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HKOUG Spring Symposium with Connor McDonald (Ask TOM) and Frank Munz

8/F Lee Garden Three 1 Sunning Road ยท Causeway Bay



Entrance to the symposium is free of charge, but we do require delegates to register beforehand.

We are very grateful to Oracle Developer Community for allowing us to borrow the speakers from Oracle Code Shenzhen and to Oracle (Hong Kong) for the use of their facilities.

08:30 Doors Open
Connor McDonald – 12 Things You’ll Love About Oracle Database 12cR2

Whilst most fanfare on 12.2 is about cloud-first and sharding, there is a multitude of other enhancements that DBAs and Developers would benefit from immediately. This session focuses on a the lesser known but still critical new features and improvements in 12.2, with even a touch of 18c thrown in.
Frank Munz – From Docker on Raspberry Pie to Kubernetes

This presentation is hands-on, engaging, and entertaining, with just a few slides and mostly live demos. After a quick introduction to Docker, we look into scalability, the overhead of Docker containers. The main part of the demonstration dives into Docker Swarm shown on a Raspi-based cluster, contrasts this with a Kubernetes solution, and then shows live why Oracle Container Cloud Service and Wercker can be a much easier solution for many workloads.

Connor McDonald – Partitioning 101

A look at the partitioning options at your disposal in Enterprise Edition from its inception up to array of improvements that have arrived with each major release of Oracle. We’ll look at the various types of partitioning, how to decide whether you should be using it (since its an extra cost option), how to get the best out of it, and where it might trip you up.
Frank Munz – Serverless Architectures

Serverless (or function as a service, FaaS) is THE new trend in the cloud. It’s an often used, highly efficient, well established technology and common building block in all major public clouds. Severless started with AWS Lambda, but newer approaches try to avoid the vendor lock-in like the Oracle driven Fn Project that was open sourced at Java One 2017. Fn Project has Docker as the only dependency! It is therefore polyglot, standards-based and integrates with the cloud native projects Kubernetes and Prometheus/Grafana. In a live demo I will show development with Fn. This session is suitable for everyone interested in Cloud!
Introducing our Speakers:
Connor McDonald

Connor McDonald is a former Oracle ACE Director who has joined the Oracle Developer Advocates Team. Over the past 25 years, he has worked with systems in Australia, the United Kingdom, Southeast Asia, Western Europe, and the United States. He has co-authored three books and has been a popular speaker at Oracle conferences around the world, specializing in topics regarding the database engine and PL/SQL. He has three times won the Best Speaker award by the UK Oracle User Group, and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award by the UKOUG in 2016.
Frank Munz

Frank has over 15 years experience working for and on behalf of top middleware vendors and consultancies such as BEA, TIBCO and Oracle, throughout Europe and Australia as a software architect, project manager and developer. In 2007 Frank founded munz & more – a cutting-edge boutique consultancy focusing on clouds as well as big and fast data (see 2011 Frank received the Oracle Technologist of the Year award for cloud computing. Frank was honored as Oracle ACE Director in 2013 and Developer Champion in 2017 yet continues to work as an independent IT consultant.