The downside side of Oracle OpenWorld 2009


Despite all the geek fun, there is a downside to OOW. I for one will be visiting the doctor when I get back to the UK to ask for some Prozac. Why? I’m depressed due to multi-angle-envy. What?

  • I’ve seen some excellent presenters whose technique is so slick it makes me sick. I’m not talking about fancy slides. I’m talking about how they engage the audience. Makes me feel like a rank amateur.
  • The amount of technical knowledge some of these guys have is crazy. Now I know they are focused on very specific areas, but even so. It really brings you down to earth with a bump.
  • I really, really, really want some of the kit being used by people out there. I want to run queries on multi-terabytes of data without indexes and still expect a result back within a couple of minutes. I need an Exadata V2 in my spare bedroom, along with a reinforced floor.
  • There are so many products and features that look amazing and I know I won’t have the time, equipment or brain capacity to try them.

Sometimes OOW can really bum you out…



Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

6 thoughts on “The downside side of Oracle OpenWorld 2009”

  1. How bout chocolate covered espresso beans chased down with Grey Goose vodka and Red Bull for therapy?

  2. Tim,

    I felt the same same way when I saw your presentation in the Gold Coast (Aus) last year. Now, seeing you saying this, I just feel worse…

    Double Prosac for me!


  3. Andre: You can join my support group. I figure it can be like the one in the film “Fight Club” where we stand in pairs, put our arms around each other and cry… πŸ™‚



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