Tuesday, February 22, 2011

UKOUG Director Elections - Please Vote!

There's only a few days left for voting in this year's Director Elections, with the process closing on February 28th.

More information on the election process, including information on the role of Directors, and this years candidates can be found here.

Each UKOUG membership is entitled to one vote, with ballot papers being sent to the main contact for that membership, but if they have a colleague who may be better placed to make that judgement, such as an active SIG member or volunteer, then the vote can be passed to them.

I'm up for re-election this year and I'm really hoping to secure enough votes to allow me to continue as a Director.

My details, and those of other candidates can be found here.

As with any election, it's important that each membership takes the opportunity to vote. So if you are a member of the UKOUG then please do vote, or liaise with the main contact for your vote, and hopefully vote for me!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

From Oracle Newbie to Oracle ACE...

When I started this blog over 5 years ago, I never imagined that it would take me on a journey from an Oracle Newbie, to a Director of UKOUG and onto an Oracle ACE (even if I did go via some strange evenings in some strange pubs in Birmingham and a rather dodgy Panto!)

All I can say is that it has been a heck of a ride!

I’ve enjoyed every minute of it and for me, the best part of it has been the friendships that have been made along the way.

To each and every one of you that has supported and encouraged me along the way, I thank you.

And a big thank you to OTN and the ACE Program for the award and a special thank you to the person who nominated me as an Oracle ACE (they know who they are).