OOW11: Oracle ACE Director Briefing Day 1 & 2…


If you’ve followed Twitter over the last couple of days you’ll have seen cryptic posts about the content of the ACED briefing. We all had to sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to make sure we didn’t tweet or blog about the Oracle Games Console (OGC) before Larry announces it next week. Day 2 is done and we have a day off before OOW11 starts for everyone else. I’m already totally knackered. 🙂

It’s quite freaky to think the ACE program has got so many of us together in one spot and essentially provided a 2 day conference just for us. It’s even more amazing to think that they were able to get so many important people to take time out during the busiest time of their year to come and speak to us. I don’t think many people can pin down Thomas Kurian for an hour this close to Open World. It says a lot about the amount of work Justin, Victoria and Lillian have put in over the last few years, that they can get this level of buy-in for the program. Despite being a tired and grumpy old man, I am extremely grateful to be part of the program.

If you are coming to OOW, you are going to hear a lot of interesting announcements this week. If you can’t make it, you might want to keep an eye on the Oracle YouTube channel. It will have live content streaming, which should help keep you up to speed with what’s going on over here.

I mentioned in a previous post Jeremy Schneider invited me to help out at RAC Attack at OOW 2011. I’ll be doing a couple of shifts on Tuesday. Come along and have go. It should be fun.

I’ve managed to drag myself into the gym quite a bit. I did the evening of my arrival and morning and evening on both days since. Once the mayhem surrounding OOW kicks in I don’t know how easy it will be to keep it going. Time will tell.



Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

3 thoughts on “OOW11: Oracle ACE Director Briefing Day 1 & 2…”

  1. Tim,
    You are amazing- having so much energy and stamina in spite of the jet lag crazy flights- I am so encouraged. Good to see you back to your original self.


    PS: you are not grumpy. That term is reserved for certain other un-named folks that I know.

  2. Rob: Funnily enough, on my way out from registering yesterday, a young lady outside the building handed me a whole bunch of cards. I just took them without looking and kept walking. When I looked at them they were VIP passes to “gentlemen’s clubs”. 🙂

    I’m not sure Oracle would be too happy about paying my expenses for the trip if I end up blogging about exotic dancing, rather than technology. 🙂



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