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Today’s Nugget: Oracle OpenWorld 2015 … Or Not

Alas, my submission for this year’s Oracle OpenWorld was turned down by Oracle a little while ago.

Maybe I shouldn’t have installed this browser extension?

Tee-hee 🙂

I’m nothing if not persistent(ly annoying) – so I submitted a similar abstract to the 2016 RMOUG Training Days.

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DBA 3.0 – How to Become a Real-World Exadata DBA – IOUG Collaborate 2015

According to a Book of Lists survey, 41% of people’s biggest fear is “public speaking”.  To put that into perspective, “death” is the biggest fear for 19%, “flying” for 18% and “clowns” don’t even register (which does make me seriously doubt the survey’s credibility).

I gave my first public presentation at IOUG Collaborate 2015 last week in Las Vegas and I didn’t die.

Why did do make your presentation debut at the second largest Oracle event on the calendar?  Excellent question.

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Collaborate Las Vegas 2015

This email gem was a great way to start a Monday morning (after my first four-day weekend in years, no less):

“Congratulations! Your session proposal, 775 DBA 3.0 or “How to Become an Real-World Exadata DBA”, was accepted by the IOUG Conference Committee.

COLLABORATE 15 – IOUG Forum will take place from April 12-16, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.”

Obviously, this is a really cool thing. It’s a big honor as it’s the largest Oracle user group there is and I’m really excited about it.

Bizarrely, though, it’ll be my first “public” presentation as a DBA. I’m skipping “baby steps” altogether and going straight into presenting in front of (some, hopefully) super-smart boffins … in Las Vegas.

I’d better start thinking of a comedy routine to distract people … !

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