Patrick Barel: Oracle ACE and new Senior Oracle Developer at Qualogy

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Patrick Barel joined Qualogy as a Senior Oracle Developer on 1 February 2018. He is also an Oracle ACE and an SQL and PL/SQL specialist. 'I've been following the company for a few years now, ever since I was invited to speak at Qualogy's KScope Preview,' says Patrick.  Patrick Barel joined Qualogy as a Senior Oracle Developer on 1 February 2018. He is also an Oracle ACE and an SQL and PL/SQL specialist. 'I've been following the company for a few years now, ever since I was invited to speak at Qualogy's KScope Preview,' says Patrick. 

In 2011, Patrick was appointed an Oracle ACE member. 'To become an ACE, you have to be nominated by the Oracle community,' explains Patrick. 'I was nominated for my blogs, my presentations, and my plug-ins for PL/SQL Developer, which I believe is the best integrated development environment (IDE) for developers.'

Patrick publishes regular blog posts and articles and presents at a variety of conferences. He is Qualogy's second Oracle ACE, following in the footsteps of Michel Schildmeijer. Click here to read more about the ACE programme.

First days at Qualogy

After a few days at the Rijswijk office, Patrick started working as a consultant for Qualogy client Alliander. 'Alliander is a familiar client for me, as I worked there on behalf of my previous employer from 2010 to 2013. I spent my first few days at the Qualogy office, where I met my friendly and welcoming colleagues. I hope to get to know everyone better in the months to come and I'm confident I will; I recently heard that a weekend is being planned to celebrate Qualogy's twentieth anniversary.’

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Specialising, presenting and interesting assignments

Patrick has a lot of plans, despite having only recently started. 'I hope to specialise further in SQL and PL/SQL at Qualogy. I'd also like to present regularly as a guest speaker at conferences. It will help to promote Qualogy and my position as an Oracle ACE. Above all, I'm looking forward to the fun and interesting assignments I get to work on.'

Attending events

He recently started his first assignment at Qualogy and the first conference is also in the works. 'I'm looking forward to all of the conferences I get to attend on behalf of Qualogy. In March I'll be heading to the Vårseminar organised by the Oracle User Group Norway (OUGN). This two-day event is held on a ship during a trip from Oslo to Kiel and back.'

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About the author Patrick Barel

Patrick studied Telematics and has worked as a full-time Oracle Developer since 1999. After his study, he followed several PL/SQL courses, including seminars by Steven Feuerstein. He also completed Oracle's OCA and OCP programme in the field of SQL and PL/SQL. Besides working with SQL and PL/SQL, he wrote different plug-ins for PL/SQL Developer (http://www.allroundautomations.com/). Patrick als publishes articles on his own blog (http://blog.bar-solutions.com/) In 2011, Patrick was appointed Oracle ACE for his contribution to the field of SQL and PL/SQL. In 2015, Patrick was awarded the Developer Choice Award. In 2019, Patrick was appointed Oracle ACE Director for his contributions to the Oracle community.

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