The call for papers for UKOUG Tech 13 closed yesterday – though you may still be able to get something in if you visit the website before Monday. I’ve submitted a total of five – two of them aimed at novice DBAs and trouble-shooters – so I’ll probably get a couple of slots; and Tony Hasler has linked my name with a “round table” (CBO – what else ?) and a “weird and whacky” which will be a reprise of the debate we had a couple of years ago about Oracle’s treatment of hints.
More importantly, for the immediate future, though – I’ll be speaking at the OUG Scotland conference which is only a few days away (12th June). It’s a one-day event with 6 concurrent streams of information covering DBA, Developer, APEX, BI, Apps and Cloud – so something for everyone.
The full agenda is here, and (free) registration details here. I’ll be talking about compression, and I’m particularly interested to hear what Julian Dyke will have to say about sorting (and other PGA hogs). I will have a problem in the afternoon, though – torn between heckling Doug Burns as he talks about the 10053 trace, or going to learn more about the (rarely used) model clause from Tony Hasler.