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VirtaThon Internet Radio for the Oracle, Java & MySQL Communities - May 2011 @BrainSurface
Wednesday, 04 May 2011, 11:30am - 12:00pm


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Event Type: Free Online Internet Radio Broadcast

Event Date: Every Wednesday - May 2011, 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT (UTC-4)


Guest Speakers:

Wednesday, May 04, 2011, 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT (UTC-4)

mikeaultOracle ACE Mike Ault has been working with Oracle products since 1990. He has published over 24 books as an author or co-author related to Oracle since 1994. Mike is a frequent, highly rated presenter at local, Regional, National and International Oracle conferences and has worked extensively with Oracle technologies since Version 6. Mike has published numerous magazine article and white papers dealing with Oracle database installation, performance and management topics. Mike has worked in the aerospace, drug, communications and consulting fields dealing with Oracle issues. Mike currently works for Texas Memory Systems, Inc. as their Oracle Guru.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT (UTC-4)

lewiscunninghamOracle ACE Director Lewis Cunningham has two decades of multi-vendor and open source database experience in a variety of industries and capacities and has worked with Oracle since 1993 including various Cloud Computing platforms. He is an Oracle Certified Professional, Certified PL/SQL Developer, a published author, a frequent conference speaker and a Database Architect. He is a member of ODTUG, IOUG and ACM. Lewis's specialties revolve around databases, data warehousing, business intelligence and most anything having to do with databases. He is the author of  "SQL DML - The SQL Starter Series" and "EnterpriseDB: The Definitive Reference".


Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT (UTC-4)

bertscalzoOracle ACE Dr. Bert Scalzo works as a Database Domain Expert for Quest Software and a member of the TOAD Development team. He has worked with Oracle databases for well over two decades. Mr. Scalzo's work history includes time at both Oracle Education and Oracle Consulting. He holds several Oracle Masters certifications and an extensive academic background - including a BS, MS and PhD in Computer Science, an MBA, plus insurance industry designations. He is an accomplished speaker and has presented at numerous Oracle conferences and user groups - including OOW, ODTUG, IOUG, OAUG, RMOUG, BrainSurface and many others. His key areas of DBA interest are Data Modeling, Database Benchmarking, Database Tuning & Optimization, "Star Schema" Data Warehouses, Linux and VMware. He has written many articles, papers and blogs - including for Oracle Technology Network (OTN), Oracle Magazine, Oracle Informant, PC Week (eWeek), Dell Power Solutions Magazine, The LINUX Journal,, Oracle FAQ, Ask Toad and Toad World. Mr. Scalzo has written 10 books.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT (UTC-4)

arupnandaOracle ACE Director Arup Nanda was given the prestigious Oracle Magazine's "DBA of the Year" award in 2003. He has been working in all aspects of database administration including Modeling, Security, PL/SQL, Performance Assessment, RMAN, Data Guard, RAC and many other technologies. Arup is the author of the extremely popular Oracle Database 10g: Top 20 Features for DBAs series on OTN (as well as several other technical articles). He is a regular and active figure within the Oracle Speaking Circuit and has presented worldwide at many conferences including Oracle Open World, COLLABORATE & others. Arup works as the Chief Database Architect for the chain of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Arup is a member of the OAK Table Network and an Editor of the SELECT Journal. He has written over 300 articles and is the co-author of four books.


Show Host:

tariqfarooqOracle ACE Tariq Farooq is an Oracle Technologist/Architect and has been working with various Oracle Technologies for 16+ years. He is the founder of BrainSurface, a Social Networking & IT Collaboration site for the Oracle, Java & MySQL Communities. Tariq is a Oracle RAC Certified Expert and also an active community organizer, speaker, author, forumizer and blogger. He has played multiple high-profile roles in Project Management, Maximum Availability Architure/High Availability Solutions, Real Application Clusters, Database Disaster Recovery/Automatic Failover Strategies, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Performance Tuning, Systems & Application/Infrastructure Analysis & Large-Scale Application/Product Development. He is the author of 100+ articles and is in the process of writing multiple books on Oracle RAC and Oracle VM


VirtaThon Internet Radio (Weekly 30 minute broadcast):

LIVE Broadcast in a Dual-Segment Format:

  • Segment 1 - 10 Minutes - A roundup of notable weekly news for the Oracle, Java & MySQL Communities.
  • Segment 2 - 20 Minutes - An expert Guest Speaker; Featuring Oracle ACEs, ACE Directors, Java Rockstars, MySQL Evangelists, Industry Leaders, Architects & Gurus, who will be interviewed and talk about their daily professional lives/knowledge sharing with the community (20 minutes) with LIVE Q/A from the audience.




Hosted by Tariq Farooq


Date & Time 05/04/11, 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM
Registrations Available Unlimited
Registration Deadline 01/01/22, 11:30 AM

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