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By ACEs, For ACEs May 2013

Oracle ACE Spotlight Learco Brizzi, Oracle ACELearcoBrizzi

After Learco Brizzi received his Master of Science degree in Information Technology in 1993, he started working with the early versions of Oracle Forms (3.0), Reports (1.1) and Designer (1.2.1). When WebDB was launched, Learco made the first steps in building internet applications. When APEX (HTMLDB) hit the market, he saw the potential of this tool and built a complete music download store with it in 2004, including integration with Reports and payment service providers. This was one of the very first serious applications ever built with APEX. Nowadays Learco is dedicated to APEX and PL/SQL development. He is a very enthusiastic technologist, trainer of advanced APEX courses, organizer of seminars, board member of the OGh (the Oracle user group in Holland) and member of the editorial-committee for Oracle magazine 'OGh Visie'. For the OGh he's responsible for the yearly 'APEX World' event that had about 300 attendees this year.

In 1999 Learco started his own company Itium, that specializes in Oracle technology and launched the APEX Plugin website for community APEX plugins: He is co-author of the book 'Oracle APEX Best Practices'.

Learco lives in the Netherlands, is married and has a daughter Emma and son Dante. He enjoys dance music, traveling, eating in good restaurants and likes skiing and running.You can contact Learco by email: or Twitter: @LBrizzi.

Oracle ACE Program News

Welcome New Oracle ACEs

Initiated May 2013

Name Location Focus
Victor Armbrust Brazil DB
Bill Dunham United States Apps
Kashif Manzoor United Arab Emirates Apps
Lakshmi Sampath United States DB
Chao Wang China OFM


Oracle Usergroup Holland DBA/Middleware Day | Sep 10, 2013 | TBD
Contact Ronald Rood for more details.
Submission Deadline: TBD

DOAG Fall Conference | Nov 19-21, 2013 | Nuremberg
Submission Deadline: Sat, June 15

Oracle ACE Activities @ KSCOPE13

We look forward to seeing you at Kscope13 in New Orleans, Jun 23-27. There are so many reasons to participate in this annual event including the 300+ sessions, top rated speakers (including 45+ ACE and ACEDs), hands on training, community service day, and much more. Plus, save $300 when you register by Jun 10.

Oracle ACE and ACE Directors are invited and encouraged to participate in the following ACE specific events at Kscope13:

- Oracle ACE Director Briefing
Saturday, June 22
2:00 – 6:00 pm
Oak Alley room, Sheraton New Orleans

*An ACE Director-only event*. This small group meeting will be presented by Oracle product team members. Presentation topics will include: WebCenter, ADF/Mobile/Forms, APEX and Database Cloud Service

Please RSVP by June 10 if you will attend this activity.

- Oracle ACE Dinner
Sunday, June 23
New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Dinner and Jazz Cruise
6:30 - 9:00pm

A casual get together for all ACE and ACE Directors participating in Kscope13. Join us for a cruise around New Orleans waters aboard an authentic steamboat featuring live jazz and a dinner buffet. *This is a networking event for ACE and ACE Directors only. Regretfully spouses and guests are not included in our invitation.*

Please RSVP to Vikki Lira by June 10 if you will attend this activity

- Lunch and Learn Panels
Tuesday, June 25
12:15 – 1:45

During lunchtime, rooms will be designated by topics. Attendees are encouraged to grab their lunch and join in on the discussion. Panelists and moderators are ACE and ACE Directors. If you are not signed up as one of the panelists, please still plan on attending and supporting your fellow ACEs!

Call for Nominations: Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation

Do you have customer’s using Cloud Application Foundation products (WebLogic Server, Coherence, Tuxedo, GlassFIsh, JRockit, or Oracle Enterprise Manager) in innovative ways? Help them get global recognition for their achievements and a Free registration to Oracle Open World 2013 by nominating them for the Oracle Excellence Awards. Click here to go to the Call for Nominations site, select the Oracle Cloud Application Foundation category, and follow the directions for completing and submitting the nomination form. Submit by 5 pm PT on June 18, 2013. See all 11 Oracle Excellence award categories.

NEW APEX Feature Advisory Board

A selection of APEX community experts, a lot whom are Oracle ACE and ACE Directors, have agreed to be members of the APEX Feature Advisory Board, founded by Oracle's own David Peake, APEX Product Manager. They will assist the APEX Development Team to prioritize feature requests. The board members will be reviewing features based on the total number of votes, so please enter your votes for all of the existing features. (SSO log-in required).

Virtual Developer Day: “Take Java to the Edge”

Join Oracle’s latest Virtual Developer Day and check out informative tutorials (that you can repeat at your own pace) to improve your Java programming expertise and engage in live chat sessions with the preeminent Java experts. Americas: June 19th, 9am to 1pm PDT and EMEA/Middle East/India: June 25th 10am to 2pm CEST. Register Today!

Webinar: Upgrading to Enterprise Manager 12c: Best Practices and Real World Lessons

Register today for an IOUG Webcast at 10am PST, Wednesday, June 5th and learn how CernerWorks, the remote hosting division of Cerner, a global health IT company, upgraded their Oracle Enterprise Manager system from 11g to 12c.

Oracle Webcast: National Australia Bank on Simplified IT

National Australia Bank is meeting the challenges of the digital economy:
huge growth in mobile transactions, demand for "always-on" customer
service, and increased pressure to keep costs low. How are they doing it?
Join us live June 11th, 2pm EDT, to learn how the company leverages emerging technologies to drive innovation.


On-Demand Webcast: Big Data, Big Challenges, Big Opportunities.

This webcast will review the IOUG survey results and give you an insider view into what it’s members are doing with big data for their business. Watch it now.

Call for Content: Profit Online "Opinion" Section

Profit Online’s “Opinion” section seeks 500- to 800-word articles that correspond with their monthly themes. The articles will be published on the site and promoted in monthly newsletters and through social media channels. If interested in writing for Profit Online, please contact Monica Mehta for more details. See latest article on Fusion Apps written by ACE Director Debra Lilley.


Subscribe to Our Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 YouTube Channel

Get the latest information about products and new functionality and hear recent customer successes on the new E-Business Suite YouTube channel. Help us spread the word!


On Demand Webcast: Practical Approach for Designing Database as a Service

Whether you are a new or experienced cloud service provider, you can learn how to develop an Oracle Database Cloud Service that delivers measurable business benefits. Watch this Enterprise Architecture Webcast and find out how.


Call for Content: UKOUG Oracle Scene October Edition

View the latest edition of Oracle Scene as a thank you from UKOUG for your continuing support. Please keep sending your articles through to . There can never be too much content! Please add the content deadline for the October edition to your calendars - Friday, July 31st.

Interested in Writing?

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 for more details

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MySQL Contributor of the Year 2013 Award

Congratulations to ACE Director Ronald Bradford, winner of the MySQL Community Contributor of the Year 2013 award twice in the past 4 years.Well deserved!

Win the Newly Published "Managing Multimedia in Oracle" Book

Win a free copy of Managing Multimedia in Oracle, written by ACE Director Marcelle Kratochvil, by answring the following question: Which Oracle development tool or product is best designed for working with unstructured data (including multimedia)? Email your answer to by Fri, June 21. The most creative and accurrate answer wins. Good luck!


Oracle Technology Network: Fault Handling and Prevention for Services in Oracle Service Bus written by ACE Directors Guido Schmutz and Ronald van Luttikhuizen


Reasons Developers and DBAs Should Attend ODTUG's KScope13, an interview with ACE Director Kellyn Pot'Vin and Monty Latiolais, President, ODTUG

Video: ADF Master Class and ADF Q&A with blog readers, moderated by ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis (Part I).

Video: How to use Oracle Data Miner videos created by ACE Director Brendan Tierney. In addition, there are links to videos produced by Oracle on the tool.

Video: New Version Of XPLAN_ASH Tool video tutorial created by ACE Director Randolf Geist.


WebCenter Content - Is your System Performance on Target?

Oracle ACE Dmitri Khanine is back with his hands on tips for improving and maintaining peak performance of your WebCenter Content installation.

Configure Email Notification and Incidents Rule

In this post, Oracle ACE Osama Mustafa describes how to configure incidents rules in Oracle enterprise manager 12c and allows the ability to receive emails in a Database emergency case.

openark-kit Revision 196 Released

This is a long over due maintenance release of openark-kit written by Oracle ACE Shlomi Noach. This release includes bugfixes and some enhancements, mainly to oak-online-alter-table.

New Web Form Designer and Process Player Features in Oracle BPM 11g (PS6)

While IT will continue to be needed on Oracle BPM projects, with the release of Oracle BPM, Oracle ACE Dan Atwood shares in his blog how the business now has the potential to play a much more important thanks to these two new features. Dan also reveals a few tips that have not been documented and lessons learned that you should be aware of before trying out these features in Oracle BPM 11g (PS6).


Recent Big Data and Analytics Related Topics

ACE Director Brendan Tierney shares the following articles, blog posts and discussions about Big Data and Analytics. There seems to be an underlying theme of ‘let’s get back to the core of the problem’ and big data is not that useful and only in certain cases.As the Analytics 3.0 article indicates we should be concentrating on how we can use analytics to achieve a real goal for the organisation.


Transaction Tracing vs. Deep-Dive Monitoring

Many customers use application performance monitoring tools and their capabilities such as transaction tracing and deep-dive capabilities to isolate performance issues. This post by Oracle ACE Debu Panda discusses the difference between transaction tracing and deep-dive.

Things to be Considerd Before/After the OS Patch Deployment

ACE Director Syed Jaffar Hussein's objective of this write-up is to emphasize the importance of considering things like verifying the patch compatibility and relinking the Oracle home after patching the underlying Operating System (OS) in any Oracle environment.

How to Reset Weblogic Server Administrator Password

In his post, Oracle ACE Zeeshan Baig will show the steps on how to reset weblogic server administrator password.



Expert Oracle Application Express Security authored by ACE Director Scott Spendolini (Available Now)

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Oracle ACE Out and About

  • Speaking at NYOUG (Jun 2013)
    Rich Niemiec (+keynote) - ACE Director, DB
  • Speaking at DOAG IMC Summit (Jun 2013)
    Markus Eisele - ACE Director, OFM
    Torsten Winterberg - ACE Director, OFM
  • Speaking at Oracle Technology and Summer Meeting (Jun 2013)
    Julian Dontcheff - ACE Director, DB
  • Speaking at Cloud Expo (Jun 2013)
    Ronald Bradford - ACE Director, MySQL
  • Speaking at DOAG Development Conference (Jun 2013)
    Peter Raganitsch - ACE Director, DB
    Guido Schmutz - ACE Director, OFM
    Ulrich Gerkmann-Bartels - Oracle ACE, OFM
  • Speaking at AOUG (Jun 2013)
    Christian Pfundtner - Oracle ACE, DB
    Peter Raganitsch - ACE Director, DB
    Guido Schmutz
    - ACE Director, OFM
  • Speaking at OMG Information Day (Jun 2013)
    Torsten Winterberg - ACE Director, OFM
  • Speaking at UKOUG Scotland (Jun 2013)
    Brendan Tierney - ACE Director, DB
    Julian Dyke - Oracle ACE, DB
    Roel Hartman - ACE Director, DB
    Edward Roske - ACE Director, BI
    Marco Gralike - ACE Director, DB
    Bjoern Rost - ACE Director, DB
    Piet de Visser - Oracle ACE, DB
    Joze Senagacnik - ACE Director, DB
    Heli Helskyaho - Oracle ACE, DB
    Doug Burns - ACE Director, DB
  • Speaking at UKOUG HCM SIG (Jun 2013)
    Tim Warner (+organizer) - Oracle ACE, Apps
  • Speaking at COUG (Jun 2013)
    Michelle Malcher - ACE Director, Security
  • Speaking at Opitz BPM Roadshow (Jun 2013)
    Torsten Winterberg - ACE DIrector, OFM
  • Speaking at Kscope13 (Jun 2013)
    Over 45+ ACE and ACE Directors
  • Speaking at JayDay (Jul 2013)
    Markus Eisele - ACE Director, OFM
    Adam Bien - ACE Director, OFM
  • Speaking at iLOUG (Jul 2013)
    Ami Aharonovich (+organizer) - Oracle ACE, DB
    Mark Rittman (+keynote) - ACE Director, BI
    Heli Helskyaho - Oracle ACE, DB
    Gwen Shapira - ACE Director, DB
    Lucas Jellema - ACE Director, OFM
  • Speaking at LAD OTN Tour (Jul 2013
    Francisco Munoz Alvarez (+organizer)- ACE Director, DB
    Tim Hall - ACE Director, DB
    Ronald Bradford - ACE Director, MySQL
    Alex Gorbachev - ACE Director, DB
    Michelle Malcher - ACE Director, Security
    Kai Yu - ACE Director, DB
    Joel Perez - ACE Director, DB
    Jonathan Lewis - ACE Director, DB
    Gustavo Gonzalez - ACE Director, Apps
    Plinio Arbizu - ACE Director, OFM
Architect Corner

Mobile Architectures and Oracle ADF Mobile

The latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast features a panel of Oracle ADF Mobile experts in a discussion about mobile architectures including ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis and Oracle ACE Luc Bors.

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