NorthEast Ohio Oracle Users Group Great Lakes Oracle Conference

2015 Great Lakes Oracle Conference (GLOC)

May 19 & 20, 2015
Cleveland Airport Marriott Hotel
Cleveland, OH

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2015 Keynote Addresses

Coding Therapy for Software Developers aka How Does This Code Make You Feel?
Steven Feuerstein, Oracle Corporation

We can't write software without our brains, and our brains come with a full load of "issues." The way our brain remembers the past and projects into the future has a big impact on how we write code. Moving beyond physiology, human psychology also plays its role, making it difficult for us to acknowledge ignorance and ask for help. Steven will offer an intensive coding therapy session (including couples therapy, dream therapy, game theory, and shock therapy) to help all attendees come to grips with their innate, unavoidable "issues", making it easier to write better code -- and help others on their team write better code.

Steven Feuerstein is an Architect at Oracle Corporation and one of the world's leading experts on the Oracle PL/SQL language, having written ten books on PL/SQL, including Oracle PL/SQL Programming and Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices (all published by O'Reilly Media). Steven has been developing software since 1980, spent five years with Oracle Corporation (1987-1992), and after 13 years as PL/SQL Evangelist for Quest Software (acquired by Dell in September 2012), he has recently returned to work for Oracle Corporation. Steven is an Oracle ACE Director and writes regularly for Oracle Magazine, which named him the PL/SQL Developer of the Year in both 2002 and 2006. He is also the first recipient of ODTUG's Lifetime Achievement Award (2009). In 2010, Steven started the PL/SQL Challenge, an online, daily PL/SQL quiz. To check out Steven’s latest PL/SQL webcasts, presentations and scripts, go to the Oracle PL/SQL Learning Library at www.oracle.com/oll - just search on “PL/SQL”!

Creative Problem Solving (for Oracle Professionals)
Kerry Osborne, Accenture Enkitec Group
This presentation is about problem solving; how we think about problems and how we resolve them, specifically problems involving complex computer systems. I've worked closely with extremely intelligent people; however there seems to be little correlation between raw intelligence and the ability to quickly solve difficult problems. I've worked with lots of dedicated, hard working people as well, but this characteristic also does not always foretell success. Neither does having a stellar technical background with loads of experience. So why is it that some people seem to be gifted with seemingly super-natural problem solving skills? I have spent my career solving computer problems and working with relatively large numbers of people who do the same. While I don't have all of the answers, I do have some ideas that may be helpful for making you a better problem solver and a better judge of how others will perform when faced with difficult problems.

Bio: Kerry Osborne began working with the first public release of Oracle (version 2) in 1982. For the past several years, he has been focused on understanding Oracle internals and solving performance problems. He is an Oracle Ace Director and is a proud member of theOakTable network. He has also co-authored two books (Pro Oracle SQL and Expert Oracle Exadata).

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

8:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration
9:00 am - 10:00 am

General Session
Keynote Address:Coding Therapy for Software Developers aka How Does This Code Make You Feel?
Steven Feuerstein, Oracle Corporation

10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak and Table Top Exhibits
10:30 am - 11:30 am Session 1 - Technical Presentations
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Session 2 - Technical Presentations
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmLunch and Table Top Exhibits
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Session 3 - Technical Presentations

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break and Table Top Exhibits
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Session 4 - Technical Presentations
5:30 pm Networking Event Corner Alley

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

9:00 am - 1:00 pmRegistration
9:00 am - 10:00 am

General Session
Creative Problem Solving (for Oracle Professionals)
Kerry Osborne, Accenture Enkitec Group

10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak and Table Top Exhibits
10:30 am - 11:30 am Session 5 - Technical Presentations
11:45 am - 12:45 pmSession 6 - Technical Presentations
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch and Table Top Exhibits
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Session 7 - Technical Presentations
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Session 8 - Technical Presentations