On November 2nd and 3rd, I an about 100 other product managers and product team staff from Oracle will be running free, LIVE, hands-on and classroom learning workshops.

The event –

Oracle Database World—Europe, Middle East, Africa

November 2-3, 2021 | 9 a.m. GMT / 10:00 a.m. CET / 13:00 p.m. GST

If you’re awake, you’re free to join us, although the time zones were picked to be friendly with these particular regions of the world.

24 Hands-on Labs to Choose from!

If you look at the session and presenter list, you’ll notice that the people most associated with the topics are the actual speakers. So, you can learn how to upgrade your database from this guy.

The Database Tools team will be there as well!

Listen, learn, do.

How it works


Your email will be used to pre-approve you for Oracle Cloud trial accounts. That means no need to have a credit card “on file.”

You’ll create your Oracle Trial account, which comes with hundreds of hours of ‘OCI Credits,’ and then you’ll start creating services and using the technology.

But, we just don’t ‘throw you to the wolves!’

No, the class instructor will guide you through the lab, teaching you about the technology and techniques showcased in the materials.

I’ll be talking you through the basics of SQLcl and Liquibase for database schema change management.

And then after some lecture, I’ll be ‘teaching the class’ and doing the lab, WITH YOU.

Don’t worry, I go slow AND I talk too much 🙂

What if I get stuck?

We have break-out rooms staffed with MORE experts! Having trouble with your Cloud account? We have someone from the Cloud support team to help you out.

Having trouble with a particular step in the lab? We have MULTIPLE people who either helped build the lab or the technology behind the lab, in the multiple breakout rooms with you to guide you through it.

What if I don’t need your help?

Then use the event as an excuse to invest in yourself, attend a few simu-live sessions, take a look at some labs, get some extra free OCI credits, and just go for it.

One of our attendees this week in the Americas session announced to me she had finished the lab before I had even gotten started – gold star for Karen 🙂

In the labs we have a room with just a video (no sound) on replay that shows the lab being performed. So, if you do want to run wild, but get stuck, you can always go to the replay room to see what your screen should look like any any particular moment.

Our classes won’t be boring.

With Brian and I on mic/camera, we will be trying to entertain ourselves AND the attendees. Whether that’s background information on the people and tech, or just Brian poking fun at my ‘Famous Trees of Cary’ open dataset, we’re bringing high energy, enthusiasm, AND experience with us, so you don’t waste your time.

Keep what you build.

If you sign up, participate, build some cool stuff – it’s YOURS. Those cloud tenancies won’t go away. The Labs won’t go away either. Find all 262 labs you can self-guide yourself through here.

Some of these are more in-depth than others – a 10hr session on PeopleSoft migrations for example.


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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