OpenWorld Update

September 24th, 2009 16 Comments

Found out yesterday that I will in fact be making the trip to OpenWorld, which is rapidly approaching, October 11-15.

So now, I’m looking to fill my dance card with keynotes, sessions, both unconference and scheduled, and meetups. Any suggestions? Let me know in comments.

One thing I never miss is the blogger meetup, which will be at Jillian’s on Tuesday the 13 from 6-8 PM. If you’re heading to OOW, make sure to stop by and say hello to your friendly Oracle bloggers. Make sure to thank Justin (for paying) and Alex Gorbachev (for organizing). If you have time after that, find me and say hello.

As I’ve said before, I get the most value out of meeting people IRL at OOW, including my own team. We haven’t got together as a team since OOW 2008 a year ago.

It’s a bummer that I won’t get to meet Chet, and unfortunately, Eddie won’t be making the trip either.

The OpenWorld team has launched a contest to help defray the registration cost. All you need to do is submit a 30-second video about why you want to go to OpenWorld. Each entrant receives a discount code, and the winner gets a free registration. Just submit to the OpenWorld YouTube channel by September 30. Not bad.

Apparently, the odds of winning are pretty good.

Odds of winning 1 in 1.

So, hope to see you in a few weeks. Make sure to add your suggestions about what sessions I should attend in the comments. The program guide is so big that crowdsourcing seems like a good idea.


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16 Responses to “OpenWorld Update”

  1. Justin Kestelyn Says:

    Awesome! Good news.

  2. Justin Kestelyn Says:

    Awesome! Good news.

  3. John E. Bredehoft (Empoprises) Says:

    Glad that you'll be there. A month ago I wasn't sure if I'd make it myself. See you at Jillian's or at the OTN Lounge.

  4. Jake Says:

    See you in the OTN Lounge.

  5. Jake Says:

    I'm sure we'll bump into each other a few times.

  6. oraclenerd Says:

    bollocks

  7. oraclenerd Says:

    but good for you…just wish i could have made it.

  8. Jake Says:

    Me too, next year I hope, or maybe COLLABORATE 10?

  9. badgerworks Says:

    Excellent! See you out there. Still no blogger credentials for me (still doing it wrong, I guess) but I will try to make the blogger meetup. Other than all of the higher ed stuff, I am going to fusion apps sessions — mostly Floyd's 3 at the unconference.

  10. Jake Says:

    Good reminder, I need to check the Unconference schedule too. No hanging out with Michael Phelps for you this year?

  11. badgerworks Says:

    No, no Michael Phelps this year. One of my goals this year is to NOT geek out. I will be pretending to play it cool.

    http://badgerworks.org/oow08-geek-out/

  12. Jake Says:

    You shouldn't suppress your inner geek. It *is* a week long technology conference after all, not like anyone will notice you're being a geek.

  13. Jake Says:

    Good reminder, I need to check the Unconference schedule too. No hanging out with Michael Phelps for you this year?

  14. badgerworks Says:

    No, no Michael Phelps this year. One of my goals this year is to NOT geek out. I will be pretending to play it cool.

    http://badgerworks.org/oow08-geek-out/

  15. Jake Says:

    You shouldn't suppress your inner geek. It *is* a week long technology conference after all, not like anyone will notice you're being a geek.

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