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I’ve just bumped this to the top of the stack because the Call for Papers for the UKOUG annual conference (RDBMS and EBS themes, 5th – 7th Dec) is getting close to the closing date of 5th June. If you’re interested in presenting, you need to go to this link pretty soon.

Coming Soon

I’ve just popped this posting to the top of the stack as the best place to mention a change in my “public appearances” listing. There’s still a link in the “Special Links” list near the top of the right hand column, but this now points to a page on the blog rather than to a page on my old web site. This should make it a little easier to keep it up to date in a more timely fashion.


I will be speaking at a couple of events for the UKOUG, over the next few months. The next is in Scotland on 8th June (details not yet published) – for a joint effort with Tony Hasler to repeat the debate I had with him at the UKOUG annual conference: “Does Oracle Ignore Hints”.

Mainland Europe

Moving out from the local user group – I will be heading to Zurich, Switzerland for May 24th/25th, to take part in the Trivadis Performance Days 2011 where I’ll be doing my presentation on “How to Write Efficient SQL”, and ending the event with my interactive “Beginner’s Guide to becoming an Expert” and one other presentation. And in other events in mainland Europe, I’ve got a date with DOAG (the German Oracle user group) for an event on 14th/15th September to present the two-day “Optimising Oracle – Foundations” course.

In the Oracle University “Celebrity Seminar” series I’ll be in in Prague (Czech Republic) in May and Munich (Germany) in June. For more details see the “Public Appearances” link near the top of the right-hand panel.

If you need to persuade anyone that they should give you the time and money to attend one of my full-day events you might want to show them these blog reports of three of my one-day tutorials: