Thanks to everyone who showed their concern over my hospital incident. As the day progressed I was walking a little funny, kind of like I needed the toilet in a big way, but for the most part things were good. Last night I slept pretty well, managing about 7 hours thanks to the muscle relaxants . All in all, I would like to claim the crown for “the most jet lagged at OpenWorld”, and nobody better try and muscle in on my glory, especially that Doug Burns guy. 🙂
The events of the morning meant I didn’t really get to do much at OpenWorld. The only thing I managed to see was “Top Ten, No, 11 Newest, Coolest Features of Oracle Database 11g” at the No Slide Zone. Tom‘s presentation style really works for me. He’s so relaxed and comfortable on stage it kinda draws you in. I think I could listen to him speak for 1 hour on washing dishes and I’d still feel engaged.
In the evening I went to the bloggers get together at the Thirsty Bear. A big thankyou to Mark Rittman for organising the event and also to Vikki Lira from Oracle, whose credit card took a bit of a hammering. It was a really cool evening, spent mostly talking about OpenWorld and the current state of the blogging and the Oracle community. It’s really good to listen to other people’s take on what we do and what responsibilities, if any, we have. I downed a serious quantity of water, which was very good for the whole dehydration thing.
Better get moving or I’ll be late for the first presentation today.