Oracle OpenWorld 2016 : Come and Play!


In a few short weeks I’ll be jetting off to Oracle OpenWorld 2016. It’s pretty crazy to think this will be my 11th visit to OOW and San Francisco…

The rough itinerary for the trip will be…

New York City. I’m going to break my flight in NYC for a few days on my way to San Francisco. I’ve only recently confirmed my flights, but as soon as I did I reached out to NYOUG to see if they wanted me to speak at a local meetup. Unfortunately the only working day I’m in NYC is Monday 12th September and that is a couple of days before a big meeting they are organising. It’s a shame we couldn’t work something out, but maybe next year?

If there is anyone in NYC that would like me to come and speak at their office on 12th, drop me a line and we’ll see if we can arrange something. If not, I’ll just be hunting Pokemon before I go to San Francisco… 🙂

User Experience (UX) Day. I’m going to San Francisco an extra day early this year as I’m taking part in the UX Day. I’m not totally sure what that entails, but I think the folks on the UX team are awesome people and I would like to know more about what they do professionally. I’m keen to feedback about the UX of Oracle Cloud, so building that relationship with team will be good.

Ace Director (ACED) Briefing. After the UX day comes the 2 day Ace Director (ACED) Briefing. We heard a lot about the future versions of several products last year, some of which have still not been released. It will be interesting to see what is in the pipeline.

So that’s three full days before OOW16 actually starts!

User Group Sunday. I’ll be taking part in the EOUC #EMEADBA sessions.

Conference: Oracle OpenWorld
Session Type: User Group Forum Session
Session ID: UGF2630 + UGF2632 (It’s one big double-session)
Session Title: EOUC Database ACES Share Their Favorite Database Things: Part I & II
Room: Moscone South – 102
Date and Time: 18th September 2016, 13:00 – 15:00 (1-3 PM)

In previous years we’ve focused on 12c features. This year Debra suggested people pick their favourite feature for their 5 minute slot and there is a really good mix of features, spanning database versions Oracle 7 to Oracle 12c. I’ve got 5 minutes on Data Pump. 🙂

I really like these sessions. The pace is great, if a little frantic at times. You cover lots of ground in a small time. Even if you don’t care about a specific subject, it’s only 5 minutes until the next speaker. 🙂

SQL Panel Session. I’ve been invited to join in on a SQL Panel Session later in the week.

Session Type: Panel Session
Session ID: CON6557
Session Title: Optimizing SQL for Performance and Maintainability
Room: Moscone South – 103
Date and Time: 22nd September 2016, 13:15 – 02:00 (1:15-2:00 PM)

I was in something similar last year and it was really scary, but good fun!

Of course, I’ll spend the whole week trying to get involved in whatever is going and generally making a nuisance of myself. 🙂

If you are going to be at OOW16 and you see me, please come and say hello. Speaking to people about geek stuff is the best thing about conferences!



Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.