Another Hotsos Symposium is in the books (well, the main Symposium is over with only the Training Day remaining tomorrow). As usual, it was a phenomenal event. Hotsos has got it down to a science on how to deliver a 5 Diamond event and it just seems to get better every year. My thanks go out to everyone at Hotsos who work so hard to make this event happen (special nod to Rhonda B and Becky G...sounds like a new girl band, huh?). It's a week chock full of the best technical information on Oracle performance you're going to find anywhere, a lot of great food, superb networking and "get-to-know" you time with other attendees, and (last, but not least) a fantastic themed party night to top it all off. This year's party theme was "Steampunk". The attire I donned for this photo is indicative of the genre if you're wondering what the heck Steampunk is (more photos here).
My favorite mode of life is being busy doing something that I enjoy and that I know, beyond a doubt, is the Right Thing to be doing. Any hour I get to spend in that zone is a precious gift.
I’ve been in that zone nearly continuously for the past three weeks. I’ve been doing two of my favorite things: lots of consulting work (helping, earning, and learning), and lots of software development work (which helps me help, earn, and learn even faster).
I’m looking forward to the next four weeks, too, because another Right Thing that I love to do is talk with people about software performance, and three of my favorite events where I can do that are coming right up:
The 2011 Hotsos Symposium begins in just a little over a month (March 6) and I can't wait! I've been fortunate to have attended every Symposium except one (last year) since these events began. When I was asked to conduct the Training Day following this year's main Symposium (the Training Day is on March 10) I was honored to accept and thrilled that I would be back in attendance this year.
I’ve attended and presented at numerous Oracle conferences and events over the years but one conference I’ve never had the opportunity to attend is the Hotsos Symposium, held each year in Dallas, Texas, USA. It’s one of the premier Oracle events, especially for those of us DBAs with a special interest in performance tuning and management and [...]