Keynote Address:Coding Therapyfor Software Developers aka How Does This Code Make You Feel?
Steven Feuerstein, Oracle PL/SQL Expert
We can't write software without our brains, and our brains come with a full load of "issues." The way our brain remembers the past and projects into the future has a big impact on how we write code. Moving beyond physiology, human psychology also plays its role, making it difficult for us to acknowledge ignorance and ask for help. Steven will in this session address offer an intensive coding therapy session (including couples therapy, dream therapy, game theory, and shock therapy) to help all attendees come to grips with their innate, unavoidable "issues", making it easier to write better code -- and help others on their team write better code.
Steven Feuerstein is considered to be one of the world's leading experts on the Oracle PL/SQL language, having written ten books on PL/SQL, including Oracle PL/SQL Programming and Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices(all published by O'Reilly Media). Steven has been developing software since 1980, spent five years with Oracle Corporation (1987-1992), and has served as PL/SQL Evangelist for Quest Software (acquired by Dell in September 2012) since January 2001. Steven is an Oracle ACE Director and writes regularly for Oracle Magazine, which named him the PL/SQL Developer of the Year in both 2002 and 2006. He is also the first recipient of ODTUG's Lifetime Achievement Award (2009). In 2010, Steven started the PL/SQL Challenge, an online, daily PL/SQL quiz. In 2011, he launched the PL/SQL Channel, a library of over 27 hours of detailed training on Oracle PL/SQL. Steven's online technical cyberhome is located at www.ToadWorld.com/SF (a.k.a., PL/SQL Obsession).
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Elke Phelps is a Senior Principal Product Manager in the Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group. She joined Oracle in 2011 after having been an Oracle customer and Oracle Technologist since 1993. Her primary areas of expertise include Oracle Database and E-Business Suite deployments and upgrades, platform migrations, and infrastructure design.
Elke is the lead author of the Oracle Applications DBA Field Guide (Apress 2006) and Oracle R12 Applications DBA Field Guide (Coqui Tech and Press 2010), the founder of the Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG) E-Business Suite Applications Technology Special Interest Group (SIG), and a contributor to the Oracle Applications Technology blog.