I’m pleased to announce that Oracle is renewing the blogger program for OpenWorld 2008, which will be held at the Moscone Center in beautiful San Francisco, September 21 through 25, 2008.
Most of the operational details are the same as last year:
- Oracle provides the conference pass to qualified bloggers.
- Oracle does not cover travel or other expenses related to attending OpenWorld, just the pass.
- To qualify, your blog should be about Oracle, enterprise software, Enterprise 2.0.
- To qualify, your blog should not be brand-spanking new.
- The OpenWorld team reviews each registration submission and approves at their discretion.
- I have no authority over who is approved or what Oracle covers monetarily.
Update (6/16): I have been led to believe that for blogs that do not obviously fit the “about Oracle, enterprise software, Enterprise 2.0″ criterion that I will be in the loop to make a call. I won’t be applying any bias to my decisions.
For the record, from what I saw last year, there was no bias toward pro-Oracle bloggers or perceived influence. The goal, as I’m told, is to encourage attendance and coverage from all bloggers, regardless of influence or stance re. Oracle.
Listen folks, I do what I can.
This year there are a few differences:
- There is a blogger credential this year, no more registering as Press.
- There will be more cohesive program assembled for bloggers.
- There may be other differences that I’ll blog as we develop the program.
Interested? Register here. If you’re an Oracle ACE with a blog, Justin has your back. There may be a way to get the coveted blogger ribbon and show off your 2.0 savvy, even if you’re already attending in another capacity.
Questions, concerns, complaints? You know what to do.
Update: Looks like the registration form doesn’t have a field for blog URL. So, do a solid and please enter your blog’s URL into the Company field.