The 2018 conference season is winding down. Next week is DOAG in Germany – an amazing conference by the way – and a short time after that is the UKOUG Tech 2018 conference in Liverpool, England.

This will be my second experience presenting at UKOUG, and I’m looking forward to reconnecting with old friends and meeting new folks – all while talking about ORDS and SQL Developer.

For one week only, I’ll be adding U’s and substituting S’s for Z’s whenever possible.

The Tuning in SQL Developer talk is a cool opportunity for me to do a tips and tricks type of presentation, but use a theme like performance optimization…sorry, optimisation, to tell our story. I’ll be taking folks through plans, autotrace, real time SQL monitoring, the tuning advisor, report, SQLcl, and just a few silly IDE tricks to help you avoid making silly mistakes. And of course the number one technique for a well optimised application is a great data model, so I might sneak in a few words about SQL Developer Data Modeler.

On the REST (ORDS) talk, I’ve got a new take I’m looking forward to trying out. This will be much moure ‘hands on’ and a practical approach method for discussing how one would build a RESTful Service module or API for the Oracle Database. I’ll be covering error handling and security too, so if you’ve been curious about ‘all this REST stuff’ – don’t miss it!

Belgium Tech Days 2019

Details are still being firmed up, but plan on being in Antwerp on February the 7th and 8th. I’ll be surrounded by all the best speakers in the Oracle Community, so I’ll be pressured to bring my A-game! Seriously, just look at the people below on that poster (click for details on the conference.)

I don’t get to travel as much as I’d like to, so please take this opportunity if you’re in the area to stop by and say hi and learn more about your favorite Oracle Database tools.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to invite you to join me for a coffee or local beer. We can go over what’s working for you using our technology, or what we can do to better serve you and your team. Drop me a line at [email protected] – or you can of course send me a DM on Twitter.


I'm a Distinguished Product Manager at Oracle. My mission is to help you and your company be more efficient with our database tools.

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