UKOUG Conference Tech & EBS 2009 — The Place to Be!

Oct 22, 2009 / By Alex Gorbachev

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Yes, it’s almost that time of the year when one of the best Oracle conferences in the world opens its doors to attendees in Birmingham — UKOUG Conference 2009: Technology & E-Business Suite. The lineup of speakers will be fantastic as usual and agenda is full of juicy bits — You will have usual troubles scheduling sessions to attend and hate to make compromises between presentations you want to see badly but that’s kind of problems you’d rather have at a good conference.

The past year was very eventful so I feel like I haven’t been at the UKOUG Conferences for years even though I did come to the UKOUG Conference 2008. This conference is something special for me — it’s the first conference I attended and presented on so it’s set the tone for the whole conferencing experience of my life and I’m very grateful for that! So far, I haven’t missed a single year since my first UKOUG conference and I hope I keep it this way for years to come.

The conference is different this year and I support the changes very much. Oracle family of products has become so large over the last few years that UKOUG conference kept growing and growing every year. This year, it was decided to split the technologies and leave only the core Oracle Server and E-Business Suite Technology with the conference scaling down to 3 days. In the past, anything more that 3 days was quite difficult as those days are very intense and the last day I felt quite tired which is really unfortunate considering that masterclasses are running during that last day. I think it might also be a timely decision in the light of current economic conditions when most organizations had to cut their educational budgets — attending a 3 days conference is easier to justify than a whole week.

I’m doing few sessions this year:

  • Mon, 30-Nov 11:50 — Oracle ASM 11g – the Evolution.
  • Tue, 1-Dec 16:50 — Managing Oracle Connection in WebLogic with RAC and Data Guard.
  • Mon, 30-Nov 16:25 — Server Manageability Roundtable

I have already done the presentation about ASM few times but it was always incomplete (especially when I got access to 11gR2 beta program and learned new ASM features) so now I can include all the new cool stuff that’s come with Oracle Database 11gR2.

You might know that I’ve been doing few presentations about connection management with Oracle RAC but this time I decided to focus on a specific application tier. I think WebLogic server and its specifics in connection handling with Oracle RAC has not been covered at all so why don’t I try that?

Finally, it will be the first time that I’ll be organizing a roundtable at UKOUG conference — Server Manageability Roundtable. I’m really looking forward to it and to contributions from the attendees. The success of any roundtable depends on the interest of attendees and hitting the right topics. I encourage you to attend and post here what are the hottest issues you experience in server manageability area and what are the areas you would like to hear most about.

Early bird registration finishes on 30th of October so don’t miss that if cost is a big factor.

That’s all folks. See you in Birmingham!

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