Re: Slightly OT: SQL Server conference vs. Oracle conferences...

Oh! Sorry... I'd say perhaps better than the OOW sales "Pitches", but then 
there are some really good presentations at OOW too... I'd rather be at OOW... 
:-)

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From: Niall Litchfield <niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Robert Freeman <robertgfreeman@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wed, November 4, 2009 12:29:38 PM
Subject: Re: Slightly OT: SQL Server conference vs. Oracle conferences...

ah, although to be honest I meant in terms of maturity/depth of presentation, 
not quantity! 


On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 7:24 PM, Robert Freeman <robertgfreeman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Much smaller than OOW. There are 14 sessions running in parallel. There are 
about 4 of these parallel tracks during the day.
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> Robert G. Freeman
>Oracle ACE
>Ask me about on-site Oracle Training! RMAN, DBA, Tuning, you name it!
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>>OCP: Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Professional Study Guide 
>>(Sybex)
>Oracle Database 11g New Features (Oracle Press)
>Oracle Database 10g New Features (Oracle Press)
>Other various titles
>Blog: http://robertgfreeman.blogspot.com/
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>----- Original Message ----
>From: Niall Litchfield <niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx>
>To: robertgfreeman@xxxxxxxxx; "oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>Sent: Wed, November 4, 2009 11:58:20 AM
>Subject: Re: Slightly OT: SQL Server conference vs. Oracle conferences...
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>How does it compare to OOW? If i recall correctly there is a big
>vendor effort behind the show.
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>On 11/4/09, Robert Freeman <robertgfreeman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I'm in Seattle this week attending SQL Pass (anyone else in Oracle-L here?).
>> I'd liken SQL Pass, somewhat, to Collaborate though it is very database
>>> specific. I'd say there are maybe 1500 to 2000 attending here (I've seen no
>> numbers, this is only a guess). Yes, I'm a man who is visiting a foreign
>> country. I wear my Oracle shirt proudly and got a few interesting looks in
>>> the process yesterday.
>>
>> One thing I've noticed (thus far) is the maturity at this conference (and
>> fairly I've been one day only so far) is NOTHING like those at the bigger
>> Oracle conferences such as Collaborate, RMOUG or HOTSOS. The level and depth
>>> of the speaking at the Oracle conferences is much better than what I've seen
>> here. I've yet to see a presentation that wows me as I have from the likes
>> of Tom Kyte, Tim Gorman, Cary Millsap and the like. There is a level of
>>> maturity that is missing here I think, both in presentations, style and
>> content. Anyway, I fully recognize that my Oracle bigotry might be showing,
>> but I'm not all that impressed. Let's see how I feel at the end of the week.
>>>
>> Just thought I'd share.
>>
>> Cheers!
>>
>> RF
>>
>>  Robert G. Freeman
>> Oracle ACE
>> Ask me about on-site Oracle Training! RMAN, DBA, Tuning, you name it!
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>> SOON!
>> OCP: Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Professional Study Guide
>> (Sybex)
>> Oracle Database 11g New Features (Oracle Press)
>>> Oracle Database 10g New Features (Oracle Press)
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