Today in the morning I saw Steven Feuerstein just before the first sessions started. I introduced myself to Steven, we had several emails lately related to Steven’s two days İstanbul seminar in February 2008, it was a quick meet up and I enjoyed to chat Steven very much. You must see him presenting, you do not understand how time passes, Steven is one of the best speakers I have ever seen in my life.
I wanted to attend Jonathan Lewis ‘s “The beginners guide to CBO” class as my morning session. What ever the topic is if Jonathan is speaking I believe it is a historical moment and not to be missed, also I was wondering how he would be presenting Optimizer concepts to the beginners since I also do similar presentations each summer to our internees. But just at the entrance after I said good morning to Jonathan he didn’t let me in :) He advised me to choose another presentation and mentioned briefly what he will be talking, mostly the first chapter of his two days seminar which I attended in İstanbul. It was an interesting moment really, but at the end of the day I still felt unhappy that I left and didn’t listen to his presentation :)
And here comes my third great presentation, with very well studied demos he prepared Christian with each slide in his presentation introduced new concepts and questions for me, I enjoyed every second of this session thank you Christian.
Query Optimizer 11g – What’s new? by Christian Antognini
So Ukoug 2007 is over, after the event we met Jonathan at the market place near the museum coincidently, I felt lucky to have the chance to thank him personally for such a great independent user group event. I hope some day in Türkiye we also manage to have a user group Troug, just a junior one compared to Ukoug of course :)
For the next year I want and plan to come back of course, but this time I hope as a presenter, with at least one or two case studies I experienced in my company, which soon be Europe’s largest Telco in one country, with this kind of an operation we are in and me working like a fire fighter lately within the company it won’t be a big challenge to come up with some interesting stories I guess ;)
I hope you enjoyed my notes since it took at least an hour for me to prepare them :) And for now this is The End for my Ukoug 2007 adventure.