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Newsletter | February 2017
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Robin Chatterjee
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Robin Chatterjee
Robin Chatterjee was born in the town of Dorchester in the United Kingdom made famous as Casterbridge in Thomas Hardy's Novel "The Mayor of Casterbridge". His father was a surgeon in the UK NHS and they lived for some time in the Doctor's residences at the Royal Navy Hospital (now the NHS Portland Community Hospital) on the Isle of Portland in the English Channel - Britain's most isolated and secure hospital.

The family shifted to India where he grew up in the town of Siliguri in the Darjeeling district, home of the famous Darjeeling Tea. On a clear day he could look out of his bedroom window and see Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain peak in the world.

Robin became enamored with computers in 1985 when his friend introduced him to an imported ZX spectrum (known as the Timex Sinclair in the States) and he nagged his father into buying an Indian Decibells db Spectrum+ Plus clone when they launched. He used that machine to teach himself Basic and ZX80 Machine language and build his own Z80 disassembler.

He did his B Tech in Computer engineering from the Institute of Technology, BHU ( now IIT-V) in the holy city of Benaras.

He joined the well-known Indian IT company Tata Consultancy Services in 1995 and has never left.

Robin has been working exclusively with Oracle's Engineered system family of products since 2010 and holds certifications in Exadata ,Exalogic, Exalytics, Big Data Appliance, Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and Oracle IaaS.

He lives in the city of Joy, Kolkata with his wife Paromita, daughter Rashi, and son Josh. Occasionally, all three unite to pry him away from the keyboard and take him on vacation to places like Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, London, Switzerland and most recently Cherrapunjee, which holds the world record for the most rainfall in a calendar year.

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Oracle ACE Dinner at RMOUG
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Oracle ACE Dinner at OUG Ireland
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UKOUG Database & RAC Cloud Infrastructure & Availability Joint SIG
London, UK | February 23

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Oracle Ace Director Debra Lilley – Oracle ACE Director
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