Oracle ACE Program
Oracle ACE Program Newsletter
February 2020
Jennifer Nicholson
Edited by Jennifer Nicholson
Director, Developer Advocacy Programs
In this edition...
bullet Congratulations New ACEs!
bullet See You at Collaborate!
bullet Oracle ACE Webinar
bullet Oracle OpenWorld / Code One Update
bullet Other Events and Opportunities
bullet ACEs in Action: Recent Headlines
bullet Ask TOM Office Hours
bullet Learn Java Fundamentals in Five Weeks with this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
Congratulations New ACEs!
Oracle ACE Directors
bullet Liron Amitzi
bullet Rodrigo Jorge
Oracle ACEs
bullet Ardhendu Samajdwer
bullet Enrique Flores Escudero
bullet Fernando Simon
bullet Markus Flechtner
bullet Pēteris Priedītis
bullet Rodrigo Mesquita
bullet Sunny Kichloo
bullet Timothy Faitsch
Oracle ACE Associates
bullet Abdelhalim Hafed
bullet Ankur Jain
bullet Belen Ortiz
bullet Eddie Molina Mora
bullet Elisson Almeida
bullet Ganesh Raj K
bullet Hamed Roknizadeh
bullet Joe Malewicki
bullet Johannes Michler
bullet Jörg Sobottka
bullet Julio Lois
bullet Kevin Black
bullet Mehmet Salih Deveci
bullet Rogerio Eguchi
bullet Sylvain Martel
bullet Vatsal Gaonkar
See You at Collaborate!
The Groundbreakers team is excited to have our first Groundbreakers Lounge and Oracle ACE Product Briefings at Collaborate this year, along with our yearly ACE dinner! Mark your calendars for the following ACE activities:

Oracle ACE Dinner
Monday, April 20 at 7:00 pm

Oracle ACE Product Briefing
Tuesday, April 21 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Oracle ACE Associates, ACEs and ACE Directors are invited.

We depend on you to let us know which Oracle product managers you want to present at the Product Briefing. Please take a look at the Oracle speakers and email by March 1 with your suggestions.

Groundbreakers Lounge
Mon, Tues, Weds
10:00am - 4:00pm 
Email Groundbreakers Community Manager Bob Rhubart to schedule a video interview or 2 Minute Tech Tip (or both!).

Also, do you know of a great Oracle ACE candidate who will attend Collaborate? If so, please nominate them and email We'll prioritize their review.
Oracle ACE Webinar
The Changing Role of the DBA: From Database Developer to Data Scientist in 6 Weeks! 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 / 8:00 PST

Presenter: Charlie Berger, Sr. Director Product Management, Machine Learning, AI and Cognitive Analytics

Oracle Machine Learning, included free in the Oracle Database EE, SE2 and Autonomous Database, “moves the algorithms; not the data” for 100% in-database processing. Oracle makes building and deploying ML models straightforward. Oracle data professionals commonly perform supporting tasks for “data scientists,” typically 80% of the work. 

In this webinar, Charlie Berger will share a logical, evolutionary path for Oracle data professionals to leverage their domain knowledge, valuable data skills, and add machine learning. Like Penn and Teller’s reveal of how magic tricks work, Charlie will show how easy it is for Oracle data professionals to leverage their SQL skills and data knowledge to build and deploy predictive models throughout the enterprise. Using many examples, demos, and sharing his extensive experience, Charlie will show you how to extract insights, make predictions, and become an “Oracle Data Scientist” in just 6 weeks!

Full Meeting Details were sent to all ACEs on January 21st.
Meeting URL:
Meeting ID: 597 084 190
Oracle OpenWorld / Code One Update
OpenWorld / Code One in Las Vegas!
Yes, it's true! Oracle OpenWorld and Code One come to Las Vegas September 21–24, 2020. Sign up now to be notified when registration opens. 
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Oracle OpenWorld Goes Global

Speaking of OpenWorld, the big event isn't confined to Las Vegas in 2020. If you want to expand your OOW experience, or if the scheduling for the Las Vegas event isn't convenient, you can satisfy your OOW craving at any of these international OOW events:
bullet London | 12–13 February 2020
bullet Singapore | 21–22 April 2020
bullet São Paulo | 17-18 June 2020
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Other Events and Opportunities
Oracle Code Online - A Robust Content Forum for Groundbreakers Like You
Oracle Code Online is a catalog of curated technical talks delivered by Oracle Groundbreakers, community advocates, Oracle ACEs, Oracle product leads, and Java Champions. The presentations span a breadth of technologies that are relevant to developers, including cloud, serverless, containers, database, DevOps, and JavaScript. Watch a talk at any time from any device and then join the conversation at the Oracle community site. 
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Oracle Cloud Days

Cloud Days offer a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in actionable information about the latest technologies and best practices, alongside people who share your needs, challenges, and interests. 
bullet February 7: Dallas
bullet March 3: Toronto
bullet March 10: Boston
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Analytics and Data Summit 
Register now for the Analytics and Data Summit, February 25-27, 2020, at the Oracle Campus, Santa Clara, CA. This 3 day, 6 track event has quickly become the best conference for Oracle analytics and data professionals. You'll hear technical presentations, customer stories, learn how to use Oracle data and analytics products in hands-on product labs, talk to experts and network in the evening receptions. 

An ACE dinner, exclusively for ACE attendees, will be held on Wednesday, Feb 26. Contact Jennifer Nicholson by Feb 17 if you want to attend.
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Analytics and Data TechCasts CFP
Presented every 2 weeks on Thursdays at 12 pm EST, these Analytics and Data TechCasts are open to all Oracle technical experts to submit an abstract and share their knowledge. The objective of the Analytics and Data TechCast Series is the sharing of useful, practical, applied Oracle technical expertise for the benefit of all; no sales pitches. We all use Oracle technologies, but can all grow by learning new features, tips and tricks, best practices, new and novel and interesting use cases. The TechCasts are recorded for on-demand and YouTube viewing. 
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ACEs in Action: Recent Headlines
bullet New ACEs for Jan 2020
bullet ACE Blog Posts: Dec 29, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020 -- Machine Learning, Kubernetes, REST, and More
bullet Oracle ACE Sessions at RMOUG Training Days 2020
bullet ACE Blog Posts: December 22-28, 2019 -- Oracle Cloud, Solaris, SQL, Groovy, and More
bullet Recent ACE Books: Chatbots, HCM, JET, and More
bullet ACE Blog Posts: December 15-21, 2019 -- Database, API, Big Data, and More
bullet ACE Articles for November 2019: Oracle Cloud, Autonomous Database, and More
bullet ACE Blog Posts: December 8-14, 2019 -- Oracle Database, REST, HCM, and More
bullet Oracle ACE Sessions at ILOUG Tech Days 2020
bullet ACE Blog Posts: December 1-7, 2019 -- Machine Learning, REST, Database, and More
Ask TOM Office Hours
Ask TOM Office Hours
Free training, how-tos and Q&A with Oracle experts every month. Take a look at these on-demand sessions:

How to find the best quality wine for the money using Oracle Autonomous Database, Oracle Machine Learning and APEX

Oracle Machine Learning for Python, with Demos

...and much more! See the entire series.
Learn Java Fundamentals in Five Weeks with this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
A New Way for Oracle and Java User Groups to Learn Java SE

Oracle University now offers User Group members a chance to take a Java SE Programming I MOOC - a flexible way to learn the foundations of this programming language at an affordable cost. The standard Java SE: Programming I course is valued at $2,325.00 USD.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are gaining popularity and for good reason. They are a convenient and more affordable way to learn, plus MOOCs give you the ability to share information with people from all over the world.

MOOC Packages provide the same material and lessons are spread over a 5-week period. Package pricing is as follows:
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