When was the last time you did not use a computer for one full day? My last time was yesterday and it was not because I was on vacation. Yesterday, I was in the Northwest Oracle Users Group (NWOUG) 2006 Fall Conference.
I attended six 45-minute presentations. The sessions that were interesting and that I liked most were the one presented by Dan Morgan: The Hidden Jewels in 10g, and the one presented by Cary Millsap: Accountability for System Performance. Dan did not use PowerPoint (which is good because I do not like watching slides while at the same time listening to the presenter reading the slides, I like the “real” thing), he actually fired up his SQLPlus and demonstrated a few really cool, useful and some undocumented Oracle 10g SQL features, which I will be blogging about soon. I also liked Cary Millsap’s presentation mainly because the subject that he talked about was really interesting.
In the conference, I also bumped into Jared Still. Jared and I used to work for the same company before we both moved on to different employers, but still in the same neighborhood. Even though we worked for the same employer, we were not in the same department. After all, Jared is a DBA and I am a developer :).