Oracle has extended an invitation to leaders in the blogging community, who can come experience the pageantry of an entire city block covered by a huge tent (oh and the conference). Qualified bloggers can register for OpenWorld as “Press“. Your registration will go to a wonderfully helpful person in PR (who, along with Justin, has been instrumental in getting this done, but wishes to remain anonymous) who will check out your blog to make sure you’re legit and set you up with a pass.
We’re not picking up travel costs or expenses, sorry.
This will keep you impartial. If you see me, I’ll give you a pat on the back, how’s that instead? Vinnie has convinced me (in comments) that the T/E cost is more to cover hardship on investment by the blogger, through lost time and potential revenue, than a carrot for attending. Eddie’s picture doesn’t even do the tent justice, but it gives you an idea of how big a conference OpenWorld really is.
You will get access to the entire week’s events (November 11-15), but in case you’re wondering, here are a few that might be interesting.
- Oracle AppsLab Meet the Experts Session: Monday 10 AM-1 PM, Moscone West, 2nd Floor, Overlook 2
- Come by and meet us in person. We’ll be talking New Web and LOLcats.
- Session S292186 Oracle and Web 2.0: Applying the Principles of Social Networks, Collaboration, and the New Web to How Oracle Does Business
- This is Paul’s session. I don’t have the details on where it will be.
- The OpenWorld Unconference: Monday-Wednesday 2-6 PM, Thursday 2-5 PM, Moscone West, 3rd Floor
- Justin blogged about the unconference last month. Should be fun.
- AppsLab Meetup: Monday evening after sessions at 21st Amendment.
There are so many sessions planned, plus acres of demo ground space and exhibits that I’m sure you’ll find plenty to do. Last year was a blast, something like 40,000 people attended. This year will be bigger and better.
See you there.