Adventures in the Cloud
I just got back from a whirlwind tour that included a trip to San Francisco to visit the Snowflake HQ, attend the annual Oracle ACE Directors briefing, meetings and events at Oracle OpenWorld (OOW), speaking at OakTable World (OTW), then off to Chicago to speak at Enterprise Dataversity.
Yes it was packed. And lots of talk about cloud everything!
Oracle #ACED briefing prior to #OOW16 pic.twitter.com/uP8qNUHoXV
— Johan Louwers (@johanlouwers) September 16, 2016
Thanks to the great folks at OTN (Roland and Jennifer) for hosting us again this year at Oracle HQ.
Here are a few highlights:
Morning Chi Gung
Now an annual event is doing Chi Gung by the lake behind the Sofitel with a few ACE Director friends before the *top secret* briefing.
Thanks @KentGraziano for the morning exercise @HeliFromFinland @debralilley @alexnuijten @MDWidlake # ACED pic.twitter.com/Q92jekKPoW
— Yury Velikanov (@yvelik) September 15, 2016
Well, sort of. This year I walked the Golden Gate Bridge (5K) and took a dip in SF Bay in the 5th Annual Swim The Bay. Proud to say I have attended all 5 years of that event.
And this year, I got a pretty good size group to do Chi Gung on the beach after the swim (to warm ourselves back up!)
I think this is the 3rd time I have presented at the un-conference run in parallel to OOW. But this year was the 1st time I did it as an Oaktable member! Gave my talk on Building a Virtualized ODS using SQL Developer Data Modeler.
No picture from that talk (sorry) but I did a very short Chi Gung set with the attendees at lunch time to get them moving out of their seats.
Chi Gung @otw42 #otw42 with @KentGraziano pic.twitter.com/cCOsXiOfdm
— Kyle Hailey (@dbavigil) September 19, 2016
This was the best part – getting to do an interview with my good friend Laura Ramsey from OTN about data modeling and data warehousing in the cloud. Check out my full interview here.
The Drake Hotel
For the Dataversity event in Chicago, I got to stay at the very classy Drake Hotel right on the lake shore with a great view.
Oh, and my talk on Data Warehousing in 2016 and Beyond went great. I learned a lot in the various keynotes and even got an introduction to Data Science.
John Akred from @SVDataScience discusses difference between #BI and #DataScience #edv16 pic.twitter.com/zlULDM152A
— Kent Graziano (@KentGraziano) September 22, 2016
Well that is my little update for now.
Check my speaking page to see where I will be next!
The Data Warrior