How to Become Friends with Developers and Stop Making DBA Stand for "Don't Bother Asking"

Presented by Kellyn Pot'Vin (Oracle ACE, RMOUG)

calendar iconWeds 27th March 2013

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The DBA's job is to keep the database stable, accessible, and recoverable from every disaster. The developer's job – with the help of change control – is to implement changes to the database with new features and enhancements. This causes friction, because their roles are fundamentally opposed: the developer's changes can have a major impact on the DBA's goal of stability. How can they ever get along?

This webinar explores how DBAs and developers can share technical skills, bridge gaps in terminology, understand each other better, and ultimately work together more effectively.

A live Q&A session with Kellyn Pot'Vin will follow the presentation.

Kellyn Pot'Vin Oracle ACE

Kellyn Pot'Vin

Kellyn Pot'Vin, (pronounced Poet-Vaughn) is an Oracle ACE and Senior Technical Consultant at Enkitec, managing Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL. She specializes in performance tuning, working almost exclusively on multi-TB size databases, including Exadata and databases involving solid state disk configurations. She is the director of the Training Days 2013 conference for RMOUG, has spoken at KSCOPE, MOW, various SQLPass groups, numerous regional user groups and will be presenting at two symposiums at Oracle Open World 2012. She is also a co-author on two books from Apress.

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