The second day of OOW15 started with a Bay Swim organized by Chet, the Oraclenerd. Yes we did swim on the bay and yes, it was cold 😀



After the swim (and a warm shower) I went to the Oaktable World (OTW) to meet friends and to hear Kerry’s presentations about SQL Translations. And then it was time for a lunch with Maria Colgan. Thank you, Maria, it was so nice to see you and to have a chance to chat!

Everyday during the OOW was full of highlights. The highlight of Monday was the Devvy 2015 Awards. Devvy is the Oracle Database Developer Choice Award ( and was given this year the first time. And guess what: I won the Devvy on Database Design Category! Woo hoo! Thank you to everybody who voted and thank you for being active in the Oracle community! And thank you Oracle for having the Database Design Category as one of the categories! It is too often that database designers are forgotten. Thank you Steven, Laura and Todd! The database designing is important because of data quality and performance and the Oracle Community is all about sharing and caring. If you are not in the community yet, join now. Of course join the but also find your local user group and join that too. User groups are the BEST!

After the awards it was time to head to receptions and parties: ODTUG, Friends of Pythian and Accenture…