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YesSQL Summit 2016 sponsored by O’Reilly and Axxana was held by the Northern California Oracle Users Group on January 26–28 at the Oracle conference center in Redwood City, California in conjunction with BIWA Summit 2016 and Spatial Summit 2016. The grand raffle prize sponsored by O’Reilly was a full pass to Strata + Hadoop World on March 29–31 in San Jose, California. YesSQL Summit will return to the Oracle conference center on January 31, 2017.

Best Wishes, Yours Sincerely, Steven Feuerstein.

The godfather returns. Mogens Norgaard, co-founder of the OakTable network.

NoCOUG Journal. Click here to download.

Five-star breakfast.

Full house.

Panel moderator Kyle Hailey makes his point to executive vice-president of server technologies Andy Mendelsohn. Also in the picture are Graham Wood, Bryn Llewellyn, Hermann Baer, and Steven Feuerstein.

Executive vice-president of server technologies Andy Mendelsohn makes his point to a NoCOUG conference attendee.

That magnificent Mohamed Zait and his CBO machine.

The way to a NoCOUG member’s heart.

Five-star lunch.

Five-star lunch.

Five-star salad.

Five-star desserts.

Our friends from Turkey.

Panorama Point.

Now you see ’em.

Now you don’t.

Now you see ’em.

Now you don’t.

Larry Lagoon. The past home of Marine World/Africa USA.

What Larry Lagoon looked like in 1970.

Thanks to Axxana for sponsoring the book giveaways. Axxana provides zero data loss over unlimited distances without the need for high-speed communication lines and has the Oracle white paper to prove it.

The magic of the instant camera.

Hamming for the camera.

Hands-on labs in the customer visit center.

Pieces of eight.

"Son, observe the time and fly from evil," sayeth distinguished PL/SQL product manager, Bryn Llewellyn.

Steven Feuerstein picks the winner of the full pass to Strata + Hadoop World.

No-prize winner.

Fine California wines.


The man with the drink tickets.

The man with the drinks.

Practical SQL Tuning Trainers.

Practical SQL Tuning Yoga.

Until January 31, 2017.