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odtugkThe Oracle Development Tool User Group (ODTUG) is an independent, not-for-profit global organization providing education, support, advocacy, and networking opportunities for all developers, using a variety of technologies, who work on Oracle Databases.

ODTUG’s annual conference, ODTUG Kaleidoscope, is considered the premier conference for developers in the Oracle community. This year the conference is going to be held in Monterey, California on June 21st and lasts until the 25th.

I have never attended ODTUG Kaleidoscope before. But this year I will be there.

Before heading down to Monterey, I will attend the Oracle ACE Director product briefing at Oracle HQ in Redwood Shores on Friday, June 19th.

I have just used the schedule builder to select the sessions I want to attend. There are many interesting sessions. I want to attend all of them… if only I could be in more than one place at once!

Here is my ODTUG Kaleidoscope session schedule:

Session Title Presenter
29: 06/22/2009
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Extending SQL Developer – It’s easier than you think John Flack
31: 06/22/2009
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
PL/SQL Development with SQL Developer Sue Harper
33: 06/22/2009
2:15 PM-3:15 PM
You Too Can be a Successful Web Developer Knowing Only PL/SQL Paul Dorsey
35: 06/22/2009
3:45 PM-5:15 PM
Oracle Application Express 4.0 Michael Hichwa
37: 06/23/2009
8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Database Development Panel Panel
39: 06/23/2009
9:15 AM-10:15 AM
Database Worst Practices Tom Kyte
41: 06/23/2009
10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Advanced Analytic Functions Tom Kyte
43: 06/23/2009
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Performance Tuning Web Applications Paul Dorsey
45: 06/23/2009
2:45 PM-3:45 PM
Doing SQL from PL/SQL: best and worst practices Bryn Llewellyn
47: 06/23/2009
4:15 PM-5:15 PM
Oracle Development Tips and Tricks You Must Know Tony Catalano
63: 06/23/2009
Sundown Session – Database App Development Oracle ACE Directors
51: 06/24/2009
8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Debugging in SQL Developer Lewis Cunningham
53: 06/24/2009
9:15 AM-10:15 AM
Semantic Query Optimization Toon Koppelaars
55: 06/24/2009
10:30 AM-12:00 PM
SQL Performance Hero and OMG Method Play the Anti-patterns Greatest Hits Jeff Jacobs
57: 06/24/2009
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Making Friends with the Oracle Database Cary Millsap
59: 06/24/2009
2:45 PM-3:45 PM
RE-Introducing the SQL Model Clause Monty Latiolais
61: 06/24/2009
4:15 PM-5:15 PM
SQL/XML For Developers Lewis Cunningham
65: 06/25/2009
8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Seven Steps to energize your organization with APEX (Creating a APEX Center of Excellence) Kathy Hunsicker
67: 06/25/2009
9:15 AM -10:15 AM
What’s the point with the Zachman Framework? Marc De Oliveira
69: 06/25/2009
10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Writing Screamingly Fast PL/SQL Applications Timothy Bell
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Northwest Oracle Users Group (NWOUG) 2006 Fall Conference

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 :).

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