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Presenter: Jim Czuprynski
Organization: OnX Enterprise Solutions
Biographical Sketch: Jim Czuprynski has over 30 years of professional experience in his career in information technology, serving diverse roles at several Fortune 1000 companies before becoming an Oracle DBA in 2001. He was awarded the status of Oracle ACE Director in March 2014 and is a sought-after public speaker on Oracle Database technology features, presenting topics at Oracle OpenWorld, IOUG's COLLABORATE, Hotsos Symposium, Oracle Technology Network ACE Tours, and Oracle user group conferences around the world.
As of August 2015, Jim has joined OnX Enterprise Solutions as their Strategic Solutions Architect, focusing on Oracle Database technology, especially Oracle Database 12c, as well as Oracle's Enterprise Systems, especially Exadata, SPARC SuperCluster, Oracle Database Appliance, and ZS3/4. Jim has authored over 100 articles focused on facets of Oracle Database administration to his credit since 2003 at databasejournal.com and ioug.org. Jim's blog, Generally ... It Depends (http://jimczuprynski.wordpress.com), contains his regular observations on all things Oracle. His first book, "Oracle Database Upgrade, Migration and Transformation Tips & Techniques," was published in June 2015 through Oracle Press.
Title: DBA, Heal Thyself: Five Diseases of IT Organizations and How to Cure Them
Abstract: Ask any group of seasoned Oracle DBAs if they've ever lived through what must feel like a typical day in the life of Dilbert, Scott Adams' quintessential cynic, and you're bound to experience vigorous agreement. When a relatively simple database application deployment suddenly evolves into Project Death Spiral, or when there never seems to be enough DBA resources to keep up with application developer demands, or when IT management continues to make seemingly impossible demands for increased DBA productivity ... then maybe it's time to consider diagnosing the real problem in your IT organization and perhaps even applying the right treatment to relieve the pain, if not provide the cure.

Through humor and storytelling, this presentation will reveal five common diseases that seem to "harden the arteries" of IT organizations - Uniquitis, HypoRMANosis, Tengenertia, Toolichondria, and Sardoidosis - that Oracle DBAs must often battle to overcome to true root problems of their IT organization.
Topic: Database Development
Target Audience: All
Location: 307

GaOUG Tech Day
March 3, 2016

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