Vote for Sessions Launches

So, Tim mentioned last night that Oracle Mix had launched this year’s iteration of Suggest a Session. There are big changes from last year’s inaugural run. First off, it’s no longer called Suggest a Session, but rather Vote for Sessions. From the name, you can get an inkling of the biggest change, i.e. you won’t… Read More

OpenWorld Call for Papers

Did you catch the announcement yesterday that the OpenWorld 2009 Call for Papers is on like Donkey Kong? The call lasts until April 19, and it sounds like the Suggest a Session program on Mix will be renewed in June. The OpenWorld blog offers some tips on proposal submission: Give your paper a clear and… Read More

And More OpenWorld

Tuesday was a lighter schedule for me, but not without its drama. My geek-speak Unconference session, which continues to bounce around Indian blogs, was at 10 AM, and I arrived in the room 40 minutes in advance, JIC. Good thing because I had forgotten the Mini DVI-VGA adapter for my Macbook. For those who haven’t… Read More

OpenWorld Continues

As is typical for me, the Monday of OpenWorld was the busiest. Now that it’s over, I can relax a bit. Yesterday was an action-packed day, so let’s hit the highlights. Roll the tape. Our official session “Web 2.0 Technologies In the Enterprise: Lessons Learned, Tips, and Tricks from Oracle AppsLab” went pretty well. I’m… Read More

OpenWorld Begins

Rather than blog the events of an entire day, I’ve decided to dump my thoughts periodically. This is more effective for me anyway, since to remember anything lately, I feel like I need to forget something else. So, a memory dump will happen eventually, better (or worse, depending) to get it recorded before the inevitable… Read More

Essential Geek-Speak Session Rescheduled

To avoid overlapping with Larry’s keynote on Wednesday afternoon, as promised, I have rescheduled my Unconference session, “Are you insulting me? Essential geek-speak, FTW!” to Tuesday morning at 10 AM in Moscone West, 3rd floor, Overlook C. If you’re interested, check out the slides on SlideShare. If you make it, stop by and say hello.

Mix to the Rescue

On my way to PDX, I caught this tweet from the OCP Advisor (aka Mohan Dutt): Naturally intrigued, I clicked through on the link to find an “idea” from Debra Lilley called simply: Get me out of this lift, please , stuck in lift #11 at the Marriott Eagle-eyed users of Mix, namely John Bedford,… Read More

Geek-Speak Observations

By this time tomorrow, I’ll be winging my way to the Bay Area for OpenWorld. One of the first things I need to do tomorrow is race to the Unconference onsite signups in Moscone West and move my Essential Geek-Speak session to a better time, like say one that doesn’t overlap with Larry’s keynote. You… Read More

AppsLab Hackathon

So, yet another last-minute OpenWorld announcement, but that’s how we roll. We’re going to host an informal hackathon at the OTN Lounge during the conference. The OTN Lounge will be in Moscone West, Third Floor, coincidentally right near the Unconference sessions, which should work out well. So, we’re calling it informal because Rich, Anthony and… Read More

Oracle Listens Launches

Justin teased this earlier in the month, and today, Oracle Listens took over I’m glad they overcame the hiccups that initially postponed its launch, and I’m nervously waiting for a flood of email to hit our support distribution list. If you read here, you’ll remember that we’ve shifted our focus to Connect, our internal… Read More

Help Me Plan My Week

Inspired by Eddie, who blogged his schedule for next week, and others, I decided to wade into the OpenWorld show guide to set up my week. I had planned to use the Schedule Builder, but I guess that’s not for employees. So, I started combing the Content Catalog and soon got a headache trying to… Read More