Ready for UKOUG Tech13
Posted by John Hallas on November 27, 2013
I have downloaded the agenda app for UKOUG Tech 13 – Mon 2nd – Wed 4th December in Manchester and I have selected the talks I want to attend.
Primarily they are from the database streams with a bit of Engineered systems (Exadata for me) thrown in. Undoubtedly the release of 12C has generated many of the talks and that is all very good – exactly what the conference is there for – to find out what is new and which new features work well or can be adopted easily with real benefit.
I am disappointed that my talk has not been made the keynote speech but there is always next year. Only joshing
I am speaking at 11:30 about building and managing of an AWR repository. In a way I wish I had tried to do 2 talks , one on implementing the system and the other on what you could do with it. That is the part that really enthuses me and I feel I could generate a talking shop around those ideas for the whole session. Bring it on I say. It is a pity I am up against Niall Lichfield and Martin Bach, both very experienced professionals and good presenters. However my consolation is knowing how upset they will be about not being able to attend my talk. :)
Overall the agenda looks very strong and I am attending on all 3 days – not the Sunday though. It certainly looks full on starting at 09:00 on the Monday and running through until tea-time on the Wednesday
I think my only surprise is Tom Kyte is giving a keynote speech late on the last day and I suspect that he will not be that well-attended as people start to drift off home. I hope I am proved wrong.
I have been doing a bit of a Movember so I am posting a current photo. Mind you the growth might be gone by Monday as we will be into December then.