Friday, September 28, 2012

Oracle Open World - lucky me

Last year was my first time at OOW. I made a write-up every day on my blog, but this year I will maximize, meaning it will be little time for blogging while being there. It is now less than four two one hours before I start on my trip OSL-SFO. Writing about what I plan to do seems like a great way to kill time. Also I'm doing some proactive jet-lag prevention research, may be staying up late will make the transition from CET to PT easier (or is it CEST and PST now?).

I have a schedule packed with interesting stuff, but based on experience from last year, I expect to feel some conference fatigue setting in around noon at Wednesday. I may just as well see Mogens in his office.

Besides all these good presos I am really looking forward to two events. One is the Oaktable World (formerly called Oracle Closed World; guess what happened). Good thing it is early in the week from Monday to Tuesday. Those guys are not giving out 101-courses, and will demand my attention.

The second event is the Bloggers Meetup organized and held by Pythian. This may very well be the best networking opportunity at OOW :-) Last year I met a bunch of people I have known virtually through Twitter and their blogs for years. Nothing beats a conversation in person. You will be surprised how many nice people there are out there that share our somewhat narrow interest.

I'm always interesting to talk to potential speakers at our annual conference. If you have any questions regarding our user group (Oracle User Group Norway) or our conference, please get in touch. Btw, here is our call for paper

Paying slightly attention to Twitter, I just noticed a link to the kick-off for the IOUG Big Data SIG. Think I want to check it out too. Not sure what I can make out of this Big Data thing, but it seems to attract a lot of smart brains.

Luggage is ready, and it includes a cool t-shirt from Method-R, Oaktable World will be a nice occasion to wear it.

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