In three weeks time, I’ll be travelling to Manchester for Oak Table World UK
Actually, in three weeks time I’ll be watching Roddy Frame
reprise Aztec Camera’s debut album – High Land, Hard Rain – but the next
morning I’ll be catching the train to Manchester to present “Cloudy Reality”.
It’s a presentation about some of the things I’ve learned over the past 6
months, thinking about private clouds and Database as a Service
If the abstract seems a bit strange it’s because I won’t be
talking about anything to do with specific clients or projects but about the
things one might learn if one happened to be working on one of the larger
DBaaS projects out there.
What’s OTWUK13 all about?
struck a few of the Oak Table Network members that it would be great to
replicate some of the undoubted success of Oak Table World that has been
running for the past couple of years as a free and pretty cool add-on to
Oracle Openworld. I suppose it’s similar to the concept of an Unconference.
An alternative fringe event with a different focus that people can dip in
and out of alongside the main UKOUG Tech conference. Additional content, some of
it very cool, a warm welcome and completely free to register here. Seems a
bargain to me, even if you just show up for a presentation or two (preferably mine ). I’m sure
that those who’ve attended the sister event in San Francisco would
I’m delighted that James Morle of Scaleabilities kick-started it
and so many of my friends agreed to speak because until OTWUK13 was
happening, I wasn’t going to be in Manchester at all but this gives me a
good excuse to catch up with people I don’t see often whilst being able to
share some recent experiences., perhaps have one beer (maybe two) and
then head back down the road to do my proper job.