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.
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.
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.