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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

It's a New Year, time for a change in theme and a First for me

"I got no rudder. Wind blows northerly, I go north. That's who I am." - Captain Malcolm Reynolds, Serenity
OK, the black background and white text (particularly with the colors of the hot links) was getting too much for these tired old eyes.

Time for a change!

Might try this blue and white thing and see how it holds up.

RMOUG 2012 Also, I was quite happy to find out that I've had an abstract accepted for the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group Training Days at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO happening February 15 and 16, 2012.

My paper is titled "Hailing Frequencies Open - An Introduction to Oracle Heterogeneous Services". This will be my first time presenting at a technical conference and while very nervous about the whole thing, I'm quite excited at the same time.

The abstract of the presentation reads:

Abstract: In business today, applications run on multiple platforms, across multiple database systems. You may have your timekeeping application running on Windows with Microsoft SQL Server, yet your payroll system runs on Oracle on Solaris. Perhaps you have some other system using MySQL on Linux. If you need to have your Oracle system talk to both of them, how do you do it? Making Oracle talk to Oracle is easy. How do we make Oracle talk to these alien systems? The answer is Oracle Heterogeneous Services. Learn how to configure Oracle and your other database systems to talk together. Hailing Frequencies Open!

Apart from the obvious Star Trek connotations in the title, I'll try to keep the Trek references to a minimum during the presentation, but there's some definite Trek related slides in the planning to help get a point across.

Definitely looking forward to this one!