You might remember I kicked off my career as a speaker at Oracle conferences last May (see my July blog post). After not doing well in Dusseldorf at DOAG Databanken 2016, I was surprised to find out that DOAG selected my new talk "Performance Tuning with SQL Developer" for their big DOAG 2016 conference in Nurenberg on November 15-18, arguably the biggest Oracle conference in Europe. On my way to Nurnberg, I stopped over in Köln and made a flash visit to the wonderful Köln cathedral (maybe the tallest in Europe, see picture). If you go through Köln sometime, do like me, it's a must-see!
The DOAG conference + exhibition is impressive in terms of size and numbers. I understand there were more than 2000 registered participants, 400 sessions, 120 speakers.
There are more pictures to be seen on the DOAG2016 website : https://2016.doag.org/en/photo-gallery-page-2/
On the first evening, I got to take part in the Speakers' dinner, in a cosy restaurant in the center of Nurnberg. On the 2nd day, I got to deliver my presentation in this big 255-seat room (see video)
My talk was mostly a demonstration of SQLDeveloper's performance tuning features. There was a lot to show but I managed to go through most of what I had prepared in 45mn.
And you know what? All the presentation material is available for download: https://2016.doag.org/en/presentations-for-download/
So for me, DOAG 2016 was BIG!!!!