Tuesday, 27 June 2017

PG Day Russia, out of comfort zone.

In one week from now, I will be visiting the pgday.ru event in St Petersburg.

There is a Russian and an English page...


A big Thanks (Спасибо) goes to Timur Akhmadeev for bringing the event to my attention.

Curious as I am, I decided to try and send them some abstracts, and Low-and-Behold: I got selected to speak. Twice. Wow, Honored. My head was swelling with pride...

To some of my oracle Friends: I can recommend visiting non-Oracle events: You can stop bickering about the CBO or the opatch-inventory, and re-start living again. We can learn a lot, and we may even warn the PG community of some of our oracle-based mistakes.

It is Interesting and Fun just exploring the fellow-speakers and topics.
The PG community seems full of talent and experience. For example, they are also (re)discovering the benefits of "smart-DB" and "thick-DB" (link to "continuous delivery of stored-procedures").

So today I got my Passport back (visum approved), and I am all set to go. I really look forward to wandering around this event as a complete noob in a Foreign Environment.

#Curious  #любопытный


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

OUG Meetings Spring 2017

Planning is in the air.

This spring, if all continues to go well, I will visit six events in a nice, long spring "tour". And here is the Logo-and-Link-fest of the various events:


15-16 May, the Riga Dev Days (RDD):

Riga Dev Days.


24-26 May: Serbian Oracle User Group conference in Zlatibor:

Serbian Oracle User Group - Zlatibor Conference.




30 May: meetup of RoOUG




02-04 June: BgOUG spring conference :





15-16 June: the OGH tech experience:



Austrian Anwender Conference.



I cannot wait to get on the motorcycle again. On a map, it looks like this:

Hmm, if I stretch it, I could make an interactive Google-map with all the events + dates on it. But I'm too lazy; I'd rather go visit those places by motorcycle... 

The map link for the complete trip-plan is here, if you want to zoom in on the details: https://goo.gl/maps/1YvXPzCowMJ2 .

And if you live along that route and feel like grabbing a cup of Coffee while I check the Wifi Signal: Contact me!

Regrettably, I will have to skip two events due to time constraints: OUGF and ITOUG
I have politely cancelled going to Helsinki this year. I’m really sorry to miss the OUGF.fi Harmony event because it is always good quality content and nice social activities. I’ll try to be there next year folks. Kiitosh.

And, although I am very curious, I have to politely skip the (first?) Italian ITOUG tech day on 06 Giugno. I love to go to “new” places and start-up-usergroups, but this one would mean a race from Bulgaria to Milano. I hope to visit an Italian event soon though (it will mean going over the Alps and drinking Good Coffee, always a Pleasure!)

And by the way, I've done trips like this for 3 years in a row now. I know how to do this by now, and it is Great Fun. Check last year's tour on the interactive map-log at MyAdventure.bike...

See  you on an OUG somewhere !