As I said in my last post I was hoping to give daily updates, well I’ve been having too much fun meeting new people and catching up with friends.Â I’ve been keeping track of everything and have posts ready to go, I just haven’t had time to give them the once over before posting them.Â Lots of great stuff at the conference so far, BI its just plain exciting right now, hopefully Oracle’s customers will be able to afford it ($225K a proc, ouch!!!).Â The JSF / Ajax / SOA presentations have been great.Â I love Oracle right now, the only problem is trying to keep up.Â Also, look for a site that I’ve promised for a long time to come online soon.Â I think I’m getting final clearance soon to go ahead with it, keep your eyes peeled.Â I think its going to be a lot of fun for everyone.
Well its time for another conference, I’ll be presenting at ODTUG this week and at the conference all week. TUSC recently opened an office in DC and I moved out here to help support it. So if anyone wants to catch me I’ll be working the TUSC booth or flying around.
I’ll be one of the guys completely out of place in a suit the whole time.Â UPDATE: I guess someone from TUSC is reading my blog, the day after I posted this an email came out saying this was now a business casual conference 😀
|Saturday, June 17||8:30 â€“ 5:00||Web Architecture Symposium|
|Â||9:00 â€“ 4:00||Hands on Training|
|Sunday, June 18||1:00 â€“ 4:00||Discoverer CAB â€“ Wilson AB|
|Â Monday, June 19||11:15 â€“ 12:15||XML Publisher – Mark Rittman â€“ Wilson C|
|Â||12:30 â€“ 1:30||TUSC Booth|
|Â||1:30 â€“ 2:30||BI Real World Cases â€“ Dan Vlamis â€“ Wilson C|
|Â||2:45 â€“ 3:45||Successful Dimensional Modeling â€“ Washington 6|
|Â||4:00 â€“ 5:30||TUSC Booth|
|Tuesday, June 20||8:30 â€“ 9:30||Why OWB â€“ Jean Pierre â€“ Washington 6|
|Â||9:45 â€“ 10:45||ADF Recipes â€“ Duncan Mills â€“ Washington 5|
|Â||1:30 â€“ 2:30||BI DW Panel – Washington 3|
|Â||2:45 â€“ 3:45||Quick Web Development â€“ Matt Topper â€“ Washington 4|
|Â||4:00 â€“ 5:00||Climb to the OLAP Summit â€“ Keith Laker – Wilson C|
|Wednesday, June 21||9:45 â€“ 10:45||Why you need a TRB â€“ Dan Norris â€“ Washington 5|
|Â||11:00 â€“ 12:00||Ajax and JSF â€“ Frank Nimphius â€“ Washington 3|
|Â||1:00 â€“ 2:00||Effective Data Warehouse Architecture â€“ Rittman â€“ Washington 6|
|Â||2:15 â€“ 3:15||Changing the World with SOA â€“ Matt Topper â€“ Washington 4|
I’m really looking forward to this conference, there is a lot of new things coming out in the BI/DW space and it’ll be good to catch up with some friends. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to meet some new ones too. My goal is to blog some daily updates and give a recap. We’ll see how that works out.
For those of you that know me IRL (in real life) you know that I’m the self proclaimed king of ADD and come up with more ideas than fort knox has gold bars. I consistently come up with new ideas and being a tech guy is my way to make them come to life. All my major project successes come from when people tell me “Those things will never work together” or “Theres no way to get that done, you know your job is on the line if you don’t”. This is me, this is where I thrive, major pressure, major issues and 1000 miles a minute. So when I ran across this blog entry today I had to laugh:
Of course with my ADD problem I copied the text of it and not the actual URL to the blog, so here it is:
These people come up with ideas and love incubating them but may or may not try to run them longer term. They:
Sound like anyone you know, well except the whole “probably shouldn’t run the companies they start for more than a few months” I’m still friends with most of the people I’ve worked with over the years, well except those who couldn’t keep up or those I frustrated ;-). So if anyone wants to pay me boat loads of money to build my ideas or even a little money I’m all ears. Or if you have a cool project where it’ll never get done in time or things will never work together…bring it on.
Update: I found the link to the original blog, http://onlyonce.blogs.com/onlyonce/2006/06/what_kind_of_en.html The article I read actually was stripped content from the original article (theres that ADD again). So based on the full article I actually think I might fit into that rare category…