Michel Schildmeijer looks ahead to Oracle OpenWorld 2018

Michel Schildmeijer looks ahead to Oracle OpenWorld 2018

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Are you ready? Oracle OpenWorld (OOW) and Oracle Code One (OCO) will be held this year from October 22-25 in San Francisco, where key Oracle and Java players will come together to discuss the latest industry developments. Our colleague and Oracle ACE Michel Schildmeijer will be a guest speaker at the event. What does he expect?

Oracle OpenWorld is familiar territory for Michel Schildmeijer, who has been a loyal visitor and guest speaker at the event since 2011.

"That was the first time I visited Oracle OpenWorld and it was also the year I released my book Oracle WebLogic Server 11gR1PS2: Administration Essentials. I attended every year after that as a guest speaker and a visitor. The event – with its thousands of visitors, fascinating sessions, product announcements and roadmaps – never fails to impress. I'm pleasantly surprised each year."

Helping hand for the competition

What cutting-edge technologies will Oracle OpenWorld present this year?

"I'm looking forward to seeing whether Oracle gives the competition a helping hand by making their products available to Azure, Google or AWS Cloud. I'm also looking forward to the roadmaps, the ACE dinner and positive reactions to my presentation."

A taste of what's to come

This is Michel's third time speaking at the event. What can visitors expect from his presentations?

"Oracle asked me to present on Monday, when I'll share the best practices for application performance, log analytics and monitoring service oriented applications (SOA) using the Oracle Management Cloud – a theme I'm currently researching with Oracle's Product Management Team.

On Thursday I'll present '10 Things You Should Know about Oracle and Kubernetes.' During this session, I'll explain how Oracle adopted Kubernetes technology for containers. I truly believe that container platforms are the future for Dev and Ops.

I'm also on the Oracle Code One program, which is geared towards Java developers. In my session, I'll share tips on how a DevOps team can embed application performance management into their DevOps Pipeline using the Oracle Management Cloud. This offers interesting insights for Dev and Ops for all application stacks."

Click here for the detailed program with all sessions.


Michel has a busy OOW schedule. Does he have any free time to discover new features and trends?

"Absolutely. Between presentations I have plenty of time to attend other sessions and meet Oracle experts. I'm really looking forward to the different roadmaps and the hands-on labs, and I hope to learn more about microservices, containers and blockchain. I'll have to take a good look at the program because there's so much to do and see!"

Read the expectations of other colleagues

Four additional Qualogy colleagues will attend Oracle OpenWorld 2018. What do they expect from the event? Find out soon what Hasso Schaap and Harro Lissenberg have to say and read the story by Danny van Senten and Paul Kaasenbrood.

Michel Schildmeijer
About the author Michel Schildmeijer

Michel started his career as a medical officer in the Royal Dutch Airforce, with a focus on pharma. After the air force, he continued in pharma, followed by time working in clinical pharmacology. While there, he transitioned to IT by learning UNIX and MUMPS, and developed a system for managing patients’ medical records. As his career developed, his responsibility shifted from a deep technical perspective to a more visionary role. At the end of 2011, Michel authored a book on WebLogic Administration for beginners. He joined Qualogy in April 2012 where he expanded his repertoire significantly, serving a wide range of customers with his knowledge about Java Application Servers, Middleware and Application Integration. He also increased his multiple-industry knowledge in his role as Solutions or IT architect by working for customers in a range of sectors, including financials, telecom, public transportation and government organizations. In 2012, he received the IT Industry-recognized title of Oracle ACE for being an ambassador and community leader in his area of expertise. In 2019, this was enhanced to Oracle ACE Director. Michel is asked regularly to speak about technology and the impact of innovation at national and international conferences such as KubeCon, Oracle OpenWorld, Groundbreakers Developers Tours and others. He contributes actively to the OpenSource community and solutions regarding containerization, CI/CD and DevOps. In October 2021, Michel took an exciting step in his career by becoming Business Unit Manager for Qualogy Managed Services. While he still has a finger on the pulse in terms of technology, he is expanding his scope by combining his experience with the new insights gained in his new position. Read more via blog: https://bit.ly/3fAxrqf | Medium: https://mschildmeijer.medium.com/ | Books: Oracle Weblogic Server 11gR1 PS2: Administration Essentials: https://bit.ly/3IhALmf | Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: First Look1: https://bit.ly/31olbpj

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