Monday, September 14, 2009

All About Grouping at OOW and UKOUG

My plan for 2009 was to try to do a presentation about grouping in SQL at both Oracle OpenWorld and at UKOUG. I submitted abstracts for both conferences. Unfortunately, the session was not selected for Oracle OpenWorld. Not very surprising really, since it is about functionality that was introduced in versions 8 and 9, so I can imagine other subjects are more important for Oracle. A bit later I read this post by Jonathan Lewis about the UKOUG conference, where Jonathan writes about more than 200 abstracts for 55 slots and a very high standard this year. So I started assuming that I would not be giving my presentation this year at all.

I did receive some good news though: CIBER management selected two people to visit Oracle OpenWorld, and I was one of them. Thanks Erik and Roel! A week later, I was totally surprised but delighted to receive an email telling that my session was selected for UKOUG. The agenda has been put online a couple of days ago, so you can see the proof here. And I was able to reserve a spot for Oracle OpenWorld's Unconference. So now I will be giving the presentation two times.

- Thursday 15th October 10 AM, at Oracle OpenWorld, Unconference, Moscone West Overlook I
- Wednesday 2nd December 13:50 - 14:50, at UKOUG Conference Series Technology & E-Business Suite, Track 3, Server Technology stream

You can read the UKOUG abstract here. If you are visiting one of those conferences, I hope to see you there.


  1. It definitely caught my eye for UKOUG; I'm more than likely going to go and if so, yours is one of the presentations that I'm hoping to go to!

    'T will be nice to be able to put a face to the name *{:-)

  2. Congrats for getting selected to present at UKOUG! I'm sure you'll have a marvelous time!

  3. (Oh, and looking forward to seeing you again at OOW!)

  4. Hi Boneist,

    I suppose I can recognize you by your trombone carrying bag :-)
    See you in Birmingham.

  5. Hi Chen,

    Thanks, and see you in San Francisco. Did you sign up for the ACE dinner?

  6. ace dinner? I'm not sure I saw an invitation... I guess the answer is no.
    I'll check with Lillian if its too late to sign up :)

  7. *laughs* I will most definitely *NOT* be bringing my trombone; too heavy to walk around with, even if I do have a new case that I can carry on my back, and a pain to carry on the train!

    But there may well be something else trombone-related that you'll be able to recognise me by *{;-)

    I'm all booked up now, so will definitely be there... can't wait! *{:-D