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OTN Yathra 2014 : Noida

I woke up today feeling a little dodgy and for a moment I thought it would be a repeat of my morning in Jalandhar. Fortunately, once we got moving and I drank some really sweet tea, everything was OK. Today’s event was based at the Sharda University in Noida. We were introduced to the crowd, [...]




OTN Yathra 2014 : Jalandhar

Day one did not start well. I woke up and couldn’t stop throwing up. I got to the Lovely Professional University, thinking it would stop, but it didn’t. The people at the University were really helpful and took me to the University doctor, who gave me an injection to stop the nausea. A few minutes [...]




OTN Yathra 2014 : The Journey Begins

It’s been a really tough lead up to this tour. I’ve already blogged about the panic over my visa and flights. Since that post my flights were cancelled, switched to some different flights, then switched back again. I only got the final confirmation on the Thursday night before leaving on the Sunday. What with that [...]




OTN Yathra 2014

I’ve been a little quiet on the blog lately, mostly because I’ve been spending my time freaking out about the arrangements for the OTN Yathra 2014 tour of India. I had to apply for a visa, which in itself was not too bad, but I spent quite a long time without a passport, thanks to [...]




OUGN Vårseminar 2014

I’ve had some papers selected for the OUGN Vårseminar 2014 event in April, so I will be there representing OTN and the Oracle ACE Program. There is an impressive array of speakers lined up for this event already. Should be fun! I’ve got a couple of months to practice my Captain Jack Sparrow impression. I wouldn’t want to look [...]




OTN Yathra 2014 : See you there!

In November I wrote a post about my possible inclusion in the OTN Yathra 2014 tour. That has been confirmed now, so I’m representing OTN and the Oracle ACE Program at all the cities in the tour. Jalandhar – 18th February Noida - 20th February Mumbai - 22nd February Pune - 23rd February Hyderabad - 25th February Bangalore - 27th February Chennai – 1st March I’m a little [...]




OUG Ireland 2014 : I’m going to be there. Are you?

Earlier in the week I got confirmation I have two papers selected for OUG Ireland 2014. PL/SQL : Stop Making The Same Performance Mistakes An Oracle DBA’s Guide to WebLogic Server You can see the full agenda here. I got on the net to check flight prices and Ryanair were doing a round trip for [...]




UKOUG Tech13 : Monday

I’ve mentioned a couple of times before, I’m only attending Monday of UKOUG Tech13. One of my colleagues quit, so there is no DBA at work today while I’m out on a jolly. My session was at 09:00, which meant getting up at 05:00 to get the train to Manchester. While I was on the [...]




OTNYathra 2014 : India OTN Tour

Just a quick note to say the top-level approval for OTNYathra 2014 – India OTN Tour has been granted. Next, we’ve got to submit our individual travel approvals and see how that goes. If everything goes to plan, I will be representing the Oracle ACE Program on this tour in February, which visits the following [...]




APAC OTN Tour 2013

Just a quick plug for an upcoming OTN tour, that I’m not on this year. Auckland, New Zealand : 8th November (agenda) Perth, Australia : 12th-13th November (agenda) Tokyo, Japan : 13th-15th November Beijing, China : 17th-18th November Guangzou, China : 19th November I attended the OTN Asia Pacific Tour in 2011, which included some [...]