Jumping into the Unconference

The Unconference at OpenWorld continues to fill up; Tuesdays advance slot are all full, and Wednesday is quickly filling up too. I noticed Raimonds added a session last week called “Using Ruby on Rails with legacy Oracle databases” on Thursday at 10 AM. If you’re still at the conference on Thursday, I highly recommend checking… Read More

Unconference is for You

I took a look at the Unconference schedule yesterday, apropos of Ontario Emperor’s post on his own foray into Unconference territory. 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… Read More

Want to Help Socialize OpenWorld?

OpenWorld is quickly approaching; it’s September 21-25, in case you don’t already know that. You’ll recall that last year, we used Twitter quite a lot to socialize, meetup and broadcast the sessions. We used Craig Cmehil‘s eventtrack side project to consolidate the tweets and other social clutter (videos, photos, etc.) into a single stream of… Read More

Mix Updates and New Features

Recently, even though we’ve been focusing on Connect and OpenSocial, but Mix hasn’t been standing still. ENTP has been working to fix bugs and build features for Marketing that will be showcased heading into OpenWorld. Last night, a slew of bug fixes and a new feature or two were deployed to Mix. If you’re a… Read More

Voting Lessons Learned

Now that the suggest a session for OpenWorld campaign has ended, it’s time to reflect on what we learned. First off, thanks to everyone who submitted a session idea. There were 281 submitted before the deadline, and someone even figured out how to create a session after we closed the nomination form. Bonus points for… Read More

AppsLab Session at OpenWorld

The OpenWorld content catalog has been released, and even though the session schedule hasn’t been finalized yet, you can search and browse for sessions to begin planning your time. Even though it looks like none of our suggested sessions will make the cut, you can still find AppsLab at OpenWorld. Just to clarify, this session… Read More

Hurry up and Vote!

Voting for suggested sessions for OpenWorld in September ends today over on Mix. I can’t tell you exactly what time it will end. Being Sunday and all, Rich is probably busy having a weekend, but it will end today. If you haven’t voted yet, head over and browse the list of sessions. Participation has been… Read More

Topper’s Voting Widget

Matt has provided the community with a sweet widget to track all the sessions that have been suggested for OpenWorld. Since we deployed the session suggestion feature in early May, we’ve had 129 suggestions. You can view the full list on Mix, Latest and Greatest. One reason Matt built the widget, which pulls the Latest… Read More

OpenWorld 2008 Registration Opens

W00t! Registration for Oracle OpenWorld 2008 is officially open. The massive conference is back in its Fall timeslot, September 21-25, 2008 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. This year’s shindig will include large doses of Mix, as previously teased. We’re planning to deploy some new features built by our friends at ENTP later this… Read More

Mix Messaging

Some of you have already noticed that we released a brand new feature to Mix on Monday, direct messaging. To use direct messaging, either click the inbox icon in the top right navigation, or click the link in the inbox widget on the front page. You can only message people in your network of contacts,… Read More