Oracle OpenWorld 2009…

Here is a delayed final OOW post. The flight home was a nightmare. There was lots of turbulence for the first couple of hours. I got to the point where I just wanted us to crash and die because I was sick of waiting for it to happen. It all calmed down again, but every time there was a slight movement of the plane I expected it to start so it was not a pleasant flight in total…

I arrived home to find my central heating was broken, which is why I’ve not posted. It was too cold to use the computer. I just stayed in bed for a couple of days trying to stay warm and get over the jet lag…

The heating is sort-of fixed now… A guy is coming tomorrow to finish the job…

OpenWorld was noticibly quieter this year, which reduced the spectacle somewhat, but made life a lot simpler navigating round the place. I mentioned previously, I felt this year was my best OpenWorld. I think it took the first few visits to get my head into the right place to get the most out of it. The quality of the sessions in the unconference was amazing. I think most conferences would be happy if they were their headlining sessions. The unconference is probably the most important bit of OpenWorld for me now.

A big thanks to the OTN crowd for organizing the trip. Big thanks also to the ACE program for covering the costs. In the current climate, I’m not sure how long that will continue, but while it does I’m very grateful.

So, next stop is Australia for the AUSOUG conference series…

Cheers

Tim…

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DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

6 thoughts on “Oracle OpenWorld 2009…”

  1. As someone says in their sig, “it’s all fun and games until someone starts a bonfire in the living room”

    Unconference, closed world… is this conference getting more cliquish?

  2. The unconference is open to anyone who wants to drop in, so I don’t see this as being cliquish.

    ClosedWorld, I guess that could be considered cliquish, but anything that makes big names want to come to Oracle is a good thing in my book, even if I’m not in the clique. 🙂

    Cheers

    Tim…

  3. Hey Tim!

    Glad you made it back home in one piece.
    I wish that I could have made it to OOW this year but on account my sessions were not chosen and current employer did not cover expenses and I needed to work at client site, unfortunately was unable to make it this year all due to current economics. Maybe next year will pick up and I can speak again and we can share a beer and catch up. Chile was amazing and hope to do more tours.

    -Ben

    PS: you really should move to southern California. A cold winter day for us is 45 degrees Fahrenheit!

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