COLLABORATE 13 à la Pythian

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Like many previous IOUG/OAUG/Quest shows, Pythian will be in Denver next week!
It was a sunny day in the fall of 1991 when I gave my first paper at International Oracle User Week (IOUW), a pre-cursor to COLLABORATE and a few earlier incarnations called IOUG-Live and IOUG-Alive! It has been a whirlwind of papers and sessions since then, and I for one am still speaking mainly about the good old database. It is the heart of my skill set and will always be part of it. Outside of our participation at the speaker level, Pythian is also in the exhibit hall in booth 606 with prime real estate close to the main entrance. Just hang a left, and we are the 5th or 6th booth to your right. Pythian rock stars will be at the booth on and off all week. You never know who you will meet there as the social network following and interacting with Pythian is vast and deep.

Speaking of vast, we look forward to your attendance at one of our sessions as per the following details:

Maris Elsins (@MarisELsins) & Yury Velikanov (@yvelik) speak on Oracle Cluster 11GR2 with Oracle Applications on Sun. Apr. 7 from 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm as well as Running E-Business Suite Database on Oracle Database Appliance on Mon. Apr. 8 from 9:45 am – 10:45 am.

Alex Gorbachev (@alexgorbachev) presents Practical Hadoop by Example on Mon. Apr. 8 from 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm in addition to Under The Hood of Oracle Pluggable Databases on Mon. Apr. 8 from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm.

A popular recent arrival at Pythian, René Antunez (@AntunezRene), brings you How to survive a disaster with RMAN on Mon. Apr. 8 from 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm.

The “Big Data Lady”, a.k.a. Gwen Shapira (@gwenshap) cannot be missed at RAC Experts Panel on Mon. Apr. 8 from 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm. Her prowess also brings you Engineered Systems Curriculum: Databases in a solid state world: how Exadata X3 and other database systems leverage the performance of flash on Mon. Apr. 8 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. You will not be disappointed at Gwen’s Building the Integrated Data Warehouse With Oracle Database and Hadoop on Tue. Apr. 9 from 10:45 am – 11:45 am. Catch Gwen as well at Big Data SIG Meeting on Wed. Apr. 10 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm and, last but not least, Queues, Pools and Caches – The Right Way to Scale OLTP on Thu. Apr. 11 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

The dynamic duo of Paul Vallée (@paulvallee) and Alex Gorbachev (@alexgorbachev) can be seen at IT’s own Last Mile Problem: Privileged Access Surveillance on Mon. Apr. 8 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Our very own, well-known, and loved in the Twitter world Yury Velikanov (@yvelik) delivers You most probably don’t need RMAN catalog database on Wed. Apr. 10 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am.

Christo Kutrovsky (@kutrovsky) discusses Delivering Big Data with Exadata on Wed. Apr. 10 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am .

One of our many Apps specialist, Vasu Balla, (@vasuballa) presents Anatomy of Autoconfig in Oracle E-Business Suite on Wed. April 10 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm as well as Staged Patching Approach in Oracle E-Business Suite on Thu. Apr. 11 from 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Yours truly(@michaelabbeyCAN) discusses Pluggable Databases – An Intro on Mon. Apr. 8 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm as well RMAN: New Features on Wed. Apr. 10 from 8:15 am – 9:15 am.

The list is endless, but NOT the talent. Pythian employs well-known, well-respected, and very talented people. And just in case you are wondering, we are hiring :). See you in Denver, the 1.6 kilometer high city as we call it in Canada. If you are thinking about getting involved in a user group, you will find representatives all over the show in Denver. Please speak to Alex Gorbachev (serving IOUG board member) or yours truly who was on and off the board between 1993 and 2007.

Vanessa Simmons, Pythian’s Director of Business Development will be at the show and would love to meet and speak with any/all interested. Please contact her at @pythiansimmons on Twitter or


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About the Author

Michael is a seasoned veteran of the Oracle core technology having first seen version 3 in 1986. He is a regular presenter at tech and user group events and has been a popular speaker since 1991. He was part of the initial Oracle Press offering in 1994 called Tuning Oracle and has gone on to accumulate quite a following on the Beginner's Guide books. Michael is an Oracle*ACE based on his profile and accomplishments in the Oracle space and can be followed as @MichaelAbbeyCAN on Twitter.He is father to 4 and grandfather to 3 and likes nothing more than discussing the Oracle technology and/or listening to or jamming hard classic rock.

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