Not only did I get to read and rate well over a 100 abstracts (I think it was 100, I can't remember for sure...it was a lot, trust me), I somehow "volunteered" to put together the Tools, Tools, Tools Sunday symposium. I have a problem saying no.
"Whatever. I'll make the most of it," I thought.
You bet. I'm gonna make this thing exactly how I want it. Thoughts and dreams began to form in my brain...we could do this, we could do that, a VM? Definitely! Discussions with the rest of the committee yielded some great ideas. I was leaning towards more of a concept drive day, you know, "Why do this with Tool A?" or some such nonsense (see, I was building it for myself). That's when Lewis intervened and reeled me back in a bit.
Restraining order aside, he reminded me, Tools! Tools! Tools!
"What's it about?"
Recently, I seemed to call a bunch of people tools...if read out of context that is:
Cary Millsap, Christian Berg, Alex Gorbachev, Eddie Awad, Chen Shapira, Jake Kuramoto, Matt Topper, Lewis Cunningham, John Scott, Dimitri Gielis . . . I could go on and on. I encourage other Oracle people to add these tools to their repertoire.
Mr. Kallman [blog | twitter] was angry I didn't include him in that list. The original copy did list him, but it was shortened due to a shortage of space. Besides, he didn't ostracize himself by calling all those people tools.
Anyway, tools. Database tools. Database development tools. Got it.
So who's speaking?
Lewis and I will be doing the introduction. Of course I can't be in the room (50 foot radius).
Who else? I'm glad you asked.
- Cary Millsap [ blog | twitter ]
- Dominic Delmolino [ blog | twitter ]
- Jeff Smith [ blog | twitter ]
- Kris Rice [ blog | twitter ]
- Marc de Oliveira [ linkedin ]
- Sten Vesterli [ blog | twitter ]
- Sue Harper [ blog | twitter ]
Not in that order. You'll have to check out the page to see what they are talking about.
I'm excited, very excited.
Thanks to Lewis for giving me this opportunity and much thanks to all the participants for making my job easier (though I will reserve final judgement until it's over). :)