Dan McGhan is the Director of Oracle APEX Services at SkillBuilders. He suffers from Compulsive Programming Disorder (CPD) which is believed to be linked to his balding. Having started his development career in the land of MySQL and PHP, he was only too happy to have stumbled upon APEX. Since then, he’s dedicated his programming efforts to learning more about Oracle and web based technologies in general.
Dan is an Oracle Application Express Certified Expert, an Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate, as well as an Oracle ACE. In addition to his "day job", he is one of the top contributors to the APEX forum, maintains his own Oracle and APEX blog at http://danielmcghan.us, and is a regular presenter at various events and user group meetings including Oracle Open World and ODTUG's Kscope and APEXposed. His most recent addiction is developing plug-ins for APEX.
When not programming, Dan may be found studying languages other than those used for development, notably Spanish. He recently put his Spanish skills to the test when he presented in Spanish during the inaugural APEX Tour in South America. He’s also been sited at various venues dancing Salsa with his wife, Sonia, and even enjoying an occasional cigar, a time when his wife prefers not to be around.
In the US, we just celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday. While the Thanksgiving tradition appears to be uniquely American, and now includes football games and Black Fridays, Thanksgiving is really an evolution of ancient European and Native American harvest festivals intended to give thanks for the bounty of the land and to prepare for the oncoming winter.
Since we are no longer an agrarian society, Thanksgiving today is less about celebrating the harvest and more about simply being grateful for the many bounties we have in our lives. Most important of these is the love and support of family and friends and community around us.
As the year draws to a close, we would like to express our sincere appreciation for your continued dedication and support of the Oracle ACE program. The community we have built together is truly one of a kind and we are proud to work with each and every one of you.
From all of us at the Oracle ACE program office, we extend our best wishes to you and your family for a happy and healthy Holiday season.
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Oracle Scene 2013 deadlines - Got a story that would appeal to fellow Oracle professionals? The 2013 content deadlines have now been published on the UKOUG website. If you would like to see your article in the Spring edition of Oracle Scene, submit your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 11th.
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We are still looking for a few more recipes for the ACE cookbook. If you like to cook, then this will be the book for you!. Submit your favorite recipe(s) to be included in a free cookbook that will comprise of recipies from the Oracle ACE community. Contact ACE Director Lewis Cunningham for more details.
If you are part of the 12c beta team and will be attending the UKOUG conference, ACE Director Hans Forbrich is interested in meeting up while in Birmingham with other Oracle ACE and ACE Directors to collaborate on the 12c beta. Contact Hans for more details.
Oracle ACE Director Dan Hotka is offering seats in his January 8-11 Oracle SQL Performance Tuning for Developers...a web-based course...for $895 per person as a special to the ACE community (regular price is $995). Contact Dan for a course outline and registration details.
A newly created Oracle BPM 11g workshop by Oracle ACE Dan Atwood provides over 8 hours of videos and 14 hands-on lessons to prepare students for their first Oracle BPM 11g project. Enter promo code "OACE5335" to receive a special discount for Oracle ACEs.
Oracle ACE Dan Vlamis and brother Tim Vlamis kibbutz on what they saw, heard, (and didn’t hear) at Oracle OpenWorld 2012. Just like last year, this session features Dan and Tim’s light-hearted take on Larry’s big announcements and what it all means for the real world of Oracle BI, big data, and analytics.
This article recently published in “IOUG Select Journal”, written by Satishbabu Gunukula, Oracle ACE, talks about different conversion methods to Migrate Non-RAC database to RAC, Best Practices, Tips, and Hints.
Oracle ACE Brad Brown's“day job” is working with Oracle Spatial on Big Data at IntelliReal, a division of Equifax. Meanwhile, Brad’s continuing to work on InteliVideo, a video training and education monetization platform as his "night job". Read more here.
BITeamwork is the social enterprise and collaboration plug-in for Oracle Business Intelligence 11g. BITeamwork allows users to manage dashboard comments. Co-developed by Oracle ACE Christian Screen, It also integrates with Salesforce Chatter and Yammer. More information can be found here.
This is a new virtual self-study group for anyone interested in learning the basics of MySQL or refreshing their MySQL skills. Founded by ACE Director Sheeri Cabrral, the course will cover 12 classes beginning Jan 1, 2013. But if you can't wait, you can get started now. Get more information here.
The 1.2 version comes shortly after 1.1, yet it contains quite a few interesting goodies: with new security, partition and process management views and routines, and QueryScript goodies. Oracle ACE Schlomi Noach tells all in his blog post.
Speaking at BIWA Summit (Jan 2013) Dan Vlamis (+ organizer) – Oracle ACE, BI Sunil Ranka (+ organizer) – Oracle ACE, BI Mark Rittman – ACE Director, BI Stewart Bryson – Oracle ACE, BI Brendan Tierney – Oracle ACE, BI Jeff McQuigg – Oracle ACE, BI
Oracle ACE Christian Screen developed this tutorial for those interested in learning how to configure the Oracle Business Intelligence 11g (126.96.36.199) metadata repository for development using the new MDS XML source control management functionality.