I submitted two abstracts for Oracle OpenWorld 2017. I have two talks that I have thought of putting together:
- Python for the Oracle DBA
- Toastmasters for the Oracle DBA
I want to do these talks because they describe two things that I have spent time on and that have been valuable to me.
I have given several recent talks about Delphix. Kyle Hailey let me use his slot at Oaktable World in 2015 which was at the same time as Oracle OpenWorld 2015. Right after that I got to speak at Delphix Sync which was a Delphix user event. More recently I did a Delphix user panel webinar.
So, I’ve done a lot of Delphix lately and that is because I have done a lot with Delphix in my work. But, I have also done a lot with Python and Toastmasters so that is why I’m planning to put together presentations about these two topics.
I probably go to one conference every two years so I’m not a frequent speaker, but I have a list of conferences that I am thinking about submitting these two talks to, hoping to speak at one. These conferences are competitive and I’ve seen that better people than me have trouble getting speaking slots at them. But here is my rough idea of what I want to submit the talks to:
- OpenWorld, March call for papers
- RMOUG, August call for presentations
- Collaborate, October call for papers
I’ve never gone to RMOUG but I think it is in Denver so that is a short flight and I have heard good things.
Also, we have our own local AZORA group in Phoenix. Recently we have had some really good ACE Director/Oak Table type speakers, but I think they might like to have some local speakers as well so we will see if that will work out.
If all else fails I can give the talks at work. I need to start working on the five speeches in my Toastmasters “Technical Presentations” manual which is part of the Advanced Communication Series. I haven’t even cracked the book open, so I don’t know if it applies but it seems likely that I can use these two talks for a couple of the speech projects.
Anyway, I’ve taken the first steps towards giving my Python and Toastmasters speeches. Time will tell when these will actually be presented, but I know the value that I have received from Python and Toastmasters and I’m happy to try to put this information out there for others.