Meet Pythian’s Oracle Apps Experts at Collaborate 13!

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The stars have aligned

There’s a rare event happening next week: All three of Pythian’s Oracle Apps tech leads will be in the same place. Vasu Balla, Maris Elsins, and recently-minted Oracle Ace Director Yury Velikanov will all be at Collab 13 this year. Since we’re a globally distributed, round-the-clock team, this is not something that can happen very often; in fact, Yury and Vasu will be meeting face-to-face for the first time.

This isn’t a team-building exercise, though. Our 3 biggest Apps brains have 5 presentations for the community this year, from large-scale systems (EBS on 11gR2 clusters and ODA) to nitty-gritty details (Autoconfig and Apps patching) to essential fundamentals (RMAN).

The presentations

I’ve had an opportunity to review several of the presentations by the Pythian EBS teams, so I can assure you that you’re in for a treat.

Maris and Yury are doing a presentation on complex configurations on the database side of Oracle E-Business Suite:

Yury also has a presentation for our Core DBA compatriots, and it’s good stuff for Apps DBAs as well:

Vasu will be talking about some of the nuts and bolts of the E-Business Suite tech stack:

Other ways to connect

Since you’re reading this blog, you already know we have a pretty strong commitment to social media in these parts. If you miss them at their presentations, the best way to find Maris, Yury (“Mr. Social Media”), and Vasu is on Twitter: @MarisElsins@yvelik, and @vasuballa. We’ll have several meetups arranged via Twitter throughout the conference. Also, consider stopping by Pythian’s booth (#606) to meet some of our other knowledgeable and entertaining colleagues! We look forward to the opportunity of meeting our clients, colleagues, and friends (new and old). See you at the show!

BTW, this post is supposed to be about our rockstar presenters, but just a note: I’ll be there too. Find me (John) at @jpiwowar. :)



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