NATCAP March 7th Meeting

The NATCAP Winter Conference 2017 aims to inform and educate the Washington D.C metro area  Oracle user community about Oracle’s products, services, new technology, and recent developments with NATCAP. Come join us and learn about the Cloud, Database 12c  R2 and Database Structure design.  The meeting will run from 7pm to 9pm, so everyone should be able to avoid the rush hour crush. We will also have a social starting at 6pm , so feel free to drop in early.

The event is free, but reservations are  recommended to help get through security at the Oracle Reston Office.

Location of the Oracle Office


Sessions include;



Informal Social – Erik Benner NATCAP BOD/Oracle ACE

Informal Member social, with NATCAP officers and members  and some open discussions about Oracle Cloud,  Database 12R2 new features and more!


Technical Correctness of Data Structures for Operational Business Systems – Bob Mylls NATCAP Member

The presentation discusses the aspects of technical correctness of data structures for operational level business systems. Technical correctness is a concept that begins with the Normal Forms and progresses through practices and techniques used to develop resilient data structures that allow consistent, correct and current information to be produced from persistent databases. The presentation includes a discussion of data modeling primitives and common problematic relationships.

Also presented are two examples of not technically correct data structures that have been implemented. The not technically correct aspects of the data structures are examined and discussed.

Finally, a brief demonstration of automatically checking for technical correctness is performed.


Oracle Compute Cloud vs. Amazon Web Services EC2 – A Hands-On Showdown – Ahmed Aboulnaga  –  Oracle ACE and NATCAP Member


We walk through the end-to-end process of provisioning an Oracle Compute Cloud instance from scratch – adding storage, defining firewall rules, creating a private key, and connecting through VNC. Then we do the same thing with Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2. Speed of provisioning is one of the benefits of the cloud, so let’s embark on this live walkthrough together, see how easy it is to get up and running, and compare the IaaS offering from Oracle and Amazon.



Closing comments  and wrapup



Speaker BIO: Bob Mylls NATCAP Member

His first computer was an IBM 650, with a magnetic drum memory, at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1958. The programming language was the Symbolic Optimizing Assembly Programming (SOAP) which placed instructions on the drum as to minimize rotational access time. Using that experience, in 1962 at the General Electric Computer Department he designed and implemented a network database for an inventory control application at Scotts Air Force Base.

In the mid 1970s Bob was the Director for Administrative Data Systems at the University of Arizona where he managed all administrative systems including Student, Student Aid, Financial, Faculty and Personnel, and Plant Maintenance. He oversaw the consolidation of disparate development staffs and the subsequent replacement of the Financial Aid, Financial, and Faculty and Personnel business systems.

Through the 1990s to the present he has performed enterprise and data architecture contracts with various Federal agencies and commercial organizations including USPTO, DoD, VA, DHS and AT&T. He has taught graduate level business system architecture design courses at three universities in the DC area.

Speaker BIO: Ahmed Aboulnaga Oracle ACE 

Ahmed Aboulnaga’s professional focus is in technical management, architecture, and consulting within the Oracle Fusion Middleware stack, having implemented enterprise solutions for commercial, government, and global customers throughout the years. Ahmed holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and is an OCE and OCA. He has presented at OpenWorld, Collaborate, OAUG, IOUG, and various Oracle users groups in the past. He actively contributes to the online community in areas of WebLogic Server, SOA Suite, Application Integration Architecture, Oracle Service Bus, Grid Control, and other Oracle middleware technologies. Ahmed is author of “Oracle SOA Suite 11g Administrator’s Handbook” and is currently president of the West Michigan Oracle Users Group.


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