Where in the world is Quacky?

Where in the world is Quacky?

Each year, Idera sponsors a variety of events worldwide to support education, training and networking opportunities for Microsoft IT professionals. Check out the list below to find events near you. We look forward to meeting you!

If you’d like Idera to sponsor an upcoming event, please contact us at sponsorships@idera.com

Geek Sync

Join us in a Geek Sync to discover new ways of thinking, build your repertoire of tips and tricks, and connect with industry experts.

Want to lead your own Geek Sync? Contact us and let us know what ideas you have.


Geek Sync | The Universe of Oracle Indexing

10.25.2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

The Oracle database offers many different types of indexing strategies and thus index types. Today's Oracle DBA needs to be aware of all such indexing options and when each might make sense to apply.

Join IDERA and Bert Scalzo as he explores Oracle Indexing. This session will cover every common Oracle index type, including: b-tree, bitmap, bitmap join, reverse order, function based, invisible, partitioned, global prefix, local prefix and index organized tables (IOT's). It's very likely that you are only taking advantage of a small subset of these index types. This is a special Geek Sync you will not want to miss!

About Bert: Bert Scalzo is an Oracle® ACE, author, speaker, consultant, and a Senior Product Manager for database tools at Idera. He has three decades of Oracle® database experience and previously worked for both Oracle Education and Oracle Consulting. Bert holds several Oracle Masters certifications and his academic credentials include a BS, MS and Ph.D. in computer science, as well as an MBA. He has presented at numerous Oracle conferences and user groups, including OOW, ODTUG, IOUG, OAUG, RMOUG and many others. Bert’s areas of interest include data modeling, database benchmarking, database tuning and optimization, "star schema" data warehouses, Linux® and VMware®. He has written numerous papers and blogs for such well-respected publications as the Oracle Technology Network (OTN), Oracle Magazine, Oracle Informant, and more.

Geek Sync | Tackling Key GDPR Challenges with Data Modeling and Governance

11.08.2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is inevitable and goes live in the EU beginning May 25th 2018. It touches all technical and organizational measures as well as the design of internal systems and processes, and affects all companies around the world that have customers in the EU.

Join IDERA and Dr. Sultan Shiffa as he focuses on how data modeling, governance and collaboration help Executives, IT Managers, Architects, DBAs and Developers tackle the key challenges around data protection by design and by default, individual rights to access and erasure, valid consent, data protection roles and accountabilities, data breach notifications, and auditing the records of data processing activities. This session will also explore best practices and examples for how to master those challenges and assess the data protection impact. After this session, you can be prepared to become GDPR compliant ahead of the deadline and beyond.

About Sultan: Dr. Sultan Shiffa is a senior software consultant for Enterprise Data Management at IDERA and works as an expert for complex and diverse data management solutions. He has worked for 11 years with IDERA’s largest customers to assist in the development of methodologies for best leveraging and integrating IDERA database products into their existing processes. He is also a key contributor to the IDERA product roadmap. He is known in the market as a polished public speaker at OUG and road shows. Before joining IDERA he worked more than a decade as a database consultant and an Oracle certified (OCP) DBA.

Geek Sync | Handling HIPAA Compliance with Your Data Access

11.15.2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

While medical facilities are most at risk for a HIPAA violation, most organizations in the United States have to comply with the law and can be hit with civil and criminal penalties.

Join IDERA and K. Brian Kelley as he looks at what you’re expected to meet with regards to data security. Brian will cover effective mechanisms, both inside SQL Server and out, to comply with these expectations and avoid a HIPAA violation. He will also talk general best practices which lead to and encourage proper data stewardship.

About Brian: Brian’s community involvement stems from being a SQL Server author, columnist, and Microsoft MVP with a focus on SQL Server and Windows security. His skillset extends beyond being a DBA; he has served as an infrastructure and security architect including solutions such as Citrix, virtualization, and Active Directory. Brian is a very active member of the IT community having spoken at DevConnections, SQL Saturdays, code camps, and user groups.