In 2009 Morgan retired from teaching at the University of Washington where he developed the Oracle academic program and had been its primary instructor since 1998. In addition to his work at UW he also served as an advisor to the outreach program at the University of California Berkeley, has been a consultant to Harvard University, and has been a guest lecturer on Oracle at the University of Oslo (Norway) and the University of Canterbury (New Zealand).
Morgan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Western Washington Oracle Users Group, a member of the executive boards for the Vancouver and Victoria Oracle Users Groups in Canada and a former Chair of the Washington Software Association's Database Special Interest Group.
These days Morgan splits his time between his consulting practice, travelling to technical conferences, and sailing his cutter Self Inflicted.
Morgan's primary interests, other than Oracle databases, are hard-core sciences, he was classically trained as an organic chemist, and sailing. This summer he presented at the Metal Boat Society conference in Anacortes Washington and is making plans for a sail to the South Pacific.
For several months, the most talked about subject by the Oracle community was Oracle OpenWorld 2012. And then it happend in late Sep/early Oct and now it's done, gone, history!
This year, the event was climactic in so many ways - the announcements, the sessions, the networking & social media, music festivals, parties, and of course the community! When we say "Community" that would be YOU. It would not have been as successful without all of you. Several of you were speakers, some came to network, others just partied, but all of you came for at least one common reason... to reconnect with fellow ACEs and build an even stronger ACE presence in the community. We saw it and it was powerful!
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us in San Francisco. It was an honor to see you and was great catching up. For those who were unable to make it this year, save the date for Oracle OpenWorld 2013, Sep 22-26.
Many of you know Todd Trichler as the Installfest, hands-on lab leader, the Oracle Database ambassador, or the guy with a voice that projects (announcing raffle winners at OpenWorld:). Whatever walk you have done with Todd, he will now start his walk down a new path.
Please help us congratulate Todd in his new role as OTN's Database and Developer community lead. His primary focus will involve working with the DB product teams as well as the community to provide DB related content on OTN.
If you have a technical blog, twitter handle or other social media profiles where you post about database backed technology, please email Todd those links or DM him @otnTodd. The goal is to start highlighting more and more community generated content on OTN, so if it uses a database, (especially if it deals with cloud, social, mobile, best practices, performance, security or bigdata) let's connect. (Do NOT send links to personal accounts).
Registration for UKOUG is open and several ACE and ACE Director speakers and participants will be at UKOUG 2012, Dec 3-5, Birmingham. Tweet and follow #ukoug2012.
Got a story that would appeal to fellow Oracle professionals? Get it published with UKOUG. Submit an article by Jan 11, 2013. More details here. Don't have time to write a full article? Submit an abridged version instead for the UKOUG website.
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If you have the enthusiasm for communicating technical ideas and concepts, have a valuable experience or a technical skill that you're keen to share with readers, you should give serious consideration to authoring a book or becoming a technical reviewer. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
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. ACE Director Lewis Cunningham is leading this effort. Contact Lewis for more details.
Watch this video with host Oracle ACE Michael McLaughlin as he provides a complete introductory training course covering the basic architecture, roles, and processes of being an Oracle Database Administrator.
ADF Essentials includes all but one key ADF technology - ADF Security. This is related to ADF Security technical implementation dependency on WebLogic security, but the lack of ADF Security support is not a show stopper. Learn from ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis blog post how to enable the JAAS security model.
This post details on the ASM redundancy/parity effect on IOPS… if… by changing the ASM redundancy (external, normal, and high) will it decrease the workload read/write IOPS or stay as is. Oracle ACE Karl Arao walks you through the step by step on how he did the instrumentation + the test case itself then end with some interesting results and observations.
Also, see a quick video of the first boot of Enkitec's Big Data Appliance.
Speaking at APAC OTN Tour (Oct - Nov 2012) Francisco Munoz Alvarez (+ organizer) - ACE Direcotr, DB Tanel Poder - ACE Director, DB Kamran Agayev - ACE Director, OFM Martin D'Souza - ACE Direcotr, DB Michelle Malcher - ACE Director, Security Cary Millsap - ACE Director, DB Jian (Sky) Zhao Yang - ACE Director, MySQL Dahui Feng - ACE Director, DB Feng Chunpei - ACE Direcotr, DB Guoqiang (Eygle) Gai - ACE Director, DB Leyi (Kamus) Zhang - ACE Director, DB
Speaking at Sangam (Nov 2012) Murali Vallath (organizer) - ACE Director, DB Rich Niemiec - ACE Director, DB Joze Senegacnik - ACE Director, DB Satyendra Kumar - Oracle ACE, DB Aman Sharma - Oracle ACE, DB
Speaking at IOUG Virtualization SIG (Nov 2012) Tariq Farooq - ACE Director, DB
Charles Kim - ACE Director, DB
Kai Yu - ACE Director, DB
George Trujillo - Oracle ACE, MySQL
Bert Scalzo - Oracle ACE, DB
Michael Corey - Oracle ACE, DB
Mike Ault - Oracle ACE, DB
Speaking at TCOUG (Nov 2012) Dan Hotka - ACE Director, DB Edward Whalen - Oracle ACE, DB
Speaking at Fujitsu Forum (Nov 2012) Debra Lilley - ACE Director, Apps