Training Days 2024 Tracks

Deadline: December 12, 2023, 11:59 pm MST

Infrastructure (including database)

Sessions in the Infrastructure (including database) track discuss topics related to the guts of IT, such as Database Administration (DBA), application server, cloud infrastructure, and MySQL administration. Sample "guts" topics include database tuning and optimization, security, MLOps, OCI, PaaS, IaaS, cloud migration, ASH, autonomous functionality, converged database, and database new features. This track also covers administration and tuning of Oracle applications, Oracle Cloud applications, Fusion Applications, Enterprise Business Suite (EBS), Hyperion/EPM, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and SAP.


The Development track targets Oracle Cloud and web development tools such as Application Express (APEX), Visual Builder/VB Studio, JavaScript Extension Toolkit (JET), Application Development Framework (ADF), and MySQL development. It also targets Oracle languages such as SQL, PL/SQL, and Java. The how-to develop using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques is also a key subject. In addition, this track covers the subject of DevOps and other development lifecycle tools and topics such as Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment, Jira, and GitHub.

Data (not database)

The Data (not database) track focuses on all tools and disciplines directly related to information and its interpretation, such as Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Analytics, Graphing and Reporting, Big Data. It also includes topics around how AI and ML can be leveraged to improve analytics and ongoing business operations.

Professional Development

Professional Development sessions cover non-technical topics relevant to IT work, such as interview techniques (for both interviewer and interviewee), team leadership, career development, networking skills, and tips for more effective communication (whether written, verbal, or graphical). This track’s main objective is to provide relevant soft skills that will empower its audience to be more effective in their work and lives.

Beyond Oracle

More and more these days, IT shops who have technology stacks that are centered around the Oracle database or Oracle Cloud products also find themselves integrating products from other companies as well as from open source projects. This track highlights non-Oracle technologies and languages from open source efforts and from companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and IBM. Sample subjects include AWT, AD, Kubernetes, Docker, Python, Mojo, Go, Mongo/Big Data/NoSQL, DB2, SQL Server, Postgres, Large Language Models, and vector databases.

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