Yesterday I went to London to visit Pewterers’ Hall, the base of The Worshipful Company of Pewterers (est. ca. 1450), to give a presentation at the Server Tech special interest group of the UK Oracle User Group.
I was on as the last event of the day, and the title of my presentation was “The Pessimist’s view of Exadata” – which, I have to say, starts with a slide where I point out that I think Exadata is a wonderful piece of kit. Unfortunately I over-ran my time, but I had a reasonable stopping point so I stopped nearly on time, but said that if anyone wanted to stay on after the close of business I’d go through the rest of the slides.
Ten people were able to stay on, and asked several questions about use and strategy – and that sort of enthusiasm really makes me feel I’ve done something worthwhile. And then something like this happens – and really gives me a massive boost.