RE: Oracle Open World

  • From: "Pete Sharman" <peter.sharman@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "katpopins21@xxxxxxxxx" <katpopins21@xxxxxxxxx>, "oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 10:14:13 +1000

Actually, the one on one consultations were something I helped introduce last 
year, so this is the second time they've done them.  I'm not coordinating it 
this time round because I moved to RAC Development since last year, but if it's 
the same as last year here are a couple of comments:

1.  The people you'll be talking with are almost all top level consultants.  
The quality of the people we had last year was outstanding.

2.  If you're interested in doing this, I'd suggest you pre-book.  Last year 
IIRC we had something like 75% of the free consultations booked before OOW 
opened.  This year it may even be worse.  :)  Pre-booking also allows us to 
contact you beforehand to get specific details of your issues so the actual 
talks are more focused.

3.  Given this year we have Oracle + PeopleSoft (+ maybe even Siebel?), it's 
gonna be an incredibly full floor, so allow more time for getting round to talk 
to people on the exhibition floor.

Unfortunately I won't be there at all this year because of my recent back 
surgery.  But Chevy's is always good fun for the oracle-l dinner.  :)

 
Pete
 
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-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of kathy duret
Sent: Tuesday, 13 September 2005 2:19 AM
To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Oracle Open World


This is my first time at OOW.  I am taking the Xtreme
class on Rac during the weekend.  The 1 hours sessions
look awesome as do the mini demos, etc.
I will report back afterwards ... If the one hour
session are good, I plan on buying the $75.00 dvd
package which has all the presentation on them.

The keynote presentations don't interest me at all.  I
am trying to schedule thing during that time which I
am finding hard to do.  There are also alot of side
things to do.. There is a vendor presentation on
Monday night and there is an Apps meeting Monday
morning.

To get the most of it... I am trying to schedule
everything.  I wish the scheduler would let you select
alternate sessions.

I would like to be able to have handy alternates if
1)  my gets cancelled or
2)  It isn't good

so I can slip into another session that might be more
focused at my companies needs.

Otherwise this year looks awesome to me.  They even
have were you can schedule a one on one consult with
oracle.  This is normally a $500/hour!

There are also hands on labs...

So I can't see how this isn't worth it... Unless you
just go there to party and pick up freebies... Which I
can see happening with alot of people.

Just my 2.5 cents worth

Kathy

BTW.... has any settle if any of us are getting
together or not?  Sunday works for me.


--- "Strickland, Mark" <mark.strickland@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

> 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
>
>
>
>
>
>
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