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

  • From: Robert Freeman <robertgfreeman@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Niall Litchfield <niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 11:41:20 -0800 (PST)

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
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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
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