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!
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.
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.
Nothing like a brisk morning walk to start the day!
Then there is the brisk swim!
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!)
Time to get that chi flowing after the swim!
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.
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.
Live cast interview from the Moscone at OOW 2016
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.
Well that is my little update for now.
Check my speaking page to see where I will be next!
The Data Warrior