UK Oracle User Group

Tech13 - Oracle Explored!

6 December 2013

Last week our Technology Conference took place at the Manchester Central. With more than 1000 registered delegates the event was a great success.

I can apply the knowledge and tips that I picked almost immediately on my return to the office. Kevin Field, Transport for London

For those of you who missed out on Tech13, or simply want to enjoy the information again, we’ve got it right here…

Tech13 took place 1 – 4 December at Manchester Central is the second of our two Flagship Conferences.

  • 4 days of content 
  • Keynote Speakers - ensuring latest updates on Oracle Technology straight from OpenWorld including Database 12c, Engineered Systems, BI, Middleware, 
  • Up to 11 tracks of content with more than 200 sessions delivered by more than 150 speakers with an abundance of knowledge to share

Talking to Oracle representatives at Tech13 has saved us a lot of money. Shane Williams, Mass Consulting

So what’s happened at Tech13?

Tech13 delivered more targeted content than ever seen before at a UKOUG event.

Tech13 was covering over 10 products, including APEX, Business Intelligence, Database, Engineered System, SOA & BPM and Operating Systems. 

As well as three days of learning, Tech13 also provided a buzzing exhibition hall full of Oracle suppliers who hosted prize draws, activities and the chance to compare products and services. 

A thank you: We couldn’t have put together such a quality Tech13 agenda without our volunteer committee. Volunteers are critical to UKOUG success and the extended team working on this should be proud of what they have achieved.

Half an hour talking to the Oracle Middleware representative made the 3 day conference worthwhile. Ian Evans, Mass Consulting

Some facts and figures

  • More than 1000 registrations
  • 554 of attendees and speakers were end users 
  • More than 150 leading speakers
  • Over 300 hours of education
  • An average of 10 streams per day 
  • 18 exhibitors in the exhibition hall

Over 3700 tweets were posted through the conference!

Throughout the conference there was lively chatter about the event on Twitter with attendees using the hashtag #ukoug_tech13 to tweet their feedback. 

Maris Elsins ‏@MarisElsins
#ukoug_tech13 was a great conference. Thank you @UKOUG and see you next year!

Alex Nuijten ‏@alexnuijten
Had a great conference, learned a lot, met wonderful people, nice venue #ukoug_tech13

Liz Weir ‏@Weir_Liz
As always, another great event by @UKOUG ... Great content, informative sessions and lots of happy delegates #ukoug_tech13

Juris Trošins ‏@juristrosins
This was excellent conference!For the third time in a row I was honored to be a speaker.Thanks!#ukoug_tech13

Mike Cox ‏@mcox_IT
I get more out of 3 days at #ukoug_tech13 than I'd get from a months worth of costly training, roll on next December

Thomas Presslie ‏@tpresslie
Excellent #ukoug_tech13 Conference. Thanks @UKOUG! Great to meet so many old and new friends.

Andrew Watkins ‏@awatkins1966
Thanks #ukoug_tech13 for a great conference and an even bigger thanks to all the O/S stream (#Solaris , #Linux and VM) speakers.

There have been a few of great blog posts that really sum up the event:

Photos from the event can be found on our Facebook page

All presentations are in the process of being uploaded on the UKOUG website and will be available to download shortly.

I hope your experience at Tech13 has made you interested in taking part of other UKOUG activities. If you are keen to attend other events, the 2014 events calendar is now available to view. 

Don't miss! Upcoming events for Oracle Technology community: 

15th Jan 2014 - UKOUG Solaris SIG Meeting
29th Jan 2014 - UKOUG Database Server SIG Meeting
 5th Feb 2014 - UKOUG Development SIG Meeting

Thank you again for being part of such a wonderful event. There is nothing more powerful than when the community comes together to share ideas, experiences and stories. We are so happy to have you as part of the UKOUG family. 

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