Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What to Expect at Oracle Openworld 2009?

I attended the Speakers meeting on Monday (Oct 5), and wanted to share some of the things I learned:

1) There are 5 Streams, 47 Tracks, ~1963 sessions and 398 Partners in the event. Last year the attendance was close to 45,000, I wonder with the developments with SUN, what will be the attendance this year!

2) Management and Infrastructure Track is new this year. This stream talks about OEM, Storage/Flash Storage, Compliance, Oracle VM ...

3) Primavera Conference is new this year with a separate 2 day registration.

4) Oracle Develop is a 3 day event at Hilton, San Francisco. Tom Kyte is one of the Keynote speakers in that event.

5) The Sunday keynote, after a full day of User Group and SIG sessions (140+), will feature Scott McNealy and Larry Ellison at 5:30PM. This is followed by the Tent Party on Howard Street, yes it is really a tent....

6) There will be a Green Market Place this time. others things of interest are Solution Spotlight, open to Discover Oracle Openworld pass holders, Callaway Experience by Tata (practice your golf swing there), Digital Playground by Blackberry (RIM), BMW Oracle Racing Experience etc...

7)On Wed the keynote is by Infosys CEO S Gopalakrishnan and Larry Ellison. That is the day some accouncements about SUN (SPARC) + Oracle is expected.

8) Unconference is the powerpoint free zone with demos and informal discussions...this is the third year of the event.

9) No throw-away water bottles, rather water station serving city of San Francisco tap water!

Watch out for more details to come....

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