Friday, December 09, 2011

UKOUG2011 Retrospective

Looking back at this weeks UKOUG Conference, a few things strike my mind. At first, there was no snow this time! A lot of wind to make my flight back quite wobbly, but no snow - like last year - that would make travelling very hard (up to almost impossible).
Second, there were - again - lots of good sessions to choose from. Several time slots had two or even three sessions I would like to attend. And another pro - as strange as it may sound from an APEX geek - there are not that many APEX sessions. That gives me the chance - or the obligation - to look into other corners of the Oracle ecosystem. So I actually did learn something!
And I saw some "ok" sessions, some good ones and a few excellent ones - like Doug's SPM, Connor's Partitioning and Slavik's SQL Injection. But... there was only one really impressive one: Cary's keynote. In a very emotional and personal way, he took the audience by the hand - telling some touching real life stories about his private life and work. You were right, Cary, to take this next step. Thanks a lot!
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