NoCOUG’s 100th Conference Nov 9th!

October 25th, 2011

Download the 100th issue of the NoCOUG Journal at

Can you believe it? 100 conferences! The Northern California Oracle Users Group (NoCOUG) is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011 with its 100th conference. The upcoming conference at the Computer History Museum on November 9 is NoCOUG’s 100th quarterly conference and the upcoming issue of the NoCOUG Journal will be the 100th issue.
NoCOUG Conference 100 will feature some of the world’s top Oracle experts and speakers including Steven Feuerstein , Craig Shallahamer, Alex Gorbachev, and Kyle Hailey . It will be held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View—a fitting location for such an occasion. The museum features marvelous computing artifacts such as a Hollerith Tabulating Machine and an actual operational Babbage Difference Engine—one of two that have been constructed in the past decade.
The 100th issue of the NoCOUG Journal will feature an interview with Michael Stonebraker—the high priest of relational databases, the research paper by Dr. Edgar Codd that started the relational revolution in 1970—A Shared Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks, and the results of the Second International NoCOUG SQL Challenge.
Because of the significance of the occasion and the venue NoCOUG is expecting serveral hundred people that this conference will quickly reach maximum capacity, so RSVP now here:

RSVP by October 31 at to receive a free pass to the exhibition at the Computer History Museum.




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  2. October 28th, 2011 at 17:17 | #1

    Three surprising Oracle product announcements from Oracle OpenWorld will be repeated at NoCOUG Conference 100 on Wednesday, November 9 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.
    If you’re not one of the lucky 1% who attended Oracle OpenWorld, take
    this opportunity to keep abreast with the latest in Oracle technology.

    The first Oracle product announcement is Oracle Public Cloud. In this 2009 YouTube video, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison was famously dismissive about cloud computing—at one point claiming, “It’s absurdity—it’s nonsense . . . What are you talking about? It’s not water vapor. It’s a computer attached to a network!” Come to Conference 100 and learn more about Oracle Public Cloud.

    The second Oracle product announcement is Oracle NoSQL Database. Earlier this year, Oracle published a white paper titled Debunking the NoSQL Hype saying “Go for the tried and true path. Don’t be risking your data on NoSQL databases.” But as our conference director Gwen Shapira excitedly tweeted from Oracle OpenWorld “Can
    I say I told you so? I spent the last two years saying that NoSQL and
    Hadoop are solutions to real problems and won’t go away.”
    Come to Conference 100 and learn more about Oracle NoSQL Database.

    The third and perhaps the most important Oracle product announcement is Oracle Database Appliance, a complete plug-n-go hardware and software package from Oracle that simplifies RAC deployment and support. Have you ever groaned about RAC complexity
    like conference director Gwen Shapira? The answer to your prayers is
    Oracle Database Appliance, Oracle’s biggest initiative of 2011. Come to
    Conference 100 and find out what all the fuss is all about.

    Don’t be roadkill on the information superhighway. Click here to RSVP for Conference 100 today.

  3. October 31st, 2011 at 16:35 | #2

    On Halloween Day only, you can get a free guest pass for a friend or colleague for NoCOUG Conference #100. Here are the rules.

    1. You must either be an individual or corporate member or a
      paying attendee. Conference #100 is absolutely free for members and $50
      for non-members.
    2. If you haven’t already done so, you must RSVP for the conference by 23:59 PM PST on Halloween Day.
    3. Your guest must RSVP for the conference by 23:59 PM PST on Halloween Day and select “Halloween Promo” as the Attendee Type.
    4. Your guest must specify your name in the “Invited By” field.
    5. You must attend the conference.
    6. You must accompany your guest to the registration desk on conference day.
    7. The promotion will end at 23:59 PM PST on Halloween Day or when 25 free guest passes have been distributed.

    Here is the conference flyer to show to your friends, colleagues, and management.

    Happy Halloween!

  4. Tuan Stohr
    November 17th, 2011 at 15:08 | #3

    Many thanks for your article! I really enjoyed being here.

  5. November 17th, 2011 at 15:49 | #4

    Hey Tuan – good to hear. Glad you liked it. Here are Iggy’s photos from the conference
    NoCoug 100th Conference photos

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