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February 16, 2021 – Webinar


Oracle APEX New Features

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Central

Marc Sewtz

Marc Sewtz

Director of Software Development for Oracle Application Express (APEX)

Oracle Corporation

Participants will learn about new the new features introduced with APEX 20.2 and get a preview of new features being worked on for APEX 21.x.

Oracle APEX 20.2 has been described as an “epic” release, with a plethora of new features designed to make building web apps with APEX, faster and easier than ever. An all new Cards component, new and updated item types, brand new Automations, Redwood Light styling, awesome new REST-related features, lots of smaller development enhancements, and a whole lot more! Through live demo, Marc will take you through some of the most compelling new features of Oracle Application Express and Oracle REST Data Services and give a preview of what to look forward to in APEX 21.1.

Meet the Speaker:
Marc Sewtz is Director of Software Development for Oracle Application Express (APEX) in Oracle’s Database Tools division. He is responsible for managing the development and delivery of APEX, Oracle’s premiere low-code development platform. Marc has been at Oracle since 1998. After working for Oracle Consulting in Germany and the US for a number of years, he joined the APEX development team in 2002. Marc lives in New York City with his family and holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences in Wedel, Germany.

Co-Hosted by the New York Oracle Users group (http://nyoug.org/) and Viscosity North America.

February 18, 2021

 

Upgrading to Oracle Database 19c

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT

Viscosity is teaming up with ODTUG once a month till Kscope21 to bring you an Oracle database 19c hands-on lab!

In this two hour class, students will get hands-on experience with on how to upgrade databases to Oracle Database 19c.  

A virtual presentation will be followed by the hands-on practicum on performing an actual database upgrade.  Attendees will have access to a virtual machine with Oracle database versions 11.2.0.4 and 12.1.0.2 pre-installed with the latest PSU.  Attendee can perform database upgrades from Oracle versions 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 to Oracle Database 19c (19.7 or higher).

February 23, 2021

Meet the Speaker:

Diego Fion

Software Developer and Senior Consultant

Viscosity North America

How to setup your ATP instance in OCI and configure APEX access for your developers

In this session, you will learn how to correctly setup and configure Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for Infrastructure Managers, setup and configure Compartments and Virtual Cloud Networks for our Infrastructure.

Also, see how to correctly configure an Autonomous Transaction Processing instance (ATP) and provide developer access for Application Express (APEX), how to setup users and where to manage the INTERNAL workspace using the ADMIN user in the OCI.

Meet the Speaker: Diego Fion, Software Developer and Consultant, Viscosity North America

Diego is the Senior Software Engineer and Senior Web Developer at Viscosity with over 6 years of experience in Information Technology in Web Platforms (backend and frontend).  He has successfully architected, designed and led development for commercial applications in the geo-positioning and geo-tracking industry, health industry and oil and gas industry.

March 2, 2021 – Webinar


Beginner’s Guide to Oracle APEX

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Central

Marc Sewtz

Marc Sewtz

Director of Software Development for Oracle Application Express (APEX)

Oracle Corporation

This is an introduction into Low Code application development with Oracle APEX, targeted at beginners, who are new to APEX, as well as developers who have been using APEX for some time and looking for a refresher.

You’ve heard about Oracle APEX, you’re keen to learn more and see what it can do. You’re in the right place. In this Webinar, we’re going to show you everything you need to get started with the low-code web development platform, Oracle APEX.

Meet the Speaker:
Marc Sewtz is Director of Software Development for Oracle Application Express (APEX) in Oracle’s Database Tools division. He is responsible for managing the development and delivery of APEX, Oracle’s premiere low-code development platform. Marc has been at Oracle since 1998. After working for Oracle Consulting in Germany and the US for a number of years, he joined the APEX development team in 2002. Marc lives in New York City with his family and holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences in Wedel, Germany.

Co-Hosted by the New York Oracle Users group (http://nyoug.org/) and Viscosity North America.

February 23, 2021

Meet the Speaker:

Diego Fion

Software Developer and Senior Consultant

Viscosity North America

How to setup your ATP instance in OCI and configure APEX access for your developers

In this session, you will learn how to correctly setup and configure Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for Infrastructure Managers, setup and configure Compartments and Virtual Cloud Networks for our Infrastructure. One of Oracle’s best practices is the use of Compartments.  Tune in to find out how to segregate access to specific “buckets” in your infrastructure (You don’t want everyone to have access to PROD for example), and why using compartments to manage your various environments is a MUST. One of the great things about using compartments is that you can grant specific access based on your OCI roles.

Also, see how to correctly configure an Autonomous Transaction Processing instance (ATP) and provide developer access for Application Express (APEX), how to setup users and where to manage the INTERNAL workspace using the ADMIN user in the OCI.

We’ll discuss at a high level why we use ATP and how it helps developers and DBAs and allows them to focus on what matters (development, monitoring, etc) and leave all the server side improvements directly to Oracle.

And finally, every new APEX release will be installed in your ATP instance automatically, allowing your developers to focus on what matters the most.  Developers or System Administrators will not need to worry about applying patches or upgrades and they will be provided with the latest APEX versions all the time.

Meet the Speaker: Diego Fion, Software Developer and Consultant, Viscosity North America

Diego is the Senior Software Engineer and Senior Web Developer at Viscosity with over 6 years of experience in Information Technology in Web Platforms (backend and frontend).  He has successfully architected, designed and led development for commercial applications in the geo-positioning and geo-tracking industry, health industry and oil and gas industry.

March 16, 2021 – Webinar


Voyage to Visual Builder Studio

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Central

Karen Cannell

Karen Cannell

President of TH Technology

Oracle ACE Director

Hear lessons learned on an APEX gal’s voyage to Visual Builder Studio, Oracle’s updated visual application development environment, the new path to using Visual Builder, Oracle’s JavaScript-based low-code development platform. VB Studio allows one to build web and mobile applications, extend Oracle cloud applications, and manage the full development life cycle in an integrated, collaborative environment.

Sounds great – but how does it really work? Attend to get an introduction to Visual Builder from the new Visual Builder Studio.

Meet the Speaker:
Karen Cannell is President of TH Technology, a consulting firm focused on Oracle technology in general, Oracle APEX a specialty. Karen is an ACE Director, ODTUG Board member, APEX gal, frequent user group volunteer and conference presenter. kcannell@thtechnology.com @thtechnology

Co-Hosted by the New York Oracle Users group (http://nyoug.org/) and Viscosity North America.

March 17-18, 2021

Virtual Conference: UTOUG Training Days

 

Charles Kim

Charles Kim

President & Oracle ACE Director

Viscosity North America

DBA 3.0: The Next Evolution

3/17/2021 10:30:00 AM – 11:30:00 AM MT

 

The database administration role as we knew it is dead. DBAs who have been around for decades have become irrelevant in this data driven economy. Developers want autonomous management and executive leaders want to cut costs anyway they can. Join Oracle community experts as we discuss the next evolutionary role of the database administration role and what we must do to adapt and survive in this ever changing dynamic technology driven world. Learn what future skills you need to possess and how you can stay on top of the demand. Discussions will include how technical enhancements to autonomous databases, cloud innovations and what you must learn to survive, how AI and machine learning can impact the database scene and understanding which technologies you need to learn to adapt.

 

Rich Niemiec

Rich Niemiec

Chief Innovation Officer, Oracle ACE Director

Viscosity North America

Machine Learning 101

3/17/2021 3:30:00 PM – 4:30:00 PM MT

Robots may be the first to truly learn Machine Learning (ML) and expand into Artificial Intelligence (AI). Python is one of the keys to Machine Learning as we program the invention of Man’s Mind to further replace man’s most basic tasks. This session will focus on ML 101 and building the future ahead.

Charles Kim

Charles Kim

President & Oracle ACE Director

Viscosity North America

Get Ready For Brain OverLoad with Oracle Database 12.2/18c/19c/20c Features

3/18/2021 10:30:00 AM – 11:30:00 AM MT

Oracle Database 12 Release 2 is packed with enhancements for DBAs and Developers. Come listen to all the pertinent new features in Oracle 12.2/18c/19c that will change how you perform maintenance and tune the database. This session is not the traditional Oracle 12.2/18c/19c database features. Be prepared to have mind overloaded with topics such as

  • Oracle 20c New Features
  • Oracle 19c New Features
  • Why do you need to go directly to Oracle Database 19c and skip Oracle Database 12.2/18c
  • Oracle 18c New Features
  • Upgrade to Oracle 12.2/18c/19c/20c a. Upgrade considerations b. Zero downtime upgrade options
  • Multi-Tenancy (PDB) Option
  • Elimination of support for non-container databases in Oracle 20c
  • Changes in Oracle licensing policy with Oracle19c
  • Online Improvements
  • Partitioning Option
  • Data Guard
  • RMAN
  • General Database, RAC, ASM/ACFS, In-Memory

Gary Gordhamer

Gary Gordhamer

Consultant & Oracle ACE Associate

Viscosity North America

10 things every DBA needs to do that has nothing to do with Databases

3/18/2021 12:30:00 PM – 1:30:00 PM MST 

Many DBA’s want to be better DBA’s, and many nonDBA’s want to become DBA’s. Often the primary training for this is in technical topics, memorizing tons of details, or being able to be the first to solve a technical issue. Yet some of the best DBA’s I’ve known over the past 25 years start with “I don’t know”. So what 10 things do you need to to do to be a great DBA that has nothing to do with databases? How you interact with others in writing, reading, communication, talking, presenting, being able to repeat things, and more.

Sean Scott

Sean Scott

Consultant & Oracle ACE

Viscosity North America

Getting Started with Oracle on Docker

3/18/2021 12:30:00 PM – 1:30:00 PM MT

Docker is widely embraced in the developer community but less well known or understood in the database world. Database administrators and developers are beginning to realize how powerful containers are and the speed, flexibility, and portability advantages they offer over virtual guests. This session is a practical course for those curious about or just starting out with Oracle on Docker. Attendees will learn terminology and understand how containers differ from virtual machines, followed by demonstrations of Docker’s speed and versatility. Explore basic commands and examples for building Oracle on Docker and making container databases visible on a network. Discover how to separate and preserve data, share and distribute database images and data, then how to create new databases in seconds (not an exaggeration). The session closes with advice on customizing container environments and a peek into orchestrated builds for multi-database needs posed by Data Guard and Sharding.

Gary Gordhamer

Gary Gordhamer

Consultant & Oracle ACE Associate

Viscosity North America

Oracle SQL Plan Management (SPM) your imperative performance tool

3/18/2021 2:00:00 PM – 3:00:00 PM MST 

Oracle SPM is often overlooked and underused. This feature started in version 11.1 and has been enhanced with each new release. As of 19c, this should be your go-to method to help maintain well-performing SQL statements.

In this session, we’ll cover what SPM is, how to use SPM from end to end, and how to monitor it. Once you start using SPM Baselines, you’ll find them invaluable in your continuous goal to maintain database performance.

Rich Niemiec

Rich Niemiec

Chief Innovation Officer, Oracle ACE Director

Viscosity North America

Creating the future with Robotics, Machine Learning & Oracle

3/18/2021 2:00:00 PM – 3:00:00 PM MT

Use the latest technology on robotics, machine learning & Oracle chatbots to create the future with AI. We will explore how to leverage and integrate robotics & machine learning into your companies tech plan. We’ll show the state of robotics and how you can test and use this technology to create the future.

Sean Scott

Sean Scott

Consultant & Oracle ACE

Viscosity North America

Achieving Extreme Scalability, Availability, Tenancy, and Sovereignty with Sharding

3/18/2021 3:30:00 PM – 4:30:00 PM MT

Oracle Sharding is a technology for managing multiple, geographically dispersed databases in a shared-nothing architecture. Sharding is often associated with large, complex databases but that need not be the case. Based on Oracle Partitioning technology, sharding is a component of Oracle’s Maximum Availability Architecture and boasts a rapidly growing user base. Its adoption is a result of the many database challenges it solves, including extreme availability, fault isolation, data tenancy, application response and latency, hybrid cloud deployment, migration, and data sovereignty. In this presentation, learn how Oracle’s sharding technology works, its limits, implementation planning, use cases, and features and enhancements planned in Oracle 20c.

March 11, 2021

 

Performance Tuning, Oracle Database 19c

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT

Viscosity is teaming up with ODTUG once a month till Kscope21 to bring you an Oracle database 19c hands-on lab!

Oracle database upgrades often lead to performance related issues. This is due to the number of underlying technical changes in software, introduction of new features, and general enhancement of the products. With many 19c upgrades going on, it’s good to know how to use the many technical features in Oracle for dealing with or even eliminating performance issue.

In this lab we will go through some of the basic skills that every DBA should have around performance tuning from enhance explain plans and gathering statistics to using SQL Plan Management. We will also cover the differences between SQL Baselines and SQL profiles. This session should be good if you are an experienced DBA just brushing up on your skills, or new to using Oracle database performance tuning tools.

March 30, 2021 – Webinar


APEX Grids: Standardize for Productivity and Sanity

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Central

Karen Cannell

Karen Cannell

President of TH Technology

Oracle ACE Director

APEX Interactive Grids have a myriad of customization options, some declarative, and most via JavaScript APIs. How does one stay sane, organized and consistent with so many options? Standardize! Learn techniques to deliver clean, uniform, customized interactive grids within a single application, or across many developers and many applications across an organization. It’s easier than you think.

We will discuss the importance of standards in grid development, labeling, configuration and customization. We will discuss and demonstrate several options standardize grid features within and across your applications: plugins, common configuration files and CSS classes. Decide upon your grid options, code them once, then include and use everywhere. Better yet, not everyone needs to be a JavaScript expert to implement your standard grid configurations.

Meet the Speaker:
Karen Cannell is President of TH Technology, a consulting firm focused on Oracle technology in general, Oracle APEX a specialty. Karen is an ACE Director, ODTUG Board member, APEX gal, frequent user group volunteer and conference presenter. kcannell@thtechnology.com @thtechnology

Co-Hosted by the New York Oracle Users group (http://nyoug.org/) and Viscosity North America.

March 30 – April 1, 2021

Quest Community Virtual Conference: INSYNC 

19c Database Upgrade ACE Panel

Session ID: 2021DBTCNF-100260

Gary Gordhamer

Gary Gordhamer

Consultant & Oracle ACE Associate

Viscosity North America

Charles Kim

Charles Kim

President & Oracle ACE Director

Viscosity North America

Sean Scott

Sean Scott

Consultant & Oracle ACE

Viscosity North America

Sean Scott

Sean Scott

Consultant & Oracle ACE

Viscosity North America

Advanced Docker Recipes: Building Complex Oracle Environments

Session ID: 2021DBTCNF-101190

Oracle provides scripts for creating basic Docker images in their GitHub repository. They’re a convenient entry point for those beginning their Oracle database-in-containers journey, but users might find themselves wanting more than may seem possible. In this session, learn how to push Oracle’s boundaries on Docker without becoming a Docker expert! Discover methods for customizing Oracle’s Docker builds to install and configure specialized database images.

Sean Scott

Sean Scott

Consultant & Oracle ACE

Viscosity North America

Adventures in Migrating a Legacy Database to Oracle Cloud

Session ID: 2021DBTCNF-100440

Rich Niemiec

Rich Niemiec

Chief Innovation Officer, Oracle ACE Director

Viscosity North America

Converged Database panel

Session ID: 2021DBTCNF-100870

Charles Kim

Charles Kim

President & Oracle ACE Director

Viscosity North America

DBA 3.0: The Next Evolution

Session ID: 2021DBTCNF-100210

The database administration role as we knew it is dead. DBAs who have been around for decades have become irrelevant in this data driven economy. Developers want autonomous management and executive leaders want to cut costs anyway they can. Join Oracle community experts as we discuss the next evolutionary role of the database administration role and what we must do to adapt and survive in this ever changing dynamic technology driven world. Learn what future skills you need to possess and how you can stay on top of the demand. Discussions will include how technical enhancements to autonomous databases, cloud innovations and what you must learn to survive, how AI and machine learning can impact the database scene and understanding which technologies you need to learn to adapt.

 

Gary Gordhamer

Gary Gordhamer

Consultant & Oracle ACE Associate

Viscosity North America

Deep dive into SQL tuning

Session ID: 2021DBTCNF-100160

Sean Scott

Sean Scott

Consultant & Oracle ACE

Viscosity North America

Getting Started with Oracle on Docker

Session ID: 2021DBTCNF-101180

Docker is widely embraced in the developer community but less well known or understood in the database world. Database administrators and developers are beginning to realize how powerful containers are and the speed, flexibility, and portability advantages they offer over virtual guests. This session is a practical course for those curious about or just starting out with Oracle on Docker. Attendees will learn terminology and understand how containers differ from virtual machines, followed by demonstrations of Docker’s speed and versatility. Explore basic commands and examples for building Oracle on Docker and making container databases visible on a network. Discover how to separate and preserve data, share and distribute database images and data, then how to create new databases in seconds (not an exaggeration). The session closes with advice on customizing container environments and a peek into orchestrated builds for multi-database needs posed by Data Guard and Sharding.

Rich Niemiec

Rich Niemiec

Chief Innovation Officer, Oracle ACE Director

Viscosity North America

Machine Learning 101

Session ID: 2021DBTCNF-100840

Robots may be the first to truly learn Machine Learning (ML) and expand into Artificial Intelligence (AI). Python is one of the keys to Machine Learning as we program the invention of Man’s Mind to further replace man’s most basic tasks. This session will focus on ML 101 and building the future ahead.

Gary Gordhamer

Gary Gordhamer

Consultant & Oracle ACE Associate

Viscosity North America

Oracle SQL Plan Management (SPM) your imperative performance tool

Session ID: 2021DBTCNF-100140

Oracle SPM is often overlooked and underused. This feature started in version 11.1 and has been enhanced with each new release. As of 19c, this should be your go-to method to help maintain well-performing SQL statements.

In this session, we’ll cover what SPM is, how to use SPM from end to end, and how to monitor it. Once you start using SPM Baselines, you’ll find them invaluable in your continuous goal to maintain database performance.

Rich Niemiec

Rich Niemiec

Chief Innovation Officer, Oracle ACE Director

Viscosity North America

Preparing for Oracle 21c

Session ID: 2021DBTCNF-100810

Charles Kim

Charles Kim

President & Oracle ACE Director

Viscosity North America

Unleash the Top 19 New Features of Oracle Database 19c

Session ID: 2021DBTCNF-100170

Oracle Database 12 Release 2 is packed with enhancements for DBAs and Developers. Come listen to all the pertinent new features in Oracle 12.2/18c/19c that will change how you manage your database in the future. This session is not the traditional Oracle 12.2/18c/19c database features. Be prepared to have mind overloaded with the following focused areas:

– Multi-Tenancy (PDB) Option
– Elimination of support for non-container databases in Oracle 20c
– Changes in Oracle licensing policy with Oracle19c
– Online Improvements
– Core Database
– Partitioning
– Data Guard
– RMAN
– Advanced Security
– RAC
– ASM/ACFS

Oracle DBAs/Developers can take immediate advantage of these new features.

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