It’s Sunday, so it must be Shanghai…
Because of the early night, I managed to get about 8 hours sleep, which was probably the best night I’ve had since I started the tour. The hotel room had a super-firm bed, which was great.
The Shanghai conference started with a session by 刘冰冰 covering most of the latest announcements from Oracle. It was in Chinese so I wasn’t able to follow properly, but I could get the gist of it from the pictures on the slides and the occasional English words (In-Memory) or acronyms (PDB, CDB) spoken in English. 🙂
My session came next. One of the guys translated my slides to Chinese, which you can download here, so I was presenting from those. Taking Giuseppe’s advice, I spent a few minutes putting some of the English text into the speaker notes. If I hadn’t done that I would have got lost a number of times. 🙂
The room was enormous, so people did what people do and spread out across it, which made it feel a bit like I was speaking to the chairs. I had to keep reminding myself to look around the room, rather than focussing on one spot. 🙂
Bjoern didn’t have his slides translated, so he was doing some “slide polishing” right up to the last minute before his session started. I think he’s been spending too much time with Doug Burns.
Bjoern was followed by 沈宏 speaking about the In-Memory option and Joe Huang speaking about Mobile Application Framework (MAF).
Once the conference was over we went out to get some food, which was really good. I got to try a number of different things, including something which translates to “stinky tofu”. I won’t be having that again. 🙂 Then it was back to the hotel and bed.
Overall it’s been a really pleasant experience in Shanghai. Thanks to all the people here in the SHOUG for organising the event and inviting us.
Tomorrow it’s a late morning flight to Tokyo, so it should be quite a normal day from a time perspective.
PS. For those that like to follow my laundry habits, I’ve had some clothes washed using the hotel laundry service… 🙂