Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Welcome new Oracle Aussie ACEs

I'm happy to have the scoop that a long time mentor Penny Cookson and a well known and dedicated Canberra Oracle personality Marcel Kratochvil have been recognized for their efforts by Oracle and have been awarded Oracle ACE status.

So what makes an Oracle ACE? These two show a staggering background:

Penny's Oracle history:
  • 2004 Oracle Educator of the Year awarded by Oracle Magazine.
  • President of the Western Australian branch of Australian Oracle User Group (AUSOUG) 2006, conference chair 2007, and still a standing and active committee member.
  • Awarded AUSOUG life membership 2003
  • Best user paper award at Western Australian and Victorian Oracle User Group Conference 2003 for her paper "Whose fault is it – A review of Application tuning problems"
  • Best user paper award at the Western Australian Oracle User Group Conference 2002 for her paper "Oracle Forms and Reports 9i"
  • Best user paper award at Queensland Oracle User Group Conference 1999 for her paper "Application Tuning in Oracle 8i"
  • Best user paper award at Oracle Asia Pacific OpenWorld 1997 for her paper "Optimising SQL in the Oracle 8 Object / Relational Database"
  • 2nd best user paper award at Oracle Asia Pacific OpenWorld 1996 for her paper "Minimum Ingredients for Generating and Application in Designer 2000"
  • Best user paper award at Oracle Asia Pacific OpenWorld 1996 for her paper " 20 Application Tuning Tips"
  • Best user paper at Oracle Asia Pacific OpenWorld 1995 for her paper "How to Perform a 20 point Health Check on your database"
+ the following presentations:

(For your reference most of these presentations are available from the Sage website)
  • Quality Assurance of Data Models - Oracle User Group Conference (WA) - 1994
  • Oracle Forms Standards - Oracle User Group Conference (WA) - 1994
  • Using Oracle Case for easily Maintained Applications - Oracle User Group Conference (WA) - 1995
  • How to Perform a 20 point Health Check on your database - Oracle Asia Pacific Openworld - 1996 - Oracle User Group Conference (VIC, WA, QLD, ACT) - 1995+1996
  • Using Oracle Reports in a Financials Data Warehouse - Oracle Asia Pacific Openworld - 1996
  • 20 Application Tuning Tips - Oracle Asia Pacific Openworld - 1997 - Oracle User Group Conference (VIC, ACT) - 1996 + 1997 - Singapore OUG Conference - 1998 - Malaysia OUG Conference - 1998
  • Minimum Ingredients for Generating and Application in Designer 2000 - Oracle Asia Pacific Openworld - 1997 - Oracle User Group Conference (WA) - 1997
  • Designing Applications for Performance and Ease of Maintenance - Oracle User Group Conference (ACT, QLD) - 1997 - Oracle Asia Pacific Openworld - 1997 - Singapore OUG Conference - 1998 - Malaysia OUG Conference - 1998 - Oracle Asia Pacific Conference (Sing) - 1999 - Oracle N.Z. Conference - 1999
  • Optimising SQL in the Oracle 8 Object / Relational Database - Oracle Asia Pacific Openworld - 1997 - Oracle User Group Conference (WA) - 1998
  • Oracle Forms 5 New Features - Oracle User Group Conference (WA) - 1998
  • Developing Form Builder applications for a - Oracle User Group Conference (QLD) - 1998
  • Web and Client Server environment - Oracle Asia Pacific Conference (Sing) - 1999 - Oracle N.Z. Conference - 1999 - Oracle User Group Conference (WA) - 1999
  • Oracle Forms 6 New Features - Oracle User Group Conference (WA) - 1999 - Oracle User Group Conference (ACT) - 1999
  • Creating Libraries and Templates for 100% Definition in Designer 2.1 - Oracle User Group Conference (WA) - 1999 - Oracle Asia Pacific Conference (Sing) - 1999 - Oracle User Group Conference (ACT) - 1999
  • Application Tuning in Oracle 8i - Oracle User Group Conference (QLD) - 1999 - European Oracle User Conference (Madrid) - 2000 - Oracle N.Z. Conference - 2001
  • WebDB Mini Lesson - Oracle User Group Conference (WA) - 2000 - New Zealand conference - 2000
  • Managing the Cost Base Optimiser in Oracle 8i (Full Day Tutorial) - Eurpoean Oracle User Group Conference (Madrid) - 2000
  • Oracle Portal Components - Oracle User Group Conference (WA) - 2001
  • Materialized Views for Summary Management - Oracle User Group Conference (WA) - 2001 - Brisbane Oracle Masters conference - 2001
  • Indexing Strategies in Oracle 8i - New Zealand conference - 2001
  • Converting to Oracle Web Forms - New Zealand conference - 2001 - Brisbane Oracle Masters conference - 2000
  • Whats in Oracle 9iAS - Oracle User Group Seminar (WA) - 2001
  • Understanding the Oracle Portal API - Oracle User Group Conference (WA) - 2002
  • Oracle Forms and Reports 9i - Oracle User Group Conference (WA) - 2002
  • Whose fault it it – A review of Application tuning problems - Oracle User Group Conference (WA) - 2003 - Oracle User Group Conference (VIC) - 2003
  • Content management with Oracle Portal - Oracle User Group Conference (VIC) - 2003
  • Oracle 9i Features for developers - Oracle User Group Conference (WA, VIC, SA) - 2003
  • Oracle 10g New features - Oracle User Group Conference (WA, VIC, QLD) - 2004
  • Oracle Portal Case Studies - Oracle Openworld Melbourne - 2004
  • HTMLDB mini lesson - User Group Conference (VIC, QLD) - 2004
  • Masterclass – Database and application tuning - Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart, Perth - 2005
  • Development techniques for HTMLDB - User Group Conference (WA) - 2005
  • Lost Without a Trace - User Group Conference (WA) - 2005
  • Whose fault it it – A review of Application tuning problems - Oracle Openworld (USA) - 2005
  • Masterclass – Database and application tuning - Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch NZ - 2006
  • Oracle Application Express (mini lesson) - Oracle User Group Conference (WA, VIC) - 2006
  • How can I tune it if I can't change the code - Oracle User Group Conference (WA, VIC) - 2006
  • Oracle Application Express (mini lesson) - NZOUG Conference - 2007
  • How can I tune it if I can't change the code - NZOUG Conference - 2007
And for Marcel:
  • 2007 New Scientist Sleek Geek Winner
  • 2004 PL/SQL Developer of the year
  • 2002 Australia Recognition Award for building Strang Shipping System
  • 1999 Oracle Asia Pacific User Conference Paper (Joint paper: voted 2nd)
  • 1993 Asia Pacific Oracle Conference – Best Paper
+ the following presentations & podcasts:
  • How to Multimedia - Enable Your Applications with Oracle Multimedia - Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco - 2007
  • Podcast: Best Practices using Mod PL/SQL - On the external - donut web site - 2007
  • Podcast: Multimedia - On the external - donut web site - 2007
  • Podcast: Being Locked In - On the external - donut web site - 2007
  • Podcast: Question Everything - On the external - donut web site - 2007
  • Podcast: Extreme DBA Programming - On the external - donut web site - 2007
  • Preach and Teach: Configuring the Mod PL/SQL Gateway - Oracle User Conference – Melb / Perth - 2006
  • Conditional Compilation and Ajax - Oracle User Conference – Melb / Perth - 2006
  • Developing Multimedia Applications for the Internet - Edinburgh User Group May 2006 - 2006
  • Who wants to be a DBA - ACT User Group - 2005
  • Web Based Interfaces - Chicago PL/SQL Conference - 2005
  • Multimedia and PL/SQL - Chicago PL/SQL Conference - 2005
  • Internet Security - Chicago PL/SQL Conference - 2005
  • Hierarchical Queries and XML - ACT Oracle User Group - 2005
  • Enterprise Manager - ACT Oracle User Group - 2004
  • RMAN - ACT Oracle User Group - 2004
  • Building Web Services - ACT Oracle User Group - 2004
  • Oracle XML Roadmap for Developers - ACT Oracle User Group - 2003
  • Oracle Database Objects - ACT Oracle User Group - 2002
  • New Features in 9i R2 for Developers - ACT Oracle User Group - 2002
  • Donuts for DBAs - Australian SELECT Magazine - 2002
  • Understanding Mime Types - ACT Oracle User Group - 2001
  • Dynamic SQL in Oracle8i - ACT Oracle User Group - 2000
  • Good DBA – Bad DBA - Australian Oracle Open World - 1999
  • Top Ten Oracle 8i features for a Database Administrator - QLD Oracle User Group 1999 - 1999
  • Rapid Application Development and Oracle - ACT and QLD Oracle User Group 1999 - 1999
  • Understanding the Business Issues behind a Data Warehouse - A Business Perspective - Oracle Business Conference 1998 - 1998
  • Using Oracle8 to Web Enable the Data Warehouse - OpenWorld 1997, QLD Oracle User Group 1997 - 1997
  • An overview of the Oracle8 Database Server - Federal Dept of Social Security - 1997
  • Using Oracle8 to address the Child File Design - Federal Dept of Social Security - 1997
  • Issues in establishing a world wide web site for a business - Canberra local seminar - 1997
  • A Review of the Development of Commercial Applications for the World Wide Web - OpenWorld ’96,
  • Australian Computer Society ‘96 - 1996
  • Tips and Techniques for designing and building an application using the Oracle WebServer product - OpenWorld ‘96 - 1996
  • Oracle PL/SQL Course Notes - Over 20 training courses - 1996
  • Moving to a Proactive Database Environment - ACT User Group 1995 - 1995
  • Implementing Repeating Fields within the Relational Model using PL/SQL and Oracle7 Release 7.1. - ACT User Group 1995 - 1995
  • Implementing Hyper Indexes using Oracle7 Technology - Submitted to Oracle Magazine Jan 1996 - 1995
  • Advanced uses of Oracle7 Technology - OpenWorld ‘94 - 1994
  • Advanced Uses of Oracle7 and Oracle Glue in the Desktop Environment - OpenWorld ‘94 - 1994
  • The Centralised Database Model vs. The Distributed Database Model - Local Seminar - 1994
  • Understanding the Rowid and Rownum Pseudo Columns - Never Presented - 1994
  • Using Oracle7 and Forms 4 Technology to address the problem of poor performance in the Client/Server Environment - Federal Department of Health - 1994
  • Managing the external Oracle environment - OpenWorld 1993 - 1993
  • Query Optimisation and Database Fine Tuning - OpenWorld 1992,IOUG 1993,QLD Oracle User Group 1992
  • Managing Client/Server Technology - OpenWorld 1993 - 1992
  • The User Authorisation System - OpenWorld 1990 - 1990
And there is more..... Sheesh, over achievers or what?

Penny works for Sage Computing Services as the MD in Perth Australia and Marcel at Piction in Canberra Australia. I know Penny's presenting at Collaborate 08 this year, and I'm willing to bet you'll have the chance to see Marcel at OOW08.

2 comments:

Noons said...

Hey, congratulations folks!

About bloody time we got a few more around this place besides HJR!

And people who know what a database is and how to use it, as well!

Wonders will never cease...

Richard Foote said...

Congratulations to both of you, well deserved !!