The week before the UKOUG conference (or more accurately - UKOUG Conference Series Technology and E-Business Suite 2010. Maybe I'll just stick to UKOUG) and whilst it's an unusual year in as much as I'm not presenting some traditions hold true. I have a stinking cold - my third in the past month. Which proves it can't just be the stress or work associated with upcoming presentations. I'm starting to wonder about Vitamin D deficiency as it seems to be a factor in both psoriasis flare-ups (bad one at the moment) and a poor immune system. Or maybe it's that damn moustache trapping an unusual number of germs?
Whatever, I'll still be heading to Brum, but only for Monday and Tuesday. With no free place on offer, I decided to only take a couple of days away from work this time. Regardless, there's plenty to look forward to although my own personal contribution might not be what I'm most looking forward to! Once Lisa Dobson and Debra Lilley got wind of my fund-raising efforts, it was always going to end in tears. I believe I'll have a part to play in Monday's closing keynote, so please give generously. My agenda looks something like this but I somehow doubt I'll make all these presentations.
09:00 - 10:00 What's new in Oracle Database Application Development - Tom Kyte
10:25 - 11:10 Sane SAN 2010 - James Morle
11:20 - 12:20 Oracle 'Hidden' Features: Features You Probably Didn't Know About and are FREE - Graham Wood
11:45 - 12:45 Roundtable: Exadata Database Machine - Joel Goodman
13:20 - 14:05 Practical Use of Active Session History - David Kurtz
14:15 - 15:15 Performance Stories from Exadata Migrations - Tanel Poder
15:40 - 16:40 Oracle Optimizer - Top Tips to get Optimal SQL Execution all the Time - Maria Colgan
16:50 - 17:35 Customising ASH and AWR: Beyond ashrpt.sql and awrrpt.sql - Daniel Fink
17:50 - 18:50 Keynote Presentation - David Callaghan plus Movember Shave-off
18:50 - 20:00 Monday evening networking
08:45 - 09:30 Keynote presentation - Graham Wood
09:40 - 10:40 Stabilising Statistics - Tony Hasler
09:40 - 10:40 What else can I do with AWR/ASH data - Tom Kyte
11:05 - 12:05 The Optimizer – what you can expect after upgrading to Oracle Database 11g - Maria Colgan
12:15 - 13:00 Time Series Analysis Techniques for Statspack or AWR - Wolfgang Breitling
14:05 - 14:50 Co-operating with the database - Jonathan Lewis
15:00 - 15:45 Analysis of Oracle ASM Failability - Alex Gorbachev
16:10 - 17:10 Using Constraints to Improve Performnace - Joze Senegacnik
17:20 - 18:05 How to Build a System that Doesn't Scale - Graham Wood
18:05 - 20:00 Tuesday evening networking - Sponsored by OTN
As far as actual speaking engagements go, next up will be Hotsos Symposium 2011 - 6th-10th March 2011. Hotsos is one of my favourite conferences so I'm looking forward to that. It also gives me a chance to put the subject of statistics on partitioned objects to bed, for a while at least. (Oh, and expect a moustache to appear on that page at some point!) The more the blog posts have expanded into a sprawling mess and the more people I've pointed towards those posts, the more I've realised that I should write a white paper on the subject to tidy up the mess and hopefully act as a more useful reference. I'll then base the presentation on the paper. That's the plan anyway.
Then I have a couple of other overseas events. First is the OUG Ireland Conference on 30th March 2011. I don't know too much about this one yet, other than that I've offered to give a presentation on Real Time SQL Monitoring that I've done a couple of times at my current client site. I've presented in the past at an OUG Ireland event, but it was more than a few years ago!
Then it's time to go back on a ferry! The last such conference I attended was a blast so I'm expecting to have a great time at the Norwegian Oracle User Group (OUGN) Spring Conference - 7th-9th April 2011. Here's Mark Rittman's post about an earlier conference.
Lots to look forward to, then, not least the removal of my facial hair.