Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Miracle Open Oracle World


This is a Shameless Plug.

I'll blame it on the credit-crunch: I was looking at a slow-ish week with a few documents to review, a few meetings left-right-centre, and especially a lot of boring car-commutes.

What saved me was a brief chat with Anjo Klok from Miracle Benelux. There were a few spaces left at the Miracle Oracle Openworld (Moo?) Event in Lalandia.

So, Im writing form the back of a minivan on my way to the Event. and to justify my use of the Miracle Taxi Service (MTS), I should give the good folks at Miracle some free publicity.

Here is the Banner
Database Conference, have a look...

There are a few aspects that make this event unique:
First, the quality of the speakers and presentations. Secondly, there is the relatively small scale of the event. It is about the size of a good UKOUG SIG meeting, and offers a good opportunity to mix with the speakers. Mogens, the organizer, deliberately did not provide a speaker-lounge, hence the Gurus cannot hide from the hoi-polloi. Ample opportunity to harass them with questions.

Oh, and dont mention it to your manager, but the Danes also know how to throw a party, or two.

More later!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Birmingham UKOUG annual conference

If you can attend just one Oracle event per year: Come to Birmingham.

Despite the logo, the event is more then just a party:
The Conference...
The size of the event makes it unique and the provides a huge range of topics and speakers.

And if the bean-counters question the need for membership-fee and participation-effort, then question them on the amount of licensing- and consulting fees that need to be paid annually to this large software vendor....

Because if your employer is spending millions per year in licensing, they should at least make sure they keep checks on what other users do. A Usergroup is an excellent opportunity to discuss and argue with colleague-victims who are held hostage by the same vendor.

"The Conference" is one of the Largest and Best Organized non-Oracle-Oracle events (e.g. not organized by Oracle, but still about Oracle) on this side of the Atlantic.

Why do I really post this?

As always, the blogosphere is asked to plug, to promote and to web-Link this event into the search-engine rankings (the request went out weeks ago, and I am probably the last, fashionably late, blogger to put in an entry... But hey: there might be drinkies again at the blogger-event).

See you in Brum!


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