Friday, May 8, 2009


Finally...I'm actually tired of writing. Thank goodness it's over.

First off I would like to thank the OAUG staff for providing me with the opportunity to attend. I hope in some small way I was able to help them out. I'd also like to thank Jake for the encouragement he's provided over the last year or so...this would not have happened if he had not convinced me to give Twitter another go.

If you couldn't tell, I like conferences. I like the opportunity to learn new things and I especially like the chance to meet new people. I love what I do for a living, but I like the interactions with others even more. Conferences are a natural fit for me (minus ALL the writing).

I also love the idea of user generated content, which is what these events are about. Not all the presentations are given by the fore-most experts in their field. They are given by people who love what they do and want to share that knowledge. That's one reason I blog, to share.

I still need to figure out where I fit the best. I'm not really sure it's OAUG because it's not as technical as IOUG. Is IOUG for me? I'm not sure about that either. Maybe I fit better with Oracle Development Tools User Group (ODTUG). I know I can fit in with any of those groups because that's what I've done my whole life (always being the new kid). Oracle Open World (OOW) is a combination of all that's probably where I belong (Hey Oracle, where's my pass?).

To make things easy for people looking for COLLABORATE stuff, I'm including the complete list of articles I wrote about the event in this post.

Thanks again to everyone involved.

What's Your Schedule?
What's Your Latest Schedule?
Registration, Bearings, etc.
Anatomy of a Database Attack
Data Security Challenge
Convert Forms to ApEx
Other Stuff
Day 1 (Wrap-up)
OAUG - Jan Wagner
Day 2 (Wrap-up)
ECM and Rocking Out
It's a Roller Coaster
Day 3 (Wrap-up)
Other Blogs
RAC Attack!


Chris Taylor said...


Enjoyed meeting you at Collaborate and hanging out.

I've bookmarked your site and I'm sure I'll see you around.

Chris Taylor
Sr. Oracle DBA w/ Ingram Barge Co. (Nashville, TN)

oraclenerd said...


Ditto. Kris and I were talking about your love of SpongeBob on the way home.

Drop me a line when you get a chance so we can keep up. chet at oraclenerd diot com