Whilst at the DOAG conference I decided to drop an email to the organisers to see if they had any free speaking slots where someone had dropped out and great news; they had. I got a slot on the last day at the first slot of the day (the night after the conference party!) and was really encouraged to see that the room was full and some standing. It was a good talk and some good feedback and questions and i enjoyed it greatly.
More recently I have submitted some papers for this years UKOUG conference so lets see if anything is accepted. As usual these are new papers from me. I also was asked to submit a paper for the ISACA conference in Dublin later this year so again lets see if i get accepted.
I also have been asked to speak at the UKOUG Database Server SIG on September 15th in London and i will present about "Designing Practical Audit Trails in Oracle". Next week on July 15th I have been asked to speak at the YoDB#2 meet up in Leeds and I will speak about "Locking Down Oracle". This should be fun as it is a local event for me and also the second meet of this group. Also I am planning to do what I did in Dublin last year and speak with no slides and just hands on demos. I have done this a few times over the last couple of years and its fun but harder to do with no slides to prompt you. I am going to do some hacking and then some demos of locking down my database and show that the hacking is blocked. There will of course be lots of talking about what I am doing, why the hacks are possible, what the problems are and what solutions may work - should be fun. If you are in Leeds then come along!!
I have updated my sites home page with links and dates to speaking events.
If I get a slot at the UKOUG (Birmingham in December) and ISACA (Dublin in October) I will of course update you here.