I am at the Birmingham airport on my way home from UKOUG Tech 2017. This was my last event for this year. Cannot wait to be home to celebrate the independence of Finland tomorrow. 100 years independent!

My year was busier than ever, I kind of hope next year will be easier but it is not an easy wish because I really enjoyed this year a lot. In addition to my everyday work I have been teaching at the university, studying, researching and speaking in different kinds of events about many different topics. In 2017 I spoke at

UKOUG, Birmingham, UK

DOAG, Nuremberg, Germany

Devoxx Morocco, Casablanca, Morocco

Nordic ACE Tour

HrOUG, Rovinj, Croatia

SIOUG, Portoroz, Slovenia

Oracle Open World, San Francisco, USA

Tajikistan TechDay, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

POUG, Krakow, Poland

Oracle Code Seoul, South Korea

APEX Day, Oracle House, Finland

Oracle Code Bengaluru, India

KScope17, San Antonio, USA

E4 2017, Dallas, USA

BGOUG, Bulgaria

Baku, Azerbaijan
Madrid, Spain

Riga DevDays 2017, Riga, Latvia

APEX Connect, Berlin, Germany

BIWA Summit, Redwood City, Oracle HQ, USA


If I counted correctly that would be 23 events in a year. Now it is time to take a break for holidays. Next year does not start very slowly because I have already agreed to go to Israel in January and Ireland in March. But until that: enjoy December. Let’s hope it will be a white Christmas and that Santa (from Finland!) pays a visit 🙂