5-Apr: WIT panel added, Alex removed, Gwen and Pete schedule shifted.
11-Apr: Gwen and Pete swapped sessions.
13-Apr: Jonathan off lightning talks.
Guess what? OakTable World at IOUG C15 is happening again! Last year, we had awesome sessions and wonderful attendees. The sessions were so successful, in fact, that we needed a bigger room this year (there were other reasons too, but hey we can fit more people now!).
What: OakTable World C15
When: Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 8:00am – 5:30pm
Where: Mandalay Ballroom K
I really hope that, if you are reading this, you are planning to attend COLLABORATE 15 – IOUG Forum at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Vegas from April 12-16. If you haven’t yet planned your trip, this might just help you make the call. You know you want to be there!
OakTable Network will be holding its highly anticipated OakTable World during COLLABORATE 15! As always, IOUG was able to provide a room for us to use for the whole day (and boy what a big room it is!). The agenda is determined by the OakTable speakers, who choose topics they are passionate about. And if history is any indicator, these are also the topics you really want to hear about.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with OakTable World, Mogens Nørgaard started it as an underground event during Oracle OpenWorld—somewhere between 2007 and 2009. After several successful years and increasing popularity, the event became known as OakTable World during OOW12 and OOW13. Last year, we hosted OTWC14 at IOUG COLLABORATE 14 in Vegas. Needless to say, it was a success. So…Vegas here we come again!
Thank you to all the great companies who have sponsored this event over the years—you know who you are. This year, the usual suspects have pitched in to make it happen again—Pythian, Enkitec and Delphix. Once again, we will be printing unique t-shirts with cool graphics and awesome sponsors’ logos. Be part of history!
The OTW sessions are (mostly) aligned with conference sessions, except we start a tad later (you will appreciate it) and we’ve shifted a few sessions by 15 minutes to pack in as many as possible. Don’t worry, though, we don’t run anything during lunch or afternoon nap. :)
The current schedule is below, but check back regularly as it may change due to random events.
|8:10-8:15||someone authorized||Opening Notes|
|8:15-9:00||Tim Gorman||Augmenting SQL Monitor|
|9:15-10:15||guest session||Women in Technology Panel|
|10:30-11:10||Pete Sharman||Knowledge Sharing – Why Do It?|
|11:15-12:00||Gwen Shapira||Kafka for DBAs – Because Inquiring Minds Need to Know|
|14:00-15:00||see below||Lightning Talks!|
|15:15-16:15||Cary Millsap||The Go/No-Go Matrix for Thinking Clearly About Testing|
|16:30-17:30||Jared Still||Knowledge Builds Intuition|
Lightning Talks are 10-minute presentations done in a rapid-fire fashion. They are always a huge success—you’ve got to be there! They may be technical, motivational, or inspirational, but regardless they are always cool speeches. The sequence of the talks may change, but everything will be presented within the hour.
|Kyle Hailey||What is DevOps|
|Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman||SQLT in AWR Warehouse|
|Jonah H. Harris||Performing MongoDB-Compatible NoSQL on Top of Oracle SQL|
The OakTable Network folks and other great people will be hanging around, so make sure you drop by! This is an awesome place to grow your network. Remember that the presenters determine the agenda. Our passion to share and educate is what drives us. Come join us.
Vegas, here we come!