I finally have time to sit down and write about my experience at the ilOUG Tech Days 2015!

The Tech Days took place in Haifa, Israel 9.-10.6.2015. I had three sessions to present: Database Design in Agile Projects, Reporting with Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler and Is Your Database Secured? This was my second time in Israel (two years ago I attended the ilOUG Tech Days 2013 in Jerusalem) so I knew a little bit what to expect: fantastic food, great questions and surprisingly many women in the audience. And of course Ami and Liron from the user group to do everything they can to make you feel welcome and comfortable. And they really do a great job!

During my Data Modeler sessions I gave some copies of my new book away and signed them. The Data Modeler talks were well received but I think the security one was the best. It is not an easy task to go to Israel and talk about security: those guys know everything about security! I even had some solders is my audience! But I think the presentation went well and the audience liked my ideas and comment on the topic. I had many excellent questions and many people thanked me afterwards. My favourite was the gentleman who asked me if I will write my next book on security… Who knows what happens…

I think the conference was excellent and I really hope I will have a chance to go to Israel again. Thank you for the “Bambas”! And halvas!