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.