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InSync10 Conference Melbourne 16-17 August 2010 August 15, 2010

Posted by Richard Foote in InSync10.

Looking forward to catching up with everyone at the InSync10 Conference in Melbourne tomorrow. Should be a great event with lots of interesting presentations. I’ll be flying in from (not so) sunny Canberra tomorrow morning in time for most of the morning sessions.

My presentation on “Indexing New Features in Oracle11g R1 and R2” is on the Tuesday morning at 10am in Room 106. As usual, I’ve packed in about 2 hours worth of material in the 45 minute session but hopefully not too many people will mind missing out on the following morning tea 😉

Be sure to tap my shoulder and say hello if you see me wandering around 🙂

World Cup, Insync10 and Coming Index Block Dumps July 12, 2010

Posted by Richard Foote in InSync10, Richard's Musings, World Cup.

Well after a month of watching the World Cup during these long cold Canberra nights, my beloved Spain have finally, at long long last, after years and years of bitter disappointment and despair, have deservedly won the World Cup !! Iniesta, you legend, you will never have to buy a drink ever again, whenever or wherever you walk into any bar in Spain !!

Life now just isn’t going to be quite the same again …

My dream now is for Australia to both host the World Cup in 2022 and to win it one day as well.

With Cadel Evans now leading the Tour de France, perhaps I have a few more weeks of sporting late nights ahead of me still …

For those of you in Australia, just a reminder that the InSync10 Conference in Melbourne is fast approaching. I’ll be both attending and presenting this year and will be joined by a host of great speakers including Tom Kyte, Mogens Norgaard, Debra Lilley, Steven Feurestein, Connor McDonald, Kyle Hailey, Guy Harrison and Penny Cookson to name but a few. Should be a great event and I strongly recommend making it to Melbourne if you can.

My session on “Indexing New Features in 11g R1 & R2” is in Room 106 on Tuesday, 17 August 10:00am-10:45am.

I’ll soon be posting a series on Index Block Dumps, discussing how to read and interpret them and how they can be incredible useful in learning not only how Oracle indexes actually work and behave but also the internals to many core Oracle concepts such as row level locking, concurrency and read consistency.

But for tonight, a long night’s sleep finally awaits. Buenos noches …