ThatJeffSmith

My Oracle Twitter List

Are you new to Twitter, and need people to follow to get the conversation started? If you work with Oracle, then please continue reading.

Don’t forget to check out @BrentO’s Twitter Book!

I harangued (definition) my colleague and close friend this morning until he relented in joining Twitter. He specializes in Oracle, so I thought I would send him a quick who-to-follow list in the Oracle Community.

As I was building this list, I was a taken back a bit by how large it ended up being. My impression for awhile has been that the SQL folks were dominating the Twitter-verse, but I think the Oracle crowd has come on strong in the past few months. If you are new to Twitter and work with Oracle, I suggest you look at these fine folks.

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Please note the editorial descriptions are my take on the accounts based on my interactions and observations…if I have you pegged wrong, please let me know!

Twitter Accounts that Talk Oraclein no particular order
@GrumpyOracleDBA – Just the RIGHT amount of grumpy.
@surachart – Will trade Oracle Help for English lessons :)
@martinberx – German, extremely willing to help others
@leight0nn
@petefinnigan – celebrity status, security expert
@DBAKevlar – Pythian consultant. Pythian folks seems eager to help and share
@oakies_blog – OakTable, club of oracle experts. This is their blog feed
@dtseiler
@lj_dobson
@Kathleenodtug
@arupnanda
@martinpaulnash
@Mike_ODTUG
@nlitchfield
@patch72 – PL/SQL expert
@dannorris – Exadata guy for Oracle
@fuadar
@oracleopenworld
@chriscmuir
@OraDBPedia
@oraclebase
@jpiwowar
@RobPaller – talks about terradata too
@SathyaBhat
@dgielis – APEX dude
@sueharps – SQL Developer PM
@markrittman – UK consultant
@alexgorbachev – Pythian, certified genius, and Russian. Scary dude :)
@odtug
@ioug
@GregRahn – another oracle employee, has a great blog
@syd_oracle – Gary Myers, in Australia, super nice guy
@eddieawad – finds some of the best Oracle blog posts
@neilkod – genius programmer, likes Toad
@gvwoods
@oraclenerd – hates database GUIs, but I like him anyway
@TheRealLewisC
@CaryMillsap – Method-R, need I say more?
@thelongsilence – NZ DBA, RAC/ASM/Datawarehouse gOD
@krisrice – Dev Manager for SQL Developer. We trade war stories.