Instructors

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Martin Bach
  
Germany

Martin is a Principal Consultant at Enkitec and author. He specialised in the Oracle DBMS since 2001, with his main interests in high availability and disaster recovery solutions for mission critical 24x7 systems. Over the last years he spent more and more time discovering the benefits of virtualisation technologies for Oracle products, mainly by using VMWare ESX Server and Oracle VM/Xen-based virtualisation. As of December 2008 Martin is a proud member of the Oracle Certified Master community having successfully passed the exam for Database 10g Release 2. When not trying to get the best out of the Oracle database for his clients, or working on understanding its internals, Martin can be found presenting or attending Oracle user group meetings meetings, mainly in the UK. In the remaining spare time, Martin contributes to the Oracle Scene and DOAG news, the UK and German Oracle User Group publications as well as the iX magazine which is read by over 50 000 people in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

He is also the co-author of “Pro Oracle Database 11g RAC on Linux,” and author of “Expert Consolidation in Oracle Database 12c.“ 

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Andy Colvin
Dallas, Texas
United States

Andy launched his IT career in the late 1990s at an Oracle-centric company based in Dallas called Database Consultants (later renamed ThinkSpark). This provided the baseline for Andy’s technical pursuits, working with Solaris, Linux, Windows and various networking technologies.

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Timothy Fox
Dallas, Texas
United States

Tim Fox has been working with the Oracle database for over 20 years, starting with version 5 in 1989. Since joining Enkitec in 2005, Tim has worked with hundreds of clients. His strong development background combined with his database skills make him an excellent resource for solving difficult performance related problems. In 2010, Tim became heavily involved with Oracle’s Exadata Database Machine and he has been involved in numerous implementations. Tim has been a proponent of Oracle Application Express for many years. He is co-author of the book Pro Oracle Application Express 4. Tim is also a frequent speaker at regional and national Oracle conferences.

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Doug Gault
Dallas, Texas
United States

Doug Gault is the APEX Practice Director at Enkitec™, a world-class Oracle®  consulting, training & solutions firm.  He has been working with Oracle since 1988 starting with version 5.1B, SQL*Forms 2.0 and RPT/RPF. Since then he has focused his career on Oracle's development technologies, spending the last decade on web based technologies, and the last several years specifically on APEX.

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Dan McGhan
Tampa, Florida
United States

Dan is an APEX aficionado with a penchant for APEX plug-ins. Since becoming immersed in all things APEX, he has dedicated his programming efforts to learning more about Oracle and web-based technologies.  Evidence of his deep knowledge and expertise can be found in Expert Oracle Application Express, a popular APEX technical book from Apress that he co-authored.

Dan is an Oracle Application Express Certified Expert, an Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate, as well as an Oracle ACE. He is one of the top contributors to the APEX forum, and is a regular presenter at various conferences, events and Oracle user groups. Click HERE to follow Dan on his Oracle and APEX blog.

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Rick Miners
Dallas, Texas
United States

Rick is a Senior Tech Consultant with Enkitec and has worked with Oracle Databases since the late 90s starting out as a SQL and PL/SQL developer before quickly becoming a DBA.  Most of his career has been a combination of OLTP and DSS databases, RAC, performance and tuning, and various system administration duties.

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Karen Morton
Atlantic Beach, Florida
United States

For more than 25 years, Karen has worked in information technology starting out as a mainframe programmer, developer, DBA, data architect, author, researcher, educator and consultant. Having used Oracle since the early ’90s, she began teaching others how to use Oracle over a decade ago.

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Kerry Osborne
Dallas, Texas
United States

Kerry Osborne began working with the first public release of Oracle (version 2) in 1982. For the past several years, he has been focused on understanding Oracle internals and solving performance problems. He is an Oracle Ace Director and is a proud member of the OakTable network. He has also co-authored two books (Pro Oracle SQL and Expert Oracle Exadata).

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Tanel Poder
Dallas, Texas
United States

Tanel Põder is one of the leading Oracle performance specialists in the world, having helped solve complex problems for customers in 25 countries on five continents. He works for Enkitec as a consultant and technology evangelist, focusing on advanced performance troubleshooting and tuning of Oracle database systems, including all flavors of Exadata since V1. Tanel is a co-author of the Expert Oracle Exadata book and the creator of the Advanced Exadata Performance masterclass.

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Carlos Sierra
Oviedo, Florida
United States

Carlos Sierra is the author of some popular tools for Oracle SQL Tuning: SQLTXPLAIN (SQLT), SQL Health Check (SQLHC) and Trace Analyzer (TRCANLZR), among others. Of late, he has also released two useful Oracle database tools by the names of eDB360 and eADAM. He is a coveted and regular speaker at several conferences related to Oracle performance, including Hotsos, OOW, UKOUG, RMOUG and IOUG. Carlos is currently a Practice Director at Enkitec. Prior to Enkitec he worked for Oracle for 17 years. Carlos is a frequent SQL Tuning practitioner constantly helping peers and other professionals to diagnose poorly performing SQL statements.

If you want to learn more about Carlos' contributions to the Oracle community visit his blog at http://carlos-sierra.net.

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Scott Spendolini
Ashburn, Virginia
United States

Scott Spendolini is executive director at Enkitec, a world-class Oracle® services, education & solutions firm founded in 2004.  He has assisted a number of clients from various verticals with their Oracle APEX development and training needs. Spendolini has presented at a number of Oracle-related conferences, including Oracle OpenWorld, ODTUG, and IOUG and is a regular contributor to the Oracle APEX Forums on OTN.  He is a recipient of the Oracle Ace Director designation and is also a co-author of the book Pro Oracle Application Express.  In 2009, Spendolini along with ODTUG was presented with the Oracle Innovation Award for his work on ODTUG’s public web site, odtug.com.  Spendolini is also an Oracle Certified Oracle Application Express developer.

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Hank Tullis
Atlanta, Georgia
United States

Hank Tullis is a practice director with Enkitec, bringing almost 30 years of delivery experience in database design, performance and reliability to our technical division. With the onset of engineered systems and BigData, Hank focuses specifically on Oracle Exadata implementations, Oracle Exalogic and Oracle GoldenGate technologies. Additional areas of expertise include Oracle virtualization as well as BigData environments and storage software surrounding Cloudera technologies, such as Hadoop and HBase.

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