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Jeff Smith
Works at Oracle Corporation
Attended West Virginia University
Lived in Summersville, WV
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Why I Work for Oracle #Proud   #Humble   #LetsWreckThis  
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#Oracl   #Database   #PLSQL   #Debug   #IDE  
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How Peer Pressure Saved My Life and Boosted my Career
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Frequently asked questions around debugging PL/SQL in Oracle SQL Developer.
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I'm always being asked for an official paper that someone can use to justify why they want to use our 'stuff' versus someone else's 'stuff.'And I always say 'no.' I didn't always used to say 'no,' and as a matter of fact it used to be my job to create these lists.Did they work?Sure they worked. They make the customer happy that they got their 'list.'Did said list really convince anyone?I don't think so.Hey Vendor A, tell me why you are better tha...
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If someone ends up on your blog based on a Google search, they'll be happy if it answers their question, or helps them with their buying decision.But it won't make them a fan, or go, OH WOW.How do you go from having just another website to a site with lots of stark raving fans?Make It Really Easy for Visitors to Find The Good Stuff!Here are just a few things I've done on my blog to help visitors find what they're looking for, and then some. Put t...
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Work
Occupation
Senior Principal Product Manager
Skills
Software - sales, demonstrations, marketing, training, support, market requirements, feature specs, QA (in a pinch)...pretty much everything but the actual coding. Community management, public speaking, blogger, author.
Employment
  • Oracle Corporation
    Product Manager, 2011 - present
  • Quest Software
    Oracle Geek, 2001 - 2011
  • VTLS, Inc
    Technical Analyst, 1999 - 2001
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
Summersville, WV - Morgantown, WV - Blacksburg, VA - Raleigh, NC - Apex, NC - Cary, NC
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Nerd, husband, father, IT professional
Introduction

I am a Product Manager for Oracle on their database development tools team.

My blogs and on-line content come from me, and only me. I am not paid to blog – I’m a consultant, and any blogging I do is to promote myself, my causes, and things that make me lol. — Directly lifted with permission from Brent Ozar.

My IT background is primarily based around Oracle’s RDBMS technology, but I also have experience with  IBM DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server.

My other passions include my family, trying new beers, riding my bike, classical literature, and West Virginia University football and basketball.

Find Me on the Internets

Note: I usually only accept Facebook requests from actual friends and LinkedIn requests from people I’ve actually worked with. If you want to get to know me, Twitter is a good place to start.

Bragging rights
Like ANYONE brags about themselves on the Internets?
Education
  • West Virginia University
    Computer Science
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Male