I recommend the Hotsos Database Symposium, which is in March. I haven't been to Open World in years. Regards, Mark Strickland Seattle, WA -----Original Message----- From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Allen, Brandon Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 9:18 AM To: mzito@xxxxxxxxxxx; bob_murching@xxxxxxxxx Cc: SStDennis@xxxxxxxxx; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: Oracle Open World I've never been to OOW and am skeptical of its value for me. From those that have gone, do you feel it is valuable in terms of learning new, useful information, skills, etc. or is it mainly just a sales and exhibition type event, and an excuse to party in San Fran for a week? (not that that's a bad thing ;-) -----Original Message----- From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Matthew Zito Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 9:06 AM To: bob_murching@xxxxxxxxx Cc: 'SStDennis@xxxxxxxxx'; 'oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx' Subject: Re: Oracle Open World I haven't been on the list that often lately (stupid busy business stuff), but I am going to OOW and would like to meet up with the group whenever. Fortunately and unfortunately, Oracle's attempts to pack everyone into the moscone in one big superconference has made it difficult for even multi-year exhibitors to get decent booth space, so I will be going as a civilian. Did we ever sort out a plan for this? Thanks, Matt On Sep 2, 2005, at 8:35 AM, Murching, Bob wrote: Having some kind of a meet and greet on either Saturday or Sunday evening sounds like a good idea. How about establishing a meeting point somewhere at the Moscone? _____ From: Shannon St. Dennis [mailto:SStDennis@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 4:52 PM To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: Oracle Open World All... some of us from Canada will be there -- arriving saturday night We are not taking part in the weekend sessions, so we are free sunday Shannon St. Dennis Database Administrator City of Regina (306) 777-7415 (phone) (306) 777-6804 (fax) sstdennis@xxxxxxxxx The fact that no one understands you doesn't make you an artist. >>> "Weiss, Rick" <rweiss@xxxxxx> 09/01/05 2:19 pm >>> Kathy: I am doing X-Treme weekend on datacenter mgmt, maybe a group get together for those of us there on Saturday or Sunday over dinner?? Anyone else going to be there?? Rick Weiss Oracle Database Administrator Montana Department of Labor & Industry Centralized Services Division Technical Services Bureau 1327 Lockey P.O. Box 1728 Helena, Montana 59624-1728 (406) 444-9628 rweiss@xxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of kathy duret Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 11:44 AM To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Oracle Open World First time going to Open World this year... So excited. Taking the extreme weekend on Rac. Any other tips from you seasoned veterans on which sessions to attend. Are the mini lessions usually better than the presentations? Is there any plans to have an Oracle-L get together? Let me know. Kathy ____________________________________________________ Start your day with Yahoo! - make it your home page http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs -- http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-l -- http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-l DISCLAIMER: The information transmitted is intended only for the addressee and may contain confidential, proprietary and/or privileged material. Any unauthorized review, distribution or other use of or the taking of any action in reliance upon this information is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete or destroy this message and any copies. Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message or attachments hereto. Please advise immediately if you or your employer do not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.