Category Archives: Presentations

GLOC – Pictures

I finally got around to getting a few pictures I took during my time at GLOC uploaded so I thought I would share. First, the hotel that the conference had a discount for was the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade. Now, typically I don’t care much about what hotel I stay in, but this… Read More »

GLOC – Days 1 and 2

The conference was a great event. I learned about several new things, and now I have some homework to do to get further into the details. My favorite sessions were the 2 from Carlos Sierra on SQLT and Adaptive Cursor Sharing as well as Craig Shallahamer’s session on Child Cursors. It was great to hear… Read More »

GLOC – Day 0

Arrived in Cleveland today for the Great Lakes Oracle Conference pre-conference workshops. I attended Craig Shallahamer‘s presentation on Oracle Performance. A lot of great information packed into 2 hours. More than anything, I like that from this quick presentation I was able to get a sense of how Craig does his performance troubleshooting. He clearly… Read More »

DAY-O Presentations

I have finished my presentations at DAY-O and think they went fairly well. I got a good amount of participation and even better questions. Their members do a good job talking with each other about new features or issues they are having, which is really what Users Groups should be about. I look forward to… Read More »

Upcoming Presentations

I will be presenting twice at the Dayton Oracle Users Group on Thursday, April 25. My presentations will be on reading execution plans and SQL Tuning. I have never presented at Dayton before, so I look forward to meeting the people there and seeing what kind of group they have going. Check out the full… Read More »

NEOOUG Oracle Training Seminar – Day 2

NEOOUG wrapped up yesterday, with 2 talks each by Cary Millsap and Rich Niemiec. I have seen Cary speak before, and never get tired of it. He is a natural teacher, making everything so simple to understand. Rich is a very entertaining speaker as well, and it was fun hearing about stories from Oracle’s early… Read More »

NEOOUG Oracle Training Seminar – Day 1

Day 1 is complete. The venue at Cleveland State is awesome, and the presentations were all high quality as well. My presentation went through decently, although I stumbled in a few spots. The questions I got were good, and makes me feel I need to add more to the presentation about how to use the… Read More »

NEOOUG Two Day Oracle Training Seminar

Preparing for the NEOOUG seminar next week, and have come up with my schedule. Luckily for me there is 30 minutes between the prior presentation and when I present, so I will have plenty of time to set up without having to duck out early from the previous session. Below is my planned schedule for… Read More »

Presenting at NEOOUG Two Day Oracle Training Seminar

I will be presenting my “Executing Explain Plans and Explaining Execution Plans” presentation at the NEOOUG Two Day Oracle Training Seminar in Cleveland. This will be a great conference, and I am amazed at how cheap it is for the quality of presenters. I am more impressed with the people of NEOOUG every time I… Read More »

Presentation for NEOOUG – Recap

On Friday, I presented 2 presentations for the Northeast Ohio Users Group and came away feeling pretty good. The presentations were on Execution Plans and Index Myths, and both seemed to be pretty well received. I lost one of my slides in the Explain Plans portion, but other than that it went pretty smoothly (at… Read More »