Thursday, November 5, 2009

RMOUG Training Days 2010 Agenda

An early version of the agenda for RMOUG Training Days 2010 is now available. The agenda currently shows six University Sessions, ten 90 minute sessions, ten 30 minute sessions, and then many of the typical 60 minute sessions. As usual, many of the presentations are focused on Oracle database development and administration. However, there are several presentations likely to appeal to those who have little or no interest in the database.

The following are some of the sessions that I think look interesting based on their titles and abstracts. There are more attractive sessions than I will list here.

There is only one session (Session 4, Wednesday, 17 February 2010, 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm) with 30 minute presentations, but there are many potentially interesting presentations during that session. These include Using SQL to Generate SQL (likely to be particularly useful for those new to SQL), Java 6 and Java 5 New Features (likely to be particularly useful for those new to J2SE 5 or Java SE 6), and 10 Things I Did Not Learn from SQL Class (very specific how-tos listed in this abstract).

Bill Jackson's 60-minute presentation 10 Easy Ways to Build a Better Graphic User Interface is scheduled for Session 7 (Thursday, 18 February 2010, 9 am - 10 am). My first presentation, RESTful Java is scheduled for Session 8 (Thursday, 18 February 2009, 10:15 am - 11:15 am) and Oracle Fusion Design Fundamentals is offered in that same session. My second presentation, Applied Groovy: Scripting for Java Development, is scheduled for Session 11 (Thursday, 18 February 2009, 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm).

There are multiple presentations on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) including SOA Today during Session 9 (Thursday, 17 February 2009, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm). Other SOA presentations include Problems and Solutions Facing SOA Implementations and Using Agile Approaches and Techniques for Rapid SOA Implementations (both Session 11) and Agile SOA: Is It Possible? (Session 7).

Although Oracle is pursuing acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Java and Sun products play a relatively minor role at Training Days 2010. There are three presentations with "Java" in the title, which are my two presentations ("RESTful Java" and "Applied Groovy: Scripting for Java Development") and the above-cited John King presentation "Java 6 and Java 5 New Features." There are additional presentations that are Java-related such as presentations on Application Development Framework (ADF) and Fusion.

Several of the speakers scheduled for RMOUG Training Days 2010 are very well-known in the Oracle community. These include Robert Freeman, Steven Feuerstein, and Duncan Mills. There are also several speakers who frequently present at RMOUG Training Days as well as some speakers that are new to Training Days.

I always start to get more excited about attending a conference once its agenda has been posted. I am looking forward to presenting at and attending RMOUG Training Days 2010.

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