Kscope19 Database Track Highlights – Helen Sanders

Helen Sanders, Database Track Lead for ODTUG Kscope19, shares her top 3 Database Track Sessions at Kscope19. "Finally, here are my top three. It’s so hard to pick, really." Helen says.

"With all the amazing content coming to the database track during ODTUG Kscope19, it is EXTREMELY difficult to pick three favorites! We have a roster of top-notch speakers and experts willing to share their knowledge—they are really all my favorites!"

To me, every database session is “not to be missed,” but here are three in particular that I hope I’ll see you at in Seattle (and be sure to seek me out and say “hi” if you are there!):

An Insider’s Guide to Oracle Autonomous Transaction ProcessingMaria Colgan, Oracle Corporation

Maria is a dynamic speaker with a gift for breaking down topics into clear, easily understandable bits that appeal to beginners as well as database experts! If you’re looking to learn about this “hot” topic, be sure to stop by this session. You’re sure to come away knowing all you’ll need to know about Autonomous Transaction Processing Cloud Service.

Regular Expressions: Say What? - Alex Nuijten, allAPEX

Regular Expressions are a topic that is near and dear to my heart. I presented on them myself back in San Antonio at ODTUG Kscope17 with Justin Beard’s help.
Regular Expressions look so daunting to someone not familiar with them, but they are incredibly useful! ACE Director Alex will talk about some of the cool things you can do with regular expressions, such as redacting data and recognizing patterns in your data.

Avoid "Horror Queries": Keep Your SQL Simple and Fast - Dani Schnider, Trivadis AG

Who among us doesn’t have a runaway query nightmare story to share? Oracle ACE Dani Schnider will show examples of bad-code-gone-good from real-life stories and give you SQL tuning tips as a takeaway.


About Helen Sanders - The Database Track Lead for ODTUG Kscope19

Helen Sanders is a seasoned professional with over 21 years of experience in the IT industry. At the start of her career she worked as a database developer on an IBM mainframe before her employer, Temple University, moved to an ERP system in 2011. It was through her support of that system that she became exposed to Oracle, SQL, PL/SQL, and the ODTUG database community.

Helen is a graduate of ODTUG's second Leadership Class and was program coordinator for the 2016-2017 class. She obtained a master's degree in educational leadership in 2013 and was promoted to an assistant director for the applications support services area at Temple University in 2015. In the fall of 2018, she began her second master's program in digital innovation in marketing.

Helen is very active in the ODTUG Database community. She has been involved with the community newsletter, helps manage the community's LinkedIn group, and is the coordinator for the Philadelphia-area ODTUG Database Meetup Group. She is the Database track lead for ODTUG Kscope18 and 19 and has served on the ODTUG Kscope15, 16, and 17 Abstract Review Committees for the Database track, as well as for RMOUG (2015, 2016) and GAOUG (2015, 2016).

View the full list of speakers and presentations here and don't forget to register for ODTUG Kscope19!

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