DBAOnline 10th Anniversary Celebration & Oracle Technical Seminar

2009 is the 10th anniversary of DBA Online. Our members have also grown with the organization. Majority of our members are seasoned Oracle professionals who have many years of experience in their fields. Still they are looking to advance their technical skills that will put them at the front-line of the workforce and getting to the next level. Having that need in mind, DBA Online will host its next seminar focusing on real-world advanced technologies and providing tips to existing senior Oracle professionals the knowledge that they could take back and apply to their working fields.

The seminar will take place between 2:00PM and 5:30PM on Saturday, August 15th 2009 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, located at 2055 Lincoln Highway, Edison NJ. There will be three interesting sessions. The first session will be “Migrate Database Character Set to Unicode” by Ms. Yan Li. Internet and technology made the world small and flat; globalization is one of the business trends. How to centralize the data? How to migrate existing data from different countries and regions into one database? How to migrate existing database character set into Unicode? Yan Li will show us how. Her presentation will cover how to prepare, how to implement and how to resolve some of the issues on Unicode migration. Yan Li has been working as an Oracle DBA for over 15 years for different major companies. She has made the same presentation at NYOUG meeting and she is also an active member of DBA Online.

Our second speaker will be Mr. Stan Ma on “Database Performance and Tuning After 10g Migration and Upgrade”. Stan is our committee member and has been working as a senior DBA for a long time at a major financial firm. With new versions coming out every year, Oracle DBAs are busy with migrating or upgrading databases. Often we face some problem with performance. Is upgrade bad for performance? Stan will share some of his experiences on tuning the database especially after major upgrade.

Our third session will be very interactive panel discussion and knowledge sharing. We have invited 5 DBA Online members to share their real life problems and solutions and DBA tips which you could take home to apply if you encounter the same problems. One of the panel speakers will be Mr. Qi Wang, who has been an active speaker and has been with Oracle Corporation for many years. Mr. John Zhong is also a very senior Oracle DBA and architect. He has presented at different user group conferences like: Oracle Open World and NYOUG, etc. Another panelist will be Mr. David Wang, who is the president of DBA Online and a famous Oracle DBA instructor. For this seminar, we will arrange more time for group discussion and member networking. Hope all the new and old friends will come to share their knowledge and have some fun!

The seminar is free to the public but by registration only. Please click here to register online.

Tentative Program:

DBA Online is also planning a picnic for members and their families on Saturday, July 11, 11:00am-3:00pm at the park in Highland Park, New Jersey. A detailed email will be sent out soon. Stay tuned.


DBA Online Committee

Date Saturday, August 15, 2009
Time 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee The seminar is free to the public with limited seating. Registration required
Registration Click here to register the seminar
Location Crowne Plaza Hotel (Formerly Clarion Hotel)
2055 Lincoln Highway, Edison, NJ 08817
Direction http://www.cpedison.com/directions.php

Panelist: Qi Wang, Jeff Zheng, Herman Sun, Yan Lin, David Wang.
Seminar Program (Subject to change)
2:00pm to 2:15pm Registration  
2:15pm to 3:00pm Migrate Database Character Set to Unicode Yan Li, Oracle Senior DBA
3:15pm to 4:00pm Performance and Tuning Process After Database Upgrade Stan Ma, Oracle Senior DBA
4:15pm to 5:00pm Panel Discussion and Sharing on DBA Real-word Tips DBA Online Committee
5:00pm to 5:30pm Network and Social