• This post is a small deviation from the original article written by Steven Lemme, Oracle Corporation from the following site:
    https://blogs.oracle.com/managementpartner/entry/get_hands_on_cloud_experience

    We had a great success with our first Cloud Attack at Independent Oracle Users Group Collaborate 2016 conference.

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    Members of the IOUG Cloud SIG executed their first Cloud Attack hands on bootcamp workshop experience. Leveraging experience from highly successful RAC Attack workshops, the objective was to use the public Oracle Cloud so attendees could quickly get underway getting live hands on Cloud skills & experience. In fact, the workshop addressed top feedback from a survey in the Collaborate 16 general session and participants enabled with Cloud skills they could start using when they returned back to their offices after the event. By using the Oracle Cloud, attendees only needed to bring a device to participate. One attendee was amazed when he finished the workshop using an old Windows XP PC with 1GB of RAM and this gentleman below completed it all from his iPad. And with Cloud, attendees could virtually be anywhere, connect and go without the instructors having to procure and prep a room full of PC’s or worry who’s laptop had enough storage, RAM, or CPU to load a virtual image.

    Prior to Collaborate 16, a lot of hard work and planning was done behind the scenes by volunteer customer and partner experts to execute this first workshop in Las Vegas. Erik Benner – Mythics, Charles Kim –Viscosity North America, IOUG Board members Troy Ligon – American Express and Seth Miller -Veritas, Kai Yu – Dell, Rene Antunez – Pythian, supported by Pat Shuff, Steven Lemme, Laura Ramsey of Oracle.

    The IOUG conference committee and staff such as Alexis Bauer Kolak provided a perfect setting for attendees with a large space, power, and AV so attendees could drop in and get started.

    Attendees arrived early in the morning but eager for a full day of hands on in the Oracle Cloud and objective of starting from an on-premise environment to going onto the Oracle Cloud and working with Oracle Database 12c, backing up to the Oracle Cloud and learning how to take advantage of Oracle Database 12c Multitenant and movement of a PDB from a Cloud environment back to on-premise. The workshop kicked off by an agenda, objective and goals review followed then by Erik Benner getting everyone hands-on with a refresher on SSH connectivity from the conference center.

    Erik Benner and Charles Kim, Oracle ACE Director, tag teamed as instructors while the other Cloud SIG volunteers went around the room helping attendees with their workshop activities and questions. It was not just about completing the exercises, but the actual experience learned while doing them along with help from peers. Here we see attendees following along with Charles Kim on a live demonstration on the Oracle Cloud of what they are about to perform themselves.

    And so attendees could maximize their training while away from the office, the Oracle Technical Network sponsored an amazing lunch onsite.

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    As the workshop progressed, Cloud Attack T-shirts sponsored by Mythics were unboxed as further incentive for attendees to interact with questions.

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    When it came to the end of the scheduled workshop time, several attendees asked if they could stay longer to gain more hands on experience and so volunteer instructors stayed an extra hour until the last attendee departed. Upon completion of the workshop several attendees commented on the great experience they had and later during the week Cloud SIG volunteers received many more positive comments. So the Cloud SIG is now looking into doing the next one at Oracle OpenWorld 2016 in San Francisco. Stay tuned to the Oracle Cloud SIG website for updates to upcoming events.