Have you looked lately?
There are a lot of interesting sessions. These stuck out for me:
- Monday at 1 PM: Enterprise 2.0: What is is, and how you’ll fail. (by Brian “Bex” Huff)
- Tuesday at 2 PM: How to use native database REST Web Services in Oracle 11g by Marcelo F. Ochoa
- Tuesday at 3 PM: So, You Want To Be An Oracle ACE? by Dan Norris and Sheeri Cabral
- Thursday at 1 PM: Securing Moscone – why biometric entry won’t be implemented at Oracle OpenWorld – yet (by John Bredehoft, Motorola – a.k.a. Ontario Emperor)
I especially like that Dan is using the Unconference to repeat his Suggest-a-Session-winning presentation, which he’s also giving in its official timeslot, Monday at 11:30 AM. I assume Dan is trying to accomodate people with conflicts on Monday. Good looking out, unless of course he just wants to hear his own voice.
Bex will be rerunning his fail session from the Enterprise 2.0 Boot Camp last month at Oracle. I’m curious to see how it plays in person, since I’ve read the blog post and the recap. Maybe he’ll bust out some new content just for OpenWorld.
Even though I probably won’t make it to the OE’s presentation on Thursday, it sounds interesting in a Minority Report sort of way. The session on REST APIs is in our wheelhouse, and I’m curious to know more.
I applaud the Events team for renewing this very un-Oracle part of OpenWorld this year, and I especially like opening up slots for early sign up to fill out the agenda. OpenWorld ain’t a BarCamp people. So, it makes good sense to populate some of the schedule in advance, while still staying true to the format and leaving open on-site signups.
Scanning the sessions, it looks like several people took the advice to use the Unconference for their Suggest a Session suggestions. But there’s something obvious, at least to me, missing.
Where are the fun sessions? Did I miss the memo that said the Unconference had to be straight-laced and serious? If you’ve been to a BarCamp or any other standard unconference, you’ll know there are inevitably light-hearted and humorous sessions. That’s part of the experience IMHO.
So, I’m mulling over a topic to present, or co-present if anyone wants to share the stage with me. Here go my rough ideas so far:
- The LOLcat story, I has it.
- Are you insulting me? Essential acronyms and abbreviations, FTW!
- AYBABTU: Meme time
Yeah, I know they’re all pretty similar, but I haven’t put that much thought into it yet.
Find the comments and suggest a (funny) topic. Maybe you’d like to co-present, or maybe I shook lose an idea in your head for the Unconference.
Or maybe you think I’m a total tool. Be my guest in the comments.