Tag: Professional Services

Presented at INSYNC 21

Session ID: 100430

After the events of 2020 – a once-in-a-century pandemic, an unprecedented economic downturn, social upheaval, and several hotly-contested political races - it’s easy to become discontented with your IT career path, and maybe even consider a different line of work. But the truth is that the future of IT is so incredibly bright and its horizons so tremendously broadened that the exact opposite is true: You’d better get your sunglasses ready, and you might even want to buy a few more pairs.

Presented at INSYNC 21

Session ID: 100790

Just the word NETWORKING leaves a bad taste in the mouth of many technical people.  At least when you are not talking about TCP/IP, fiber or CAT6.  After all, one thing that attracted many of us to the IT world was not needing to deal with people. 

This session will help erase that bad taste by showing you how networking can help your career in more ways than you expect.  It can also be pretty easy to do if you do just a little planning.

Employees with better networking skills are beneficial to employers as your network is a resource that you can use to be a more effective problem solver.

Presented at INSYNC 21

Session ID: 100440

It seemed so simple—migrate a relatively small legacy database from DB2 to Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse. Nobody knew the dark secrets this database was hiding before the SOW was signed and the project was underway, but by then it was too late! Follow along as a well-planned project grows from unassuming and ordinary into a monster, devouring everything in its path and tossing aside timelines! A twisting tale, full of wrong turns and peril, heroes and villains, challenge, failure, ultimately ending with... Wait, you didn't think I'd give away the ending, did you?

This session is not a reference or a how-to. It's more of a what-not-to-do, reflecting and laughing (in hindsight) at a series of unfortunate circumstances and mistakes. It's a set of lessons in resilience and determination. It's about overcoming technical obstacles and human objections, and leveraging the tools and features in OCI so they all lived... Well, let's not spoil things!

Presented at INSYNC 21

Session ID: 101010

Infrastructure as code is the process of managing and provisioning computer data centers through machine-readable definition files, rather than physical hardware configuration or interactive configuration tools (by Wikipedia). On this vibrant session you would learn the differences between “configuration orchestration” and “configuration management” tools, and how emergent technologies such as Vagrant, Terraform, and Ansible fit and can be used to define, manage and provision a datacentre infrastructure or even build and maintain portable virtual environments.

The future is here, let's take advantage of it today!

Quest Forum Digital Event 2020

Transitioning to leadership requires a broadening for the technical associate. This broadening is not simply changing from technologist to a manager, but also provides new opportunities for an associate to explore. How does one create an identity as a leader? How does one create his team's identity? How does this transition fit into the individual's aspirations? This session helps prepare people who are interested in leadership and people who just made the transition.