Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman

Software Engineer and Consultant in Westminster, Colorado, United States

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Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman is a member of the Oak Table Network and an Oracle ACE Director.  She is the new Technical Intelligence Manager for Product and Market at Delphix, a company recognized for it's impressive virtualization and data masking environment capabilities. Kellyn is known for her extensive work with Enterprise Manager 12c, its command line interface, environment optimization tuning, automation and architecture design. Her blog, and social media activity under her handle, DBAKevlar is well respected for her insight and content. She is the lead author on a number of technical books, hosts webinars for numerous technical groups, including All Things Oracle and has presented at Oracle Open World, HotSos, Collaborate, KSCOPE, SQLPass, along with other US and European conferences. Kellyn is a strong advocate for Women in Technology, (WIT) and technical education for the next generation, (STEAM/STEM) working with the Raspberry Pi and code to instruct kids of all ages to embrace a passion for the technology that runs our world!

DBA Goth Cowgirl title came about: "Mid-career, I wasn't receiving as many technical challenges as my male peers. I was explaining to my manager one day that I was frustrated about being mistaken for the end-user/project manager/sales team instead of a high-end techie. My manager looked at me and he said, "then stop DRESSING like one." The next day I painted my fingernails black and in my first meeting, as expected, people made numerous comments about my nails, but also started asking me technical questions. Within a few weeks, I was either wearing combat or cowboy boots and from that point on, I was rarely confused with anything but a high-end techie."

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    • Delphix