In today's economic climate it is more important than ever to maximize your networking, improve your technical skills and understand strategic directions. For technical DBAs, Developers, Application Server Administrators, Analysts, etc. technical user conferences are one of the best ways to achieve these goals. I can't recommend highly enough to attend the RMOUG conference if you can.
Presentations I plan on attending at RMOUG (this is tentative and may change):
Tuesday: February 10, 2009
Undecided on whether to attend University event.
Wed: February 11, 2009
9:00 Encryption Tom Kyte
10:30 Partitioning Tim Gorman
1:30 Tuning Advisors Donald Burleson
2:15 Best Practices Iggy Fernandez
3:15 Fusion Hands On Lynn Munsinger
5:00 Websphere John Vansant
6:00 Reception Four Seasons Ballroom
Thu: February 12, 2009
9:00 Execution Plans Charlie Callaway
10:15 Dev Workshop Cary Milsap
11:15 Execution Plans Tamal Poder
1:30 Connection Pools Michael Rosenbloom
2:45 Partitioning Hermann Baer
4:00 SOA for DBAs Brad Brown
I hope to run into as many friends as possible during the conference and hopefully will make a few new friends before the conference is over. You should also take a look at the upcoming IOUG Collaborate conference May 3 - 7, 2009 in Orlando, FL.