1-2 September: POUG. Krakow. 12cR2.

Dzien dobry, my colleagues in Europe! I’m excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at the High Five POUG conference on 1-2 September in beautiful Krakow, Poland. I’m thankful to my colleagues at ORA-600 for organizing this conference; last year’s gathering in Warsaw was packed with some of the best presenters I’ve had the honor to meet and featured excellent, in-depth technical information.

I’ll be presenting one of my favorite topics: Stop Guessing, Start Analyzing: New Analytic View Features in Oracle Database 12cR2. I’ll show you how to leverage the unique features of Analytic Views in 12cR2 that can save an Oracle DBA and application developers from writing inordinately complex code to solve multi-dimensional analytic queries.

Krakow is the Polish “city of kings” filled with marvelous architecture, deep history, and wonderful people … so if you haven’t visited this jewel of a city yet, here’s your chance. You will not leave hungry or thirsty, that’s for sure! I’m happy to report that I’ve been working on my Polish vocabulary and though I have advanced a bit beyond simple greetings, my presentation will still be in English yet again this year, prszepraszam.

Oh, and I’d like to mention that of all the speakers, I’m the only one with a Polish last name. That’s how exclusive this conference is! I’m looking forward to seeing all my European colleagues there. Don’t miss it!



Let Me Help You Find Your Oracle Roots: POUG, 7-8 October, Warsaw, Poland

POUG_LogoAt the invitation of Kamil Stawiarski, my good friend and fellow Oracle ACE, I am thrilled to announce that I’ll be returning to the country of my grandparents to speak at the Polish Oracle Users Group (POUG)’s  1st International Oracle Conference in Warsaw, Poland on 7-8 October.

I noticed that my POUG colleagues have already created an avatar that reflects my passion about All Things Oracle. I’ll be presenting two of my favorite topics:

DBA, Heal Thyself: Five Diseases of IT Organizations and How to Cure Them

I’ll spend some time discussing my viewpoints on the state of IT today, how the role of Oracle DBA has changed over the past 15 years, and how those roles need to evolve as well, especially when using Oracle 12c.

Analyze This! Practical Examples of Oracle Analytical Functions

We’ll look at some neat tricks that leverage lesser-known 12c Database analytical functions to quickly answer difficult queries with only minimal coding, including some slick techniques to analyze unseen patterns in data.

Even more exciting: As far as I know, I am the first of the branch of the Czuprynski extended family in America to reach out to my (presumed) cousins in Poland. Indeed, I may be the very first to return there since my grandfather, Jozef, left there in the early 1890s to seek his fortune in Chicago, Illinois.

After several years of fruitless searching for my family’s roots, I located Jakub Czuprynski, who it turns out is my second cousin – and he should know, because he’s a professional genealogist. I’m hoping to meet my long-lost family in Poland and find out more about their trials and tribulations since my grandfather’s emigration over 125 years ago.

To paraphrase Alex Hailey: “I have found you, Jozef Czuprynski! At last I have found you.”