19:03
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Congratulations to our newest Oracle ACEs!  The Oracle ACE Program recognizes individuals for their outstanding contribution to the Oracle community. With over 500 participants in more than 60 countries around the globe, the ACE program features three tiers: Associate, ACE and ACE Director, to support community advocates at all stages of their career. Read more about the program here.

Oracle ACEs initiated in March:

Oracle ACE Directors:

Gokhan Atil

John Booth

Ludovico Caldara

Celvin Kattookaran

Carlos Sierra

Oracle ACEs:

Jérôme Françoisse

Anju Garg

Laurent Leturgez

Emrah Mete

Anuj Mohan

Robert van Molken

Oracle ACE Associates:

Elise Valin-Raki

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Last Chance! 27 Technical Sessions Delivered by Oracle and Community Experts

Thu, 2016-03-31 11:08

Register today for the last Virtual Technology Network event this spring - April 5, 2016 - 9:30 - 13:30 BST / 10:30 - 14:30 CEST.

Get insights, hands-on and expert views on a wild mix of expert topics across Database, Java Development, Middleware and Systems.
We are looking forward to meet you at the Oracle Technology Network Virtual Technology Summit next Tuesday morning (BST) for a dense mix of technology sessions. View the full agenda and all session abstracts here.

Register today!


Team OTN at CloudWorld DC, CloudWorld Developer Mumbai and Collaborate!

Tue, 2016-03-22 12:37
Team OTN wanted to make sure you stop by to say hi at the next few events we'll be attending.  Look for us to help you get set up with an Oracle Could Trial Account,  watch our community managers conduct interviews with community experts, learn more about community.oracle.com and get the latest OTN T-shirt.   Register for one or all of the events listed below today!

CloudWorld OTN Developer Lab, DC - March 24th-
    •    Provision a new database in the cloud with Oracle Database Cloud Service (DBCS)
    •    Gain experience in building new applications for the Oracle Cloud Set up connectivity between the Compute tier and DBCS
    •    Learn about the REST APIs available to access the Oracle Cloud

CloudWorld Developer, Mumbai -April 8th

Join us to learn how you can leverage Oracle Cloud Platform technologies for the complete development lifecycle! Explore Oracle PaaS that enables you to deliver better quality code with the agility you need to meet today's IT challenges.

Collaborate 2016, Las Vegas - April 10th to 14th

This conference empowers users of Oracle business applications and database software to gain greater value from their Oracle investments through real-world education and networking. Don't miss IOUG Pre-Conference Workshop: Cloud Attack that is being facilitated by some of our Oracle ACE's

OTN Developer Lab - CloudWorld DC - Register Today!

Wed, 2016-03-16 13:59
OTN will be offering a Developer Lab at CloudWorld DC.

Topics to be covered in the Developer Lab sessions:
  • Provision a new database in the cloud with Oracle Database Cloud Service (DBCS)
  • Gain experience in building new applications for the Oracle Cloud Set up connectivity between the Compute tier and DBCS
  • Learn about the REST APIs available to access the Oracle Cloud
In order to take part in the Develop Lab please note the following requirements. Each participant must bring their own laptop with the following:
  • Intel Core i5 Laptop with 8GB Memory, 55GB Free Hard Disk Space
  • Windows 7 64-Bit
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari or Mozilla Browser
There is no fee to participate in this Lab, but space is limited. Register today.

Welcome New Oracle ACE Program Participants!

Fri, 2016-03-04 15:41
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Congratulations to our newest Oracle ACEs!  The Oracle ACE Program recognizes individuals for their outstanding contribution to the Oracle community.  With over 500 participants in more than 60 countries around the globe, the ACE program features three tiers: Associate, ACE and ACE Director, to support community advocates at all stages of their career. Read more about the program here.

Oracle ACEs initiated in January and February:

Oracle ACE Directors:

Edelweiss Kammermann

Yanwei Zhou

Oracle ACEs:

Anton Els

Rodrigo Radtke de Souza

Maja Veselica

Arturo Viveros

Oracle ACE Associates:

Opal Alapat

Tobias Arnhold

Ivica Arsov

Nimish Garg

Abhinivesh Jain

Lasse Jenssen

Rodrigo Jorge

Mohan Iyer

Richard Atkins

Yves Colin

Sandra Flores

Yong Jing

Brian Marshall

Marco Mischke

Sabine Heimsath

Rick Stehno

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Don't Miss HotSOS Symposium 2016--Oracle Performance Experts

Tue, 2016-03-01 14:03

Hotsos 2016 Banner

Next week Oracle Database Performance experts will be flying in from around the world to attend the 14th Annual Hotsos Symposium being held at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Irving, TX. This event is exclusively focused on performance aspects and Oracle database optimization.  On the Oracle community calendar, Hotsos sits right between 2 of the biggest regional Oracle User group events:  Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group Training Days, and IOUG/AOUG Collaborate 2016.

I had a chance to meet with Ric Van Dyke, Director of Curriculum for Hotsos and Oracle ACE Director,  during RMOUG TD2016, and we had a fantastic time taping an interview about Hotsos.  

Rick Van Dyk Hotsos

[Photo courtesy of @oldmanramsey]

 Alas, the most professional interviewer and the most expert subject with the most advanced video equipment will never be enough if the mic ain't hot. 

So, after sending Ric an email admitting my uncharacteristic technical foible, we came up with this transcript of what we thought we had recorded.


What you need to know about Hotsos Symposium

Q: Tell us about Hotsos...how did this symposium get started, and what makes it so special?

After forming Hotsos, the founders decided to host a 3-day event and bring all of the world's top Oracle performance experts together to speak and network with DBAs who wanted to learn about Oracle optimization. Eventually, they added training day for a deep dive into one or two topics. 

The Hotsos Symposium is different from most other Oracle conferences in that it is completely focused on performance.  All the presentations are about helping you as an oracle professional have a better performing Oracle based application.  If you are a DBA, Developer, Data Architect or Manager of these folks, and you want a faster Oracle based system to support your business, this is the place to be.

Q: What sessions are you most excited about?  Any Hands on Labs that might be fraught with danger and excitement? 

Wow, it’s hard to pin it down.  We have such great ones to choose from...

  • Join Cardinality Estimation Methods by Chinar Aliyev,
  • Controlling Execution Plans Workshop by Kerry Osborne, and
  • Plan Stability – When you don’t want things to change by Finn Jorgensen

...just to mention a few that I’m looking forward to.  And other great presentations by Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman, Tanel Põder and Bryn Llewellyn too.  We don’t have any Hands on Labs this year, but looking forward to having that in the future!

Q: How do you go about building your agenda for Hotsos?  It must be hard to select from such a great field of submissions.

Yes it is.  A key is to focus on performance.  Generally we shy away from presentations that would be just on installing a product or feature type sessions.  The idea is to help folks use their Oracle system to its full potential. We use past presentations as a guide for repeat presenter but are always looking to bring in new folks.   This year we again have several new folks with interesting topics.

Q:  Tell us about the Special speaker. 

Richard Foote (Mr. Index) will be our training day presenter.  Each year we have 3 days of the conference with 2 tracks and then a one full day training day with a special guest.  This year I think we have a really great opportunity to learn from simply the expert on Oracle indexing.  I’ve very excited about his training day and he is also doing a Q&A session on Tuesday.  If you don’t know Richard he’s from Canberra Australia and has been working with Oracle for over 20 years.  His expertise in index in particular is exceptional.  Personally I know I’ll learn a lot from his session and training and I’m sure everyone there will.

Q: So if I cannot attend the event in person, can I attend any sessions Online?  Where do I go to register ...and what's the best way to be prepared to have a great online experience?

Yes, you can attend virtually.  We’ve been doing this for a couple of years now and it’s working well. Of course you miss out on some of the casual conversation opportunities but if you can’t be there this is an excellent way to participate.   Go to our web site hotsos.com click on the Symposium tab and there is a link there to the virtual symposium.  From there you can register as a virtual attendee.  

Q: What else do we need to know?

Start planning for 2017! The dates aren’t officially set just yet but you can plan on it being about this same time next year, first week or so of March.

Here's where to go to register as a Virtual Attendee for the On Demand sessions this year at Hotsos 2016.

Thanks Ric! Have a great event...and next time I'll remember to turn on the mic~

Ciao for Now!
LKR

Reminder! Join the Oracle Technology Network for over 27 hours of hands-on learning and technical deep-dives!

Tue, 2016-03-01 13:02
Join the Oracle Technology Network team on March 8th to hear the latest news, demos and insights from Oracle and community experts at the next Virtual Technology Summit. The robust agenda provides for deep-dives for both on-premise and cloud solutions as well as Hands on Labs.

This free, online event is jam-packed with:
    •    9 event tracks across Database, Java, Middleware and Systems  
    •    Over 27 hours of content in one  3:30 hours event  
    •    Hear from 10 community and 20 Oracle product experts who will be online are here who'll be ready to answer any your questions

Register today for the Summit and join us from the convenience of your desk. 

You can view the full agenda, abstracts and hands-on lab info here.

Team OTN looks forward to seeing you there! 

NEW OTN Virtual Technlogy Summit Sessions Coming!

Mon, 2016-02-08 12:36

Join us for free Hands-On Learning with Oracle and Community Experts! The Oracle Technology Network invites you to attend one of our latest next Virtual Technology Summits on March 8th, 15th and April 5th. Hear from Oracle ACEs, Java Champions and Oracle Product Experts, share their insights and expertise through Hands-on-Labs (HOL), highly technical presentations and demos. This interactive, online event offers four technical tracks:

Database: The database track provides latest updates and in-depth topics covering Oracle Database 12c Advanced Options, new generation application development with JSON, Node.js and Oracle Database Cloud, as well as sessions dedicated to the most recent capabilities of MySQL, benefiting both Oracle and MySQL DBAs and Developers.

Middleware: The middleware track offers developers focused on gaining new skills and expertise in emerging technology areas such as Internet of Thing (IoT), Mobile and PaaS. This track also provides latest updates on Oracle WebLogic 12.2.1.and Java EE.
Java: In this track, we will show you improvements to the Java platform and APIs. You’ll also learn how the Java language enables you to develop innovative applications using Microservices, parallel programming, integrate with other languages and tools, as well as insight for the APIs that will substantially boost your productivity. System: Designed for System Administrators this track covers best practices for implementing, optimizing, and securing your operating system, management tools, and hardware. In addition, we will also discuss best practices for Storage, SPARC, and Software Development.

Register Today -

March 8th, 2016 - 9:30am to 1:30pm PT / 12:30pm to 4:30pm ET / 3:30pm to 7:30pm BRT

March 15, 2016 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. IST / 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. SGT  / 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. AEDT

April 5, 2016 - 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. BRT  / 09:30 - 13:00 GMT (UK)  / 10:30 - 14:00 CET

Exclusive Oracle CloudWorld Hands-on-lab!

Tue, 2016-01-12 11:30

Please join us at Oracle CloudWorld Developer Conference in New York on January 19th for an exclusive Oracle CloudWorld Hands-on-lab. The lab has limited seating so confirm your participation today and learn how the cloud will transform how you work REGISTER TODAY! Time - January 19, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM / Location - Waldorf Astoria 
New York, 
540 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10022

Topics:
»   Provision a new database in the cloud with Oracle Database Cloud Service (DBCS)
»   Gain experience in building new applications for the Oracle Cloud
»   Set up connectivity between the Compute tier and DBCS
»   Learn about the REST APIs available to access the Oracle Cloud

Following the session, you can meet with the Oracle Cloud experts to take a deeper dive into specific areas of interest.

Requirements:
Each participant must bring their own laptop with the following:
»   Intel Core i5 Laptop with 8GB Memory, 55GB Free Hard Disk Space
»   Windows 7 64-Bit
»   Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari or Mozilla Browser

Sign up today! Limited seating for this session.

Your registration gives you full access to Oracle CloudWorld Developers Conference. Enjoy networking opportunities, product demos, break-out sessions and a keynote from Chris Tonas, Vice President of Mobility and Development tools at Oracle on best practices for Cloud development and why innovation begins with the cloud.