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Yesterday the OTN Yathra visited Bangalore. In the local Oracle office, two rooms were reserved for 14 technical sessions by Oracle ACE Directors, ACEs and other specialists from both India and the rest of the world. The agenda included sessions on Big Data, RAC, EssBase, LDAP (in the Oracle world), SQL, APEX, Database Application Development and Enterprise Performance. 95 Delegates had signed up for this event and many Oracle employees drifted in and out of these sessions as well.
This was the last venue that is visited by the five man band consisting of Edward Roske, Raj Mattamal, Murali Vallath, Hans Forbrich and myself. The last two cities will not have the pleasure of getting visited by Raj or Edward, so this was the perfect opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to the organizer of the tour: Murali Vallath.
Murali put this tour together, soliciting speakers, creating the program, arranging the venues, doing the marketing, finding local volunteers to help put the events together and practical things such as arranging hotels and transportation and liaising with the taxi-drivers as well as staff at local venues.
The OTN Yathra 2013 is taking a group of Oracle ACE Directors across all of India. From New Delhi to Chennai and four cities in between, this AIOUG (All India Oracle User Group) enterprise brings high level Oracle technology content to Oracle developers and database administrators throughout India.
The tour is sponsored by OTN – the Oracle Technoloy Network – and put together by Murali Vallath. At the time of writing, the Yathra has hit Pune, which means that after today we are half way through with Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai still to come.
And so far it has been a great experience, for the presenters and I believe for the attendees as well. From the University sites in New Delhi and Mumbai to the ultra modern office of Oracle Financial Services in Pune, our hosts have been wonderful and the audiences appreciative. It is certainly a great pleasure to be in this traveling circus.
- Edward Roske, USA on ESS Base, Hyperion and many other components in the Oracle Business Intelligence portfolio
- Murali Vallath, India/USA on Database and RAC
- Hans Forbrich, Canada on Oracle Linux, LDAP, Database and several More >