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Oracle OpenWorld 2013 : Thursday

I got up late, so I missed the morning gym session. When I got to Moscone at about 08:30, I headed straight for the speakers room to play catch-up on emails, questions, blog posts and work emails. I expected that to take a few minutes, but it actually took me up to midday. It’s crazy [...]




Oracle OpenWorld 2013 : Wednesday

A familiar morning. Up at silly o’clock, went to the gym, then read in my room for a while… The plan for Wednesday was pretty much the same as Tuesday. Most of the day was spent at RAC Attack. I thought we were meant to be helping people install RAC on their laptops, but I [...]




Oracle OpenWorld 2013 : Tuesday

Another “groundhog day” morning. Up at silly o’clock, went to the gym, then read in my room for a while… Tuesday was the first day of RAC Attack proper. We had 3 tables at the OTN lounge, all of which were full. There were a few teething problems with the new set of instructions, but [...]




Oracle OpenWorld 2013 : Monday

Monday started in a similar way to Sunday. I woke up at silly o’clock, went to the gym, then read in my room for a while. Monday morning was spent flitting between the demo grounds and the OTN Lounge. I also filmed a short interview for OTN, which will probably appear at some point. It [...]




Oracle OpenWorld 2013 : Sunday

I arrived in San Francisco on midday Saturday. I basically lost a nights sleep, all but 1 hour, so I was not feeling on top of the world. I got some food and went to bed for the rest of the day. I started Sunday at 00:30, so Sunday was going to be a looooonnnnggggg day. [...]




Challenge: Most stupid exhibition freebie you can find at OOW2013

I’ve been challenged by Doug Burns to find the most stupid exhibition freebie as a present for Andy Cowling. I am of course going to cheat as much as possible to win this challenge, so if you see something particularly stupid, can you let me know so I can snag one. Needless to say, keep [...]




Oracle OpenWorld 2012 : Day 5

Day 5 was a presentations day for me. I tried to make as many notes as I could, but you will see the quality and accuracy of the notes tail off as the day went along… Tom’s Top 12 Things About the Latest Generation of Database Technology My bullets don’t quite match Tom’s, which is [...]




Oracle OpenWorld 2012 : Day 4

My RAC Attack session was pretty early, so I headed straight there for the morning. The OCP lounge always has drinks and food, so regular pitstops there are the norm for me at OOW. If you have OCP or above, it’s really worth dropping by on the first day and getting your ribbons, so you [...]




Oracle OpenWorld 2012 : Day 3

Day 3 was similar to day 2 for me. I spent a lot of time hanging around the RAC Attack sessions. A lot of people pass through, so in addition to helping people set up virtualized RAC, there are always interesting people to talk to. I did some serious demo grounds cruising again, including: Data [...]




Oracle OpenWorld 2012 : Day 2

The cold continues… I decided than rather than trying to sit in sessions and struggle to cope I would do my stint at RAC Attack and spend the day on the demo grounds… The demo grounds are a really awesome way to get information because you are often speaking to the developers and product specialists working [...]