Training Days 2019 Registration Open

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Register to attend the largest grass-roots Oracle Users Conference in the nation.

Training Days 2019

February 19 – 21

Westin Westminster Hotel

Last year’s Training Days provided content from renowned experts in an incredible venue with free parking. Building on that momentum, this year promises a conference full of educational sessions featuring best-of-the-best presenters, with the low-key networking opportunities and breathtaking scenery you’ve come to expect!


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Keynote Presenter – Kerry Osborne, Accenture Enkitec Group
Kerry Osborne

How to Stay Relevant

I keep hearing people express concerns about their jobs and discussing what they think they should be doing to ensure that they remain valuable and employable. These questions are not new, by the way. COBOL programmers were asking the same questions a very long time ago. Why are they asked with so much more frequency now? It’s complicated. But I believe it’s the result of uncertainty caused by the massive amount of change going on in the IT world. The trend toward cloud computing is definitely high on the list of disruptive changes. But there’s also a strong push to automate all sorts of operational tasks and, of course, that includes traditional DBA tasks. I’m sure you’ve heard Larry talking about the autonomous database, right? AI, massive increases in data volumes, and the trend toward open source software also contribute to the disruption.

Change is inevitable, and the pace is relentless. But despite all that — and at the risk of ruining the punch line of the presentation — I don’t believe there will ever be a shortage of opportunities for smart, industrious people, as long as they are willing to evolve their skills. So, let’s discuss where the industry is headed, where we should be focusing our energy, and How to Stay Relevant.

Kerry Osborne is an Oracle performance specialist. A consultant for most of his career, he’s been fortunate enough to spend time doing a combination of technical and business stuff. Kelly started an Oracle-focused consulting company called Database Consultants in the late 80s (later renamed ThinkSpark), which he eventually sold. In 2004, he co-founded another Oracle-focused firm, Enkitec, which was acquired by Accenture in 2014.

Pre-conference Workshops
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Pre-registration and additional fee required.

MongoDB 101
Sigfrido Narvaez, Principal Solutions Architect, MongoDB
9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Curious about MongoDB? Learn an overview of MongoDB during this interactive, hands-on workshop. After the workshop you will have an introductory understanding of:

  • MongoDB use cases
  • Design patterns
  • How to achieve HA with Replication
  • How to achieve horizontal scale with Sharding

How to get started developing on MongoDB

APEX for the DBA
Scott Spendolini, Charles Kim & Jerry Ward, Viscosity, NA
9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Intro to APEX (1 hr.)
Just what is this APEX thing? This session will provide an overview of what APEX is and what it can do. It will focus on the technical architecture, schemas, and other database components that APEX makes use of, as well as a logical overview. DBAs will also see just how easy it is to create their own applications with APEX.

APEX Installation, Configuration, & Management (2 hrs.)
After a general overview, it’s essential to understand how to install and manage APEX. This session will do just that — explain how to install APEX and how to apply any associated patches. It will also discuss different middle-tier deployment options and how to configure ORDS, which is an essential component of APEX.

Once APEX is installed and configured, there’s not much management needed from a DBAs point of view. But what little there is will be covered here, including how to secure an instance of APEX, ways to provision and manage developer workspaces, and protocols for the ACL and Oracle Wallet.

How to Write Better Technical Reports
Cary Millsap, Cintra Software & Services
9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Writing technical reports is not the most fun thing in the world for most people, but the thing you need to realize is that the person who records history literally controls how history will be remembered. My career has been distinguished more by writing than anything else I do.

A good technical document needs to be strong, relevant, crisp, informative, and interesting. And if you try to write one up at the end of a project, you’ll learn two horrible things. First, you won’t be able to remember enough details to write the truth. And second, you’ll find yourself wanting to write strong declarative sentences that you can’t write without doing a little more research. Since your project is done, you don’t have the chance. In this way, the writing of the report profoundly influences the project itself.

In this informal session, I’ll cover a number of tips that will help you write stronger, more relevant, and more interesting reports. The goal will be to help you to better showcase your hard work, and in fact, improve the quality of the work you’re writing about.

This session will describe:

  • why your report is just as important as your work itself
  • when you should write your report
  • tips for making your report stronger and more relevant
  • examples of what to do, and what not to

Cary Millsap  is a writer, teacher, designer, developer, consultant, and software performance specialist.  He has presented at hundreds of events around the world, and his blog has been featured on the front page of Reddit. He tweets at @CaryMillsap. He is the author of The Method R Guide to Mastering Oracle Trace Data and Optimizing Oracle Performance, for which he and Jeff Holt were named Oracle Magazine‘s Authors of the Year. His is published in professional journals including Communications of the ACM.  He is the lead designer of the Method R software tools that help professionals around the world manage Oracle Performance.

Mr. Millsap is Vice President of User Experience Solutions at Cintra Software & Services and he owns Method R Corporation, a company that makes enterprise-grade software measurement tools for companies including Fortune 100 firms.  In the 1990s, he was Vice President of the $15 million System Performance Group at Oracle Corporation. He is a founding member of the Oak Table Network.

Enterprise Blockchain
John King, King Training Resources
9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Blockchain started with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and has moved into the Enterprise quickly.

Some say that Blockchain is a solution in search of a use case; like many new technologies there are (unfortunately) those who want to push it into every situation, suitable or not. I’ll show you some concrete use cases where Blockchain is making a difference today and in the future. This session will present a quick overview of what Blockchain is, and why the model used for currency does not fit the enterprise well. We’ll then talk about Enterprise use of Blockchain including: shared ledger, consensus, permissioned vs. permissionless networks, what “immutable” means, transparency, trust, smart contracts, and elimination of manual processes.

Open source technology is partly responsible for the explosion of Blockchain; we’ll discuss the two major players: HyperLedger Fabric and Ethereum with an emphasis on HyperLedger Fabric. Then, I’ll discuss Oracle’s Blockchain Cloud Service and (hopefully) do a live demonstration to illustrate its ease of use and applicability to enterprise use cases. Blockchain is not for everything, but, where it makes sense, it is going to change the way we do business by providing a trusted single source of truth.

John Jay King, is a partner in King Training Resources, a U.S.-based firm providing instructor-led training since 1988 for application and database developers. John develops and presents customized courses in a variety of topics, including Oracle, Cloud, MAF, ADF, Web Services (REST and/or SOAP), UX (User Experience), SQL, PL/SQL, Java. He frequently presents at industry conferences worldwide, is an Oracle ACE Director, a member of the OakTable Network, and serves on the AZORA Board.


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Announcing Fall Education Workshop 11/9/2018

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Announcing our Fall Education Hands-On Workshop.
Friday, November 9, 2018
Come and learn about
AWS from two of Amazon’s
best Randy DeFauw and Kathy Gibbs.
Be sure to bring your laptop to
participate in the hands-on
part of the workshop.
 7:35am – 8:30am – Registration Check-in / Continental Breakfast
Note: RMOUG members can attend all workshops free of charge.,  RMOUG has also, extended an invitation to non-members to
attend this workshop free of charge.
8:30am – 10:00am – [Lecture] Introduction to AWS
Hands-On Lab: Creating a VPC and deploying your first instance (which will later serve as a database client)
10:00am – 10:15am – Break
10:15am – 12:00pm – ( (Lecture )Introduction to databases on AWS
Hands-on Lab: Deploy MySQL RDS cluster with HA and read replicas
Don’t Forget to Bring your laptop this hands on workshop. Lab prerequisites: Please have an AWS account to use with permissions to use EC2, RDS, and related AWS services.
This meeting will be held at the
University of Denver in
Sturm Hall Room 287
2000 E Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80210
Parking Permits are available for attendees, please contact Peggy at

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