London, UK: Provisional date for the next session of ClubOracle with e-DBA, beer, pizza and technical chat.
9th – 10th Sep 2015
Zurich, Switzerland: Christian Antognini is chairing his annual event on Oracle Performance and has asked me to deliver a couple of presentations. I’ll be speaking on “Calculating Join Cardinality” and “Understanding Parallel Execution Plans”. Full speaker list and agenda at this URL.
5th – 9th Oct 2015
Johannesburg, South Africa: Oracle University is organising an Expert Summit event, and has asked me to be one of the speakers. I’ll be on for the first two days with the titles: “Writing Optimal SQL” and “Trouble-shooting and Tuning”.
25th – 29th Oct 2015
San Francisco, USA: The abstracts I submitted for OpenWorld have all been declined, but it’s fairly safe to assume I’ll show up, and I have a degree of confidence that the OakTableWorld selection committee will accept at least one of my abstracts.
17th – 19th Nov 2015
Nuremberg, Germany: I’ve had two abstracts accepted for the DOAG annual conference – “Five Hints for Optimising SQL” that I presented recently for Oracle Midlands (See Tim Hall’s comments here), and “Core Strategies for Troubleshooting”.
7th – 9th Dec 2015
Birmingham: UKOUG Tech Conference 2015. My abstract on optimising by not doing the work you don’t need to do (“Just don’t do it”) has been timetabled for Tuesday 8th, and I’ve been given a single combined panel session on the Cost Based Optimizer (rather than one for beginners and one for the more experienced) for Monday 7th. I’ll be sharing the platform with Maria Colgan, Chris Antognini, and Nigel Bayliss (a recent addition to Oracle’s Data Warehousing group in the UK).
1st – 5th Feb 2016
London, UK Provisional: Oracle University is organising an Expert Summit event, and has asked me to be one of the speakers.