Open discussion: How to become an Expert!

  • August 16, 2011 · 5:30 PM
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You are invited to discuss "How to become an Expert!" with the World TOP Oracle Experts! Oracle ACE Directors, OakTable network members and local community members will discuss face to face what skills and personal characteristics you should develop to become a recognizable expert on the field!

We hope it is going to be a very special event unlike anything else you have seen before. The following Oracle Experts confirmed their participation as of now:
Chris Muir (Oracle ACE Director, Australia)
Connor McDonald (Oracle ACE Director, Australia)
Craig Shallahamer (Oracle ACE Director, US)
Guy Harrison (Oracle ACE, Australia)
Marcelle Kratochvil (Oracle ACE Director, Australia)
Richard Foote (Oracle ACE Director, Australia)
Thomas Kyte (Oracle, US)
Tim Hall (Oracle ACE Director, UK)

Just to give you some idea of possible discussion topics that we envisage can be part of the discussion:
- Top skills that you need to become an Oracle expert
- Real life stories on how to become an expert
- Are education and certifications important?
- What are possible/best training options?
- How to keep your skills in good shape?
- How Oracle community related activities can help (if they can help at all)?

As we mentioned this is going to be something special. We are keeping the format of the Meetup very open. No one from the experts is expected to present anything. We will not use a projector or computers. We will have a set of questions prepared in advance to facilitate the discussion. As in most of our events our sponsors (The Pythian Group) will ensure that each participant enjoys the friendly conversation having a bottle of beer or glass of wine in hand.

Any one from Oracle Community is invited to participate (subject to seats availability). Please feel free to join us and broadcast news about the event among yours professional networks!

See you at 16th of August,
SOM Committee,
Nuno, Gary, Paul & Yury

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  • Yury Velikanov

    NOTE: Chris Muir and Richard Foote joined Oracle since the event and therefore are not part of the Oracle ACE public program anymore.

    November 2, 2012

  • Milton Ingram

    This was an excellent meetup event. It was great to hear the panel of 'reluctant experts' tell of their experiences in the Oracle and IT world in general. Well done Yuri, Gary and Pythian.

    August 22, 2011

  • Sergey Porokh

    That was a great opportunity to listen to informal stories from top Oracle gurus. Many thanks for it.

    August 21, 2011

  • Paul Guerin

    Kicked ass!!!! The best meetup of all time!!!

    August 18, 2011

  • Kris Downey

    Excellent Meetup.

    August 18, 2011

  • Geoffrey

    Great experience on the event. Especially how to further improve myself: The more you give to the community, the more you will benefit from it.

    August 17, 2011

  • Ken

    It was good to get some sound advice from experts on what constitutes an expert. For me, personally, it was the public speaking and presenting your work to others part that was the highlight of the meet.

    August 17, 2011

  • Nuno Pinto do Souto

    Success of this meetup was the result of the involvement of all of you, the members who participated. Thanks, everyone!

    August 17, 2011

  • John Perusco

    Great event and a fantastic opportunity for all in the room to hear the thoughts of some very wise Oracle professionals (not experts). Well done Yuri, Nuno, Gary, Alex et al.

    August 17, 2011

  • Gary Myers

    Great set of guests. Conversation kept flowing. Our best audience yet

    August 17, 2011

  • Yury Velikanov

    It looks like the event was a success! What do you think?

    August 17, 2011

  • Yury Velikanov

    FYI: We expanded "Ask Expert a question" posting options to LinkedIn, FaceBook, Twitter and SOM web. Please feel free to use any of the options.
    See my comment under the following discussion: http://www.sydneyoracle.com.au/...­

    August 12, 2011

  • Yury Velikanov

    Well. Obviously it should be related to the discussion subject. If you don't have a Tweeter account just create it :). It is easy. The whole idea of THIS initiative is to make people talk about the event in the social media. Let see how we will go with Tweeter and than we may replicate the contest to other Social Media options - e.g. LinkedIn, FaceBook etc

    August 10, 2011

  • Kamran Salamat

    Hi Yuri
    You didn't mention about the type of question , it should be related to becoming an expert or it can be technical questions ?
    And also without Tweeter how the questions can be posted ?

    August 10, 2011

  • Yury Velikanov

    Hello Everyone!

    Some of the Experts who are going to be part of the event kindly agreed to bring give-away books!
    Do you want to win one of them with the author autograph?

    Here the deal:

    -- Register for the event
    -- Tweet your question to any invited expert mentioning @SydneyOracle
    -- Come to the event

    The best questions will be included in the event program.
    The best question will receive a book with the author autograph!

    See you soon!

    SOM Committee

    August 10, 2011

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